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

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RATINGS: 1795   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5433) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
A faint nutty aroma (hazelnuts?), this is a very heady beer with a cloudy yellow appearnace. This is a nice Belgian, smooth with mild spicy tingles, but an excellent hider of its HAC - that is - until it hits you. Wow, that hits though. This and the Gulden Draak were the highlights of a six-pack of Belgians i recently bouth, though the Triple Bornem was also nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
njklebs (9) - USA - SEP 5, 2005 does not count
This is the top of the beer food chain for my liking. Did not score it perfect because it would mean that I no longer need to search for the perfect beer. Overall great color, flavor, aroma, and aftertaste. Plus, a bottle of this at 10% will start or end your night with a little WOW.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15714) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2006)
A bit hazy golden, firm white head. Sweet hoppy honeyish nose. Very hoppy&alcoholic (brandy) with some licorice and fruity, honey sweetness. Spicey and bitter. Long waming bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
This belgium was very bitter with a strong aftertaste, not really as smooth as others, very hazy yellow, like dull piss basically!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
330 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour with a mostly diminishing frothy and rocky white head. Big citrus aroma - orange, lime, tangerine - plus notes of caramel and alcohol. Citrus flavour gives way to caramel, raisin, and brown sugar with a light grapefruit and alcohol finish. Full bodied, very warming, light alcohol burn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Pours a clear yellow/golden color with a small white head. Aroma is banana bread. Flavors are marachino cherries, bananas, cinnamon, sugar, apples, wheat bread, and a little alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied and very smooth the whole way down. Very mellow and easy to drink for a 10.5%

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10252) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle. Primarily a malt and peach pulp aroma with slight alcohol aroma. Light amber color with small lacy head. Sweet fruity flavor - peach, apple, cherry- and yeast with a moderate bitter and alcohol burn finish. Smooth with alcohol content staying fairly well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2005
clear golden color w/ a huge white head visable carbonation w/ some good lacing. Smells of yeast, bread dough, bannannas a touch light but nice. Full slightly hot spicy palate. Spiced flavor yeast alcohol very sweet grainy some raw sugarz bannanna, and bread dough. A pretty good beer w/ a bit of an odd aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13163) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber with full head that diminished slowly. Complex fruity aroma. Medium body. Same complex fruity flavor as in the aroma with a sweet medium finish ending with a strong alcohol bite. Good belgian but the alcohol will hit you quickly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 17, 2005
spicy, candy aroma. banana, lemon. orange color thin white head. tons of yeast chunks floating around. hazy. complex flavor of nuts and candy. definitly packs a punch. good beer.


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