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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of GordoThreat
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I purchased PranQster at Coffee On The Corner and the first time I had it was poured from a bottle into a wine glass. I butchered the pour and it ended up being mostly head.

I had another this past week from a bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass. The pour was far more successful, making the overall experience a whole different matter. It has a golden color and a very pleasant amount of carbonation. I enjoyed every sip and would highly recommend it!

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold with a dirty white head which dissipates so quickly, and it's gone.

Smells like Belgian yeast, a hint of clove and banana.

Taste is tangy yeast, with a fruity peppery finish.

Feels very carbonated and tangy. A slight hop bite is there and it hides it's alcohol well.

Not quite enough flavor for me. It's a fine beer, just not as Belgian as it wants to be.


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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a wine glass. Hazy, golden yellow, the color of apple jelly. Very thin white head that settled very quickly to zero lacing.

Nose features some yeast and banana, touch of bubblegum and candied fruits. Little bit of clove.

Taste pretty much follows the nose. The sweetness is more pronounced on the tongue than the aroma.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, carbonation seems about right, a little prickly on the tongue. The sweetness lingers but dries out the mouth.

Overall pretty solid, I would definitely drink again.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bankers Hill Bar and Grill

A: Hazy golden color with a 2 finger white head.

S: Spicy belgian yeast with some light fruit notes. Golden raisin and golden apples along with some pale malt.

T: I really loved this beer. Pale malt with a nice mild fruitiness of spiced apple and maybe some apricot. The belgian yeast gave it a great subtle funk. Drinkable for days.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque gold with a slightly yellow-white cap, very tight and creamy. The nose is dominated by orange peel and coriander, and the taste is also marvelously spicy, with great juicy fruit flavors as well--orange, apricot, lemon. Love the Belgian yeast, which provides some good mustiness and sour flavor. The flavor is nearly perfect for my palate, and I liked the light mouthfeel with little alcohol taste--I zipped through a glass and had another.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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

My favorite two styles of beer are IPA and Belgian. I poured a bottle in a tulip.

A - Nice clean golden colour. Light head and lacing. More lacing than head. Looks like a nice refreshing beer, one to be drunk on a summer day.

S - Not over powering on the nose, but the first smell is the yeast, combined with a banana-esk smell. Slight fruitty notes come through, but mostly yeast and banana.

T - Clean refreshing taste. Taste like it smells. Yeast, banana and fruit. Almost no hop taste. For a 7.6% I almost taste no alchool. I could drink this at anytime of the year, but it makes a great spring or summer ale that is better tasting and more balanced than most spring and summer ales.

M - High carbonated and light mouthfeel. It only comes in a 4 pack but I could easily drink a 6 pack.

O - Great belgian golden ale. One of the best american belgian style ales around. I first had one on tap and everyone at the tap ordered one and loved it. I prefer the strong belgian ales but if I am gonna order a golden ale I am ordering this one.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,424 ratings