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


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RATINGS: 1748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (311) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 4, 2015
0.33 l bottle shared with Goran and Vi?nja. Thanks Duron, Pero and Zvonko! Hazy dark golden, small off white head. Dominant malty, dry fruit, candy. Medium carbonation, medium body. Some dryness in the finish. Sweet. Average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2140) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from the Real Ale Store, Newark. Hazy pale Amber colour with a thin but lasting off white head. Aroma is rich fruity, and warm bread. The taste mainly sweet with a big alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (539) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - OCT 2, 2015
Coloração dourada escura,média turbidez,espuma cremosa com boa formação;aroma perfumado,aparecendo notas florais,malte,fermento belga,casca de laranja,caramelo,notas condimentadas;sabor vigoroso,maltado,adocicado,frutado,com um leve picante finalizando,álcool aparente mas sem ser agressivo,corpo médio/alto,retrogosto agridoce. Boa Strong,potente e ao mesmo tempo equilibrada,gostei.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4348) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
2/6/2009 10:56:06 AM Cracked Kettle. Light golden ale with fluffy head. Citrus nose and strong citrus and hoppy taste. Alcohol relatively well-masked. Some malt in the finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NatBeer (10) - FRANCE - SEP 15, 2015
Piraat is an excellent blond beer from Van Steenberge, Belgium. Really strong taste, but a nice aroma comes to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av aprikos, karamell, humle, malt, örter med toner av honung och bröd. Lagom sötma, fruktig och frisk, kraftfull med balans mellan smakerna och fin beska.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Deep and murky, with a big frothy head and a bit of sediment. This has a wild and sweet aroma and drinks with a museum-like Belgian profile. A bit of wild, a bit of funk, a lot of sugar and a lot of alcohol ... all with robust flavor profiles and classical body. I love it. (#6030, 9/10/2015)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KW92 (675) - WARSAW, POLAND - SEP 7, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, opalizujące. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa (mydlana), brzydka.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Estrowy (dojrzałe jabłka, czarne winogrona deserowe). W tle fenole (przyprawy korzenne), słody oraz minimalnie alkohol.
SMAK: Słodowe, lekko przyprawowe. Posmak subletnie owocowy. Goryczka średnia w kierunku niskiej, krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Poprawny. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty,a to ważne przy bagatela ok. 10%. Mimo wszystko liczyłem na coś więcej...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Samuel214 (47) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2015
Doftar av malt och maltsötma. Småsöt i smaken och en del alkoholtoner. Viss beska framträder i eftersmaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogre71 (115) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber with a good two finger head that rise’s above the rim but doesn’t run down the side. Slight metallic taste up front but doesn’t linger. Strong flavors not bitter easy to drink.

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