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

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common

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RATINGS: 1621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2004
Clear golden body with a large frothy white head. The head lasted the distance and left good lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma was of spice , alcohol and cinnamon. Taste was sweet, buttery/oily, light pepper, spices again and the alcohol is certainly present and warming but not offensive.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Sweet iron and hop nose. Small head and low carbonation for a Belgian ale. Sweet, full bodied, spicy, and fruity. The finish is long and alcoholic and full of sweetness. Good, but this beer is too sweet for my palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Poured a medium orange color with a huge head. Aromas of spices, alcohol and oranges. Spicy, orange, alcohol (just like it smells) taste. Moderate alcohol aftertaste (but bearable). Sweet with a bitter bite to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2004
A good Belgian brew, I was expecting less but was nicely suprised! Very fruity taste, nice alcohol taste, not overpowering! Good brew!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Massive, thick, foamy white head. Clear golden body with moderate carbonation. Thick cottony lacing. Classic citrus and banana nose of a tripel plus some spice, yeasty aroma and a vague leathery quality. Flavor is very distinct with elements of leather, fruit peels, more spice, and prominent alcohol. This is a big beer and I enjoyed it considerably.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
10.5%? Wow! I had no idea. The aroma was like walking through an apple orchard. The medium white head was supported by a light yellow body. It tasted appley with a beer influence.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2004
Nice intens gold-blond beer with a good white fluffy head.Good aroma’s off white fruit and fine hops,also alcohol warmness in the nose.Round fullbodied taste with sweetness and a hoppy bitterness.The afthertaste is warm and alcohol-sweet with a bitterness that lingers on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4401) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Fruity, spicy, and sweet Belgian. Golden color. Not to shabby, but for some reason I expected more.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
It is, it is a glorious thing to be a Pirate King!! Gold Coloring. Big Head...wants to stick around... fruity. sweet. Not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
Buena cerveza rubia. Belga. Color dorado. Mucha espuma. Alta gradacion (10.5%). Buen sabor (especiado y herbal)


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