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


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RATINGS: 1649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (58) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
15/11/2014 : 33 cl bottle @ father-in-law Nice pour with steady foam, almost orange colour. Sweet and boozy in the nose. Taste : spices, some brown sugar, dough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1848) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours an apricot color. Aromas of bread, bubblegum, and Belgian yeast. Sweet dough and bubblegum flavors with a boozy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (154) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
Amberkleurig bier met mooie schuimkraag. Kruidige neus, zoet mondgevoel. Bitterig na afdronk, blijft hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a rusty orange . Sweet bready aroma . Fruity yeast flavor , mild hop presence , with a sweet finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (517) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Slightly cloudy light Amber pour with a thick white head. Yeasty Belgian aroma, warm and malty with a touch of spice. Flavour is heavy and fairly sweet with lots of fruit and yeast, a touch of spice and citrus hops to finish lightly bitter and dry. Lots of flavour and pretty well balanced, but not the best for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (644) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Visual: This is the heavier 10.5% ABV bigger brother version. Pours golden-orange with a massive long-lasting super creamy beautiful large head, clusters of steady streams. Nose: orange citrus, orange blossom, sweet honeyed malts (lvl-4)-pungency Attack: incoming heaviness Mid-palate: warm alcohol detection, palate heavy, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) thick honeyed malts, biscuit, rum spices, tropical fruit (pineapple-guava) Finish: mild alcohol bitterness, residual warmth, spiced honey exhale, super soft hopped boozy finish. Summary: So Strong!!! Fuller and more flavourful than the 9.5% I reviewed earlier. Get this one instead, if you can handle heavy beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmc619 (433) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tried a few times, finally rating it. Nice pour into Duvel glass. Biggish head with a cool bright orange color. Moderate strength of aroma with, actually, some Scotch / meaty notes to it. Interesting, but gets weirder / sourer as it warms. Big and syrupy as you’d expect; alcohol is hitting hard, maybe a bit under it’s volume, but still present. Second sip: this is big time boozy. Nice sweet caramel breadiness comes through in the finish though. Another good Halloween beer candidate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (541) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Wow this is amazing. Tons of yeast, bread, grain, cereal flavours along with a lot of subtle spices and a nice alcohol heat. Supremely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (146) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Es una cerveza especial Belga muy fuerte, 10.5% de alcohol, de alta fermentación y con segunda fermentación en botella. Tiene un color ambarina y algo turbia, con espuma abundante y unas grande variedad de aromas sorprendentes, recordando diferentes tipos de malteado y hierbas. Sabor a alcohol, especias y frutal tropicales. Cerveza muy agradable, realmente muy buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (969) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass. A: Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a lot of tiny particles floating inside. Forms a big thin bubbled and creamy light yellow head which is aloso soapy and molasses. Huge retention (never disappears completely) leaving tons of soapy lingering lacings in the glass S: Strong sweet caramel malts in the nose. Candi sugar, dark dry fruits and caramel. Strong lemony and grassy hops profile. Very bready and earthy Belgian style yeasts. Alcohol notes in the end T: Sweet malty upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts, candi sugar and toffee. Notes of dry raisins and plums. A bit of bubblegum sensation. Grassy and lemony hops bitterness. Consistent bitterness. Good bitterness balance. Belgian style bready yeasts M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. High density beer. Bready, fruity and bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkablility despite of the ABV. Pleasant and well done Belgian Strong Ale. Classic [ BA Review @ 3/14/2014 ]

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