Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by RickS95:
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a brownish peach color. Not hazy, but just dark enough to be opaque, though still clear. The head is bright white, LARGE, and has great retention. When it finally gives, it leaves a thick, sticky lace.
Yeasty nose with orange, candied sugar, pepper and grape, slightest bit of mint.
Taste is sweetish to start with, but quickly gives way to the acidic ingredients. Carbonation is prevalent, as it the alcohol.
Has a sharp feel, almost biting with the high ABV, hops, orange and carbonation...and heat. After just a few sips, my lips, mouth and throat are hot.
This was one of the best of the type I've had. It's a manly, aggressive drink so you can't knock them back all night, but it makes a great sipper for late in the evening. Despite the manliness, it's pretty easy to drink unless you chug it.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2012 04:19:55 | More by RickS95
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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.
91 out of 100 based on 1,740 ratings.