Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3/5 rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5
An intensely sweet mix of bananas, cloves, and sweet sugary elements. The beer really takes one Hef like elements though the weight and power are clearly something else.
Intensely sweet, sugary, and full of cloves and bananas…oh and alcohol. Very flavorful and intense, but hardly the complexity I would expect. This is NOT an IPA or Belgian IPA by any stretch!
Wow this is harsh. A lot of alcohol and rather hard to drink. Still the carbonation and mouth feel seems impressive given the style and abv.
This would be a lot better with less alcohol. Still pretty good flavors and decent carbonation to make it work.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2012 01:25:01 | More by bobhits
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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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