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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,863 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,863
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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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to trevorwideman for this big treat.

Appearance
Finally got the 33cl bottle into my 60cl tulip. Needless to say theres a huge solid white capped head here. As impressive as a Duvel in this respect (although it may not have quite Duvel's staying power). A pale amber coloured ale with very vigouros carbonation, and thick lacings that ring the glass.

Aroma
A hint of clove with a good dash of banana. Lots of floral and fruity tones, and a touch of earthy, peppery spiciness. Only hints of bready malts and caramel malts. Also a sweet, sugary aroma.

Taste
Dominated by floral hops, fruity and spicy yeast (sweet banana with a dash of clove), and a hint of lemon. Slight corniness and faint hints of bready and caramel malts.

Mouthfeel
A big bodied spritzy ale. Lacking malt backbone with enough substance to balance the sugary sweetness and floral, fruity nature of this brew.

Drinkability
Fairly drinkable, especially considering the huge alcohol content. Alcohol is well concealed, and mostly reveals itself as a slight warming sensation. Could be sessionable, but i suspect the hangover after a night of Piraats would be nasty. While im glad to have tried it that was probably enough for me

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2006 23:11:03 | More by demcorhip
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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.

TASTE - Sweet, herbaceous, piney. Definitely not bitter as advertised. ABV only a bit hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE - Lots of carbonation, light, not syrupy.

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Banana notes, sweet malt and yeast, clove, earthy. Tiny bit of alcohol. Nice earthy bitterness.

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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 1,863 ratings.