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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Color is a hazy gold, with a small and short white head. Aroma is full-on citrus, with loads of lemon zest, and plenty of sugar and spice. Palate: small amount of hops, big malt, smooth and citrusy, recalling weizens and witbiers quite a lot. Light body. The heaviness of the citric component soured the experience for me, and lessened my enjoyment of this beer. I have no ill memories from those Iíd consumed before I began reviewing. Could something be amiss?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Thanks Cheri for sharing this. I had to chug back most of the bottle because she doesnt like Belgian Blonde Ales. What a snob. Anyway a golden apperance with a moderate white head. The flavor is fruity with some pineapples and a decent spicy finish. The alcohol is hidden quite well. Not a bad sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Golden with aroma and flavor of lemons, pineapple, light fruit, and spices...Iím freaking experiencing belgian blonde-induced convulsions...sorry, had to share.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3409) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Thin look but thick and strong taste. This one will suprise you. Very complex, almost too much for me. Interesting but not exactly something I would want to sip very often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Opening the bottle released a bouquet aroma of strong pine, fruit, and spice. Carmel green apples, citrus, bananas, and alcohol spiciness for flavors. This has a hearty maltiness and the alcohol makes itself known. Acidic, slightly tart. Very complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1903) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Arrrrr! Pours hazy golden with a nice, fluffy white head. Head is 95% diminishing except for an uneven film and a ring of lacing. Sour fruits in the aroma, rather lambic-like, rounded out by some medicinal alcohol notes. Creamy, cob-webby flavor, malty sweet, musty, and lightly fruity. Plums and gingersnaps dancing in my head. Wonderful mouthfeel, pillowy soft and lightly tingly. Finish is slightly sweeter than the brunt of the flavor. Each sip is more delicious than the last. Underrated, for sure. Yo ho, yo ho! A Piraatís life for me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle. I know other people havenít though as much as I do about this, but Iím buying it at about 2.50 a bottle. And for a beer this delicious (and high abv) I think thats a pretty good deal. Extra points for that definitely. Also pirates are tied with ninjas for awesomeness so this beer is tops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Banana clove aroam pours a light gold color with good white head and strong carbs. A belgian, some what skunky taste and odd tart after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Banana/clove aroma with a spicy belgian hop backing. Pours golden with a tall white bubbly head. Taste starts a bit sweet and fruity with a good amount of spice. Finishes with a kind of funky bitterness and leaves an interesting spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2004
(drft) Nice and thick with very good lacing. A slightly different apple taste than Iíve had with other Belgians - maybe some caramel in there too? A very good beer that would probably kill me if I had more than two.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 147 148 149  150  151 152 153 » 176

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50