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Piraat - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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2,133 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,133
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 83
Gots: 197 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2001

A robustly bitter strong Belgian pale ale.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-11-09 in Danville, KY

A - Somewhat hazy orange with a 1-finger off-white head and moderate, ringed lacing.

S - Bread, overly ripe stone fruit, spice and a little hop floral. Pleasant; not very strong.

T - Forward bready malt, then Belgian yeast that is much less fruity/estery than many triple's, pepper, alcohol, candied orange and hop spice. Aftertaste is orange-sweet at first but after a bit, a goodly amount of spicy hop bitterness becomes evident.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Not overly sweet.

O - This is a good brew. I didn't know what to expect but the more I tasted it, the more I enjoyed it. Most-times, triples and quads are too Belgian estery/fruit/yeasty for my tastes and I often avoid ordering the style. This appeals enough to my love for American DIPAs to say that I'll seek this out again. Good stuff.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big light tan head slowly settles into a nice bisquity lacing above a clear copper honey colored beer.

Aroma is very laden with fruits both dark and citrus and light pepper like spices.

Spices, light and of a darker cooking variety, mixed with dark fruit aspects like apricots on a light grain malt taste. The taste also brings with it an aspect of light alcohol.

A dry aftertaste that has with it some of the darker fruits on this medium well bodied beer.

This is a very good example of how to make a beer with a lot of different tastes but none of them really sticking out and smothering the other tastes with the beer.

Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 2,133 ratings.