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

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RATINGS: 1611   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (990) - Meppel, - NOV 11, 2012
Golden coloured, with a thick dense white head. Aroma is sweetish, with peaches, herbs, a bit of sweat sox. Fresh taste, citrus, spices, herbs, long bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden, only at the end is shows up a little.G ood taste.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Tap at Broders T3RZO Vino Bar. Nice looking orange pour in a Piraat tulip. Bread and dates on the nose. A little boozy but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paulvanpelt (331) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Goudkleurig, helder bier met een middelgrote witte schuimkraag. Meteen voor de eerste slok al duidelijk fruit in de neus. Aroma van geel fruit (pruim, abrikoos?), gist, suiker. Alcohol komt minder naar voren dan je zou denken bij een dergelijk zwaar bier. Bitter, zoet en licht zurig, mooie complexe smaak. Fijn palet, zacht. Medium tot volle body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (29) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
It get some aroma of some banana and cereal. Hazy orange color. Light sour og bitter taste that resembles the bitterness of orangepeel I think. Nice belgian.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (917) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
330ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a clear dark copper with just the smallest bit of sediment from the bottle sneaking into the glass. Huge solid two finger white billowy head that hangs on the entire time the beer is in the glass. Aroma is quite spicy with hints of coriander and peach along with a whiff of alcohol. Not incredibly deep but it is true to style. The flavor continues with the spiciness with coriander but the peach is a bit more subtle. A touch of dark fruit and caramel underneath along with a touch of caramel. The alcohol definitely makes its presence known but it never becomes overwhelming. Very dry mouthfeel with just a light touch of sweetness in the end. Overall, this is a very good beer. It is not top of the line but it isn’t very far off. Love that it packs a decent punch and is not overly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (268) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling orange brown beer with a big white head. Medium retention. Fruity aroma (prune), spices, caramel, herbs, bread dough. Medium to heavy sugary sweet, light bitter. Full body, medium oily texture, average carbonation, sweet warming finish.Overall, a good strong ale : powerful, delicious, balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (883) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle @ Brux’l Cafe. Copper with big foamy white head and generous lacing. Get a faint whiff of apricot and a light sweet cereal smell with some cilantro-y gummy aromas. Fruity sweet then dry. Not overly bitter, but definitely dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5404) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle (33 cl) from Beer Gusto, Belgium. Shady amber, large fluffy white head. Fruity and nutty aroma, pears and almond, a touch of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, medium to high carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (234) - LATVIA - AUG 10, 2014
Nice sweet yeasty aroma. Amber cloudy with rich Light yellow cap. Sweet taste with bitterness afterwards, a bit too sharp spirit notes in the bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Nice fruity and malty aromas. Cloudy golden colour with ok head. Bitter up front with smooth finish. Heavy body with low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
11.2oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a copper color with a mountainous cream colored head that very slowly dissipates to over a quarter inch thick with some spots much thicker that remain and leaves behind thick lacing. Smell is of sweet honey and malt, floral hoppiness, and the Belgian yeast always brings a fruitiness to the table. A lot going on here. Taste impressively complex. Big floral hop presence combined with honey sweetness right off the bat. Lots of hops here, but the bitterness is not overly intense. In the middle comes a mixture of lighter fruits like pears and dark fruits like plums. In the finish, the 10.5% alcohol makes it’s presence felt and there is a grassy finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Overall, a great Belgian strong pale ale. I’ve had this bottle a while, and poured darker than usual, but the flavor profile seemed to be about the same.


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