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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,874 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,874
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 99 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A robustly bitter strong Belgian pale ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2001)
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No date that I can see.

A: Pours a clear amber. Very bubbly with a tall, frothy offwhite head. Slowly fading head; good retention. Sparse but fluffy chunks of lacing.

S: Belgian yeast is strong in this one. Loaded with cloves and maybe a hint of banana. Tons of black pepper. A bit of grassy earthiness to boot.

T: Big citrus up front followed by a bunch of grass. Belgian yeast character is much weaker in the taste than the aroma. It's not a bad thing, it comes across more balanced this way. Cloves and black pepper regardless. Almost wheaty, grainy type malt. Kinda earthy in spots. Really nice citrus throughout. Mild bitterness on the back end but nothing like your typical american IPA. Lingering dry citrus and black pepper between sips.

M: Smooth, medium bodied. Higher carbonation provides a sort of airy, crisp mouthfeel while keeping this one from being too heavy.

O: A surprisingly good Belgian IPA. Nice crisp flavors and fruitiness. Tastes really light and refreshing until I realized this was 10.5%! It goes down like a 6% belgian pale. Great balance and drinkability is off the chart. One of the best belgian IPAs I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 06:12:40 | More by Dope
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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.