Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

3,370 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Although named "Pranqster" this brew isn't joking around. One of the best Belgian's I've had.

A very smooth taste with a sweet/sour finish. A great beer to start the night off with. An ABV of 7.6% two of these will have your ready for any occasion.

Very light fruity taste that still delivers a punch. Smell of apricot, grape and lemon. It has a fair amount of carbonation and many floral attributes.

North Coast does it again!

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

7.6 % abv...taste some bitter hopps at the very front of the mouth at first then becomes very smooth in the middle and leaves a sweet taste of Belgian yeast at the back of the mouth ...not overly hoppy so it is a good way to get untrained taste buds to start getting acclimated

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

It's nice to see some of our American breweries producing quality Belgian style ales. Pranqster is one that competes very handily with those coming from across the pond. The fact that it is easy to find is a bonus. I actually like this ale better than Duvel. The flavors of Pranqster are a little bolder, thanks to the Belgian yeast "funk", and it's not quite as carbonated as Duvel. Pranqster is a beer that I can drink often, and not get tired of it.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: i thought a beer could not be more gold and then i saw this one being poured. came out with a clear white head too it, so beautiful so bright like the sun. funny thing too is it made a diamond design in the foam settling in my beer. the beer in its self seems to be alive, just subtle, not too jittery.

S: Has that citrus sharp Belgian unique aroma too it, can't ask for anything better.

T: Nice sharp entrance too it, goes right down the pipe and leaves no trail to hate on. almost can taste every ingredient that makes a beer sour in here... you have tangerine, lime, lemon, citrus, peach and so much more. honestly love it so much. high in carbonation tho, so if not a fan, stay away.

M: one you could just sip on for hours and hours and hours :)

i have too say overall this beer is just fucking fantastic, i have been living my life in one big lie this whole time, until this beer told me the truth. Thinking that i was a huge fan of IPA's was nice and all, and hell i got a lot of common folks saying the same thing, but in reality that just was not me. I am not gonna say that i hate them because that would be a fib as well, i enjoy IPA's, that is a fact. BUT I LOVE BELGIAN STRONG PALE ALE'S !!!

thank you pranqster.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,370 ratings.
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