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


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RATINGS: 1556   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (722) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured hazy gold with white head. Flavor of sweet malt, candi sugar. Finished with a touch of citrus and pine. Just a touch boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
750ml Bottle. The pour was a hazy burnt orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a medium film and collar with very good spotty lacing.

The aroma was lightly sweet with a light bread malt, floral hops and a sweet Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange), a strong fruity ester (apple, pear and pineapple), a hint of spice and a decent alcohol tinge.

The taste was malty sweet with just a touch of a citrusy sweetness early on, becoming quite yeasty and just a tad bitter with a sweet fruity alcohol finish. The flavor hung around for a good long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter fruity alcohol warming fading slowly, leaving behind a slightly spicy bite that hit you right in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body with a lightly syrupy texture and a ticklish carbonation.

Overall I found this to be a fantastic brew with tons of flavor. It had it all, the perfect balance of a fruity citrusy sweetness, a bold yeastiness and a moderate hop bitterness. This allowed the mellowing of the high ABV, thus creating a most wonderful drinking experience... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1024) - Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2014
From bottle. Dark golden color. Aroma is plum, pear, yeast, and spiced apple cider. Taste is dark cherry, plum, apple, yeast, and a subtle bitterness. Finishes with an effervescent bittersweet apple aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (508) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle - pours clear copper with medium head, noticeable yeast. Nose of yeast, spices, and banana. Highly carbonated and foamy mouthfeel. Taste of spices, brandy, yeast, and sweet warming booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cachobrewski (9) - MEXICO - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Very nice looking in the proper Piraat glassware, which is very similar to Duvel’s tulip. Hazy, light amber with a white, solid head and streaming carabonation that lasts to the final sip. The aroma is mainly malty, crackery, as a pumped up pilsner. Some fruitiness and faint hops. The taste is subdued and balanced, with the alcohol almost muted under the fight between sweet and bitter. A balanced finish that lingers, mainly dry. Light body that takes advantage of the chewy carbonation. In general, the smoothness despite the high ABV is impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quend0 (10) - - APR 13, 2014
Bread, bubblegum, booze. Good head retention. Light but perfect carbonation. Lovely clear amber colour. Smashing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (418) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Tap at Grill Next Door. pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, clove. Taste follows nose, pretty warm. Slightly mineral at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (31) - POLAND - APR 6, 2014
Teku glass. Deep amber/gold colour with nice, big, creamy white, long lasting head. The aroma is big biscuit, bready mixed with hops - mainly fruit aromas and some herbs, spices (coriander?), again the big grainy aroma and also grape juice. The taste is medium to heavy sweet, crackery, some biscuit, warming booze sensations, there are also some yeasty notes - clove and earthy. The aftertaste is big malty and again bready. The warming booze sensations begins somewhere in the middle till very end. The body is smooth, thick with high carbonation and smooth finish. In overall interesting belgian beer, which strikes with lots of aromas and flavours.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BooRadleyRed (10) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Stub bottle. Super boozy! Gorgeous deep orange colour. Not really feeling the aftertaste and the initial response was that it was too overpowering. But it improved considerably with temperature and time. Definitely got the bread dough. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle, pours a light amber with a white head, tastes sweet with fruits and yeast and a little hoppy bitterness. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (62) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2014
the aroma is fruity and caramel... with raisin and toffee... the taste is fruity and malty, with notes of dark fruits, raisin, plum and figs... with notes of half dry wine,,, aftertaste is sweet and dry..

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