Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

3,376 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

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Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on draught into a goblet at the Yardhouse in Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes. I'd had it out of the bottle before.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of fair cream, good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a dark hazy orange-gold.

Sm: Orange citrus esters, wheat, and maybe yeast. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange citrus ester hops over a wheat foundation, with some light cream. Layered but somehow simple. Balanced.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and a touch sharp. Not too thick nor too thin.

Dr: Very drinkable. I like it. A simple enjoyable little beer.


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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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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  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of EricCioe
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a pale yellow with a small, spritzy white head rising and falling quickly with little lace. Without the dregs, it's pilsner clear. With them, it takes on a nice haziness. On the nose there is banana and clove mostly with some citric fruit, too, somewhat strange but not bad. In the mouth the banana and clove break out from the other flavors, but there is a soft breadiness underlying it all. The body is somewhat soft and fuzzy, which I like and makes for easy drinking. It's hard to believe the abv is what it is.

Overall, I find this beer to be better than the sum of its parts. It's not an exceptional example of the style, but it's pretty good and drinks very easily.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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1/5  rDev -75%

Photo of syrupjoe
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into snifter. Enjoyed in the comforts of home, alongside some bleu cheese.

Pours a medium to deep gold, slight amount of haze, and an eggshell white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a thin film of bubbles atop the brew.

Nose: Astringent, orange jelly, slight banana, pepper, vegetal hop presence.

Taste: Clean, Belgian (notes of Westmalle yeast), lemon, black pepper, slight aspirin bitterness.

Clean, slightly vegetal and bitter finish. Overall a delicious and well-rounded beer. Very easy to drink, lots of flavor. Hides the booze well. Liked it and would drink again!

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,376 ratings.
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