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Piraat Triple Hop

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It has an equally exquisite taste as Piraat but combined with the finest hops.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (917) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2014
330ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a hazy dark gold with a thick billowy two finger white head. Very good head retention as should be expected and awesome lacing too. Aroma is very fruity with some tropical notes poking through in between the coriander and banana yeasty esters. It provides a really nice balance and is quite enticing. A nice introduction to the beer. The flavor, unfortunately, is a bit on the harsh side. Some nice juiciness up front but this is quickly washed away by somewhat of a muddled mess. Yeasty esters along with a good it of bread but the alcohol is a little too much. Moderate bitterness but lots of warmth and a sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, I really wanted to like this beer but it just misses the mark. Tone the alcohol down a bit and there might really be something here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (299) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Nose is huge muscat, honey, yeast. Flavor is same plus some spicy yeast, flowers.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wallaby24 (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
This new beer from Piraat is freakin’ AMAZING. Good job Piraat. I got my bottle of this in a 6-back of Belgian beers including Gulden Draak, Bornem, and Piraat (each brand having 2 different beers)... I love belgian beer and Piraat hit a home run with this Triple (3) Hop.. The Duvel Trippel Hops is a lil better but this Piraat is a close 2nd.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
33cl. Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma pine, citrus, resin, malts, caramel. Taste malty sweets, hoppy bitters. Mouthfeel creamy. Great beer.

2.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stchloe (784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Really nice ale, super light malt body more like a wit crossed with an IPA, but the aroma and finish was of band aids.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy golden body with a thin white foamy head. Good hoppy aroma with malty, honeyish, coriander, and grainy hints. Alcohol is noticeable without being too agressive. Its strong hoppy taste carries malty, coriander, citrusy, and flowery notes. Ends with a slightly harsh, alcoholic, bittersweet finish. Ok.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Almost cloudy, pale golden colour with a big and slightly tanned foamy head. Yeasty, cara-malty aroma with notes of overripe fruits and mildly flowery and spicy hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, quite full bodied with a soft carbonation. Initially slightly sugary malty taste with very present notes of booze and milder fruity and spicy herbal hoppy notes; sticky, malty finish with harsh notes of alcohol and bitter hops. Does not really fit together. 15.VII.14

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (480) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
Sweet ripe fruit and lots of caramel... later on some annoying licorice... some florar hops but not three of m... ok.. barley winish..sweeeet!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5404) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle (33 cl) from Beer Gusto, Belgium. Very similar to the regular 10.5 % Piraat, with just a touch of floral hops, making it a tad better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Appearance is deep amber and large head. Taste is strong alcohol with some sweet malts to balance. Aroma is malty. Overall pretty good, but not the best.


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