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Privateer Belgian Ale By Piraat - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Privateer Belgian Ale By PiraatPrivateer Belgian Ale By Piraat

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very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 10-09-2013)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

pandow, Wednesday at 08:15 AM
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2.8/5  rDev -28.8%

Souless7388, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

brwnchrstpher, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Great strong pale style beer.
Appears light gold, fine effervescense and white foam with ample lacing.
Smells of citrus, non specific flowers, hint of yeast and burn sugar.
Citrus forward taste, hint of malt, nice hoppy finish hint of spicey, nice clean finish.
Mouthfeel with adequate carbonation to avoid that syrupy texture of maltier beers.
Overall, excellent beer for the style. Significant ABV but well hidden by complex palate of flavors.

ThaneMcC, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

wdf210, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

WynnO, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

constantine_272, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

timoteo833, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

gfg0020, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

myouman, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/16/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, light pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spice and hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange, pear, apple, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian strong pale ale. Good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Rhody1, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

disconat, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

oatsodas, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

thatoneguymike, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

azorie, May 04, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -15%

Bottle marked 16AM at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma of yeast, alcohol, and phenolic compounds
Head average (4 cm), off white, creamy, rapidly diminishing into 1 cm island and 2 mm ring.
Lacing sketchy and irregular, a broken reticulum of thin strands and small clots
Body dark orange and hazy
Flavor begins (after warming) with a yeasty sweetness that hides the alcohol flavor but not the after burn. No hops, no malt, no diacetyl, just yeast and alcohol.
Palate medium, oily, soft carbonation.

Another high alcohol beer with few redeeming features. Good to get drunk quickly, but not good for an enjoyable evening.

Ozzylizard, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SnifterLifter, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

david18, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PressEnter, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bmac093, Apr 14, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Look- hazy amber with a slight orange. White head about 2 fingers. Head lingers and leaves nice lacing. Smell is yeast and malt. Taste is same. Good amount of carbonation, yeasty and malty... Strong flavor that makes a beer lover happy. Very good beer. I would keep this one on hand.

Ed2, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

reitzbrewing, Apr 05, 2014
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Privateer Belgian Ale By Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.