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Piraat - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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2,047 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,047
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 80
Gots: 155 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

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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4.52/5  rDev +11.1%

Vegeta446, Today at 07:07 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ninkasibrew, Yesterday at 03:41 PM
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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (03JM):
Pours a cloudy orange yellow, with a large amount of head on a fairly aggressive pour. The head was larger, soapy on initial pour, but reduced to fluffy off white head that remained thickly on the surface, also providing a ton of lacing. The nose is a bit candy-like in one respect. Sweet notes of honey and caramel pair with a faint waft of grapefruit (I think) to counter it slightly to produce a fairly unique scent. Beyond that are some classic Belgian notes, including some funk, some hay, and some saison-like dry notes. I also get a strange light neutral smoke note, though I have no idea why,.

The taste follows the nose pretty well, except the Belgian notes are a bit stronger in the taste, making it overall a bit less sweet. The specific taste that I get is that the grass/hay flavors are more prevalent than I noticed in the smell. I can take the malt profile in the nose, but the flavor is just slightly off-putting to me in this taste. The body is maybe a little fuller than medium, with a decent amount of carbonation adding some bite.

I think I might have rated this slightly higher (3.85 or 3.9) if I did precise (and based on previous experiences with the beer). This particular taste I rated down the taste because it didn't sit as well with me as it has in the past (I wavered b/t 3.5 and 3.75). Will continue to grab this occasionally, as I feel I do still enjoy it.

cjgiant, Saturday at 08:08 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

lillitnn92, Wednesday at 04:34 PM
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

Evidence837, Wednesday at 03:49 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Good but at least in my opinion it's not duvel, the sheer brute force and stature of this beer may make it a tad difficult to appreciate some of the finer subtleties present, these flavors will fade before you are done reeling from the size of this beer

JackRWatkins, Wednesday at 01:24 AM
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

Biggcatch, Nov 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

jeffaroo95, Nov 18, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -23.3%

mjacquard, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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harryhops, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Appearance: amber, heady white froth, fine carbonation

Smell: strong malt with hint of flower/bitter hops, yeast, honey , esters and faint alcohol .

Taste: Great balance of hop forward followed by Sweet, flowery malts and clean finish.

Overall: Great beer, well balanced and goes well with cheese, pizza and high fat/greasy fair. Palate cleansing.

ThaneMcC, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 2,047 ratings.