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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: 1869   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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saintbase (681) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.5
nephirem (540) - CROATIA - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy golden pour with one finger white head, thick and persistent. Nose mildly floral, herbal. Touch of wheat. Thin to medium body, softly carbonated. Regular texture, a bit watery. Malty sweet with a bit of alcohol burn on the tongue. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Aroma pretty much as expected. Belgian yeast, wheat. Herbal, grassy, slightly peppery. Subtle caramel and toffee. Noticeable alcohol presence. Finishes sweet a d a bit boozy with lingering alcohol burn. Overall, pretty good. Nothing out of ordinary, but nicely balanced and tasty.

3.5
cglans (237) - - MAY 25, 2017
33cl bottle. clear dark golden color. big white head. fruity yeast, banana, caramel, malts, peppery. medium to high bitterness that lingers on. medium carbonation.

3.5
geolgau (241) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAY 24, 2017
Rich, malty aroma. Grassy hops, lemon juice, also some floral hops. Sweet and warm taste, rich pale malts and dried fruits, caramel. Pleasant , bitter and sweet aftertaste. Nice.

3
CzechTex (160) - - MAY 19, 2017
On tap. Somehow harsher on the tongue than I expected.... Or usually experience. There is a worrisome bitterness that is....unpleasant. Compared to somewhat similar Belgian beers (I know, Jack Kerouac is cringing somewhere... "All comparisons are loathsome" or something to that effect) this misses the mark a bit. Still, it has it’s points and is not a disaster. Let’s just say I have had better. Cloudy, amber, nice foam and lacing. The aftertaste is also...unusual.

3.8
johndoughty (5449) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Big head upon pouring. Sweetness dominates with a strong mouth feel. Strong presence of alcohol as you would expect. Perhaps an acquired taste but I enjoyed drinking it. Not one for lunchtimes though.

3.9
meatmanmd (125) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 27, 2017
Honey, fruit, flowers, spice and belgian yeast, medium to high sweetness, little bitterness to balance. Very good, rich beer.

3.4
Ulysse (529) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2017
Ready to eat banana Aroma. Dirty yellow color. Rather smooth mouthfeel. Warm alcohol sensation. Drink moderately

3.8
CraftyHare (77) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2017
330ml bottle pours dark orange with thin off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, yeast and candy sugar. Flavours of orange rind, sugar syrup, bready yeast, toffee, subtle spices and alcohol. Very well balanced Belgian Strong Ale with classic flavour profile.

4.5
drpimento (3638) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2017
One of the great beers. Aroma’s good with wet grain,, yeast, malt. Flavor’s super, somewhat like aroma, sweet up front tang in the middle and a little bit bitter in the finish. Add some spice and you have it.


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