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

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RATINGS: 1552   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.


GoLdFiNgEr's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoLdFiNgEr (111) - La Pocatière, Quebec, - MAR 6, 2013
Bière ambrée à 10,5% alc., format 330 ml. Mousse et col intense qui demeure longtemps et que l'on peut prendre à la cuillère. Des arômes de fruits et d'épices sont bien présents. On sent bien la présence forte en alcool. Léger goût caramélisé. Bonne amertume, le dosage de houblon est bien dosé. Une belle découverte qui ne fait penser à une version ambrée de la Duvel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quend0 (10) - - APR 13, 2014
Bread, bubblegum, booze. Good head retention. Light but perfect carbonation. Lovely clear amber colour. Smashing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (416) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Tap at Grill Next Door. pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, clove. Taste follows nose, pretty warm. Slightly mineral at the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (22) - POLAND - APR 6, 2014
Teku glass. Deep amber/gold colour with nice, big, creamy white, long lasting head. The aroma is big biscuit, bready mixed with hops - mainly fruit aromas and some herbs, spices (coriander?), again the big grainy aroma and also grape juice. The taste is medium to heavy sweet, crackery, some biscuit, warming booze sensations, there are also some yeasty notes - clove and earthy. The aftertaste is big malty and again bready. The warming booze sensations begins somewhere in the middle till very end. The body is smooth, thick with high carbonation and smooth finish. In overall interesting belgian beer, which strikes with lots of aromas and flavours.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BooRadleyRed (10) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Stub bottle. Super boozy! Gorgeous deep orange colour. Not really feeling the aftertaste and the initial response was that it was too overpowering. But it improved considerably with temperature and time. Definitely got the bread dough. Not a huge fan.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (196) - CROATIA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle, pours a light amber with a white head, tastes sweet with fruits and yeast and a little hoppy bitterness. Not bad

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (61) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2014
the aroma is fruity and caramel... with raisin and toffee... the taste is fruity and malty, with notes of dark fruits, raisin, plum and figs... with notes of half dry wine,,, aftertaste is sweet and dry..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mxnuel16 (46) - PANAMA - MAR 22, 2014
Buena cerveza, aroma frutal color ambar un poco dorado, dulce al principio un toque amargo al final, se siente el lupulo y la malta bastante.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (1727) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2014
330ml bottle somewhere in time. From old notes.
In short: a good boozy belgian ale.
Pours hazy dark gold. Frothy white head. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Citrusy, caramel, spicy, malty aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is malty, yeasty, some citrusy, spicy. Dry finish. Alcohol noticed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 16, 2014
Lovely big fruity aroma, lots of yeast on the nose, cloudy orange in the glass, with thin foamy head. Lots of flavour, big and rounded, little sweet with the alcohol present late on. Some spices, fruit (orange, citrus, resin). Liking this one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (75) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours cloudy orange large white head. Aroma is very yeasty with a hint of lemony citrus. Palate is sugary sticky. Flavor is sweet, bitter and boozey. Dank and acidic. Unmistakably Belgian. Finish is both bitter and sticky sweet.


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