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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Deep golden color, lasting creamy white head with insane lacing. Aroma was on par for a Belgian strong ale, with spice and alcohol dominant. Flavor was a little too yeasty for my taste, so much so that it seemed to cover up the other flavors, which were much more pleasant but difficult to discern. Finish was dry and tangy, with a somewhat unpleasant hop bitterness that just doesn’t work with this style. Not bad, but not my favorite either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2220) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 Golden colour. Alcohol, malty, floral nose, nice head, great lace. Flavour is sweet, yeasty, alcohol. Alcohol has a nice warming effect. Finishes slightly sweet and acidic.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
The alcohol zings a tad, but it’s a sweet joy to drink if you don’t mind gettin’ wasted after just one glass. Slightly sharp and biting. Aargh!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2003 Yarh tis a tad bit sweet don't yih ponder! Golden yellow beige head. High carbonation. Sweet honey aroma malts. Caramel aroma and flavour Warming. Slight hop. Syrupy sweet palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2002
This was pretty good. Nice and chunky sediment floating around. Nothing special.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
A very typical belgian strong. Quite delicious

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
To me this is nearly the epitome of a Belgian Strong ale. I tried this in draught at Buckeye Brewing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2002
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)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boto (1827) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Very interesting. Alot of alchohol, but no overpowering taste. Very clean and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2002
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.


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