Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
As an experienced beer drinker with little knowledge of Belgian Ales, I finally decided to begin my journey into uncharted waters. Not knowing where to start, I chose Piraat upon the recommendation of a dear friend from Croatia.
Anyway, I poured the chilled beer into a tulip glass. It made a well-formed, thick, lacey head that was impressive. The beer is a light golden brown, with a bit of haze. From start to finish there were little bubbles crawling up through the beer to the top of the glass.
The smell was delicious. A combination of fruity, wheaty, tropical aroma tempered by a prominent (but pleasant) alcohol finish. It is hard for me to describe the taste because it is so new and unique to me, but I would say the flavor is full-bodied, balanced, and citrusy. To sum it up, delicious, alcoholic honey. It is quite strong, though, as one beer consumed in about 25 minutes went straight to the dome. The mouthfeel is cider-like. On drinkability, I found it to go down easy, but not a beer that one can drink repeatedly in succession.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2006 08:20:00 | More by thepitch
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