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


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RATINGS: 1714   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2005
Blond colour, strong and large creamy head. Spicy and sweet-alcoholic aroma, palate is creamy, herby, finish is bitter with a sweet touch. nice Strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Murky, golden/ tan pour. lingering, small white head. Smells of burnt sugar, fruit. I liked the aroma very much. Flavor was explosive, wow, wasn’t expecting such tanginess. Spiceness is nice. Some nice sweet maltiness and fruit/ toffee maybe. Incredibely rich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2005
A Mes rate: Sweet tangy and alcoholic nose. Reasonable semi cloudy blonde looks with good head retention and nice lace. Spicy, creamy, soapy, slight citric notes and just way too much alcohol showing. Spicy and slightly acrid finish. *yawns*

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
Great thick white head and golden yellow body. Nice lacing on the glass throughout. Sweet flavor, frothy on the palate, followed by fruit and alcohol. Possibly orange/lemon aftertaste. This thing really packs a punch. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 9L bottle courtesy of Stephen on 01/09/2010. Very clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet floral and earthy hop aroma with lots of candi sugar. Sweet flavor with lots of candi sugar and a bit of noble hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/3/15 - 3.6 11/16/2005 - Pours a goldent color with a white head that mostly dissipates. This was a very sweet beer with a light bitter aftertaste. 5/4/8/4/15 - 3.6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
A medium orange/golden color with a pure white medium head when poured. The head dissapates quickly leaving just a trace behind. This beer has a light aroma with an earthy smell with just a hint of bananas and apples. Strong overtones of citrus (grapefruit) hops are also present. The body was clear and sparkling. Initially acidic and swwet, the beer leaves a medium bitter taste on the tongue. This isn’t a dry beer, despite the relatively strength. A decent beer for a cold evening.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle: Appeared is a almost cloudy yellow. Very little head that left quickly. The smell is of a skunked pineapple. The flavor is initially sweet and robust, but is quickly broken into by a sour aftertaste. At 10.5% ABV this one goes down warm and keeps you warm throughout. Take it easy, Matey!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2005
(BJCP Class) Smells skunk right off the bat. After warming up this was a huge beer. Tons of Alcohol and a dark pale gold yellow color with a great head. Very carbonated which too style is great. Strong dry spicy fruity flavor. A mild, dry beer which made this a good beer. Careful too many and you will end up walking the plank. Arrrgh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
bottle from whole foods. aroma is mild...bread, banana-y esters. light gold with a huge dense white head that doesn’t seem like it’s going to go anywhere. medium body. flavor is immediately sweet and a little tart, with honey, banana, some spiciness...this fades into a damn near perfectly balanced trio of mild alcohol, some hop bitterness, and the malty/candisugar sweetness. it’s hard to believe this is actually 10.5, feels much lower. leaves the mouth a tiny bit sticky, but definitely not cloying. this is stellar, like duvel’s big brother (only not quite as good). would be amazing if the aroma brought more to the table.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
33cl bottle. Hazy apple cider colored with some scum for head. Alcohol, apple and pineapple in the nose. Sweet with some yeasty pinapple. Finishes sticky with some bitterness and lots of alcohol.

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