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


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1514) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 17, 2004
golden duvel colour. Aroma is very yeasty and quite splendid with some fruit tones. Taste was nothing like I would have imagined, more citrus then I would have guessed, smooth yeasty taste with a spicy aftertaste that bites ... har har har

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2004
Deep golden color. Aroma like the applehouse with yeast and a whiff (or two, or three) of the alcohol. First taste is tart but gives way to sweet fruit and, of course, alcohol. Has legs and lace. i love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2004
Very good brew! It pours a thick golden color with a white head. Good carbonation. The aroma is litely fruity and sweet. The initial taste is nice but it has a bit of a strong aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2004
yeasty, malt vanilla aroma, light amber gold color, large head, malt banana fruit taste, alcohol becomes evident in aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
Piraat on draught is a wonderul experience. Poured in a fluted goblet with a medium head. The color is a rich ruby to deep amber. Hops pour from the glass with an intriguing floral bouquet. The flavor is mostly hops with a great balance of caramel malt. Slightly sweet malt flavor balance with dry floral hop flavor mask the definate presence of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2004
Hazy golden color, huge, white and pillowy head. Yeasty, fruity and alcoholic aroma. Sweet, fruity, slightly alcoholic flavor with yeast and orange-peel. Smooth, medium-carbonated mouthfeel. Hides the ABV quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 Definitely a bready, yet interesting belgian golden pour (resembling a trippel). Generic in appearance, but a nice spicy flavor that hides the alcohol extemely well. Hops really only appear at the end. I missed the sweetness that others mention. Only the poor quality of my poker play could attest to the 10.5 ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2004
Good golden glassy color, and a thin head to it. Aroma isnt too tell-tale compared to the flavor, which is where its at. Good crispness to it, but still holds to a good sweentess and complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2005 Bottled. Hazy yellow, like a wit bier. Large, white head and a little carbonation. Sweet, floral aroma. The taste is lacking with lots of corn flake like sweetness. Flavor also has tangerine and malt. Way too sweet. I wouldn’t want more than one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Rich golden coloured body with medium to large Belgian style white vale. Sweet floral aroma, which is soft and smooth. The flavour and palate follow suit. The beer is rich complex and well balanced. I very nice rate. Georgie’s birthday, with the girls.

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