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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Piraat is a wickedly rich and rounded brew that packs a mighty punch. The powerful glow builds up from inside. Deep golden with a subtle haze. Lots of hops and malt. Mild sweetness. Reminiscent of bread dough, spices and tropical fruits.


Thechasm442's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thechasm442 (390) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
750 ml bottle into a trappist glass. Wow, the cork nearly took my damn head off. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a yellow/amber glow. There is a finger of frothy white head and nice lacing. Beautiful beer. Aroma is dough, barnyard yeast, banana, clove, lemons, white pepper, and sharp spices. Taste is bread, clove, banana, lemon, candi sugar, mild grassy hops, and maybe a touch of brown sugar in the end. Mouthfeel is medium to thin and very drinkable. I would guess this beer is 7%, not 10.5. So so awesome. Wow. I love this beer, amazing.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
migwell (92) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Aroma is yeasty, OK. Appearance is pale brown, OK. Taste is a bit sour and alcohol heavy... not OK. Palate is sort of unpleasant. Hmmm... not especially liking this Belgian entry. I expect more subtlety and complexity, and especially I like the ABV to be hidden instead of being sapped over the head with it. Not one of the better Belgian Strong Ales. As usual, I let this warm up to near room temperature during the tasting and it did come together better than when chilled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
felip989 (99) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2015
Amber with a big light beige head. Aroma is fruity (peaches, pineapple), bread, caramel and floral notes. Taste is very malty (bread, caranel, honey), yeasty, herbal, bananas and apples. Bittersweet aftertaste. Warming and spicy mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (426) - Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Light amber brew with nice thick head that holds on all the way to the end leaving a little foam at the bottom of the empty glass. Smells of malts and a touch of alcohol. Taste is malts, grain, alcohol, touch of spice, just plain good. This is what beer is all about and with a respectable kick to top it off. Would say it is the perfect beer with top score all the way but the price puts it just out of reach of being an every day brew. So overall had to take off points due to cost.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (1177) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours a clear orangey amber color, topped with lots of very lasting off-white head. Starts with a mild fruity aroma, some grapes are easily picked up and lots of yeawsty notes. Taste is, well, not so pleasant. Very strong, quite yeasty with some soury presence. Finishing with a strong herbal bitterness, but not the kind I like. Meh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
centrallamar (10) - wiekevorst, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
bottle bought at lidl. caramel color, amber orange, aroma’s of bread, a bit floral, also dough, clove, and a woody touch, huge frothy foam that lasts very long. lively carbonation. medium sweetness on the arrival, fruity, nutty tones turn out to lightl bitterness, but always nicely balanced. rich, full body, creamy mouthfeel, sticky on the palate,, bitter aftertaste that balances the sweetness, long nice finish. excellent beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruuurd (107) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
Yeasty, fruity and rich. Heavy beer with a heavy punch. Its a big beer, this one, not one to begin with...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (508) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Great looking hazy gold brew sitting under a lot of billowy foam. I get malty and candi sugar notes with a mild hop bitterness. Same goes for the taste with some notes of yeast and alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmaneser (42) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home. Hazy orange beer with a good, brownish white, rather creamy head. Yeasty aroma with hints of fruit and bread. Well balanced taste with a soft sweetness, aftertaste is dry and bitter, a bit too bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a tulip glass. Aroma- Has a yeast and fruit Appearance- Has a nice amber color with a giant white head. Taste- Excellent blend of hops and malts Palate- A medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation. Overall- Outstanding beer, side note, for those who collect bottle caps this beer has a beautiful bottle cap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1486) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
BIG Belgian brew. Bready, spices, some tropical fruits, Beglian yeast zing, boozy, some risidual malt sweetness. Deep golden pour with frothy head.


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