Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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IBU's: 20

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-1998

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- golen hue with a slightly clouded body, small head
S- Really not getting much. Belgian yeast and some fruity esters, but much less than I was expecting. It actually has some slight clove hints, which came unexpected.
T- Wow, pretty much a textbook belgian strong pale here. Yeast is as the forefront, followed by fruity flavors and the alcohol is completely hidden.
M- Standout. It has the dryness of a Duvel with the full body of a St Feuillien.
O- Yeah, this might be the best belgian pale I've had that was produced in the States, top notch.

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

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the wheat, biscuit malt, orange citrus and quite a bit of booze. The flavor is similar, with a lot of alcohol and booze up front, and then some nice orange notes. There is also a nice malt backbone which adds some sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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

A - Golden-yellow - slightly cloudy. One finger white head, moderate-light lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, very floral. Faint pine.

T - Belgian yeast. Light banana and clove. Faint pine again on the back-end.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - Light, yeast forward beer. It is almost 8% abv. but you would never know it. I haven't tried many belgian golden ales, but I won't be revisiting this beer or the style anytime soon.

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

North Coast Pranqster has a very thick, soapy, white head and a hazy, cloudy, yellow-golden appearance with lots of lacing, but few streaming bubbles. Aroma is subtle, but one gets white bread, spice, and water. Taste is of coriander, bread, bitterness, and a touch of banana. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Pranqster finishes relatively crisp, refreshing, and quite easy drinking. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

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Poured from a 12oz bottle into tulip glass

A: The beer is a hazy golden-orange color. There is a foamy white head of two fingers with excellent retention. Light curtains of lace.

S: There is a good collection of aromas. Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest and a bit of estery alcohol. Ends with a slight biscuit malt.

T: The malt character is more potent than the aroma. Coriander and clove give the beer a good spice. Fig, banana, and bready malt blend together to give a sweet but interesting backbone. Belgian yeast and some alcohol make up a lingering finish.

M: Medium-thin and a little bit watery. Carbonation is present but soft and minimal.

O: Everything you would expect from a Belgian pale ale. Spice, yeast, bread, fruit, alcohol in that order.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,407 ratings
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