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Pirate 8.5 Extra Strong



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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewed by Oranjeboom, the Netherlands until 2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRMedellin (209) - 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 (1663) - 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 (524) - 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 (1716) - Nunavut, 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 (3674) - 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 (6798) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 23, 2008
500ml can dated 29/09/08 in Amman. Clear gold color with slight white head. Light body with excessive carbonation. Flavor dominated alcohol with only slight presence of malt and no hops. Late alcohol heat/burn. Corn would be better used for ethanol.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bmackenzie (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 Bus stop beers - don’t you just love em.
Aroma: white grape, lacquer, light floral note and plenty of warming alcohol. a hint of malt. Slightest hint of drain.
Appearance: surprisingly good head retention for 8.5% beer, nice beading, orange-gold colour.
Flavour: Pils malt, white grape, alcohol, tinny metallic feel in mouth, sweetness and syrupy in middle, taste of alcohol in the finish.
Palate: Sweet start, alcohol knocks the sweet edge of and then leaves you with a burn at the end. Fairly rough. malt is out of balance with the alcohol - but what were you expecting!
Overall: fairly poor beer overall. Even people down on their luck can do better than this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
(Can 50 cl) Clear, golden with a dense and lively, off-white head leaving some lacework. Sweetish aroma of brewing syrup and alcohol. Medium-bodied, flavours of sweet corn and an alcoholic and somewhat astringent finish. A classic park bench beer. 120208

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