Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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4.04 w/ 3,384 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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Photo of YieldToNothing
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Photo of RevRaymer
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of frankiepop
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks gold to orange.

Smell: Malty.

Taste: Coriander spice with malty sweetness though seems very simple. Taste almost like or just like some good Belgian tripels. Sweet and simple. A bit too fizzy. Rocks for a pale ale. Reminds me of a good Belgian tripel.

Beer goes with a little rock and roll. Todd Rundgren's Beatlesque 'Deface the Music' would be an excellent complement to this beer.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83.1% out of 100 with 3,384 ratings
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