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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Piraat AlePiraat Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,741 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1741
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  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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mzwolinski

California

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Start pouring this beer about a half an hour before you want to drink it, because it's going to take that long for the head to settle down. I don't believe I've ever seen so much head out of so little beer. Foamy, chunky mountains of it -- my entire Piraat glass was filled with foam by the time I'd poured two tablespoons of liquid out. If nothing else, I suppose it forces you to pour slowly to avoid disturbing the yeast sediment at the bottom of this bottle-conditioned beer.

Ah well, enough of that. Quite an attractive beer, once it calms down. Hazy amber in color. Strong belgian yeast comes through in the aroma, with hints of fruit and candi sugar.

Taste starts off honey sweet, with a noticeable hop bitterness and a somewhat grassy aftertaste. Medium-full bodied. Not at all bad -- one of the more drinkable of Van Steenberge's ales.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2002 08:11:44 | More by mzwolinski
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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 1,741 ratings.