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Piraat Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Piraat AlePiraat Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,743 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1743
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  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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yesyouam

New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Piraat Ale is hazy, bubbly and golden with a thick, fluffy, frothy, yellowed head that has great retention and lacing. It has an aroma of bread, pepper, clove and bubblegum. It has a smooth and fluffy medium body with a clean finish. There are notes of leather and black pepper in the flavor. The alcohol is quite prominent. There really doesn't seem to be much bitterness or sweetness. Other flavors slowly reveal themselves, notably pear. The flavors are well blended and well balanced, but the alcohol flavor is a little distracting.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 02:21:56 | More by yesyouam
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PressEnter

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2014 21:10:03 | More by PressEnter
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KajII

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Trappist Glass]

The pour was a hazy burnt orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a medium film and collar with very good spotty lacing.

The aroma was lightly sweet with a light bread malt, floral hops and a sweet Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange), a strong fruity ester (apple, pear and pineapple), a hint of spice and a decent alcohol tinge.

The taste was malty sweet with just a touch of a citrusy sweetness early on, becoming quite yeasty and just a tad bitter with a sweet fruity alcohol finish. The flavor hung around for a good long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter fruity alcohol warming fading slowly, leaving behind a slightly spicy bite that hit you right in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body with a lightly syrupy texture and a ticklish carbonation.

Overall I found this to be a fantastic brew with tons of flavor. It had it all, the perfect balance of a fruity citrusy sweetness, a bold yeastiness and a moderate hop bitterness. This allowed the mellowing of the high ABV, thus creating a most wonderful drinking experience...

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Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 17:32:12 | More by KajII
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Russian Federation

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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lr300

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-10-2014 18:59:50 | More by lr300
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tabhill

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-09-2014 16:43:31 | More by tabhill
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-09-2014 04:12:16 | More by Sweffin
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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West Virginia

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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 3/30/14. Bought this about a week ago as a 'make your own 6' for $8.99, as it was the only bottle of this. Comes in a neat 11.2 ounce (330ml) with a cool label also (NOT LIKE THE PIC ON HERE> Has a pirate and a old sailing ship on the open seas. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a flute glass.

Pours a pretty cloudy dark-orange in color with a half finger off-white heat that stays around for a long time. There is a bunch of sediment in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. Lots of sticky lacing is seen with each sip as well. There is a bunch going on with the aroma as there is caramel malts, lemon grass, dark fruits and honey. The taste has a lot going on as well with sweet malts right up front, followed by plums and some sweet bourbon-like flavor for the finish. I am surprised it is a I.P.A. style brew as there is no bitter/hoppy aftertaste at all. You don't taste the high alcohol content either. Goes down easy and after one of these, on a empty stomach, you will feel it. Over a great brew!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 22:32:26 | More by BeerWithMike
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Piraat Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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