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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,874 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,874
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 99 | 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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erz316

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 floz bottle into duvel tulip

A - a hazy orange body with a light orange head. pours well and has a modest amount of head, one full fingers worth. the colour is just amazing. dead settles down soon enough leaving a good layer round the edges and on top.

S - a bit citrusy with a noticeable backing from the alcohol, even when right out of the fridge. a little bit of clove comes along with the alcohol.

T - initial taste is a bit plain, mild hop and citrus bitterness. the finish is a bit elusive but the alcohol is the most noticeable,; sweetness turns into bitterness, honeyed malts into mild hop bitterness and regular bitterness of fruit rind. aftertaste is, coming off of the finish, light tropical fruits. alcohol and some sweet malts help bring the flavour profile to a head and the trailing off flavour is light sweet malts and grapefruit rind bitterness. a great warming sense then overcomes me and I begin to feel lethargic. though i have never had a belgian ipa, I know belgian yeast and I know what an ipa should taste like so it is in my best judgment to say this is just an outstanding beer, and I wish I had gotten the bigger bottle!

MF&D - the body is perfectly viscous, not too much but not watery; just enough body that ones doesnt notice either a lack or a excess. carbonation is perfectly balanced with the medium-light body, a strong crisp carbonation to help offset some of the booze's power. I would easily session this beer if on tap.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 20:07:56 | More by erz316
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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.