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

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RATINGS: 1649   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.


Berley31's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, - JAN 7, 2010
A: Poured with an average-sized head that is white and bubbly. Body is a dark orange, and extremely clear with just the slightest evidence of haze. S: Lots of yeast and bread coming through here. The aroma also has a fruitiness to it that is quite pleasant. T: Sweet, fruity, and yeast, with a very slight twinge of bitterness in there as well. The finish is dry, with a slight alcohol warmth as well. M: Medium-bodied, creamy, with average carbonation. D: A very good beer, but I don’t know if I would have recognized it as a Belgian IPA; mind you, I’ve never had this style before, and I would expect their IPAs to be less in-your-face then many in North America.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Tap at bulldog uptown in tulip. Light copper with good white head and great lacing. Dark fruit funk with decent yeast nose. Spicy sour fruit up front, then some grain and yeast. Spicy, some effervescent, tiny bit of waxy resin mouthfeel, more than others in style. Yaar matey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (802) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Typical Belgian Aroma, banana, clove, an Belgian Yeast. Creamy white head, clear caramel color. creamy feel with a wonderful taste of banana and clove.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wittz (18) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2014
Zárkózott, megközelíthetetlen, metsző erő, mögötte nyugtalan szederlekvár áramlása., mint ellenpár, melyek nem foglyai a polgári normáknak. Nem érnek össze az elemek: az áramlattal szemben haladnak. Mézes és mar, de nem fekszik az alk. szint.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
realadam (81) - HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2014
Golden-amber colored beer with a nice foamy head. You can smell the alcohol and some sweet fruity aromas. The taste is very sweet at first but it becomes more gentle with time. Creamy-oily textured with a medium body. Interesting beer with a lot of great attributes, but not my style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (377) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
330 mL bottle. Hazy orange-brown pour, nice white head with good retention. Bread malt aroma, bit boozy, some fruit and yeast as well. Taste is fairly sweet, fruity, yeast. Bit of sticky body. Fairly complex and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 7, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast and orange. Oily mouthfeel, sweet finish. Plenty of punch in this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 2, 2014
Draft 0.2l at Van Steenberge stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.Taste and aroma of honey, malty, funky.Reminds me on some crappy lager.Not good for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (162) - - NOV 28, 2014
hay, orange, cloudy, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, thin feel, lively, long finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1355) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Cette bičre est dorée mais tirant sur un laiton foncé ; mousse blanche généreuse mais éphémčre, soutenue par une carbonatation de l’enfer. Le nez est sec, il évoque les céréales, la paille, un peu de fruits jaunes en trame de fond mais surtout du blé et de l’orge doucement malté. Bouche dans les męmes notes sčches, notes de vin blanc en fin de gorgée, avec une semblance d’alcool en touche finale. Pas exactement une tripel, plutôt une sorte de Leffe blonde aux stéroďdes ; excellente dans son style, mais trčs classique, trčs retenue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (498) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
bottle aged 2 years. Hazy brown-orange pour with fluffy white head. Very bready malts, mostly sweet, yeasty, some citrus hops. Alcohol well-hidden. Good not great.


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