Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by Dixonian:
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Been wanting to try this one for a very long time. 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Maudite chalice.
BIG head on the initial pour-nice and white. Dissapated after a few moments-excellent carbonation. Burnt orange color you'd expect from most beers with IPA in the title. Aroma let me know I was in for something special-not as bitter/hoppy as some in the same style. Same with the flavor-getting more from the yeast than the hops. Very clean-citrus through and through. One of the most balanced Belgian IPAs i've ever had. I wish i'd bought a 750 ml bottle instead!
I will for sure be buying this again. Very exciting style of beer for me as I love both Belgians and IPAs and this was possibly the best one I've had. My next batch of homebrew just might be a Belgian IPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2010 19:07:09 | More by Dixonian
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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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