Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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PranqsterPranqster
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,370
Reviews:
1,230
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
621
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Blackop555
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Underrated beer.

Pours hazy gold. White, short, thick head lasts a while.

Smells strong fruit, banana, clove, spice, sweet, funk.

Tastes classic Belgian yeast. Banana, clove, apple, fruit, spice. Finish is semi sweet with light spice and fruit linger. Medium body and higher medium carbonation.

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Photo of Timtac
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Determined419
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of robebo44
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wroywel
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JCastaBarry
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orprince
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Straw yellow with some cloudiness, highly carbonated, 2 fingers of white, foamy head that has small and large bubbles, rather like meringue.

S: Belgian yeasts, lemon citrus, blue cheese sharpness.

T: Follows nose completely. Belgian yeasts, lemony citrus, blue cheese sharpness. Reminds me of Unibroue.

M: Medium light body with high carbonation.

O: A great example of its style, out of the box from other North Coasts I’ve had so I feel proud of them. Really reminds me of Unibroue, something about American examples that come so close but don’t quite exactly get the European Belgians, but I appreciate them anyways. 9.1 out of 10. Have by itself or with goats cheese. Had in USA, 2014.

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Photo of BeerTest
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyledover
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bill235
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JYF8389
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heaven in a bottle!

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Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sampled by pouring a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass
Appearance: Hazy/cloudy golden in color. At least 3-4 fingers of head that dissipates somewhat quickly.
Smell: One of the best smelling beers out there with an easily detectable arrary of fruits and spices.
Taste: Classic flavor of Beglian yeasts with plenty of hints of banana and sugary sweetness. The ABV is extremely well hidden, and there is no unpleasant aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. This beer goes down extremely easily.
Overall: I love a great Beligan-style ale, and Pranqster is one of the best out there. Definitely world-class in my opinion.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Chunky gold, i.e. a ton of moderate to fine floating sediment, with a large, bright white active head.

Smell is sweet, lightly spiced malt, with apple, banana, wheat, and pear. Brightly spiced, faint clove, and fresh seeming--nothing too heavy.

Belgian yeast comes first in taste, but is not too overbearing, with a little pear and apple, light wheat, clove, sweet toffee and candy corn malt.

Frothy full bodied yet light, with a semi dry finish.

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Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JFrank78
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of toneeez
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,370 ratings.
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