Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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IBU's: 20

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-1998

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden lemon with a frothy, billowing white head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Apricot, pear, tangerine, green apple, and must form the aroma, with a touch of banana and clove adding complexity. Smells like a fruit salad.

Flavor reveals peach as the dominant fruit, underlying a slightly bready malt backbone. There's a bit of coriander and clove at the finish. Notes of pear and green apple distinguish themselves late.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch high, and light alcohol warmth.

Probably the most fruity Belgian golden I've tried. Flavor and aroma match very nicely. Just enough malt to add structure. Delicious brew. May be too sweet for some, but I like it.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

North Coast Pranqster on tap at the Beer Trappe in Lexington.

Very hazy yellow-gold with a durable head and excellent lacing.

The aroma is surprisingly subtle and mild but the spicy Belgian yeast does show. Otherwise, sweet and fruity (mostly lemon).

The flavor largely follows, albeit with more yeast evident . A bit peppery, lemony and grassy.

Light body seems a bit thin, but has fine, soft carbonation.

O: refreshing, tame and highly drinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Nice bright golden wheat color. Vibrant. Good white foam built up on the pour, but dissipated quickly. A little bit of haze.

S: Yeasty. White bread. Banana and coriander. Sweet and buttery.

T: Starts off with bread, biscuit and vegetable crackers. A little sweetness of honey and malt. Butter. Sugar cookies and banana bread. Sweetness is very small and short lived. A tanginess of sour white peach, apricot and white vinegar overpowers the malt and sweetness. Definitely finishes with a little bit of fruitiness on the end augmented with a subdued wild yeast. Theres a tiny bit of mineral tasting graphite taste at the end. Mild oily taste lingers after the finish.

M: Again slight dry and with a slight vegetable oil aftertaste. Crispness finishes the beer cool and refreshing; really nice.

O: I really enjoyed this Belgian style Californian beer. I would swear this recipe could have been perfected for 100 years in an old world brewery. It has great balance with a good amount of sweetness and excellent finish.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,437 ratings