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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Ratings: 3,370 |  Reviews: 1,230
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
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 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of 8BaconBits
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -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

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