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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,867 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,867
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 96 | 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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acevenom

Louisiana

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice. Pours hazy golden orange with a slowly dissipating off-white head, but a half-finger length of head remains. There are visible tiny streaming bubbles on the side of the glass. The aroma is floral, fruity, and sweet. There is good expression from the Belgian yeast and the candi sugar. The alcohol is also detectable in the aromas. The malt brings some breadiness to the smell. The taste does follow the nose here, but I wish I could get it fresh to really appreciate the hops even more.

Despite all that, the flavors are still solid and there is still a good hop presence. The front end is sweet from the candi sugar and malts, bready from the malt and yeast, and that hop bitterness follows as well. The booze also comes through in the flavor. There is some faint fruitiness as well, but it is mild and takes a back seat to the other flavors. The body is medium with abundant carbonation. The higher alcohol can definitely be felt here, but it should at 10.5%. The finish is slightly dry. This is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 18:12:54 | More by acevenom
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Pours a brilliant light golden with a lingering frothy ivory head. Aroma is floral, with green apple sharpness and notes of perfumey hops. Flavor reveals more sweetness, with cherry cough drop coming to mind. Finish is alcoholic. The phenols are overpowering.

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APPEARANCE - Pours coppery red, with a huge, five-finger beige head that lasts a long time. It leaves a floaty yeast lump up till the last sip.

SMELL/AROMA - Herbaceous, sweet, a little piney.

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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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