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

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RATINGS: 1697   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Appearance- Pours up mostly foam in the tulip but there doesn't seem to be much retention. Some spotty lacing but this stalls at about a finger. The head is a cotton white while the body is a hazy light amber which glows a dull orange and brown when held up to the light. Nose- Most of the usual suspects of Belgian beer aromas are present in Piraat's nose. The bottle starts off with powerful spices (coriander, some lemon peel, lots of yeast) which are borderline astringent. Lots of fruity esters as well- apple, lemon, banana, and oranges. Some clove figures in there as well. Lots of presence and complexity. Taste- Initially, fruit esters are the first notes that I get- apple, banana, lemon, and orange followed by a robust spicy yeast profile. No harshness or bitterness from the yeast but lots of spice. There is a slight woody finish that seems more like hops bitterness than yeast bitterness. Lots of coriander, lots of clove- a very herbal/floral/perfumy beer. The bitter finish builds as I drink it more and balances well with ester and spice forwardness of this beer. Some touches of honey and nectar in the flavor profile as well. Some white grape hints give it a slightly vinous character. Very solid beer with lots of balance. Extremely robust. Some caramel notes (which are more of a negative than a positive) start to come out on the finish. Mouthfeel- Lots of tingle from the spicy yeast. Most light bodied but has some syrup, vinous qualities. Light zip of carbonation. Drinkability- Despite flooding the palate with a lot flavor, this is dangerously easygoing. At times, the yeast and accompanying bitterness slow you down but not much. Not a bad price at around 5 or 6 bucks. Overall- Very solid beer. The style may not be my favorite among Belgians but Piraat seems to represent it well. Definitely worth a try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (60) - FRANCE - APR 20, 2015
Belle robe ambrée, opaque. Pas de mousse. Saveurs de malt, houblon européen, sucre candi, biscuit, clou de girofle, réglisse... Texture épaisse, carbonatation fine. Longue en bouche. Une excellente ambrée.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (63) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Amber copper and blurred and micro suspended sediments. A light beige foam and consistent and creamy, high training and long term toasting the taster with a corpagem in its proprietary tulip. The aroma arise apricots, prunes, brioche, grassy Belgian hops, cloves, coriander, pears, a slight acidity of the pineapple, sweet malt, brown sugar, licorice and perhaps honey. All these sensations of fine, growing and balanced manner. The taste is slightly sweet shows the caramel, toffee and brown sugar with a slight predominance of the harpsichord and the spiced yeast. Making a good composition follow the dried fruit, tstado bread and herbal bitterness that balances the spicy sweetness with the beginning of the sip. An exquisite beer and the favorite beer among cigar smokers. The more elongated aftertaste, so to speak, become dry and bitter. Your body is full and medium carbonation and thick texture, velvety. The alcohol is fully inserted in the joint despite its 10.5% abv. A classic and personality Beer Belgian Strong Ale style!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bedzinianin06 (60) - - APR 13, 2015
Barwa miedziana, piwo lekko zmętnione. Piana obfita, ale raczej nietrwała. Widać lacing. Bardzo bogaty aromat: z butelki raczej estrowy, przede wszystkim śliwka, a także piernik oraz aromaty belgijskich drożdży. Ze szklanki przede wszystkim ciemne, słodkie słody, troszkę alkoholu, oprócz owoce - banan, jabłko. Piwo mocno nagazowane. Raczej pełne. Wyraźnie czuć rozgrzewający i moim zdaniem przyjemny alkohol. Goryczka słaba, ale występuje. W smaku przede wszystkim słodkie, owocowe. Przy finiszu raczej wytrawne.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (725) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Sampled from a bottle at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a hazy golden with a mammoth white head and tons of lacing. Taste of tropical fruit, sweet caramel malts, Belgian yeast, with a boozy finish. Highly active fizzy carbonation with a medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 12, 2015
Amber brown colour with tiny white head. Aroma is fruity, with light liquerish notes. Flavour is little malty with evident alcohol notes and with slightly bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainTilven (39) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Amber colour, foam very white and really beautiful : fine, aery, generous. Smell of apricot, prune, grass, brioche. Gourmande : candi sugar, malt; sweet, structured and generous; beautiful balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (412) - randers, DENMARK - APR 8, 2015
light spicy aromas, with light liqurish notes. appear amber/brown with a frothy white head. taste medium sweet, light bitter. average carbonation, and a light bitter aftertaste. medium mouthfeel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (467) - Łęczna, POLAND - APR 5, 2015
500 ml, butelka. Aromaty typowe dla belgii, ciastka, słody, karme alkohol. Ale dosyć przyjemne. W smaku niesamowite wysycenie, aż szczypie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (351) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
A little bit of bubblegum flavor, but nowhere near enough to ruin it. Mostly spicy Belgian notes. Not the best ever, but certainly fun to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (187) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Bottle 33cl. Hazy amber with a huge off white head. Aroma with malts and sweetness. Taste is mildly bitter with the warmness of alcohol in the aftertaste. Nice.


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