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


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RATINGS: 1769   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 15, 2004
bottled: ive had this several times but refreshed my memory yesterday....always thought it was from somwhere else due to the label??? this a typical belgian strong spicy citrus notes bananas in the nose....mouth is mostly the same some bubblegum warmth and sweets of alcohol. good for a try but not for drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Spicy sweet lemony alcohol aroma rises from the enormous white head. Nicely balanced and fairly easy to drink, the spices do not overwhelm the malt character and sweet fruit goodness. Enjoyable but be careful, one of these can put you off kilter a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1204) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Whats with the dude on the label....he looks more like an "ass piraat", than just a "piraat". Anyways, one of the most ridiculous heads Ive ever seen....this beer gives that heather from the ideepthroat.com website a run for her money when it comes to giving head. Aroma is very spicey, ginger, cinnamon. Flavor followed suit, sweet hoppy finish, crisp, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Bottle. HUGE freakiní head, even on careful pouring. Not much of an aroma, just kind of chill and mellow. A little bit of bit in the slightly hoppy, effervescent, and consistent flavor. A little bit of spicy fruit, subtle, nice. Shockingly easy to drink for 10.5% ABV. Not challenging but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 26, 2004
A rather sweet, moderately spicy and noticeably alcoholic (10.5%) Belgian golden ale with a mild bitterness lurking behind the standard Belgian flavor; A metallic flavor puts a slight damper on an otherwise solid beer; Only complaint with the flavor is that it seems to be overbalanced toward the sweet end and thus a bit one-dimensional; The nose is sweet and lightly spicy; Apricot in color; The rise-and-fall circulation of the sediment puts on a magnificent display; Pours with an absolutely huge white head with superb retention and lacing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2004
11.12 oz bottle. Intensely malty nose, with lots of sugary and citrus fruits, yeast and bubble gum. Flavor much similar to nose, lots of sweet candi sugar, cotton candy, waffle cones, lemon, sweet orange, light vanilla and hints of banana and yeast. Maybe some clove in there as well. Warming, but the alcohol isnt out of place for being so high. Good fiery orange color with a big white head. Quite good, very sweet, would probably age fairly well. Not anything overly adventurous here, but quite solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 19, 2004
In the bottle. Butterscoth candy color. White foamy head the size of a body pillow. Maybe itís not beer foam at all, but that spray foam crack filler "Good Stuff." At least thatís how long the head seems to last. Remarkable. Iím experiencing a malty, hoppy aroma, but nothing exotic (and no alcohol nose burn) at first pour. But WOW!!! Just taste the stuff! Now hereís your ethanol. Burns down to your caecum. Tangy. Sweet, but a hop-balanced sweetness. Amazing light body to pack such a flavor punch. In fact, itís like a mead without the honey. Does that make sense? This grabs your tongue as it warms and rakes it like an arroyo casaba. I drink this slowly. I donít want it to end. I probably like DT slightly better, but not much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Fruity tasting beer. Probably my second fav of the 6er of Belgiums I had. Interesting taste, lots going on. I like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
An attractive color and tasty beer. Alcohol is high but not overpowering. Masked by fruit but then you can drink too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Explosive head, thick and creamy. Golden colored. Aroma of tortillaís (god help me for that). Aroma didnít do it for me but taste was much better. Medium bodied, candi sugar and malt with a long mild hop finish. Alcohol present throughout.

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