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


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RATINGS: 1786   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Pours hazy gold-orange with a very large white fluffy head. Nice spicy aroma. Strong alcohol and pepper taste. Not real complex, but very warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2004
Found this to be too harsh on the palate: not because of the alcohol but because of the lack of malt character. Not well crafted and left a lame aftertaste like cheap champagne would. Get something else. E.g. had a Duvel right after and it kicked Piraat’s arse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Dark golden in color with a mostly dissipating egg white head. Aroma is fruity with some hops, where’s the yeast? Flavor though is quite enjoyable. Very fruity, candy sugar, big ABV is very well hidden. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Clear gold with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of hops, spice and a touch of alcohol. Tastes slightly sweet, fruity with a warming alcoholic/hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
trappist glass: spicy alcohol on the lips then a sweet and great doughy and banana aftertaste. i like it. if only it were more together on the tongue, rather than after i swallow it. oh! ARRRGGHHH! I’m a Sea Dragon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2004
Clear golden body with a large frothy white head. The head lasted the distance and left good lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma was of spice , alcohol and cinnamon. Taste was sweet, buttery/oily, light pepper, spices again and the alcohol is certainly present and warming but not offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Sweet iron and hop nose. Small head and low carbonation for a Belgian ale. Sweet, full bodied, spicy, and fruity. The finish is long and alcoholic and full of sweetness. Good, but this beer is too sweet for my palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Poured a medium orange color with a huge head. Aromas of spices, alcohol and oranges. Spicy, orange, alcohol (just like it smells) taste. Moderate alcohol aftertaste (but bearable). Sweet with a bitter bite to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2004
A good Belgian brew, I was expecting less but was nicely suprised! Very fruity taste, nice alcohol taste, not overpowering! Good brew!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Massive, thick, foamy white head. Clear golden body with moderate carbonation. Thick cottony lacing. Classic citrus and banana nose of a tripel plus some spice, yeasty aroma and a vague leathery quality. Flavor is very distinct with elements of leather, fruit peels, more spice, and prominent alcohol. This is a big beer and I enjoyed it considerably.

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