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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,862 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,862
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A robustly bitter strong Belgian pale ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2001)
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TheSixthRing

California

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy, slightly burnt golden orange with a slightly off-white, creamy looking finger width head. Fair retention.A film of bubbles stays ever present on top. Solid lacing with good stick.

Smell - Aroma is sugary, spicy and most definitely funky. Hints of citrus. Faint malt character.

Taste - Hits on sugar and honey at the forefront, followed by some funk and sourness mid-taste. Green banana. Sour apple. Rich, bready notes near the finish. Finishes sour, with a touch of citrus; almost like tangerine.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Bubbly, soft carbonation. Finishes dry, almost like champagne.

Overall - A good beer, certainly, and quality throughout. That said, I just don't think most true Belgian brews are my thing. I've had more than my fair share, and most of them don't hit that 'Ahh, I gotta have that again!' feeling. I probably wouldn't buy this beer again, but if this is someone's favorite beer, I can understand why. There's just too much sugar character for me. I think I'll steer clear of Belgians for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 05:04:45 | More by TheSixthRing
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MOUTHFEEL/PALATE - Lots of carbonation, light, not syrupy.

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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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