Beer 305/365 – North Coast Pranqster

North Coast Pranqster

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

ABV: 7.6%

Purchased at: On Tap@Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Pretty citrusy for a BSPA

Will I be drinking this again: Yes this was better than I thought it would be.

Grade: A-

9/9/2010: Ahh back to my happy place; Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman Ohio. Quite honestly I never knew what good beer was before finding this store. Then I ended up redoing their website, and becoming personal friends with the owner Phill. Its always nice to see when good/honest people end up running a successful business.

I’ve seen bottles of this a bunch over the years, but never tried it. The smell is a little bit citrusy, and not very funky like most BSPAs. The taste is really nice, almost a peachy type citrus, some clove, and a bit of a flowery kick. Moderately sweet, but not too much so. Carbonation and mouthfeel are both right in the middle for the style. Overall this was a very good drink, emptied my tulip a little quicker than I normally would for a Belgian Strong Pale. Thats how you know the beer is good.

Picture of the day: This is not safe for work, or is it? (Its not what it appears to be at first)