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


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RATINGS: 1619   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml at Tituš, Zagreb. Pours yellow with white head. Malty and yeasty aroma and taste. Caramel and bit spicy. Presence of alcohol not that hidden. Not a favourite of mine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CBucher (1) - Monterey, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Mild, complex flavor. Drinking straight out of the bottle, so unable to judge appearance. Unusual distinction of getting better as it sits (and warms). IBU is a little higher than my preference, but worth another round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (906) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
BB 08/04/15. Poured as half a glass of off-white foam over a clear amber coloured liquid. Retained too well, not wanting to diminish. Laced well. Carbonation high and coarse. Aroma of sweet honeyed yeast. Taste very sweet honey-like yeast, a bit sugary, a bit phenolic; alcohol well hidden; too sweet but understandably due to the high alcohol. Light body. Smooth, crisp, but for me too sweet - only one at a time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swengw (8) - - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appears a cloudy brown with a frothy inch of head. Yeasty/doughy smell. Mix of bitter and sweet tastes with some saltiness as expected. The full-bodied feel and lively carbonation is exciting. Great beer with a strong character, would be hard to have more than one in a sitting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Keg at 6DN, Aberdeen, 20/06/14. Golden with a moderate white covering. Nose is tangy dark fruits, spice, candied fruit peel, light booze, sugars. Taste comprises yeast esters, dates, candied fruit peel, spice, sugary syrup. Full bodied, light prickly carbonation which helps keep it drinkable, the alcohol is well integrated. Ok Belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericwill99 (47) - Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
So spicy! I had forgotten that part. Rich, and flavorful, the alcohol adds richness and mouthfeel that I really appreciate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (507) - - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Tesco. Hazy golden orange with a creamy white head. The aroma was lightly sweet with a light bread malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rsedillo (16) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Good taste, a cool IPA without the bitter of an IPA. Much flavor in a small bottle with good flare to hit the palate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (8039) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a light amber color. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, alcohol, wood and hops.

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