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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1850   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered
Ingredients; Water, Pilsener malt, pale ale malt, Munich malt, aurora and petra hops, yeast
This strong amber beer was first brewed in 1982 at the request of Van Steenberges Italian importer. 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2220) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 5, 2006
Much creamy and bulky head, optimal persistence. Orange overcast color, much dense, hazy and fraught with a good fizz. Sweet and strongly alcoholic scent with determined clear mildew notes, leaven and alcohol. Prickly and full bodied taste, warm with sweet malty, wine cellar and clear fruits notes. Much alcoholic and sweetish long-lasting final.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2006
I think is brew is slightly under rated. It pours a nice amber color with a huge white head. Flavor is sweet, malty, and a bit bitter. Aroma is sweet, yeasty and slightly hoppy. i was suprised that i wasnt overwhelmed by the alcohol. This is a great brew. One I will have again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Another nice Belgian brew. I love it when I find beer over the 10% alc content. This sort of catches you off guard because it is a golden color and also very strong. A very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Tap @ Brouwers Caf, Seattle: Amber/Red color, big head-white, frothy. Aroma of hops, sour apples, slight alcohol. Fruity, flowery, apples, smooth, watery, subdued flavor compared to the aroma. Different than any other beer Ive had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 Re-rate, 11/07, draft. Pour was hazy golden, nice but manageable head. The aroma was bananas, pineapples, slight spice. The flavor wsa bananas, pineapples, candi sugar, only faint spicing with a light funk note. The alcohol was quite smooth, some yeast also detected in the finish. The mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style. Good stuff, pretty darned drinkable "big" beer. Original "rating": High alcohol level was detected but I was surprised it was 10%. I enjoyed the strong flavoring and typical Belgian style. Not something Id want more than one or two of, but definitely something to get if it is available. Fairly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 31, 2006
Bomber 750 ml. Pours a hazy lager golden with light orange hues, huge creamy and long lasting head and lace. The description on the back says its a Triple? Wondurful aroma of dough, apricots and sweet lemony yeast. The flavor starts off as sweet apricots, honeysukle, lemongrass and some ether. Too sweet for a strong ale and lacking yeast for a triple. Slightly metalic finish, but with a nice warming. its like a sweet white wine with a very lively carbonation, this is the best part of the beer. Millions of tiny bubbles tickle the palate from start to finish. Not dry enough for food pairing... maybe creamy cheeses and meats prepared with fruity sauces. I had it with mole and the beet sugar was overpowering. Maybe a good desert beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1570) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of lemon, yeast, and some spices. Flavor is yeast, citrus, lemon, and spices. A bitter finish that completes this brew. An ok brew, not my favorite of the Belgians.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhjones (4) - USA - MAY 27, 2006 does not count
For an ale, good pour, big head. Yeasty and slightly cloudy. Would buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5810) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Pours a bright, clear gold into a tulip. Significant microbubble head shows little sign of receding. Lemony yeast and dough aromas. Upfront alcohol and an unattractive fruit flavor that tastes like spoiled dates. Decomposed honey aftertaste. At least it has alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Had a small head.Aroma was bubbly and hoppy.Color a light amber.It tasted like a medium bodied champagne.Quite remarkably tasted like a champagne.Probably a brut champagne.If i wanted to drink champagne,I would buy a good one.I was interested in this for its uniqueness,but would rather drink a champagne,unless I didn;t have enough money,then this would be a good substitute.


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