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Piraat Triple Hop - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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43 Reviews

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Reviews: 43
Hads: 245
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 21
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RuudJH on 06-22-2013

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Reviews: 43 | Hads: 245
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml brown bottle, sample from the importer.

Massive white head that is slow to dissipate, great looking clear amber hue. Floral nose, hint of taffy, crackers, and ripe pears. Lush smoothness, candied fruit, touch of peppery alcohol, delicate herbal and floral hop with a faint edge of citrus. The 10.5% is pretty mellow, noticeable but mellow. Basically a great Belgian with a bit more hop character. It works, would visit this one again without hesitation. (460 characters)

Photo of RyanK252
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours golden yellow with a creamy off white head that settles to a nice layer and laces very well.

S: Belgian yeast, banana and clove, fruity, almost like white wine, a bit spicy, and some alcohol.

T: Kinda fruity, apple and white wine, plenty of funky Belgian yeast presence, floral notes, sweet kinda bready malt, and some alcohol.

M: On the heavier end of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I'm disappointed by this one. Given the name I was expecting something at least moderately hoppy, but there wasn't much there. Too sweet and boozy for me to really get into it. (611 characters)

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like burnt candy mixed with a bouquet of flowers. Low bitterness for an IPA. Floral hops come through in the taste. Very sweet and east to drink, though I wouldn't have more than one in a sitting. (203 characters)

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit hoppier then the regular Piraat. Taste, smell and body are still outstanding. Have not found this in a lot of places. definitely worth a "full pour" try. (159 characters)

Photo of jacobdunne
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not what I was expecting. I had no prior knowledge of this brewery, so I saw the "Triple Hop" and was looking for bitterness and hoppiness but I got an unusually sweet taste. EXTREMELY sweet and not at all hoppy or bitter. If you're looking for a sweet-tasting beer with high alcohol content, then look no further. (314 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A spectacular looking beer. Amber color, huge head with a lot of carbonation.. There is a good amount of lacing.
Aroma was funky, spicey, and piney.
A resiney pine taste, some onion, and a bit of spice. There was a very strong malt ibackground.
Medium-bodied, insanely carbonated. 10.5% ABV very well hidden.
Good, almost great, beer. (350 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear to hazy orange with another huge head of foam.

Smell is of Brett big time but also hoppy and spicy.

Spicy, malty, certainly hoppy, this has it all going on.

Medium body with zesty carbonation but not as much as the regular Piraat.

Delightful complexity. (275 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color topped by a giant foamy head; I had to wait a long time to start drinking this one. Reminds me more of a Belgian Pale Ale due to its sugary aroma, fruity taste and high alcohol content. I did not detect such a strong hops presence despite the name.
Overall a good brew although I would have liked a little more hops presence. (339 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is somewhat hazy dark amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that gradually died down and has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with notes of spices.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of candi sugars—but without little in the way of associated sweetness—and finishes with additional notes of spices and hints of Belgian yeast. Not much bitterness is perceptible, as it seems to have been mostly negated by the underlying candi sugars.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be maltier than I would expect from a Belgian IPA but is quite drinkable considering its strength because it does a very good job at hiding its alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle (1,009 characters)

Photo of Moose90
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A – Bright copper in color with a tall, sticky, white head. Amazing lace.

S – Malty, Belgian yeast tones, musty almost.

T – Bitter, malty, rich, sweet, an amazing quantity of bittering hops come through here.

M – Medium-Full bodied, lingering and lasting finish.

O – Very interesting approach, little to no floral and fresh hops are tasted, but man does this pack a punch with all the bittering hops. (414 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL stubby bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: lightly hazy tan-orange hue with a strong effervescence and a thick cap of pillowy ivory foam. Not too shabby.

Smell: extremely malty and sweet like a BSPA. Not a whole lot in the way of hop aroma, but nice for a strong, pale Belgian.

Taste: very sweet up front but with a nice grassy and perhaps a bit floral hop character; it's quite green tasting. The sweetness then moves into a malty booziness like a standard BSPA, with a relatively bitter finish. I really like it.

Mouthfeel: big, big carbonation with a moderate body; the creaminess is pretty massive and mouth-filling. Great.

Overall: there is a lot to like about this beer. Maybe it's not really a Belgian IPA, but then again that's now how the brewer is marketing it. I say it's definitely worth a shot if you're into BSPAs. (860 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in a tulip. Pours a translucent caramel with a rocky, 1.5 inch, cream-colored head that sizzles and pops and slowly recedes into a consistent, soapy, quarter inch cap. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution. Nose expresses Belgian yeast, a hint of tangerine, candi sugar and a slightly medicinal quality towards the back. Taste follows nose; however, there's a trace of spiciness in the middle of the flavor profile. There's also some cereal grain sweetness in the mix. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light); however, the carbonation on this beer is way too assertive - gassy and prickly. All and all, a decent Belgian IPA; however, at 10.5% it's a bit closer to a Belgian DIPA - the alcohol is well-hidden though. All that said, the carbonation on this beer really detracts from the overall. (857 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-thick head with a murky brown hue
- smell is a pleasant mild hop with some sweet yeast notes
- starts off bitter and quickly goes to a hop yeast mixture with only a yeast aftertaste
-feel is slightly more on the carbonated side with a medium full body
-overall a better ipa than american versions but would of been alot better if the begining hops mellowed slightly or were a little more rounded (396 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

[from notes] Stubby 33cl brown bottle of Privateer.
Poured amber; slightly hazy; very large and durable bone-colored head; bands of sticky lacing. A full pour still left some dark brown sediment in the bottle. Very appealing aroma with brown bread, ripe fruits and a hint of toffee. The flavor follows largely, with intensity building through the finish and into the aftertaste. Very good sweet/bitter balance with an overall slightly sweet character. High ABV is well hidden in the nose, but only partly hidden in the feel and upon tasting. Nice hints of raisins and brandied dates, along with some hop notes, in the aftertaste. Tastes considerably darker than it actually looks. O: less well known than Piraat but worth seeking out. (736 characters)

Photo of Wrigfen
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer, another gem from Belgium. Great taste, smooth gently hidden ABV. High cost prohibits me from enjoying this more or ranking higher.
Try it though! Excellent (171 characters)

Photo of mothmanscott
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber producing 3+ fingers of bone white, frothy, lasting head that leaves streaks & sheets of clumpy lacing. Aroma is caramel, hay & biscuit, sweet fruity esters of Belgian yeast, especially banana & hints of orange & apple, some cloves & other spices, honey, some alcohol, earthy & grassy hops but less than expected. Taste is biscuit & caramel malt, sweet fruity yeast: banana, peach, pear & candy apple, cherry with a hint of citrus; honey, alcohol, earth, floral & grassy hops with a nice bitterness in the boozy finish & aftertaste. Sweet yeast fruit notes, alcohol, caramel malt, earth & bitterness make up the aftertaste linger long. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy with moderate carbonation, wet, juicy with some prickles, becoming drier & drawing in the aftertaste. (783 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an orange color with a slight yeasty sediment. The aroma had herbal hops, pine, belgian yeast, cotton candy, well water. Pretty rustic belgian tasting brew. Candy sugar sweetness, hop bitterness, honey, melon and cotton candy. Sweet to earthy. Nice bold flavor, definitely tastes like a hop forward Piraat. A good Belgian IPA that trumps the Belgian factor of its American counterparts. (398 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: A two finger puffy head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a pale orange color with good clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Herbal, grassy, spicy, yeasty esters, vanilla, apple, pear, bready, pilsner malts, and warm boozy alcohol.

Taste: Same as above. Well balanced and enjoyable. Slight bitterness and some warm boozy alcohol in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, refreshing, a little chewy, medium to full bodied, a little dry, a little booze, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice BIPA. More citrus or tropical hops could have made this better, but sticking with Euro style hops and a tripel malt profile still makes this one heck of a brew. (844 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy, deep almost opaque with heavy bubbles all over the frame. Head is white rising just over an inch with a vigorous pour.

Smell: Yeast and honey scent, complimented with a light citrus scent; feels a bit like grapefruit...very light but not bad.

Taste: Complex, bitter but lightly sweet like red grapefruit. Hoppy as it gets but not overwhelming. Very easy to adjust, I honestly really like the brew.

Mouth: Heavy bubbles and pretty sticky.

Overall: Good brew, honestly I will buy it again which is a little twist on one of my favorite classics. Grab a glass and drink up. Salud! (636 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (406 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%

Growler shared with the old man. Pours hazy golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet pears, some apple, yeast funk, slightly dusty, with some fruity and grassy hop character. Flavor follows with lightly sweet pear, some light hop bite, yeasties, basically like regular Piraat with a slight but more bite. Medium bodied with medium plus carbonation. Overall pretty solid. What’s with the low score here? Pretty much just like the regular version but a bit lighter on the palate with the hop additions. (513 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

75 cl

Pours a slightly hazy honey golden, pillowy off-white head is almost an inch thick and retains very well.

Smells of citrus and bretty yeast over dry grassy malts with a notable woody hoppiness.

Tastes of grassy malts with some hints of citrus and distinct Belgian esters with a dry grassy hop finish.

Body is medium with a tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

It's literally a hoppier Piraat. That means its just as good as regular Piraat but with more hops. If you think that sounds good, you'll like it. Otherwise you probably won't. I'd personally take regular Piraat over this, but at the same time this is quite good and worth trying. (668 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
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. (1,344 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

A: Dusty copper, cloudy to the point of no transparency, some particles floating within. Topped with 2 fingers of light beige rock candy head and lacing.

S: Crème brulee, burnt bock like quality, candy sugar, light cantaloupe fruitiness. A little alcohol. A little floral daisy like quality, phenols and prunes.

T: Phenols, prunes, crème brulee, candy sugar, light fruitiness. A little lemony quality, solid sweetness, a burnt bitter finish, a hint of lemon oil like the zest of a lemon. Fruity and floral as well.

M: Thick, syrupy body with a light oily citrus coating on the tongue. Medium fine bubbled carbonation.

O: It’s listed as a Belgian IPA, but really different from others in this style I’ve had. Strong, somewhat bock like, and like a strong pale ale in many ways. Bought and drank in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Oct 16th, 2014. (855 characters)

Photo of cambabeer
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%

This was really good. The hop character came through really well. Nice apple and pepper notes in the nose. Earthy in the taste, with some malt breaking through the hops. Hops make up the finish. The alcohol is noticed but pretty well masked here. Really good beer. (264 characters)

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Piraat Triple Hop from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.