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

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RATINGS: 1666   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.


2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sloshgator (490) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Piraat came to me as part of a gifted Belgian beer pack. I usually avoid those things because the beers are mostly mediocre. This one is not exception. Nice amber color with a think frothy head, but just a hint of a chemical-like aroma. Taste is slightly bitter with no pleasant notes -- kind of like a strong macro beer. Not real terrible but definitely not something to seek out.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
susonagger (15) - spain, - JAN 12, 2015
Cerveza especial belga muy fuerte, 10,5° de alcohol, de alta fermentación, con segunda fermentación en botella. Cuenta la leyenda que esta cerveza era consumida por los piratas y otros navegantes por su alto valor alimenticio, su aumento de energía y su capacidad de elevar la moral ante el peligro. La salida al mar durante largos periodos necesitaba una cerveza fuerte y nutritiva que se pudiera guardar durante mucho tiempo. De tonalidad ambarina y algo turbia. Sabor muy complejo, arranca de forma agresiva, , perfumado, potente y rico con espuma abundante. Su alto alcohol está perfectamente integrado, al igual que sus vistosas y finas burbujas. Nariz afrutada, con notas de miel y ramillete de flores variadas. Entrada con tendencia dulce, envuelta rápidamente con un agradable y elegante amargor, muy persistente, que crea importantes combinaciones gustativas. Su segunda fermentación le da ese cuerpo que va redondeando a un amargor seco y pronunciado. Una tercera fermentación en botella o barril le permite un robusta cuerpo, una gran complejidad y, a su vez, un fácil paso de boca teniendo en cuenta su graduación. Muy buena cerveza para tragos cortos. Acompańa bien a pescado sazonado, conejo a la brasa o estofado, carne de caza menor y quesos fuertes y azules. http://www.estucerveza.com/piraat- 2,09 http://cerveza.uvinum.es/piraat cervezus 2,05

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1898) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle kings head Huddersfield. Cloudy orange good bubbly white head. Aroma is yeast bread fruits taste same some banana lots of caramel sweetness no sign of alcohol. nice smooth body. Good stuff well rounded.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
g_georgiou (324) - CYPRUS - JAN 10, 2015
Clear orange body with a thick beige head. Aroma is yeast, malt, spice, alcohol. Taste is sweet fruity, yeasty, bitter. Medium body, bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jukkar (28) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Very thick taste, full body, lively sensations in mouth, long finish. The alcohol tastes in the beginning but disappears fast. Slight sweetness but not too much. A hint of bitterness. Nice amber color. Minimal head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 3, 2015
I liked this ale alot. Color is a very appealing amber, and aroma is a typical belgian mix, pleasant but nothing special. Taste is a bit caramel for me mixed with hops and other subtle flavors. Very palatable and pleasant feel for 10% abv. Taste is not overly complex, keeping this below a 4 but otherwise very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
mjik83 (739) - - DEC 29, 2014
- 33cl flesje via Gall & Gall, Maastricht - Alcoholpercentage van 10,5% - UItgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: amberkleurig met flinke witte schuimkraag : Aroma en smaak: Belgisch gist, zoet, alcohol komt sterk door, zuurtje als citrus Conclusie: sterk bier van Van Steenbergen, vindt deze niet slecht maar erg speciaal vind ik de bieren buiten Gulden Draak niet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (480) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Tap at bulldog uptown in tulip. Light copper with good white head and great lacing. Dark fruit funk with decent yeast nose. Spicy sour fruit up front, then some grain and yeast. Spicy, some effervescent, tiny bit of waxy resin mouthfeel, more than others in style. Yaar matey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (842) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Typical Belgian Aroma, banana, clove, an Belgian Yeast. Creamy white head, clear caramel color. creamy feel with a wonderful taste of banana and clove.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wittz (19) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2014
Zárkózott, megközelíthetetlen, metsző erő, mögötte nyugtalan szederlekvár áramlása., mint ellenpár, melyek nem foglyai a polgári normáknak. Nem érnek össze az elemek: az áramlattal szemben haladnak. Mézes és mar, de nem fekszik az alk. szint.


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