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

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RATINGS: 1685   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Pours pale yellow with thin white head. This beer really quite well rounded. Very nicely balanced flavors. The high alcohol is barely noticeable. Aroma and flavor are of your traditional belgian.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2004
11.2 oz capped bottle: pours a murky, pine colour. The creamy foam atop settles into a patchy work of white lily pads. Sweet lemony, yeast aroma with some artificial tangerines, cloves and bananas. Spicy palate, with fresh ground pepper, cloves, a bit of ginger, and plenty of esters that jump quickly to the back of the throat where they hang out before falling down into the throat. I like the carbonation, but it borders on too fizzy. A moist sour lemon flavour finishes a fair brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2009 2009-10-09. Bottle gushers upon opening, golden body, large off white head fades. Sweet pale malt aroma, light yeast and alcohol. Flavour is similar, warming alcohol precedes and follows the sweet pale malt middle. Dry finish, touches of toasty malts and light caramel. Average palate is fairly carbonated. Decent triple/golden ale, simple. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5 Bottle from the LCBO

2004. Bottle pours a pale golden yellow with a smallish head. Tasted right after the Bornem Tripel and didn’t find a whole lot of differences, though I did prefer the Piraat slightly. Perhaps a less weary palate might have discerned more but it seemed to have the same yeasty aroma a sweet alcohol profile to it. Not entirely pleasant aftertaste. 7/3/7/3/13 - 3.3

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Bottle. Poured golden orange with a small white head that diminished to a mere ring. Aroma is nice, spice, rich malt, bready yeast, alcohol and a slightly tart note. Flavor is rich and sweet with a prominent yet pleasant alcohol burn and dry finish. Smooth, full mouthfeel. I'll buy this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2004
purchased in an lcbo gift pack. very sweet aroma: very yeasty/bananas. flavour is strong, alcohol pushes through right to the end. It's fairly easy to drink though despite it's high content. Very sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Fluffy white head and golden pour with nice carbination. This packs a wallop behind the spicy aroma and flavor. Crisp flavor with a coating mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2004
The alcohol comes on first then lets you sample the sweet spiciness that lies underneath. The sweetness abates for the dry finish. The opaque bottles this comes in help to preseve the flavor and prevent skunkiness that I'm sure would have been there otherwise. Mine came in a six pack sampler that I recommend for trying several of their other creations as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2003
The alcohol taste really hits you at first, although for 10.5 percent it's pretty well masked. Notes of pineapple and pepper. A litle bit cloying after a while.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2004 Bottle. Crappy head, but nice orange glowing color. Aroma is of sweet fruit and malty yeast. Good smooth malt flavor with strong alcohol and a bit of hop. Goes down so smooth for the alcohol content.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Thin head with very little carbonation. Medium hazy gold color. Nice sweet aroma of fruits, yeast and spices. Wow, packs a punch. Strong alcohol flavor but goes nice with the other flavors of wheat, yeast and hops. Pretty substantial hops finish that is bitter and dry and warms very well as it goes down. A good quality belgian. Cool label also.


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