North Coast PranQster

North Coast PranQster

Rated 3.576 by BeerPals

Brewed by North Coast Brewing Company

Fort Bragg, CA, United States

Style:  Belgian Ale

7.6% Alcohol by Volume

20 International Bittering Units

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Belgian Style Golden Ale Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers' art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries. PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor and a clean finish

ID: 441 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank2184
Overall Percentile95.9
Style Rank47 of 1125
Style Percentile95.8
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.603
Weighted Score3.576
Standard Deviation0.480

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BOV 1743 reviews
rated 3.7 16 years ago

Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

cloudy dark orange colour, the initial foam disappears instantanely; very fruity aroma (peach, apricot) with some yeasty notes in the background; full-bodied and sparkling which makes the strong sweetness less obvious; oily; dry and bitter at the end with a long bready and fruity finish (apple, peach); a touch of warming alcohol - a pleasant beer despite a bubblegum-like mouthfeel

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Aroma is strong, malty and yeasty with a hint of pear. It pours out a pretty clear golden color with a thick and fairly persistent head. Flavor is malty with fruity tones and a nice alcohol kick. On the tongue it feels smooth and rich, a satisfying ale that goes down the pipes very pleasantly and with just a touch of bitterness. Tasty and recommended.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 4.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours out a cloudy gold color with a massive foamy white head. The aroma is of yeast, malt,wheat and spice. The mouthfeel is very rich and thick. The taste is just shy of becoming sweet and very bold. Extremely well brewed Belgium style.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a cloudy piss yellow with a one finger head that goes away before you put the glass down. A ton of carbonation swirling around in the glass. Aroma has a dried fruit sweetness to it. Taste is bready, almost a wheat hint to it. The fruits wait a few seconds before hitting with a part sour part tart taste. Fairly dry aftertaste. Drinkable but boring.

  • RICHSBEER 1894 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a straw gold color with a small bright white head with pretty good retention but minimal lacing. The aroma is very floral with some caramelized sugar and malt as well. The taste is yeasty on the palate, with some malt, with a decent amount of perceived sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium to high carbonation and medium body.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    From Central City, 750ML corked bottle. Poured a cloudy, medium gold body under a modest white head. Aroma was pleasing, hints of spice. Flavour and mouthfeel both pleased as well with an alcohol 'bite' at the finish.

  • KEAL 114 reviews
    rated 2.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    This is just a beer to drink to get wasted. It's not a gourmet tasting beer, and it's not a crafter's beer, from my own take. Basically no head, so you have to drink this fast, and as cold as possible. it has sediment, so bottle swirling is recommended. It's not very pricey, so I would buy a bunch of 4-packs if I wanted to get wasted with friends. But its taste is a little on the bitter side. I'd compare this with low-quality swill. Not recommended, you could save money by buying commercial beers like Budweiser, Mickeys, Even Corona on sale. This is the lowest of North Coast's brews, but it's still good, for the price. But if you're looking for good North Coast, look to their other brews, like Old Rasputin, Red Seal or their Thelonius tribute. This is low for North Coast, but high if you compare it to commercial brews.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Typical appearance, orange-ish brown. Absolutely no rocky head, big negative, this beer doesn't look good from the start, too hazy. Aroma is very mild but hints at dark fruits and spice. Flavor is also typical, dark fruits and christmas spices, some noticeable hops at the end. Mouthfeel is super fizzy as well, typical... this beer is deffinitely modeled after belgians without being nearly as good as the real thing.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    it pours a hazy apricot-nectar color with a thin white head and some lacing. An aroma of sweet malts, apricot, bread and yeast, oranges, mangos, light butterscotch, and some spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth and fairly rich. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, orange, mango, apricot, faint butterscotch, pumpkin and spices. Very good!

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    A somewhat spicy wheat been that is sold as a belgian ale. Kind of a interesting creamy texture that is pleasant to behold. A brew to serve to your guests at tea time along with little cucumber finger sandwiches -- don't forget the Cheetos!

  • RAGNAROK 110 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This brew is a great start into belgian whites. Light drinker and sometimes it is just the brew for the occasion. I won't say it is a great beer, though it has alot of the qualities that I look for in a belgian white. Frothy head, misty sunrise orange body, and the aroma is gentle. Sweet lemon grass ans spices, hops, with a light back of bitter orange. Flavor is citrus and spice - grapefruit, corriander, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Smooth mouthfeel with full body and character. Not too complex. Like I said, this is an easy drinker. Finish is clean and crisp. This is one of my 'go to' brews when picking is short.

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