Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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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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