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

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RATINGS: 1713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


Jonb5's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (421) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (593) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle @ Keller, steeneberge event. Pours amber with big white head. Aroma is sweet, alcoholic, fruity, caramel, slight bread. Taste the same. Medium body. Ok beer

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Haird (3) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
Too much alcohol taste obscuring the flavor. Not sure if this beer is always a disappointment, or I had a bad bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
soltys (34) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Mocny aromat z mocnym akcentem estrów jak i alkoholu. Zdecydowania za wysokie nasycenie - łeb urywa. W smaku czuć moc słodów ale i ziemistość. Alkohol przykryty ale wyczuwalny. Goryczka OK

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
v.zoltan (83) - HUNGARY - MAY 24, 2015
Krémes fehér hab. Narancsos pirosas szín, narancsos trópusi gyümölcsös és éleszt?s illat. Íze banános kenyeres és éleszt?s. Lecsengésében az összképhez képest túl keser?, és alkolos...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
migwell (92) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Aroma is yeasty, OK. Appearance is pale brown, OK. Taste is a bit sour and alcohol heavy... not OK. Palate is sort of unpleasant. Hmmm... not especially liking this Belgian entry. I expect more subtlety and complexity, and especially I like the ABV to be hidden instead of being sapped over the head with it. Not one of the better Belgian Strong Ales. As usual, I let this warm up to near room temperature during the tasting and it did come together better than when chilled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
felip989 (103) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2015
Amber with a big light beige head. Aroma is fruity (peaches, pineapple), bread, caramel and floral notes. Taste is very malty (bread, caranel, honey), yeasty, herbal, bananas and apples. Bittersweet aftertaste. Warming and spicy mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (427) - Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Light amber brew with nice thick head that holds on all the way to the end leaving a little foam at the bottom of the empty glass. Smells of malts and a touch of alcohol. Taste is malts, grain, alcohol, touch of spice, just plain good. This is what beer is all about and with a respectable kick to top it off. Would say it is the perfect beer with top score all the way but the price puts it just out of reach of being an every day brew. So overall had to take off points due to cost.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (1196) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours a clear orangey amber color, topped with lots of very lasting off-white head. Starts with a mild fruity aroma, some grapes are easily picked up and lots of yeawsty notes. Taste is, well, not so pleasant. Very strong, quite yeasty with some soury presence. Finishing with a strong herbal bitterness, but not the kind I like. Meh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
centrallamar (10) - wiekevorst, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
bottle bought at lidl. caramel color, amber orange, aroma’s of bread, a bit floral, also dough, clove, and a woody touch, huge frothy foam that lasts very long. lively carbonation. medium sweetness on the arrival, fruity, nutty tones turn out to lightl bitterness, but always nicely balanced. rich, full body, creamy mouthfeel, sticky on the palate,, bitter aftertaste that balances the sweetness, long nice finish. excellent beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruuurd (107) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
Yeasty, fruity and rich. Heavy beer with a heavy punch. Its a big beer, this one, not one to begin with...


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