Piraat Triple Hop - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by RuudJH:
3.75/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
06-22-2013 10:49:18 | More by RuudJH
More User Reviews:
4.64/5 rDev +16%
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.
11-01-2013 20:07:13 | More by Filosoof
4.11/5 rDev +2.8%
From the 330 ml. bottle marked 16AM. From the mixed six pack. Sampled on April 14, 2014.
The pour is a cloudy looking copper pale yellow with a modest off-white head and a lot of floating sediment! I love floating sediment! Big grade for that alone.
The aroma has all the Belgian yeast, biscuit malts, meaty fruit and candied sugars you expect with a bitter bite penetrating the nose. Pear and apple for the fruit character in about that order.
Medium to full body.
The toasted biscuit malts and fruit flavors are there but muted due to the earthy hop character that roars in from the background. It finishes dry with a bitter, memorable bite. 10.5% alcohol well integrated but I felt it by the time I finished writing this review.
04-14-2014 21:38:54 | More by puboflyons
3.63/5 rDev -9.3%
Pours amber with a large white head.
Nose shows caramel, spicy hops, booze and candy floss. Not overly complex.
Similarly sweet flavours, lots of sugary confectionery with some pear and apple notes. Some booze in the finish.
Nice moderate carbonation.
10-31-2013 06:23:13 | More by CrazyDavros
3.76/5 rDev -6%
Short 375 bottle.. greenish label picked up at Brewer's Haven in Boise last week... pours a hazy light orange... sheets of white lace coat the goblet.
Big balanced pepper phenols/light apple esters dominate the nose.
Flavor mirrors the aromas perfectly... no problems with any of this bottle... very well done tripel expectations.
Light/medium body with abundant carbonation...
Honestly.. this is the best Steenberge NV I have had in years... Perfectly clean and very drinkable.
05-28-2014 05:22:10 | More by JohnGalt1
4/5 rDev 0%
A: deep amber ale with an orange hue; faintly hazy with stream of bubbles from the bottom; a few fingers of soapy head left some patches of lace down the glass; streaming effervescence retained some head all the way down
S: sweetly fruity with hits of pepper and spiciness; fresh grain aroma; hints of tart yeast and chewy caramel
T: sweet fruit (like apple and pear) and spice right up front - fairly bold; bits of clove, mint, orange, and papaya, among others - some seemingly disparate flavor elements come together nicely; little bit boozy
M: tingly as if from spice, plush carbonation and slick ale; some stickiness on the finish; sweet pine resin aftertaste on the tongue
O: I'm guessing I'm drinking the second release of this ale, as my label is green (not yellow) and it says "Dry Hopped Ale" on the label - either that or I'm getting the US version of it - real good stuff, retains some distinctive Piraat flavors and aromas. Features the following hops: Saaz, Tetra, and Aurora, with Cascade for the dry hopping. Fans of Belgian pales and ales in general will probably be pleased. An interesting if not superior take on Piraat. Recommended.
08-18-2014 22:11:44 | More by Greywulfken
4.14/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured from a bottle into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a half finger ivory head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, apple and pear juice, Belgian yeast, cloves, spicy. Flavor of bready and mildly biscuit malt, apple family fruit, light candi sugar, Belgian spicing. Finishes with a nice combination of grassy hop bitterness and cloves, giving a spicy Belgian feel to the hops. Not much herbal hop flavor, but the dry hopping is apparent in the finish. Medium bodied with nice sharp carbonation. Piraat has been one of my favorite Belgain ales and I was uncertain how I would like this hopped version. No concerns, there is a nice balance between the Belgian base ale, the hops and the traditional Belgian spices. Alcohol is surprisingly well covered. I will be drinking this happily along side the regular Piraat whenever it shows up.
08-26-2014 03:59:32 | More by LiquidAmber
Piraat Triple Hop from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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