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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: 1816   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 Steenberge’s 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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3.6
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Bottle. This is a Belgian that really does have a kick. Nice head sits on top of a golden body. Bananas and sweet malts are right up front. Followed up with a light hop bite and sweet mango. Just too sweet.

4.2
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Draught. Sharp Edge Beer Emporium. Pours a cloudy golden wonderful looking belgian. Nice head that stays forever. Sour, sweet, spicy nose. I love Belgians... Taste grabs you and makes sure you’ll never forget that you had it... Did I mention that I love Belgians? What a flavor, lots of great spicey sourness with a nice sweet maltiness and the mouthfeel is awesome, creamy and biting. What a nice draught beer. I’ll have to see if the bottle is as good. I like this one.

3.5
ryansgt (6) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2004 does not count
Darker body with a fluffy head. very strong alcohol bitterness. Will knock you on your ass.

3.6
Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 20, 2004
i had seen this beer many times before on the shelf and passed it up.i figured today was a good time to pick one up.i dumped this belgian strong inot my chimay glass,and it gave off a ice-t like look with the head you have come to expect from a belgian.the frist sniff was loads of belgian yeast with some citurs peeking out the back.i was very surprized by the flavor.it contained alot more of a sweet malt influence than expected.it was a nice balance with the yeast and helped cover the alcohol a bit.nice brew indeed.

4.6
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2004
Hazy orange/blonde colour with huge creamy white head. Sweet aroma, fruity, background malts, and bread. Taste is lightly sweet, alcoholic, honey, spices and pepper. Nicely dry througout. Slight bitter finish. Great full bodied mouthfeel, moderately carbonated. Excellent.

3.9
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Neutral fruit, sugar, bit of buttery toffee. Mild hops. Vapory. Dark amber clear with big creamy off-white lacing head. Heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Light carbonic burn and alcohol warming. Starts smooth and sweet, with buttery toffee, caramel malt, and fruity hops. Finish is sweet with light bitterness. Finely balanced, though a bit heavy on the alcohol. After is sweet and warming. A nice ale.

3.7
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Pours a clear gold colour with a big frothy head. Citrus and spicy malt aroma. Surprisingly, even with the 10,5% this beer is smooth and doesn’t have a big alcohol taste. Spicy malt with some hop bitterness. mmmmm

3.7
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2004
When did they start growing pinapple in Belgium? Smooth and a nice crispnes that does not allow the sweetness to overwhelm.

3.4
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 33cl BottleClear golden, slight film on top. Voluptouos body on this ale! Silky smooth, soft and curvy. Peppery yeasty aroma with a hint of lemon. Spicy fruity flavor, yeast flavors and a slight bitter finish. Overall one classy Belgian!.Update 7/05, 750ml Corked Sweeter than I originally experienced. Musty, lemon zest in aroma. Weaker body, sweeter flavor. I have to downgrade on this sample.

3.6
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
arome d’epice et de levure.Belle couleur doree.Gout:levure et legerement sucre.Bonne roneur sucre en bouche.


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