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

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RATINGS: 1665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Sample from bottle at 2012 Columbia World Beer Festival. Hazy gold. Interesting combination from this beer, hoppy up from before trailing into a doughy, bready, finish. Unusual but quite delicious.


3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1264) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2015
Zeer lekker bier. Drinkt vlot weg maar heeft wel een niet alledaagse smaak. Echt een aanrader. Gedronken in het Rilix-tankstation in Puerto Plata

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (335) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a hazy orange/amber color with a medium creamy white head that left lots of lacing. The aroma is bready, alcohol, musky hops and malts. The taste is prickly, with sweetness in the malts and some breadiness. There is some fruit flavors as well, possibly some apricot. The alcohol is noticeable, however, hidden pretty well. There is a slight hop kick and bitterness in this beer as well. Overall, a great beer that everyone should try at least once.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1041) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange with an off white head. Classic yeast aroma with a sharp bitter taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (627) - - JAN 21, 2015
slightly cloudy amber color; spicy, fruity aroma; a great Belgian ale - fruity Belgian yeast with spice notes; fairly bitter; dry, slightly sour fruit finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
Picked this bottle out of the fridge because its 10.5% & today was a heavy & dreary Monday & I think I could use a little alcohol hijacking before I lay my head down in defeat. Ninjas won’t be drinking this brew cuz you can hear it fizz & pop across the room as you pour it. Holy smokes is this a sugar bomb: I get dried apricot, screeching malts & a couple of shots of pure cane syrup. Booze is big & brashly like an uninvited party guest. This could be better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1157) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2015
Botella de 33 cl en varias ocasiones etapa belga y la ultima en el kraken en el momento el 16-01-2015. Con fecha de cons oref para 30-10-2016. color tostado con espuma blanca. Aromas y sabores maltosos algo dulces y afrutados con poco amargo. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 10.5 vol y buena sensación alcohólica, bastante espuma. No esta mal, agradable recuerdo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Pringles. Appearance: finger white head that lasts as a film, golden orange, clear, good lacing. Aroma: prune, molasses, fruity, cherry with light alcohol. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, alcohol thin texture, alcohol warming sensation. Taste: sweet prune, raisin, and maybe light cherry into a alcohol balancing with a warming sensation, light floral notes on tail end. Overall, very pleasant aroma, booze balances the sweetness well, pretty drinkable for ABV, very well put together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2015
i dig this one, though a little costly for the score, if that makes sense. Doughy aroma and flavor. Alcohol evident but not too hot. Flavor has a slight hop bite and yeastiness lacking in the nose. a little fruity too.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rikstar (995) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2015
0,33l fles bij de gall vandaan. Amberkleurig met een witte kraag. Geur zoet, vruchten thee. Smaak is zoet met ijzer en aardbei. Body is minder dan gemiddeld.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sloshgator (490) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Piraat came to me as part of a gifted Belgian beer pack. I usually avoid those things because the beers are mostly mediocre. This one is not exception. Nice amber color with a think frothy head, but just a hint of a chemical-like aroma. Taste is slightly bitter with no pleasant notes -- kind of like a strong macro beer. Not real terrible but definitely not something to seek out.


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