Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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:
#5,862
Reviews:
1,244
Ratings:
3,450
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
166
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675
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Orange\yellow pour with a lively white foam that stays for a while. Laces rings on a tulip glass and has visible carbonation moving about.

S - Nice smell of berries and and fresh cut flowers. Has a little of the bubblegum smell common with belgian yeast.

T - Really enjoayable beer. Has plenty of sweet flavors and tastes of syrupy fruit cocktail, light grains, and fruit juices. Over time I found it to bring out more flavors of fresh bread.

M - This was extremely friendly to the palate, went great with food, and was light enough to have more then one. Masks the modest ABV very well.

O - wierd I never got around to this unitl now. Can hold its own with the more popular Belgian imports of this style. And its better on the price by me.

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look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Translucent golden orange, very small and quickly dissipating white head, no lacing.

S: Ripe, sweet fruit, almost like bubblegum, very bright and bold. Kind of artificial and one-dimensional.

T/M: As with the nose, this is dominated by flavors more usually associated with a hefeweizen than a Belgian pale: banana and bubblegum, along with sugary fruits, a touch of sweet malty caramel, and some peppery spices. The bubblegum is layered over everything else though.

O: Not really a fan of the flavor profile on this one. The bright, sugary, artificial bubblegum dominates both the aroma and the taste, and the result is just overbearingly fruity. A very simple brew in comparison to true Belgians, and pretty disgusting to boot. Couldn't even finish a bottle.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a yellowish-copper tone with about 1.5 fingers worth of head formation that is just a touch off-white.

S: strong Belgian yeast, along with a decent balance of lemon zest, citrus, and peppery spices. there is s very slight banana note, as well as a slight bread/biscuit.

T: similar to the nose with the yeast, pepper, lemon zest and orange peel really dominating the body. i also pick up on a slight honey sweetness, some banana, bubblegum, coriander and cloves. It is quite complex, yet very well balanced.

M: light to medium bodied. leaves a nice candy sugar and slight funky yeast on the palate. carbonation is also rather high.

O: solid offering and i thoroughly enjoyed the complexity and balance of the brew. i do wish there was a bit more body to it, but nonetheless, its very enjoyable and has high drinkability

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,450 ratings