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

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RATINGS: 1640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thechasm442 (337) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (486) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
bottle aged 2 years. Hazy brown-orange pour with fluffy white head. Very bready malts, mostly sweet, yeasty, some citrus hops. Alcohol well-hidden. Good not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (25) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
15/11/2014 : 33 cl bottle @ father-in-law Nice pour with steady foam, almost orange colour. Sweet and boozy in the nose. Taste : spices, some brown sugar, dough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1823) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours an apricot color. Aromas of bread, bubblegum, and Belgian yeast. Sweet dough and bubblegum flavors with a boozy finish. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (68) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
Amberkleurig bier met mooie schuimkraag. Kruidige neus, zoet mondgevoel. Bitterig na afdronk, blijft hangen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a rusty orange . Sweet bready aroma . Fruity yeast flavor , mild hop presence , with a sweet finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (466) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Slightly cloudy light Amber pour with a thick white head. Yeasty Belgian aroma, warm and malty with a touch of spice. Flavour is heavy and fairly sweet with lots of fruit and yeast, a touch of spice and citrus hops to finish lightly bitter and dry. Lots of flavour and pretty well balanced, but not the best for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (632) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Visual: This is the heavier 10.5% ABV bigger brother version. Pours golden-orange with a massive long-lasting super creamy beautiful large head, clusters of steady streams. Nose: orange citrus, orange blossom, sweet honeyed malts (lvl-4)-pungency Attack: incoming heaviness Mid-palate: warm alcohol detection, palate heavy, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) thick honeyed malts, biscuit, rum spices, tropical fruit (pineapple-guava) Finish: mild alcohol bitterness, residual warmth, spiced honey exhale, super soft hopped boozy finish. Summary: So Strong!!! Fuller and more flavourful than the 9.5% I reviewed earlier. Get this one instead, if you can handle heavy beers.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmc619 (429) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tried a few times, finally rating it. Nice pour into Duvel glass. Biggish head with a cool bright orange color. Moderate strength of aroma with, actually, some Scotch / meaty notes to it. Interesting, but gets weirder / sourer as it warms. Big and syrupy as you’d expect; alcohol is hitting hard, maybe a bit under it’s volume, but still present. Second sip: this is big time boozy. Nice sweet caramel breadiness comes through in the finish though. Another good Halloween beer candidate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (457) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Wow this is amazing. Tons of yeast, bread, grain, cereal flavours along with a lot of subtle spices and a nice alcohol heat. Supremely balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (125) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Es una cerveza especial Belga muy fuerte, 10.5% de alcohol, de alta fermentación y con segunda fermentación en botella. Tiene un color ambarina y algo turbia, con espuma abundante y unas grande variedad de aromas sorprendentes, recordando diferentes tipos de malteado y hierbas. Sabor a alcohol, especias y frutal tropicales. Cerveza muy agradable, realmente muy buena.


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