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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Piraat AlePiraat Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,741 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1741
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  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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WaffleSauce

California

3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jpm30 for the trade on this one. Cork hit the ceiling upon opening. Pours (in to my trusty Stone pint glass) a very hazy yellow, a hint of orange, and slightly cloudy. GARGANTUAN white head, and many, many, many bubbles. Head is ridiculously persistent, and lacing factor is off the scale.

Nose is very malty with a hint of citrus, more lemony than organge.

Very malty and lemony upfront, slightly metallic but not at all abrasively so. Moves in to a noticeable reminder of the 10.5% ABV factor, but not in a bad way. Finishes with a tangy bitter, but not the typical hop bitter that I’m accustomed to.

Being a fan of huge American style IPAs, this was one of my first steps out of my comfort zone of mind-numbingly hopped IPAs. I don’t think I’d drink it on a regular basis, but it is fairly drinkable despite its massive alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2006 02:12:37 | More by WaffleSauce
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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 1,741 ratings.