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

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RATINGS: 1770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 27, 2006
Dull gold murky appearance – nice head however the head does not last long– nose is sour milk and raw dough, flowers, and caramel – medium body – initial taste is sweet then turns acidic, and dried apricotish - aftertaste is medium with a creamy, acidic and alcohol

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16053) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 33cl bottle. Deep gold, very thick white head. Very carbonated. Yeasty banana and peach aroma. Lots of alcohol. Syrupy. Just too much alcohol. Sorry, I don’t like this much 2.1/5.0 Re-rate bottle from Lidl. Clear orange brown colour with lasting thick head. Some banana esters on the aroma. Touch of light toffee on aroma. Yep its still too syrupy strong obvious alcohol. But slightly better than I first rated this. There isnt enough of anything else to support the alcohol so its just too obvious and stands ojt too much

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 On daraft at Issac Newton’s with Stegosaurus. Poured a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, spices, and sweetness. Flavor is sweet, citrus, slight fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 23, 2006
1/3 l bottle. Light amber color with creamy head. I poured carefully but still got floating chunks to my glass. Fortunately they don’t seem to affect flavor. Tart fruity aroma with orange and alcohol notes. Complex chocolatey alcohol aroma, not at all unpleasant. Sweet malty and fruity flavor with orange, mango and melon. Herbal hops on the background. Quite full-bodied but not too heavy. Sweet, herbal, orangey and slightly bitter finish. Delicious and balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2006
From a 750ml. caged cork brown bottle with a cool painted/screened Pirate with a Viking ship in the background label. Made a good appearance, poured a hazy amber golden with a large foamy white head that settled into a thin, bubbly lacing, good carbonation. Had a sweet pale malty and peppery, grassy nose with a funky, dry Belgian yeastiness and whiffs of spicy alcohol. A crisp, textured on the tongue, smooth, but alcoholic, lightish from the carbonation, medium bodied mouth feel, good Belgian strong ale drinkability. Smooth tropical fruity and honey maltiness with a peppery, grassy hop taste, a balanced bitterness between hops and malts, a subtle funky, earthy yeastiness, a spicy alcohol warmth in the palate and a dry, crisp fruity and grassy, alcoholic finish. a dangerously quaffable Belgian ale. One of the better Belgian strong ales with many IPA-like qualities, very recommended, a must try for anyone exploring Belgian ales.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5969) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 I have had this beer several times over the years. Somehow I keep forgetting how much I enjoy this brew, yet on those occasions when I happen upon it again - I am reminded. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this brew pours a hazy pale golden color with a huge white head that leaves lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet, tangy and yeasty with a hint of spice. The flavor is sweet and sugary with a strong yeasty element and a hint of citrus and pepper on the finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2006
Beer pours a hazy light golden color with plenty of protein chunks doing laps. Huge frothy, off-white, mostly lasting, quickly diminishing head. The aroma is quite nice: malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; hoppy with moderate notes of chamomile and herb; yeasty with moderate notes of cellar, light note of barnyard; miscellaneous components include moderate notes of winter-like spice, refined sugar/candy, citrus zest. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter with a long, moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Overall, it’s damn sweet—but I think this kind of dessert-in-a-glass beer has it’s place. Despite a light warmth in the finish, there’s no real betrayal of ABV in this sample. The body is medium-to-full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2006
Hazy gold. Well built, fizzy, white head. A few yeast floaters suspended in the murkiness. Nose of pungent, past ripe fruit, doughy yeast, rich malt, candi sugar, and a bit of straw. Same flavors, plum, clove, and cotton candy, also. Dry, alcoholic, browned fruity yeast finish. Full, balanced body. Decent lacing. AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRgh!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2006
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Clear golden-orange color with bubbly white head that laced the glass. Assertive estery nose supported by apple and vodka undertones. Flavor is also dominated by estery clove and banana. Very effervescent. Cereal grain aftertaste is quickly overwhelmed by the alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8857) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2006
Bottled Brugs de’ Beertje 04-11-05. It’s like a Mr Whippy Ice cream when poured with a cloudy pale golden hue. Some rich sweet honey tastes but spicey coriander notes in the background. Very well balanced beer that slips down a treat, label is a bit tacky.


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