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

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88
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 10-09-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stubby 33cl brown bottle poured amber; slightly hazy; very large and durable bone-colored head; bands of sticky lacing. A full pour still left some dark brown sediment in the bottle. Very appealing aroma with brown bread, ripe fruits and a hint of toffee. The flavor follows largely, with intensity building through the finish and into the aftertaste. Very good sweet/bitter balance with an overall slightly sweet character. High ABV is well hidden in the nose, but only partly hidden in the feel and obvious upon tasting. Nice hints of raisins and brandied dates, along with some hop notes, in the aftertaste. Tastes considerably darker than it actually looks.

O: less well known than Piraat but worth seeking out.

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4.76/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.96/5  rDev +25.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.06/5  rDev +3%

Review taken summer 2014.

330ml brown bottle in typical short Van Steenberge style. Label resembles other Piraat ales with white and gold and vintage ships. Poured into a stemmed Belgian style tall tulip glass.

A - golden orange with a pretty massive creamy head on the pour. Forever in settling, but finally a splotchey ring of creamy lacing coated the walls of my glass. Some haze and funk to the body color.

S - sweet biscuit malt with some bright and bursting fruity hop aromas. A bit of candied light fruits with some spices and pepper.

T - fruit filled front. sweet fruitiness with belgian hop spices. A touch of pepper. Biscuit malt and a very nice Belgian style yeast funkiness provide a very good flavor.

M - bigger side of medium bodied with a nice Belgian feel. Texture is good and is highly drinkable for its size. A hint if alcohol heat as it warms but honestly adds to the spices.

O - a nice offering from Van Steenberge. I've yet to drink a Piraat or Draak I didn't overly enjoy. A touch of Belgian craft and a touch of class give a good experience. Another addition to Steenberge's brilliant collection.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.8/5  rDev -28.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Privateer Belgian Ale By Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.