Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a short, frothy white head that persists and retains well, laying down thick lace as it falls. Color is a light amber-yellow that's particularly pale. I recall the draft version having a richer color and much larger and stickier head.
S: Alcohol soaked dark fruits, granny smith sour apples, rich spice, and alcohol. Less fruity, more boozy than the draft version.
T&M: Highly complex and flavorful, though in a bit different way than on draft. Less bursting fruit, but more emergent spice and hoppiness here. Certainly notes of brandy soaked apricot, pear, and apple are present, but they're met with some spice, alcohol, and citrus. Finish is lightly dry with a lingering fruitiness and hoppy spice. Body is medium to full with a zesty Belgian carbonation that tingles the mouth nicely.
D: Still rather drinkable for such a large beer, though this bottle is inferior to the draft version I had a week or so ago.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2009 03:22:00 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampling right now on 3/30/14. Bought this about a week ago as a 'make your own 6' for $8.99, as it was the only bottle of this. Comes in a neat 11.2 ounce (330ml) with a cool label also (NOT LIKE THE PIC ON HERE> Has a pirate and a old sailing ship on the open seas. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a flute glass.
Pours a pretty cloudy dark-orange in color with a half finger off-white heat that stays around for a long time. There is a bunch of sediment in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. Lots of sticky lacing is seen with each sip as well. There is a bunch going on with the aroma as there is caramel malts, lemon grass, dark fruits and honey. The taste has a lot going on as well with sweet malts right up front, followed by plums and some sweet bourbon-like flavor for the finish. I am surprised it is a I.P.A. style brew as there is no bitter/hoppy aftertaste at all. You don't taste the high alcohol content either. Goes down easy and after one of these, on a empty stomach, you will feel it. Over a great brew!
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 22:32:26 | More by BeerWithMike
Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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