Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.23/5 rDev +3.9%
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
4.64/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Long time want fulfilled by Johnnnnieee. Thanx a ton, man
Into a chalice.
A: golden red almost amber colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head that dies within less than a minute, adequate sticky lacing graces the sides of the glass
S: spiciness up front with a deep malty breadiness coming through strong and then I get some light coriander and clove as well as some peppery tones, light citrus enters in as it warms
T: malty sweet breadiness with a decent blend of citrusy flavors spreading around my mouth; spicy yet sweet aftertaste with sweet sticky finish
M: light to medium, somewhat sessionable surprisingly enough for 10.5% - big wow from me, carbonation is fairly smooth for a Belgian IPA though I think I like how everything comes across and coats my mouth and tongue
O: wow, I actually wasn't expecting this one to be this good and am thinking would go great with a pepperoni pizza to even grilled shrimp. My mind is racing right now with all of the pairings I could do with this. I wish it was in my distro.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 04:36:33 | More by BeerKangaroo
Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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