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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: 1812   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.


3.2
   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 (10670) - 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 (13466) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 11, 2005
A dark golden color with a long lasting thick white head. Has a fruity aroma. A sweet taste with a bit of a bite to the aftertase.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2005
The aroma is heavy with yeast and malt and some sweet raisins. The appearance is fantastic. The color is a hazy dark golden and pours one of the finest foamy heads I have ever seen. The flavor is super sweet with some cheese, ginger, and cloves. Packs an alcohol kick that’s stronger than it needs to be. The aftertaste is sweet and bitter. If you like really sweet strong beers you will love this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2005
On tap at The Celt, Diest. Golden transparent color with a big head. Yeasty and wheaty aroma. Sweet, dry and alcoholic beer. The beer has a very short finish.


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