Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by PirateUlf73:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass.
A: Medium amber-orange color with a bright white head.
S: Malty sweetness along with a spice mix of clove and coriander. Some whiffs of lemon zest, as well as an underlying yeasty bread character.
T: Very nice Belgian character. Quite sweet and flavored with the aforementioned spices. Has an interesting citrus base that is hard to describe. The higher alcohol seems to meld the flavors quite well.
M: Medium-bodied and robust. Bursting with character and plenty of carbonation. Finishes clean with a sweet aftertaste and slight alcohol warming.
D: The 10.5% ABV may be too harsh for some, but not me. Still, slow is the way to go.
All in all, a very solid, very delicious strong Belgian ale. The "Belgian IPA" classification seems a bit of a misnomer to me, as the hop character was quite subdued. Nevertheless, this is a very good beer and is well-constructed. 'Tis good to see some more pirates in the beer realm!
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2009 07:10:23 | More by PirateUlf73
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4.11/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a lot of tiny particles floating inside. Forms a big thin bubbled and creamy light yellow head which is aloso soapy and molasses. Huge retention (never disappears completely) leaving tons of soapy lingering lacings in the glass
S: Strong sweet caramel malts in the nose. Candi sugar, dark dry fruits and caramel. Strong lemony and grassy hops profile. Very bready and earthy Belgian style yeasts. Alcohol notes in the end
T: Sweet malty upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts, candi sugar and toffee. Notes of dry raisins and plums. A bit of bubblegum sensation. Grassy and lemony hops bitterness. Consistent bitterness. Good bitterness balance. Belgian style bready yeasts
M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. High density beer. Bready, fruity and bitter aftertaste
O: Good drinkablility despite of the ABV. Pleasant and well done Belgian Strong Ale. Classic
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 20:52:32 | More by eduardolinhalis
Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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