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Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#2,891
Reviews:
1,233
Ratings:
3,401
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
641
Trade:
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Photo of Curt3
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hawkssb04
2.65/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tohibii
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, this is just absolutely lovely - compared to Duval by some, but it's much more yeasty sweetness and delicate without any real bitterness. It's a totally different style, being almost like a lighter, lower ABV tripel.

Very rich, creamy mouthfeel with a great deal of complexity that still brings and almost light mildness despite it's fairly heavy body and alcohol content.

Fantastic beer that that I plan to make a staple. As my first North Coast, I'll be checking out all the offerings I can get from that brewer as well. It's really one of the best beers that I've ever tried.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange gold color,fruit yeast aroma.this is a great version of a Belgian. What made it unique is that it wasn't too spicy or Laden with orange like so many other brewerys copying this style. Very enjoyable and way too easy to drink more than one which is when the abv starts to hit you. Even that is well balanced as it's not so high that you regret having more than one

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass, from a bomber, cork and cage affair. Enjoyed in the shade of a sunny garden.

Murky gold. The thin head & little lacing do not last. Bubbles begin in a chaotic swirl, then brisk, steadily slowing streams.

Smells of stale, malty lemon peel & that unique Belgian yeast.

Tastes follows the nose: golden ale mixed with (that legendary yeasty, beastly dense Belgian cornucopia ... )
with a murky malt, creamy tang aftertaste.

Hard to believe this is but a 7.6% Fairly mellow, well hidden booze.

I respect this brew, but I find North Coast's Le Merle is more to my liking. Golden Ale can be quite good, and Belgian yeast is unique and desired, but the two combined fails to inspire.

By all means give PranQster a try!!

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Photo of rickklein9
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap at NCBC in Fort Bragg. I'm not very familiar with this style, but it's really good. Definitely warms me up with the fruity warmth. Glad to have tried it!

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Photo of Blackop555
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Determined419
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of robebo44
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wroywel
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,401 ratings
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