khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very typical belgian strong. Quite delicious
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
To me this is nearly the epitome of a Belgian Strong ale. I tried this in draught at Buckeye Brewing.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First taste was almost overpowering with alchohol. An unbalanced rating was sure to follow. But, much to my surprise, by the third sip, this had won me over. A nice sweet/strong flavor = malts were not too thick, but seemed to be just right. I didn’t get a whole lot of hops in this, maybe just the dry finish. nice. (On draft at Buckeye Brewing)
boto (1807) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting. Alot of alchohol, but no overpowering taste. Very clean and drinkable.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of spicy clove-banana, light bubbles on the palate, cloudy. Intricate lacing on the glass. Yeasty sweet malt. Alcohol apparent at the finish. I liked more and more as I drank it.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Kick-ass brew. The most noticeable aspect is the pineapple aroma. I was thinking it would be overpowering, but the pineapple is barely tasted. It looks like a regular beer like bud. I would have never guessed the content was so high, though.
RE-RATE. Yeastly, some sour notes, maybe some fruitiness but not as much as I initially remember. Has a hoppy bitter finish with hints of sweetness and spices sprinkled in. Good, but not as good as I thought. Decreasing the aroma from a 10 to a 7. Increasing the appearance from a 3 to a 4. Decreasing the flavor from a 9 to a 7 and decreasing the overall from an 18 to a 15
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge frothy eggshell colored head. The beer is a slightly hazy orange color. Very different kind of aroma. It had hints of alcohol, bread, musk, sweetness, and some sourness. The flavor was sweet, with a sour/musky aftertaste. Actually, I didn’t taste the alcohol much. Another interesting brew that leaves me a little confused.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol. Coriander, coriander, coriander. Sweet malt and banana and orange in abundance. Beautiful golden color and great head. But too much of everything. Probably should not drive or operate machinery of any sort after even handling the bottle. Four of us in a bar had a great laugh over this and we thought we liked the beer but we could not finish the bottle. Duvel on steroids?
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The look of Piraat Amber could not be any better with just right amount of gas, pleasant tonation bright orange-brown with thick, thick white crown. Very nice, soft gentle aroma. With alcohol content that is over 10 % is very hard to hide its presence. It is not too sweet or aggressive. Sweetness travels well into warming smooth aftertaste. Great beer.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 I poured so vigorously that I hurt myself and the head exploded above the cloudy orange mess...yeast infected banana gum...stupendiously spicy!!!...a tad too much although not in a sweet way..dryness but spicy..lingering spices...moldy banana bread and flemmy throats..leaving me infected!!