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RATINGS: 1592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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 results in a floral nose, a full fruity flavor and a clean finish.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
PranQster pours a nice, deep, hazy straw yellow with a light, frothy white head that stands at about two fingers and dissipates quickly. Lots of spicy fruit on the nose. Sweet and almost tropical on the top but supported well by the classic "Belgian spice".Banana also lying underneath the tropical fruit scent. There’s a yeasty bready smell here lingering around too. Very crisp and refreshing on the olfactory Very crisp Belgian spice taste with some remarkable earthy flavors. Sweet on the center but not as tropical as on the nose. I get some bread and yeast but only on the back of the tongue. Definitely dominated by the Belgian yeast. Crisp and carbonated as a Belgian should be. Really tasty Belgian style for a reasonable price. I’ve yet to be let down by North Coast and this is just another easy drinker Belgian that proves their worth.


3.8
freddyv (1) - - OCT 2, 2017 does not count
Nice like a Belgian blonde just a tad thin by standard, I guess in complexity and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
xnemes (4) - - AUG 31, 2017 does not count
Pours a hazy yellow. Nice fruit flavor with a clean finish. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Not too bad. It poured really well, had a nice head, had a nice aroma. I would try it on tap for sure ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Hazy yellow pour. Aroma doughy, slight sulfur. Tastes sweet grains some citrus spice great dry palate.

5
dflb (32) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2017 Crafted by North Coast Brewing Co., Pranqster is a Belgian style Golden Ale. The smell of Belgian yeast and pear is noted. Floral scents are noticed as well. The malty body gravitates the golden ale characteristic. The flavor of the Belgian yeast dominates the beer. Pear is a nice compliment to the yeast. Green apple is light, and waters and sweetens the drink. Banana gives the beverage some weight and complexion to the body. Clove provides a pleasing spice to the beer. A faint bitterness is felt in the finish. Each giving the yeast a different experience every time you drink. Pranqster is an incredible Belgian style Golden Ale. The pear and green apple draws out the golden Ale flavor. The yeast is rich and creamy. North Coast Brewing Co. outdid themselves. Stylized so well to the exemplary Belgian standard, the beer speaks for itself. Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.

4.4
mjmoen (584) - - JUN 12, 2017
B+. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Good flavor and very drinkable

3.4
balloonbuffoon (533) - - JUN 12, 2017
25.4floz (750ml) bottle bought for super cheap as part of a three bottle and tulip glassware set a year ago, there is no freshness date found. Poured into one of the said tulip glasses. Appears bright gold with a thin film of head. Belgian style yeasts dominate the nose with floral, lemon, and medicinal aromas. Full in body, but not heavy as the palate evokes mild banana-clove and biscuit flavors. Cleanses well with only a slightest astringency.

4.3
crazy_cat_lady (678) - - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle from Lucky grocery store in San Carlos. Warm dark golden colour, with a finely bubbled white head. Aromas of straw, lemon, some floral notes and faint spice. Nice full flavours of lemon, straw, some nice spiciness, yeasty. A lovely Belgian ale.

3.6
BeerRenter76 (1029) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/13/09. A nice hazy golden yellow body with plenty of carbonation that left nice thick lace. Aroma of yeast,a little fruit, with a touch of spice. Flavor was similar to the aroma but there was a slight metallic hint to it so i couldnt rate it higher in that category. Mouthfeel was decent, and it had a nice finish. Overall it was a pretty good beer, give it a try belgian ale fans.

3.3
leaparsons (10707) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2017
Bottle, Brewklopedia, Leicester. Burnt brown sugar with cola. Bready. Orange with herbs and spices. Banana with bubblegum. Yeasty with raisins and lemon. A little tinny. Cold black tea. Spicy finish. Decent.


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