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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,847 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,847
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  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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thepitch

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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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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 1,847 ratings.