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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,864 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,864
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 95 | 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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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pouring from a chilled 11.2oz bottle into a tulip, it pours a pale gold color with some haze and a 1cm white dense surface layer which dissipates after a minute or 2.

Aroma is citrussy...orange peels, cloves, & maybe some coriander...I also get the hint of grapes as well. Nice.

Taste is sweet citrus flavors (orange/lemons) along with some slight grapes passing through and some spices. The alcohol is very apparant (sp) here as well, which kills some of the flavor on the back end.

Very prickly up front with lots of carbonation...lots of alcohol burn on the swallow. Fizzy feeling. maybe too much alcohol or not masked enough. Takes away from the taste and feel a bit IMO.

Overall, i love Belgians, but this is not one of them. Good but a little too much alcohol in your face.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2005 17:36:14 | More by Fish113d
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barczar

Kentucky

3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant light golden with a lingering frothy ivory head. Aroma is floral, with green apple sharpness and notes of perfumey hops. Flavor reveals more sweetness, with cherry cough drop coming to mind. Finish is alcoholic. The phenols are overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2014 04:02:18 | More by barczar
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DallasRaider

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-22-2014 23:23:15 | More by DallasRaider
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-22-2014 16:56:24 | More by creepinjeeper
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-22-2014 01:27:53 | More by Bryanbrown0420
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Homers_Beer_Odyssey

New York

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE - Pours coppery red, with a huge, five-finger beige head that lasts a long time. It leaves a floaty yeast lump up till the last sip.

SMELL/AROMA - Herbaceous, sweet, a little piney.

TASTE - Sweet, herbaceous, piney. Definitely not bitter as advertised. ABV only a bit hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE - Lots of carbonation, light, not syrupy.

OVERALL - A bit boozy, but a nice beer, sippable, not quaffable. Advertised as bitter, but it's not at all bitter IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 23:42:58 | More by Homers_Beer_Odyssey
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Zachberg

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-20-2014 18:14:37 | More by Zachberg
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Huge fluffy white head with great retention and chunky lacing. Brew is a thick, translucent, mango-orange gold.

Sharp, pepper and yeast aroma with hay and wheat.

Banana notes, sweet malt and yeast, clove, earthy. Tiny bit of alcohol. Nice earthy bitterness.

Thick and smooth mouthfeel. Chewy with sting.

Good, balanced strong ale; not oversweet, nor too bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 19:38:34 | More by Roguer
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2014 14:36:12 | More by BeastLU
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-17-2014 18:00:54 | More by MattSharpless
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-16-2014 21:25:34 | More by Auror
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-16-2014 13:42:06 | More by Walkerjgt
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-16-2014 05:43:42 | More by gtermi
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Voja

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-16-2014 05:23:11 | More by Voja
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jt2488

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-15-2014 20:37:11 | More by jt2488
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-15-2014 15:18:48 | More by core42
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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -26.3%

07-14-2014 19:02:55 | More by atlbravsrno1
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-14-2014 18:02:21 | More by adnott
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-13-2014 23:42:05 | More by Hugonaut13
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-12-2014 18:16:19 | More by jim_carignan
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -50.9%

07-12-2014 16:53:07 | More by spoonhawk
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-12-2014 05:09:56 | More by brotherloco
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Quindar

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-12-2014 03:00:54 | More by Quindar
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-11-2014 04:12:02 | More by bobv
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Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 1,864 ratings.