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Pranqster by North Coast Brewing Company

Beer #259 is Pranqster by North Coast Brewing Company.  Hailing from Fort Bragg, California, North Coast brews this beer in the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale with an ABV of 7.6%.

This brew poured a golden yellow with quite the fluffy white head.  It was most definitely enhanced in my tall pilsner glass.  It had quite a grainy nose with a bit of grass and wheat, lemon and very yeasty.  It tasted very bready, had a nice lemon flavor, traces of what I thought was honey and some apples…all of it finishing a bit on the dry side and slightly bitter.  It had a nice medium body, lots of carbonation and was quite refreshing.

A nice solid beer to while away a rainy Sunday afternoon…watching movies of demonic possession.

Rating: B

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Old Rasputin by North Coast Brewing Company

Beer  #35 is Old Rasputin by North Coast Brewing Company.  Old Rasputin is a Russian Imperial Stout with an ABV of 9%.  I got this brew from Joe Canal’s and their great growler program.  Unfortunately, due to a cold that had me resting on the couch all day watching the NFL (rooting for the Cowboys and against the Giants), I will not due a review.  I could not smell or taste much of anything with my nose being congested but I did drink the pint pictured.

Hopefully I will feel better in the next few days to start reviewing again, in the meantime just drinking the beer and posting the picture will have to do.

I will probably update this post at a later date once the cold has gone away.

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Old #38 Stout by North Coast Brewing Company

Welcome to 2011!  And with a new year brings another beer.  Beer #34 is Old #38 Stout by North Coast Brewing Company.  Old #38 is in the style of an Irish Dry Stout…think Guinness.  The ABV comes in at 5.6%. This will be a short and sweet review as I am in the midst of partying hardy and need to get back to entertain…what would they do without KingBob?  A question scholars and wise men have pondered for ages.

True to a stout, this poured black.  I could see a bit of light coming through the glass.  The head was tan and frothy.  Nose was smoky roasted coffee.  Taste was the same as the nose except for a slight sweetness more than likely from the malts.  For a stout, the mouthfeel was on the light side, almost watery.  It was a super smooth beer and the drinkability was very high.  It would be easy to throw back quite a few of these.

Overall it reminded me of the Guinness I had on tap before Christmas but better, tastier.  Above average for sure just nothing that sends it into the Kingly realm.

Rating: B


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