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

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RATINGS: 1697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.9
   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 (757) - 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 (4562) - 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 (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
Buena cerveza rubia. Belga. Color dorado. Mucha espuma. Alta gradacion (10.5%). Buen sabor (especiado y herbal)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Bottled. A golden beer with a massive long lasting thick white head, and heavy lacing. The asoma is spicy and herbal, and definitely alcoholic. The taste is also spicy and thick with the warming alcohol in abundance. A tasty supping beer.Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2 and 4.3. Average becomes 3.8

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2004
Cloudy orange-amber beer with a huge white head. Aroma shows yeastiness, some plums, apple, orange, and pineapple aroma along with a generous amount of black pepper, clove, cinnamon, and other spices. Flavour is similar, with fruits, spices and a nice citrus bite all finished off by a slightly bitter finish. Well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 15, 2004
bottled: ive had this several times but refreshed my memory yesterday....always thought it was from somwhere else due to the label??? this a typical belgian strong spicy citrus notes bananas in the nose....mouth is mostly the same some bubblegum warmth and sweets of alcohol. good for a try but not for drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Spicy sweet lemony alcohol aroma rises from the enormous white head. Nicely balanced and fairly easy to drink, the spices do not overwhelm the malt character and sweet fruit goodness. Enjoyable but be careful, one of these can put you off kilter a bit.


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