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


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RATINGS: 1787   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (488) - Greater London, - JAN 8, 2013
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Amber to copper colour, clear, 1 finger tanned head which soon faded. Aroma was phenol, hubba bubba, yeast and booze which got more and more pronounced as the beer warmed. Tasted apples, bananas, molasses and yeast. Fairly bitter as expected, booze generally well hidden for the high ABV. Texture on the thick side, well carbonated which gave it a slightly coarse edge. Overall enjoyable but needed to do a bit more to justify some of the hype.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (593) - PORTUGAL - MAY 26, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 25C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 14G0 13:36. AROMA: moderate peppery notes from alcohol and phenols. slight solventy aroma. faint orange note. APPEARANCE: medium gold color and clear. large white head with moderate retention. Belgian lace formation. TASTE: predominant peppery phenolics flavor with spicy alcohols. medium bitterness from hops and phenolics. Dry finish with a moderate bitter aftertaste. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-high carbonation. smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a belgian golden strong ale with more phenolics and less fruity esters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (200) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a clear copper colour with a small off-white head which leaves lacing. Aroma of yeast, malts, red fruits, alcohol, spices. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a boozy finish. Notes of malts, caramel, spices, apple, kiwi, alcohol, bread. Texture is sticky, full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgiskOlklub (1031) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2016
Huge rocky off-white head and a amber clear body. The taste is heavy sweet and bitter. Aroma of caramel, bread, cereal, grass and spices. Warming alcohol. Sticky texture and full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6540) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Light hazy Amber, offwhite lace. Light spicy, orange peel, good chewy body, dry sparkly, apple, peach, kiwi, caramel, spicy finish. Pleasant full flavor and moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1296) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 25, 2016
Light amber with a white large foamy head. Aromas of malts, bread dough, alcohol aromatic herbs and a floral touch develop. Light effervescent, slick and round with a full body. Rich sweetness with a floral hop bite and a long lasting bit chewy finish. Powerful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2617) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Pours clear amber. Nose is sweet caramel and fruits, Belgian yeast, bready malts. Taste is malty, sweet caramel, you do taste the alcohol as well, spicy yeast, bittersweet, plenty of hops as well. Solid strong Belgian ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
digitalmacchi (7) - Porza, SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2016 does not count
BUONA BIRRA anche se molto amara e luppolosaaaa, Quindiii complimentiii braviii

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuzzcro (179) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2016
A nice surprise. I was expecting much less than what this glass of ale had in store. Nice color...laces nicely. Pleasant flavor. High ABV isn’t detectable. No bitter. A fine glass of ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
Mange procenter uden at den virker spritet. Den mangler måske lidt sødme for at opveje styrken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alex60 (93) - - APR 5, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - Belle mousse blanche persistante, couleur ambrée. Odeur : très forte d’alcool, vanille et banane. Goût : banane même si l’alcool très prononcée. Amertume persistante en bouche. Final long et basé sur l’alcool qu’on sent très fortement

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