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


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RATINGS: 1793   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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sohk (102) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 1, 2016
This one somehow reminded me of the La Trappe Quad ... it’s like a copy of it. Very Good beer though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haggis03a3 (196) - Orinda, California, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Nice foamy head. Aroma of citrus, sweet bready molasses and dried fruit. Tastes sweet with same flavors with some alcohol and a metallic flavor. Too sweet but has a nice mouth feel and good carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilb (97) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2016
Arôme sur la banane et l’alcool. Belle mousse qui tient, couleur ambrée. En bouche, fluide et alcoolisée. Finale franche et moyennement longue sur l’alcool. Bonne bière bien qu’elle soit un peu trop orientée sur l’alcool. Une bière de caractère à accompagner d’un plat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (952) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Light but bold fruit aroma. Hazy golden brown body with a long lasting head. Tangy strong fruit taste, Warms the palate. Has a mild bitter bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bubeer (284) - - FEB 10, 2016
Clean amber. Frothy large head with high retention. Aroma intensity 3/5. Blackcurrant, banana and a bit of pepper in the nose. Medium bitter with some sweet in the back of the mouth. Pepper is more evident in the taste. Medium to full body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stepthom (8) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Bronze with full lasting head. Aroma of malt and some pineapple. Creamy and fairly carbonated. Sweet malt with some caramel and fruitiness. Yeast apparent in the mouthfeel. Alcohol is detectable. Definitely my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2016
F: big, off-white, good retention. C: a little hazy, deep gold. A: malty sweet, caramel, tropical fruits, dry fruits, molasses, some honey-herbal, yeast. T: dry sweet, bread dough, dusty, candy sugar, dry fruits, raisins, alcohol warming finish with nice decent bitterness in the palate, medium to full body, good carbonated, sample in beer festival in Brugges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4343) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Sarah and Paul - Cheers! Strained hop peach melange, with white peppered sponge finger. Juicy, dry and warming. Triple like. Liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathanvc (184) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
Pours hazy golden/light amber with a big foamy head that leaves lacing. The aroma contains different fruits, spices, sugar, yeast and dough. Medium sweet towards a light, not too dry bitterness. Medium in body, lively carbonation and thick texture. A big punch of alcohol for the lovers. Great, a classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (532) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2016
330ml pour from room-temp bottle in Kazakhstan. Pours a deep orange, clear, very heavily carbonated, large bubbly fluffy off-white head. Nose is sweet and fruity, citrus (orange and lemon), floral, maybe honey, some biscuit, and some dough. Body is medium-full, creamy up front with a dry sticky finish. Taste carries a lot of that in the nose, with some baking spices and more fruitiness added in. I don’t get as much of the bready/doughy notes in the taste though. Alcohol is notable, but not overpowering. Warming.

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