North Coast Brewing: PranQster

Posted: November 2, 2011 in California, Fresh, Tap, U.S.A.

The last beer I enjoyed at North Coast was their Strong Belgian Pale which they have called PranQster. Yes, they themselves capitalize the Q and it is not an error on my part. In this Belgian they’ve continued the tradition of mixing cultures of antique style yeast strains. This usually results in an aromatic floral nose, fruity flavoring and a crisp, clean finish. Alright, enough talk, let’s get to the tasting notes.

From the tap this Belgian Strong Pale pours a foggy copper color with a flat white head. There is a light floral aroma mingling with traditional banana esters which is quite pleasant. The taste follows the aroma with a few additions. There is definitely traces of coriander from the brewing process and citrus hints through out. The higher rating of alcohol is perfectly subdued by flavors. The only way you can tell it’s a higher alcohol content is the warming in your belly. Very well done in my opinion.

7.6% Belgian Pale


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