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

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RATINGS: 1808   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2005
Golden, fluffy. Served in Piraat glass I think. Smells exotic, fruity and estery of pineapple, grapefruit, grapes, hops, and yeasty spicyness. It tastes quite alcoholic, and reminds me of Duvel and Montagnarde. Sweet and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6630) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2005
There is a lot of stuff going on with this beer, perhaps too much for me to grab all of it. First, the alcohol was definitely noticable. More than one of these and my windshield would be wiped. It also had the unique characteristic of bringing some zing to the very tip of my tongue. Never had a beer do that before. The beer was rich and lively, full of fruits and malts. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
Cloudy amber-orange with a big creamy and lasting head. Itís bursting with a yeasty aroma, along with some fruity spice and alcohol. Itís on tasting, though, that the full impact of the alcohol hits. It struggles to contain the 10.5%, making it taste a bit chemically. Otherwise, the flavour is pretty good, with some lasting bitterness and a long aftertaste. Iíd like to get my hands on the 9% - itíd probably work a bit better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Tap: Ashleys Ann Arbor. Wow, this is probably my favorite belgium blonde, besides high alch content, is very complex with fruity palate of many mixed fruits, plenty of hops and malt. Definatley a new liking for me.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is of banana and pineapple along with alcohol and yeast. Flavor is slightly citrusym with too much alcohol and a watery finish. This one didnít really agree with me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Pours gold with a gi-friggin-gantic white head. Bready, yeasty aroma. The spiciness and the over-the-top alcohol flavors donít mesh. Why would you get this when Duvel is so widely available?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (735) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2005
Golden coloured beer with a big white head. The taste is sweet and alcoholic. The aftertaste is more spicy and also a bit dry bitter. A nice beer. (Bottle 33cl)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Poured an effervescent yellow with a tall fizzy white head which dissipated almost completely. Aroma of vinous grapes, candy, flowers, and spices. Taste is flowery, spicy, with a touch a honey flavor and a fairly light dry finish. Body is light and feels over-carbonated. Not bad... has complexity, but I donít sense the care that goes into good belgians.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle fromm Beers of Europe. Tim Webb has said this is the beer served as the house beer at Staminee De Garre in Brugge. It certainly is very similar. Hazy golden, persistant white head. Aroma overwhelmingly spicy, with cloves, coriander, pepper, pineapple, alcohol. Firm mouthfeel with warming finish. Very fine beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Shiver me timbers, this is one damn fine Belgium brew! Pours a cloudy golden color with a willing head and lotsa fine lacing. Rich yeasty pineapple aroma. Creamy spice flavor with a gripping mouthfeel and lingering sweet marmalade and bread aftertaste with a hop tingle. Raise the Jolly Roger because Iím off to plunder some more of this delicious booty!


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