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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This one is best on a clean palate. The first few sips had a nice strong, fizzy, and fruity flavor, followed by a warm aftertaste. Mingled in was a little bitterness. If you sip on it continously the alcohol takes over, the fruitiness goes away and it tastes somewhat like a high-class malt liquor. The aroma is quite nice. I was comparing this to the Duvel I drank a week ago and thought it would come out on top at first, but I really think the alcohol content gives it a somewhat malt liquor feel, whereas the Duvel stayed consistent in taste. I found this to be much better if you wait 2-3 minutes in between sips. It’s good, but if I had a choice I would take the Duvel, not that either of them come that cheap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Demens (160) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 19, 2016
0,33l bottle, Cloudy golden colour with slowly shrinking foamy white head. Aroma: Basement aromas, leather with notes of fruits and caramel. Taste: Very sweet start with a medium bitter moutfeel. Well balanced. You can feel the high alcohol % but not boozie or anything. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Long pleasent bitter and dry finish. Very good blegian strong ale. Refreshing, easy to drink but be creful, it’s strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3764) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle, from Lidl. Amber gold, fluffy and sustained white head and good condition. Malty sweet nose with hints of peppery spice and some fruity esters, full bodied and spirity in the mouth with a solid honeyed sweet malt note and a spicy/herbal note with hints of pepper and some citrus, warming and spicy finish tinged with yeastiness and long lingering retronasal alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Dedicated to SHN. Bottle from Lidl. Amber beer with medium head. Lovely carbonation. Aroma of spice, yeast, malts and brown bread. Taste is pepper, boozy, some treacle, malts, yeast and banana. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - JUN 11, 2016
Copper pour with big head that gives nice lacings. Aroma is of spices and alcohol, maybe some hints of yeast. Taste is bittersweet, of spices, faint caramel, toasted orange peels and some bread and jam. Nice beer, with a nice aftertaste. This one you must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fules (483) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 6, 2016
Gyönyörű színű, nagyon jó, karamelles, enyhén gyümölcsös illat. Az első korty a karamellt idézi, és ez végig megmarad, utóízében is, ami sokáig kitart. Érezni az alkoholt, az első pillanattól biztos, hogy ez egy erős sör. Nagyon karakteres, nagyon finom sör!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wendigo (46) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2016
0.33l bottle. Aroma of malts and alcohol. Copper colour with visible yeast under the top (second fermentation in the bottle). Taste of caramel and spices with heating alcohol finish. Thick palate and full body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (622) - 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 (205) - 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 (1035) - 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 (6602) - 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.

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