Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...

Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
PranqsterPranqster
BA SCORE
4.04/5
Exceptional
3,388 Ratings
PranqsterPranqster
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,813
Reviews:
1,233
Ratings:
3,388
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
635
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,388 |  Reviews: 1,233
Photo of Twal
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of freditoj
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of tazzman
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of jvillefan
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of KillaB
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Cirus
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of dwescott
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Twan22
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Chadhowie
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Resuin
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle purchased as part of a 4-pack poured into a Golden Monkey Goblet. Dusty bottle.

Appearance: Pours a hazy gold with a solid inch+ of white fluffy head that doesn't hang around too long but looks wonderful before it fades. Looks pretty well carbonated and light-bodied.

Smell: Banana and bubblegum up front - smells like a hefe. Very pleasant and not overbearing at all.

Taste: After a sip I feel deceived by my nose. This tastes like a belgian ale, not as much like a hefeweizen as the smell indicated. A bit of the banana, bubblegum flavors stick around but they are definitely in the background. Maybe some lemon in there with the bread and yeast tones.

Mouth-feel: Pretty well carbonated and relatively light bodied. It does not feel like it is 7.6%, it's very light and fluffy.

Overall: A surprisingly adequate beer. Overall, I was impressed. Extremely drinkable and refreshing, I would call this more of a Belgian Pale Ale (leaving out the strong), but it is not a conventional pale ale.

 1,012 characters

Photo of jgammoniv
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice amber color with thin dense head.
sweet fruity nose
A very sweet golden ale. you can taste the sugar syrup.
The effervesence helps lighten the syrupy qualities.
Overall a very easy drinking Belgian beer.
Reminds me of summer.
I will have to try again with BBQ.

after trying several more bottles I have noticed a lessening of the sugary syrup quality and think it may have just been a very 'fresh' bottle. I have also grown to like this beer even more.

 458 characters

Photo of JarMills
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of bralston345
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SerialHiker
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lovely, hazy golden color…medium transparency, I can see tons of bubbles in the middle…little head formed and nothing really retained…it looks a little flat, but it does pick back up when I swirl it around…there was tons of sediment still at the bottom of the bottle, making me wonder how old exactly this beer is…it’s still a very lively beer though, bubble action has lasted 15/20 minutes…(3.75/5)

Smell: Very light and crisp…tons of Belgian yeast aroma blended nicely with zesty citrus (orange, lemon), green apple, grains and floral hops…a nice, but expected Belgian ale smell…(4.25/5)

Taste: Yeast, fruit (green apple, d’anjou pear), honey, grains, banana, orange peel, coriander, sweet bready malts, wheat and a tiny bit of bubblegum…tons going on here, a very lovely Belgian beer…(4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium body with light carbonation...a refreshing brew…some what tart and bitter in the after taste…(3.75/5)

Overall: A nice, drinkable, sessionable beer here that has risen towards the top of my favorite Belgians…classic Belgian profile in smell and taste, my only knock is the mouthfeel is a bit soft…other than that, there’s really not much to sum up here, it’s a good brew that deserves to be drank…(4/5)

 1,295 characters

Photo of od_sf
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of cubsfan2004
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of mediajaw
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of benoit917
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of producerchris82
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger and half of head on a slightly hazy, light golden colored body.
The aroma is bright and sunny: light lemon, grain and flowers.
The flavor is lemon with a little malt, hardly any sweetness and finishes with a dry bitterness.
Smooth texture with a slight fizz. Moderate carbonation and medium body.
Quite delicious. Find it, buy it, drink it.

 349 characters

Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,388 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.