Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

3,361 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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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a semi-hazy golden straw color with a two finger bone-colored head that fizzles down to a 3mm raft in about two minutes, leaving behind some minimal lacing on the inside of the glass. Lower side of medium body and carbonation levels.

Smells and tastes of citric hopping (grapefruit, orange, and lemon), medium abbey yeast fruitiness (apples, pears) and has a touch of apricot flavor at the mid sip, but dries out partially in the finish. A dash of coriander and clove acts as a flavor garnish but doesn't really show up in the nose unless I search really hard for it. Not bad, but not outstanding either.

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5/5  rDev +25%

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3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As I pour a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, a nice head develops.... However, the head vanishes quickly.... It doesn't have too thick of a head.... It has a beautiful golden appearance with a smell with notes of banana and a slight citrus.... The taste is very yeasty with plenty hints of lemon and spices.... It has true Belgian taste to it that leaves a pleasant aftertaste which doesn't linger too long.... I've had similar tasting beers that had twice the ABV, so I'd recommend this brew.

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,361 ratings.
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