Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

PranqsterPranqster
BA SCORE
83.1%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 3,384 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,785
Reviews:
1,233
Ratings:
3,384
Liked:
2,813
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
11.63%
Alströms:
4.7
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
634
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,384 |  Reviews: 1,233
Photo of orprince
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.24/5  rDev +5%
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 +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyledover
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
4.2/5  rDev +4%
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 +23.8%
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 +16.6%
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 -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JFrank78
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of toneeez
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A mixture of yellow and orange in the appearance, plenty of haze, white head 1/2". Aroma hit all those belgian spice rack clove, pepper, banana type of notes.

Taste has a big presence of alcohol, light colored fruits, clove, phenols. Its like a blend of belgian pale ale and tripel. I think it tastes hotter than the 7.6% abv.

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

Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of life_of_agony
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 8BaconBits
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent stateside take on this style--especially for the price.

Appearance--A perfect hazy gold and true to the style, with good lacing and carbonation.

Aroma--Malts forward, but dry and crisp.

Taste--A nice balance of malty sweetness and spice. The alcohol "warmth" is definitely there, but never overpowers.

Mouthfeel--Excellent carbonation, and a nice "lightness" for the style that makes this remarkably drinkable. The "booze" comes through at the end to remove any doubt.

Overall--A pleasant take on the style that is very drinkable for the ABV. Special note--for the price, you cannot go wrong with this brew. There are many other "takes" on this style that are no better or are inferior that will set you back much more than Pranqster. A fine take for the money that I will enjoy again.

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Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Taj Mahl, Boise. Cloudy orange amber with small skin of a head. Aroma had lots of floral/citrus notes. Taste was slightly fruity, with some delicate malt and hops flaovrs in there too. decent belgian

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83.1% out of 100 with 3,384 ratings
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