Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by thefireman:
4.45/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served in 11.2 oz bottle. Dark amber with a nice, ample, white head. First impression is malt, and alcohol-lots of it. Lots and lots of yeast in this one. Sweet and spicy with a hop hint at the end. Caramel color and taste. One of my favorites. Mouthfeel is great, with a lingering taste of candy. If it didn't have so much alcohol I would drink lots of this at any sitting.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2004 01:35:59 | More by thefireman
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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.
91 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.