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

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RATINGS: 1730   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


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (258) - SPAIN - JUL 28, 2015
From El Corte Ingles, Club del Gourmet. In Duvel glass. After dinner. Good sugary aroma and taste. Leaves a nice ticklish sensation in the mouth.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ciocanelu (140) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 21, 2015
No distinguishable hop aroma at all, could smell only the alcohol. Taste follows the nose with nothing but alcohol. One of the booziest beers I have ever tasted. Couldn’t even finish it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (251) - Gliwice, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Z butelki delikatne nuty fenolowe. Piana bardzo wysoka, średnio-pęcherzykowa, prawie białą – piwo jest wyraźnie przegazowane. Mimo wszystko piana nie jest brzydka – utrzymuje się długo bardzo ładnie oblepiając szkło. W barwie piwo jest bursztynowe leciutko tylko zamglone. W aromacie ze szkła pojawiają się nuty owocowe, brzoskwiniowe, trochę suszonych jabłek, lekka guma do żucia. Po ogrzaniu robi się już mocno landrynkowy. W smaku niestety dosyć wyraźnie alkoholowe, ale po chwili, gdy się do tego przyzwyczaić, staje się słodkawe, owocowe, morelowe, przyprawowe, może i lekko biszkoptowe. Goryczka właściwie wyłącznie alkoholowa – wpływ chmielu nie jest w ogóle wyczuwalny. Piwo dosyć mocno grzeje w przełyk dając nieco grzejące odczucie.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1076) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Aroma is candy sugar, yeast , plum, raisins and light sulphur. Taste is a deep and sweet maltiness paired with a fresh dark fruitiness. For the abv, it finishes smoothly and has just a tad of bitterness to keep it interesting. Appearance is a clear gold with a fluffy pillow head that retains very well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alusdievs (6) - LATVIA - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
Ļoti labs alus! 0,33 cl. Ļoti labs aromāts - kaut kas uz maizi. Izskats arī labs - tāds dzintara, necaurspīdīgs, duļķains. Garša ir saldenna, bet izteiksmīa, turpinoša.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wales28 (60) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Gold and clear. White head with nice lace in the glass. Peach, spices and sweetness from malts in aroma. Sweet and alcohol in taste. Not Bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (303) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Pours a hazy copper colour with thick white lingering head. Aroma contains notes of peach, spice, coriander, floral hop, bready dough and sweet malt. Taste is initially dry bitter with a nicely balanced sweetness. Thick textured and lingering taste. Good strong beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Achel (176) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2015
Clear golden color with a white head and lace around the top of the glass. Very hoppy, bitter, and with a high alcohol taste. The finish is a little sweet which balances the intense initial bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (280) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Draft. Clear golden color with a white head and lace around the top of the glass. Very hoppy, bitter, and with a high alcohol taste. The finish is a little sweet which balances the intense initial bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1239) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Ambar. Espuma bonita. Muy carbonica. Aroma neutro. Tras un primer gusto dulce y frutal (albaricoque?), sale progresiva e imparablemente el alcohol y un amargor seco que llena la boca y perdura. A medida que se calienta... ya casi sólo queda el alcohol (parece un licor)


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