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

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RATINGS: 1737   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tyke (18) - Den Helder, - MAY 8, 2013
Clear liquid, Bronze color; rocky head, white foam. Foam disappears within a couple of minutes. Taste: light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour. Palate: full body, thin/creamy feel, lively carbonation, long finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rhombic (34) - SPAIN - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Pours with a dark amber to orange colour, a bit reddish, and a beautiful white to off-white head, with very good lacing. Regarding the aroma, sweet mild estery or even mild alcohol ones that accompany the nice rounded malty to fruity background, the latter two mostly predominant (of course, the yeasty Belgian signature is there). As for the taste, spicy flavours coming in pretty quickly, with a perceptible alcohol content. Very intense, almost savoury (in a positive way) flavours. The beer’s mouthfeel was medium-full to full-bodied, and the creamy, very slick, thick texture was great. A rather dry finish, maybe not on the long side, but fair enough - medium and lingering, developing. The only thing is the alcohol, that was not completely subdued by the body... pretty good anyway for a 10.5%! Overall, great beer, thumbs up, the textures were right up my alley there and the flavours were complex. Fine and relatively balanced, I will have this one again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle pours a deep brown Amber with a quick wispy head and sparkly coarse effervescence warm rich caramlized malt aromas some classic Belgian notes but mild and easy a little papery at the end and a touch of the abv that is defiantly there Tasty and mild

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godfather50 (115) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Everything you would wish for in a Belgian wine. Thanks Halkets. Can’t type anymore!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (627) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - SEP 1, 2015
330 ml bottle from Club de Cervezas. Pours a hazy glowing orange color with a big off-white frothy head that shows quite big bubbles in some areas and lingers. Aroma is massive and showcases the classic Van Steenberge yeast profile at its maximum. Fruity and spicy, it has notes of peaches, mango, papaya, sultanas, dried currants, honey, beet syrup and maybe some marraschino. Well, I’m completely sold by this. It’s probably even bigger than Gulden Draak’s aroma. Taste is massive too, heavy sweet notes mixed up with a boozy character. Liquorish and honey dressed fruit salad touches. Slight phenolic notes so I would suggest not drinking it too warm. Big body, syrupy texture. Rounder and fruitier than Gulden Draak, it’s like the missing link between that one and a Duvel. Amazing! Probably the best by Van Steenberge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (684) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Aroma: alcoholic with spices. Taste: coriander and some spices, dry madeira and grains of cherry pits, very warming and drunk, very powerful.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jawlo (163) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Aromat: tosty, karmel, biszkopt, brzoskwinie. Wygląd: barwa ciemno złota, piana obfita, ładnie zdobi szkło. Smak: słodycz w postaci tostów, karmelu i mocnych przypraw, owoce schodzą na drugi plan, goryczka umiarkowana, delikatny rozgrzewający alkohol. Tekstura: sporo ciała, wycenie dość wysokie Ogólne wrażenie: pyszne piwo, intensywny belgijski aromat i smak oraz dobrze ukryty alkohol sprawiają, że piwo pomimo woltażu oraz pozornie degustacjnego charakteru jest mocno pijalne.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MonsterMagnet (637) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
Cleaning the fridge tasting. Bottle, pours amber with a white head. Aroma: grains, booze, dust, clove. Taste: caramel, booze, grass, coriander, clove, sweet apples. Pretty sweet, mild bitterness, oily texture, medium body, average carbonation. Boozy finish. Everything about this beer is just too boozy really.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (329) - 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 (199) - 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 (271) - 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.


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