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


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RATINGS: 1589   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

   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 donít know if I would have recognized it as a Belgian IPA; mind you, Iíve never had this style before, and I would expect their IPAs to be less in-your-face then many in North America.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CBucher (1) - Monterey, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Mild, complex flavor. Drinking straight out of the bottle, so unable to judge appearance. Unusual distinction of getting better as it sits (and warms). IBU is a little higher than my preference, but worth another round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (833) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
BB 08/04/15. Poured as half a glass of off-white foam over a clear amber coloured liquid. Retained too well, not wanting to diminish. Laced well. Carbonation high and coarse. Aroma of sweet honeyed yeast. Taste very sweet honey-like yeast, a bit sugary, a bit phenolic; alcohol well hidden; too sweet but understandably due to the high alcohol. Light body. Smooth, crisp, but for me too sweet - only one at a time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swengw (5) - - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appears a cloudy brown with a frothy inch of head. Yeasty/doughy smell. Mix of bitter and sweet tastes with some saltiness as expected. The full-bodied feel and lively carbonation is exciting. Great beer with a strong character, would be hard to have more than one in a sitting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Keg at 6DN, Aberdeen, 20/06/14. Golden with a moderate white covering. Nose is tangy dark fruits, spice, candied fruit peel, light booze, sugars. Taste comprises yeast esters, dates, candied fruit peel, spice, sugary syrup. Full bodied, light prickly carbonation which helps keep it drinkable, the alcohol is well integrated. Ok Belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericwill99 (44) - Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
So spicy! I had forgotten that part. Rich, and flavorful, the alcohol adds richness and mouthfeel that I really appreciate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 26, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rsedillo (15) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Good taste, a cool IPA without the bitter of an IPA. Much flavor in a small bottle with good flare to hit the palate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (7569) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a light amber color. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, alcohol, wood and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (349) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JUN 22, 2014
orange colour. I like the aftertaste and the initial response But it improved considerably with temperature and time. Definitely got the bread dough.

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