Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
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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4.11/5 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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