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


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RATINGS: 1733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2003
On tap at Ashley's Ann Arbor MI: Golden hue with a small head. Nice fruity, woody, malty aroma. Tart and acidic taste, hints of mild spices and nutty sweetness on the finish. Dry and lively mouthfeel with a metallic and alcoholic feel. Good but not great Belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1570) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Cloudy, copper appeaance. Fruity aroma. Lots of sweetness up front in the taste balanced with fruits and spices to mellow out that high alc content. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Deep gold, slightly bitter after taste. Could be the batch. A nice experience, but lacks the presence of other Belgians and Belgian-style brews such as Unibroue's La Fin du Monde or Duvel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Golde triple color with a small dense white head that smells of wet wood/cardboard, vanilla and bannanas. Flavor is pretty good, tropical/mango, plum and vanilla, with a slight oxidized, pappery note in the finish. If this beer was a little more consistent vis a vis Duvel it could be a contender, but as it stands it's occasionally pretty good, varying greatly from bottle to bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Whoa...this was some powerful stuff. Upon opening this stubby little bottle the alcohol sneaks out from under the cap. Also is spicy and lemony. Poured a cloudy, opaque yellow with lots of chucky things floating around, yeast and grains are my guess. Gained a small fluffy white head with some divets and pock marks. Taste is quite strong of alcohol, with a lemony/orange spice and a bit of a nutlike malt, very milky, grainy, pulpy in the feel with a smooth alcoholic bite that cleansed my head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Nice toasty-maltiness, very drinkable. Very little aroma but a lovely flavor. Golden color with a little murk and only a little lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Pours an orangey color with an off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is spicy, with alcohol ones. Not one of the best Belgians I have had. Very Average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10562) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 9, 2003
amber-blond colour, fine head, nice lace, aroma of caramelized sugar, alcohol and peach/orange, vinous, tart and full-bodied, the sweetness is followed by a robust dry bitterness and a long warming alcohol and spicy aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2003
Aaaaaaargh, shiver me timbers etc etc. No, sorry I should stop with that motif. This beer is OK but not anything special. For the money I am not impressed. If I could buy two for $2 and make earrings out of the caps it wouldn't be bad for a buccaneer. Boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30685) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2003
The aroma is very sweet and alchoholic with notes of fruit. The color is a clear amber and it has a beutiful head, though it disappears. The flavor is very powerful and fruity. The alchohol content is hidden but gives it a great palate and prickles your tongue. It ends on a dry note instead of bitterness. A really great beer.

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