Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by Fish113d:
3.75/5 rDev -7.6%
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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4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review taken many times over the last 5 years.
11.2oz(33cl/330ml) brown bottle. Awesome Van Steenberge bottle shape with plastic pirate inspired label covering entire bottle. I love the shapes of these bottles. Poured into a fat stemmed Belgian tulip.
A - hazy yellow golden in color. Thick, creamy and massive are words that best describe this lovely head leaving a very sticky ring of lace.
S - for starters this has a top shelf Belgian yeast aroma paired with banana, orange, bubblegum, and a faint whiff of sour apples. Belgian spices and a toasted bread like malt balance the aroma. Maybe a hint of creamy vanilla as it warms.
T - this is a classic yet original flavor. Light fruitiness of ripe banana and orange with the perfect pairings of Belgian spices. Malts have a toasted bread character same as the nose and add an authentic Belgian yeast and its citrus notes just pop.
M - medium to full body and especially smooth feel. Texture and thickness play a key role in Piraat's ability to be a real winner. It almost comes off as too easy to drink but overall its just a great feel and brew in general.
O - piraat ale is a classic for me. One of the first true Belgian ales that got me hooked to the world of craft beer and Belgium in general. A true genius recipe that still plays a major role in my craft beer life. It's always there and will never let you down. This is something people will be drinking til the end of time
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 15:19:33 | More by BradtheGreat7
Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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