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

Poured into a snifter.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with two-finger, white, fizzy head that lasted a minute or two. Not much lacing.

S: Citrus, Belgian spice and yeast.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Spice, bubble gum, and citrus. Apple.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and slightly dry.

O: Well rounded, above average Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From Camperdown Cellars.

Pours hazy light gold. Head stays for a while then recedes to film.

Aromas of Belgian Yeast, sugar, orange peel, nice.

Taste is delicate, yeasty, sweet-ish, but perfectly balanced. Hint of banana.

Mouthfeel lightly carbonated. Maybe too lightly.

Good, really solid effort at style. Not quite Duvel, but quite close. Just lacks the champagne mouthfeel.

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