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Pirate 8.5 Extra Strong



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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brewed by Oranjeboom, the Netherlands until 2004.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TrefwoordPunk (876) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016
Can 50 cl. Pours a clear yellow to golden with a small and fading white head and an aroma of sweet malts, alcohol and aluminium. The taste is mainly malty sweet with the alcohol not that well hidden. Just your average boozer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2015
500ml can poured yellow gold with a light aroma of malt fruit & grain & a brief head which quickly dissipated the taste was crisp mildly bitter with flavours of grain hops malt & alcohol overall a bit sickly sweet & potent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borresteijn (6086) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
50cl Can from Dirck III. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of sulphury hops, skunk/weed, sweet fruits, alcohol. Flavour is medium sweet, fruity, alcohol, fusels, decent bitterness, more sweetness after swallowing. Light bodied. Not the worst in its class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRMedellin (271) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 11, 2013
A clear golden beer, with a small foam head. The aroma has an increase in floral noteas maybe created by an inrease in the amount of hops. When is tasted the perception is quite watery, and the alcoholic taste is perceived at the end. Maybe if you want to get drunk easily this is a good option.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
Tap @ Pub, in Italy

The selling aspect of this beer was the awesome logo it had on the tap. My friends and I were in an amazing little bar in Rome and spoke almost no Italian (and the bar girls no English) so after becoming regulars we’d walk in and call out "PIRATES!". But seriously, it is a very average beer - it looks lovely in the class and even has an alluring aroma; the taste however is a tad disappointing. Would drink again, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2012
Clear golden lager colour with a white head that sinks quickly into the glass. I don’t want the best part of this beer to be the residue from the last beer in the glass, but to be honest I am not expecting much (I did buy this beer for a mate as a joke once). Aromas of mandarin peel, so a lightish malt but nothing else. Flavours of sweet tangerine and... and... and... oh bugger all else. Doesn’t leave a lasting impression of anything worth writing home about but to its credit it isn’t completely awful.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
can . yes nice gold colour and white head ( which knows better than to stick around !) aroma not too full but essentially malt and alcohol . taste is unsubtle - malty sweetness with alcohol overlay . didn’t expect anything else - trying only for research purposes .. macho , full on , no attempt at complex flavours and tastes .when petrol dies up this will find its true market

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
Well, at least it has decent head and a golden body. The aroma is earthiness and malt, surprisingly no tin or adjuncts to be sniffed. The flavour, however, is that usual cloying sweetness brought on by adding lots of crap to the wort in lieu of stuff like hops. I have this theory that InBev just has one giant strong lager vat and siphons it into different labelled cans for various markets - because that’s what it tastes like.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Dark, golden color. Frothy white head. Weak malty aroma. Sweet, malty flavorwith a tinge of alcohol. the SMLB of Europe?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (8941) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Ahhh yes, another euro strong lager, sooooo much for sophisticated than North American malt likra, right? Once again, I’m not sure what sets these two raunchy beer categories apart. This pours clear golden with an average white cap. Aroma of tinned pineapples, complete with the smell of tin! Sweet and corny, no real hoppines to speak of. Alcohol heat in the finish doesn’t quite reach a harsh level, but still is intrusive. Not as bad as many others, but still far from tasty.

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