Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.78/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
It pours a fairly transparent golden orange with a white head that quickly falls down, but still retains nicely.
It’s got a honey sweetness to the smell along with some fruit and pepper notes as well.
Big malt flavors. Grassy. The alcohol gives off a warming sensation. Medium body. Dry. Not much carbonation.
Not really getting where the IPA part is coming from. That hop character seemed muted and was all about the malts and yeast.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2012 01:05:49 | More by MattSweatshirt
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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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