Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a brand new (bought the same day of the beer) Piraat snifter.
Appearance: Poured a thick pillowy, white as snow head that never goes away. Color is gold as gold can be. Heavy lacing.
Smell: Subdued, light banana, some malt, very nice.
Taste: Wonderful. Banana malty (I'm trying to described spliced banana and malt, meaning the taste was one flavor not two), clove, spice, some alcohol at the end. Some btreadiness in there too. Definitely some Belgian candy sugar up front with some slight hints of apple as the beer finishes. A very lingering flavor.
Mouthfeel: Thick, syrupy, heavy, good.
Drinkability: I loved drinking this. One would not be able to drink too many because of the alcohol and because its a slight challenge to finish it. Not, Storm King challenging, but a challenge never the less.
Will most assuredly be drinking this beer more in the future.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2007 02:30:56 | More by rugbyfan13
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4.11/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a lot of tiny particles floating inside. Forms a big thin bubbled and creamy light yellow head which is aloso soapy and molasses. Huge retention (never disappears completely) leaving tons of soapy lingering lacings in the glass
S: Strong sweet caramel malts in the nose. Candi sugar, dark dry fruits and caramel. Strong lemony and grassy hops profile. Very bready and earthy Belgian style yeasts. Alcohol notes in the end
T: Sweet malty upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts, candi sugar and toffee. Notes of dry raisins and plums. A bit of bubblegum sensation. Grassy and lemony hops bitterness. Consistent bitterness. Good bitterness balance. Belgian style bready yeasts
M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. High density beer. Bready, fruity and bitter aftertaste
O: Good drinkablility despite of the ABV. Pleasant and well done Belgian Strong Ale. Classic
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 20:52:32 | More by eduardolinhalis
Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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