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Piraat - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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2,112 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,112
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 83
Gots: 188 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Murky amber with a nice 2” to 3” foamy head that quickly recedes to about a ½”. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Light fruit (pear and apple especially) with a bit of spice.

Taste: Follows the nose a fruity sweetness up front with a peppery finish light in bitterness. This flavor profile verges on being more of a Tripel in character. There is also a malty richness which gives a bready character to the beer once it warms a bit the glass. Nice complexity with this beer as the alcohol is also well masked behind the flavor diversity.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and extremely clean at the finish.

Overall: Excellent beer to be included with a session of Belgian Pale Ales or Tripels, or quite honestly to be enjoyed on its own.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber honey with slight murkiness, almost 10W-30ish with zero head, slight foaming ala an espersso corona. Smell is undetectable to very slightly sweet. Taste is remarkable. I am a fan of BSDAs and If I didn't know better, I would think this is a BSDA, although this is classified as a BIPA. Fruity notes, not overpowering. 10.5% alcohol not apparent; no booziness that I could detect. Mouthfeel very pleasant consisting of a mild carbonation. Overall a fine offering from a 6 pack sampler of 330 ml bottles. Much nicer than I expected.

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Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 2,112 ratings.