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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: 1839   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiero (171) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This one is best on a clean palate. The first few sips had a nice strong, fizzy, and fruity flavor, followed by a warm aftertaste. Mingled in was a little bitterness. If you sip on it continously the alcohol takes over, the fruitiness goes away and it tastes somewhat like a high-class malt liquor. The aroma is quite nice. I was comparing this to the Duvel I drank a week ago and thought it would come out on top at first, but I really think the alcohol content gives it a somewhat malt liquor feel, whereas the Duvel stayed consistent in taste. I found this to be much better if you wait 2-3 minutes in between sips. It’s good, but if I had a choice I would take the Duvel, not that either of them come that cheap.


3.5
unclefrito62 (382) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2018
11.2 ounce bottle at home. White head, copper in color. Aromas of Belgium sugars. Carbonated. bubbly taste the sugars. lighter in body. Pretty easy to drink. Very good! Cheers!

3.6
kustie (1383) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle. Golden color with off-white head. Aroma has caramel, fruits, toffee. Taste is fruity with quite long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of fruits, caramel, bread and toffee. A bit alcohol warmth too.

3.9
Hans31 (4) - - DEC 27, 2017 does not count
Sterk, pittig biertje met een licht zoete afdronk. Lekker bij kaas en chocolade, maar ook om zo te drinken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
azzurro (509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2017
Part of the Christmas 6-pack, a good beer, where the strong ABV is a bit too present in the taste.

4
kapusil (1563) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2017
0.33l bottle. Slightly hazy orange body with a huge white head. Significant amount of caramel in the nose with some orange zest, apples, sugar syrup, bread and some booze. Taste of toast, caramel, orange zest, grains, booze and quite a lot of floral hops. The alcohol is apparent, but not disturbing. Actually I expected something sweeter, but I don't mind it's more bitter than how I envisioned. Very nice beer.

2
gueuze (1008) - - DEC 9, 2017
Kupferfarben, trüb. Karamellig, rauchig. Alkoholischer Geruch. Im Geschmack karamell. Sehr süß. Nicht so pralle.

4
mejustja (37) - POLAND - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 Zapach: duużo cytrusów, noty żywiczne Kolor: złoty Smak: banan przechodzący w brzoskwinie, marakuję, biszkopt i nuty żywiczne spod których lekko wychodzi alhokol (przyjemny). Jest pozytywne bogactwo owoców Wysycenie: średnie w kierunku niższego Bogate piwo, ze sporą ilością aromatów. Wprawdzie na końcu delikatnie wychodzi alkohol, jednakże jest to dosyć przyjemny, a nie "gorzelnia". Piwo dobre zarówno do powolnego sączenia z degustacją jak i dla zwykłego ugaszenia pragnienia.

4
nachtraaf_01 (9) - - DEC 1, 2017 does not count
Underestimated! bread, hay, cereal, toast, floral, citrus, herbs, cheese, basement aromas, earthy, leaves, alcohol, banana, ginger, raisin, smoke, vanilla, woody, amber, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, lively, long finish,

3.9
Milter (1080) - Nyborg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2017
God belgisk strong ale. Masser af fylde og velsmag. Tilpas bitter. Lidt for høj alkohol pct.

3.6
biilz (281) - SPAIN - NOV 29, 2017
Аромат классического Бельгийского Эля. Вкус фруктово ягодный. Сильно портит четкий привкус алкоголя. Странно но четко ощущается солод а не хмель. Послевкусие плавное и достаточно мягкое. В целом обычный нормальный эль, ничего особенного.


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