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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Piraat AlePiraat Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,739 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1739
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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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 330 ml. bottle marked 02FJ-14:18. Sampled on March 3, 2011. It pours a nice looking amber color with a decent head and hypnotic, upward trickling carbonation. Malts, hops, dough, and a hard to define fruit are all meshed into the aroma. The body is medium to full. The 10.5% ABV is well hidden in the taste but it leaves a memorable impression in my head. The finish is almost dry but not quite.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 00:28:35 | More by puboflyons
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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 1,739 ratings.