Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

3,383 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of banglin
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a very large white head but slowly dissipated to a thin layer of head with very good lacing. Color is a bright straw color and a bit cloudy.

S: Strong citrus smell with little hops

T: Again, strong citrus tastes with little hops

M: Smooth and just the right amount of carbonation

O: Overall this is a very good Belgian beer with a strong flavor which is very refreshing

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Photo of Durge
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found at My Place in Newtown, CT, this shows a cloudy golden tan color with a big white fluff on top in the tulip glass and great, chunky lace. Pleasant banana clove and light lemon wheat bread hits the nose. Fairly classic and very classy. Flavor is more grassy-lemon and slightly malty wheat bread with a more subtle clove with floral banana and altogether a delicious brew. Medium-light bodied with a fizzy but smooth feel. Very nice!

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4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Bold light fruity esters, banana, peach and apricot. Some clove and black pepper. White sugar. Sweet light malts.

Appearance: Pale orange, thick and hazy. Like apricot juice. Bright white head. Some foam remains around the edges. Spotty lacing.

Taste: Big bold fruity esters. Sweet and very pleasant. White sugar keeps the sweetness going. Some citrus bitterness, very mild lemon and orange. Clean grains, bready finish. This is superb. Some clove and mild pepper spice throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Slick and creamy. Mild carbonation. Finishes mild to moderately dry from the bitterness and ABV.

Overall: Very impressed. Bold yet very clean and smooth. Where are they hiding the 7.6% ABV? Seems just about too sweet when the dry bitterness kicks in. I (wish I) could (afford to) drink this daily.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a white 2 finger head. Retention is average, leaving behind a thin lace.

Smell - Predominately yeast notes. Slight clove and banana. Light citrus.

Taste - Lots of yeasty character from start to finish, with fruity ester notes popping through. Citrus and banana. Good balance. Finishes yeasty with spice and the faintest touch of smoke.

Mouthfeel - Full body. Not quite syrupy, but certainly thick. carbonation is lively and leaves a nice bite on the tongue.

Overall - This is a hell of a Belgian ale. I find most Belgians to be too malt forward and syrupy for my liking. This one hits the spot.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,383 ratings.
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