Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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90
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3,362 Ratings
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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:
3,362
Reviews:
1,224
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
621
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,362 |  Reviews: 1,224
Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
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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Photo of Branlott42
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markc72
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice creamy white head and particle laced body which is cloudy golden in color. Smell is very bready(as it should be). Taste is def containing the Belgian characteristics, yeasty, funky, yet a nice crispness that finishes oh so clean. Great beer!

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Photo of 60sFolks
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The look rating I have given is for the golden pale ale color. However, the label and carton are fine art. Smell of sweet apple s and honey. Tastes of apricots. Full mouth. I great brew.

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Photo of BeerMe8
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Bartleby91
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a nice hazy orange appearance with good carbonation as well.
Aromas of candied sugar, spiciness and some clove from the Belgian yeast.
Tastes are dominated by the Belgian yeast up front with spice and clove, with some lingering sweetness.
Nice smooth mouthfeel that lingers well on the palate.
Overall this is a really solid Belgian pale that I could easily have a couple of.

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Photo of KevinH
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Enjoyed form the growler via Party Town in a snifter. This fine Belgian style ale pours
a nice bright golden color with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin
layer, and sports nice light lacing. Nose of Belgian candy sugars, bubblegum, clove, and
light yeasty bread notes. Flavors follow the nose with candy malts and clove on the front
and middle, bubblegum falls off to the sides of the taste and fades into the rear with a yeasty
breaded note with a touch of pears and apples. Nice crisp mouth feel, lightly dry on the finish,
and VERY satisfying. Overall and excellent brew.

Cheers

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Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sephyrott
4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Griphon
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jason0309
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walnut
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 88caprice
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a stemmed glass.

Opaque apricot color. Head is barely there.
Smells of fruity spice. Musty.
A bubbly and active feel with a bubblegum and coriander spice. Some maltiness in the middle with a musty finish.

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Photo of doubled67
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - rich golden orange in color with a small white head, effervescent bubbles, and some slight lacing.
Smell - Belgian yeast, bubble gum, banana, clove.
Taste - the same as the nose, but ends with a dry Belgian yeast finish.
Feel - great carbonation, fluffy and smooth body.
Overall - this is one of my favorite Belgian style beers since it drinks like a smooth hefeweizen but maintains that rich complexity you expect from Belgian beers. I can drink this year round.

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

Photo of Pedalsteel
4.99/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely delicious!!

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Photo of brandonmcneely
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,362 ratings.
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