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

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RATINGS: 1589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a decent white head. Very yeasty aroma with some spices. Taste is sweet with some notes off orange peel in the background. You can also taste the alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours golden clear yellow with a huge white head. Fruity. yeasty, slight brett-ish aroma, not sure this is 100% clean, but flavour was quite nice anyway. Flavour is fruity, solid sweet caramel malt base and a nice yeasty mellow note. Ends with a nice lingering fruity and yeasty flavours with a touch of caramel and a little alcohol warmth.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2003
The aroma is very sweet and alchoholic with notes of fruit. The color is a clear amber and it has a beutiful head, though it disappears. The flavor is very powerful and fruity. The alchohol content is hidden but gives it a great palate and prickles your tongue. It ends on a dry note instead of bitterness. A really great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Have been looking for this for quite some time and found it in "De Hopduvel" in Gent. So far I haven’t been that fond of the beers from Bios/Van Steenberge, but this fares a lot better. Pale golden, somewhat hazy with lots of sweet malt. In spite of the strong alcohol and full body this is pretty easy to drink. A pleasure. 070896

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
Draught at Ølbaren. Clear yellow coloured with a lasting and lacing white head. Fruity aroma with acidic and spicy notes. Fruity flavour with spicy notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2007
Draught. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, malts and some slight bittering hops and glue. Flavour is glueish alcohol, which keeps the drinker warm indeed. The rest of the flavourexperience is sweet caramel malts and fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a big off-white head. Sweet malty and yeasty aroma. Sweet malty yeasty flavor with some hints of caramel. Dry malty finish with hints of alcohol in the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
Piraat Amber
Cloudy light amber color, creamy head. Strong, persistent malt aroma; sweet. Smooth taste, malty, quite sweet; very well balanced in the end. Powerful and wrapping. Perfect afterdinner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet and fruit as well with some alcohol to it. But not too alcoholic at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2006
10,5 % with the 9% label instead of the one shown in the picture?. Believe that should be corrected. Unclear golden with quick disappearing white head. Aroma of strong spices/yeast/fruit & alcohol. Taste of sweet malts. Warmth from alcohol. Filling smooth body with a medium live carbonation. Pleasant lasting finish. Ok from van steenberge.


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