Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

3,374 Ratings

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU's: 20

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-1998

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3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle in a pint shaker glass. Funny label.

Appearance - Golden color. Hazy. The head is made up of very fine bubbles. The head sticks around for a while but there is no lacing to speak of.

Smell - Belgian Sour.

Taste - Sour. Tangy. Mild citrus flavors. Herbal? Slightly bitter aftertaste. Fine, fizzy carbonation.

Mouth - Fizzy. A little oily. This beer difinately has a presence.

Overall - This is a very unique (odd?) beer. An interesting mix of flavors. I enjoyed it but I would not push this beer on others. An acquired taste.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler to a tulip glass
A: Golden wheat colored with a two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Wheat, tropical fruit, coriander, caramel. A bit on the sweet side
T: Like the nose but not as sweet- wheat, spice, tropical fruit, very light hops
M: Fairly light-bodied, smooth with light carbonation
O: Well made, easy & enjoyable to drink

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this is very reminiscent of duvel.. smell has that belgian funk going on, but it certainly doesn't overpower.
taste is crisp and clean. very easy to drink given the abv. if you're into belgian golden ales, try this beer, you will enjoy it, well crafted, not controversial at all

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice golden color with a tall white head on top. The head though tall fades quickly and fizzles as it fades. Not a lot of lacing.
Malty aroma with some sutle hints of spices and yeast.
Taste is pretty good. There is a light sweetness on my first sip followed by malts and spicy yeast esters hinting on cloves and earth.
Drinks smooth and soft almost flat but drinks well.
I think this is a good beer that could easily stand up to the beligum boys.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So, perhaps it isn't really fair for me to review this beer because I have very limited experience with Belgian Ales. However, I'm reviewing it because if this is a good example of Belgians than I might just have to try and find some more.

The beer pours a dark amber with very little head. You immediately get a great smell. Lots of floral with this beer.

It has a very nice feel that and a nice smooth taste. The malt and hops are very well balanced. There is a bitterness but nothing overpowering.

Overall, it is just a very pleasant beer.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,374 ratings.
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