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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2002
A very attractive cloudy golden color with a thin white lace and very little head. The alcohol wasn’t noticable until it warmed a bit, but still wasn’t too bad. Nice and sweet, with a very pleasant fruit smell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Honey, I’m home, nice lighter Belgian Ale, .This one is light and sweet and it packs a punch. This one won’t be on the top of my list ,but it is an enjoyable beer, it was part of a 6 beer Belgian Ale Sampler. I would say this is a good choice for a stronger summer Brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 Amber with thin white head. Toffee nose with almonds and crayon aroma. Burned flavor with notes of toffee, almonds, pepper, alcohol and mineral. Bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 Blondish brown in color. Strong taste of alcohol throughout. Spices very evident along with a slight fruit taste. More like a Belgian Strong ale mixed with a witbier or hefe-weizen. Still highly recommended though. Also tastes great aged.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2002
Pleasant aroma. Spicy with yeast. Alcohol is well hidden, but certainly not forgotten.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Golden color, firm white head. strong alcohol aroma. some spice and yeast smells coming our in the aroma. phenolic taste. very clove like. warm alcohol presence. semi-dry mouthfeel. reminiscent of a hefeweizen-just stronger. alcohol definitely felt. finishes really clean. and aas my friend said: ’far a strong ass beer it tastes really good.’

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2002
Very faint hazy honey-gold with large (quite bitter tasting) cream/white foamy head. Luscious lightly spiced floral/fruity nectar with added candy aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation and a big bitter and yeasty start, Malty sweet middle and bitter finish and aftertaste. Alcohol is very well masked and doesn’t hit till the second or third mouthful. very Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Nice clear strong ale with a pleasant aroma. Alcohol is balanced well with the swetness and hint of spices. An enjyable brew on a cold night.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Strangely sweet, but still dry. At first, it seems to hide the alcohol way better than some more highly-touted triples, IMO. Later, the alcohol strikes you blindsided! Quite spicy, very effervescent, and the only beer that has ever made me feel piratey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2002
Clear golden ale with frothy head. Spied fruit aroma with light maltiness. Definite alcohol finish. A little dry for me but still a good beer.


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