Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
11.2oz. bottle served in my Weyerbacher tulip. Pours a dull, burnt-orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity. Head is two inches, dense and off-white and eventually settles into a consistent, frothy, quarter inch skim. Textured swaths of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses notes of candi sugar, citrus rind, green apple, and a slightly herbal quality. Taste follows nose with the addition of a light, toasted malt character. There's also a trace of bitterness towards the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, with a lively carbonation and a bit of acidic astringency. I'm not sure I'd classify this as a Belgian IPA as it's closer to a BSPA in my opinion. That said, this beer is quite tasty and complex with an extremely well-hidden abv. I'm sorry I put off trying this it for so long.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2013 00:18:54 | More by Jwale73
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