Piraat Triple Hop - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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88
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RuudJH on 06-22-2013)
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Reviews by RuudJH:
Photo of RuudJH
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This Piraat Triple Hop (Belgian brewers are very much into the IPA now), is a bit different from what I expected: it doesn't have the powerfull bitterness, it's much more subtle. The taste is quite a bit more sweet as well. Malty. As it's much milder, the alcohol does come through more in the mouthfeel as well.
Overall I found it a disappointing experience. If they call it a triple hop, I hope for more hop than this.
It's still a very good beer, but I had hoped for more of the IPA goodness.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a small tulip glass a deep burnt orange with a large white fluffy-sticky crown that leaves globs of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Leafy and slightly medicinal hops along with deep fruity esters and mild alcohol.Sweet alcohol and tropical fruitiness on the palate with some underlying leafiness,it never gets too sweet though,me personally would like more big brash hops but it's not bad.

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Poured from a green label 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big two finger off white head which slowly settles into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty and fruit Belgian aroma with hints of spice along with citrus and earthy hops. Upfront scent of Belgian yeast with spicy hints of clove, peppers, and funk. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, caramel, straw, and biscuit. Floral and earthy hops with hints of damp grass. Citrus hop hints of orange, lemon zest, pineapple, and melon. Big Belgian fruit hints of green apple, pear, white grape, and banana. Also some hints of bubblegum and Belgian candied sugar along with some alcohol. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and yeasty Belgian taste with big notes of spice, citrus, and earthy hops. Big upfront presence of Belgian yeast with spice notes of clove, pepper, and farmhouse funk. Pale malt with notes of grains, straw, wheat, biscuit, and caramel. Moderate floral and earthy hop presence with some grassy notes. Citrus fruit notes of lemon, orange, pineapple, and melon. Dried fruit notes of pear, green apple, banana, and white grape. Notes of bubblegum and sweet Belgian candied sugar. A very good Belgian taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and somewhat prickly with a drying finish. Some alcohol heat is felt but it isn’t overly hot.

Overall: A very good twist on the Piraat Ale. The added hops aren’t overpowering but add a nice juicy and floral kick.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours a hazed golden hue into a Delirium Tremens chalice it looks majestic big frothing white head with fine Belgian lacing left on my glassware.

Aroma has tart green apples and green fresh cut grass hop notes, even a bit of heavenly pilsner notes in a big Belgian ale…great stuff.

Flavor has juicy fruit upfront tart apples, raisins, herbaceous, citrus, and herbal grassy hops great triple hopped Piraat, I’ve been drinking the standard for over ten years. This stuff stands up to the original.

Malty layers explode on the palate nice carbonation carries the body very well, medium bodied with effervescent carbonation.

Overall a great interpretation of the original Piraat with a bit more hops!

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

330ml stout as ever was bottle, a refugee from a current mixed Belgian pack from this brewery.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat rocky ecru head, which leaves some stellar pockmarked concrete wall lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of tart tropical (pineapple, kiwi, and guava) fruit, semi-sweet bready caramel malt, musty leather, a weird milkiness, a soft earthy yeast sourness, and a touch of warming metallic alcohol. The taste is sweet, gritty, and grainy pale and caramel malt, an overdose of candy sugar, rather saccharine orange cream and spearmint-eque piney hop notes, musty, and strangely phenolic and funky yeast, and a sidling warming booziness.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, barely a tickle to be had for a song here, the body a steady medium weight, but seemingly sugar-boosted in its somewhat clammy and calculated smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, the muddled malt and sweetness addenda washing over any lingering hop aspirations, if there were ever any at all.

A crazily off-kilter beast, this one is - more Tripel-like in its base malt, yeast, and alcohol bearing, before the anemic attempt at hopping it up even has a chance to underwhelm. Too hot and throat aggrieving to really recommend as a good example of the style.

Photo of MaevaS
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

No distinguishable hop aroma at all, could smell only the alcohol. Taste follows the nose with nothing but alcohol. One of the booziest beers I have ever tasted. Couldn't even finish it.

Photo of Inglum515
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Filosoof
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Is this the improvement of the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple?

I call this one the best tripel I tasted in 2013.

L: okay ofcourse because of the hops; amber colour tells that this isn't a regular hoppy beer;
S: this is interesting! What is it? I conclude that it's a tiny bit of almond between lots of...malts. And the last thing is ofcourse also quite astonishing for a hop-called-beer.
T: malt, caramel, herbs, almond, orange, alcohol;
M: AWESOME!! The best heavy beer (10,5%) I've ever tasted; the sweets, the malts, the bitterishness, perfectly combined with the heavy alcohol wich doesn't hit you in the face; perfect carbonation; very, very drinkable.
O: Great, great beer. Is it so rare that nobody rates this one? Try it. My topper of 2013.

Photo of heystevec
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BrewJew22
4.89/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SFNC
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of corneliusfontaine
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Piraat Triple Hop from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.