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

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RATINGS: 1626   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.


bockimstein's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Good beer, and strong is right. Golden to amber with a thick white head. Some bread and alcohol and a touch of citrus. Medium sweet with a creamy palate and lingers pleasantly.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Popular Belgian barley wine with amber colour and a yeasty and fruity character, some honeyish malt sweetness, spicy yeastiness, grassy hops and warming, ’jenever’-like alcohol in the finish, badly hidden. Okay but typically Van Steenberge, lacking the elegance I expect from this style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange brown color with small white head. Sweet malt, honey, candy, Belgian yeast, cofiander. Sweet malt, candies, fruit syrup, honey.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2175) - GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
0,33 l bottle caramel, floral, citrus, fruits, dough, alcohol, banana, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, slick feel, lively,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
langeveld12 (227) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
Large, frothy and white head, Hazy orange yellow sparkling body. Aroma contains malts, citrus fruits, yeasts, some light sweet fruits, faint tropical and forest fruits, alcohol and spices. Light acidic taste, then light acidic and light sweet, followed by sweet and bitter and light acidic and bitter and finishing in bitter. Full body with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Quite heavy but also quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1418) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle from Eva, many thanks. Pours deep golden color, white head. Aroma of spice, yeast, alcohol, some apples. Taste is quite sweet, medium bitter, spicy, yeasty, apples, strong alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (657) - SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from store near odtend hazy golden beer aroma is alcohol and fruity taste is strong sweet alcohol with yeasty banana flavour some light spice and herbs coming through sweet candied sugar on the finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
Hazy yellow color, with extremely huge white head. Medium to heavy sweetness. Aroma is pretty much nothing but alcohol. Some malt and yeast, and just a little bit spicy. Medium body, average carbonation, creamy texture. Too sugary and too boozy, blah.
(Tituš 0,33l bottle)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Proofone (1) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
A mighty one with a very aromatic taste, a firm but definite palate and the unconcealed strength.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (13) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
Tastes a bit like Gulden Draak: less sweet and caramel-like, but more herbs and ’beer’.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Astrozombie (28) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Wow this beer is not messing around. Deep malt aroma. Huge thick head that lasts. Taste is deep and dark. Belgium yeasts high high alcohol. Nice and sharp. Kinda spicy.. Kick ass beer but it’s strong as hell


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