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

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RATINGS: 1801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.


2.9
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3544) - 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.

3.9
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1940) - 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!

4.2
   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

3.3
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - SEP 10, 2004
pours a cloudy golden- thick, persistant white head, sticks around for a while. Aroma is a bit funky at first, but takes on a spicy, sort of candy apple smell. Flavor is also a tad funky, fading to apples. Pretty sweet, almost sickly. Finishes warm and winey. Very smooth in the mouthfeel, probly itís best aspect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 This ale has a beautiful look to, nice cloudy amber, small bubbles, and a thick white head that soon dimishes, yet manages to coat the glass as you drink. The aroma is that of spices with an underlying whiff of pome-family fruits. The drink is not too sweet, somewhat thick with a heavier spice and perhaps apple flavor. Surprizingly not too strong of an alchohol flavor. It leaves a tart, winey taste in the mouth.

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