Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by erz316:
4.65/5 rDev +14.5%
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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4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review taken many times over the last 5 years.
11.2oz(33cl/330ml) brown bottle. Awesome Van Steenberge bottle shape with plastic pirate inspired label covering entire bottle. I love the shapes of these bottles. Poured into a fat stemmed Belgian tulip.
A - hazy yellow golden in color. Thick, creamy and massive are words that best describe this lovely head leaving a very sticky ring of lace.
S - for starters this has a top shelf Belgian yeast aroma paired with banana, orange, bubblegum, and a faint whiff of sour apples. Belgian spices and a toasted bread like malt balance the aroma. Maybe a hint of creamy vanilla as it warms.
T - this is a classic yet original flavor. Light fruitiness of ripe banana and orange with the perfect pairings of Belgian spices. Malts have a toasted bread character same as the nose and add an authentic Belgian yeast and its citrus notes just pop.
M - medium to full body and especially smooth feel. Texture and thickness play a key role in Piraat's ability to be a real winner. It almost comes off as too easy to drink but overall its just a great feel and brew in general.
O - piraat ale is a classic for me. One of the first true Belgian ales that got me hooked to the world of craft beer and Belgium in general. A true genius recipe that still plays a major role in my craft beer life. It's always there and will never let you down. This is something people will be drinking til the end of time
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 15:19:33 | More by BradtheGreat7
Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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