Piraat
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

PiraatPiraat
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #15
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,459
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 11.79%
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
2,684
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 04:02 AM
Added:
Oct 07, 2001
Wants:
  142
Gots:
  445
SCORE
91
Outstanding
PiraatPiraat
Notes: Belgian Strong Pale Ale, re-fermented with Bordeaux wine yeast
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 4.19 by GGMorrissey from Portugal

Yesterday at 04:02 AM
 
Rated: 4.39 by rpmello81 from California

Saturday at 11:33 PM
Photo of jmdrpi
Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml stubby bottle

pours a slightly cloudy dark golden color with an orange hue. thick off-white colored head. earthy herbal aroma, a little clove, on top of bready malt. similar taste, a little sweetness, a touch boozy. thinner bodied, but still coats the tongue. fairly lively carbonation
Wednesday at 03:31 AM
Photo of beerarsenal87
Reviewed by beerarsenal87

4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance- Light amber honey color, head dissipates quickly. Very little carbonation activity at first glance due to the slight haziness. Substantial lacing after each sip.

Smell-Honeycomb, Suttle butter biscuits that is blanketed by some medicinal and floral aromas. Smell is overall sweet.

Taste-Sweet honey, subtle bitterness, flavor lingers perfectly. I get some barnyard notes. Hay and barn like flavors that melds well with the sweetness.

Overall- Very good Triple haven't had it in a few years. Its a little on the heavy side not entirely drinkable which isn't surprising at over 10%. Also, if you get a large wine size bottle it doesn't take much to get a little flavor fatigue. One 8-12oz is good for me.
Mar 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
Photo of ivanbrew
Rated by ivanbrew

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Awesome beer vary strong high carbonation but a bit to sweet for my taste cheers!
Feb 11, 2023
Photo of beernerdosu
Reviewed by beernerdosu from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
L - nice hazy gold, almost orange color. Huge rocky head, but dissipated quickly.
S - cloves, banana, pilsner malt, other spiciness.
T - follows the nose. Hides the big ABV well. Smooth, spicy, fruity, classic Belgian yeast profile.
F - just a tad light for my tastes. Wish it had slightly more body, but good for the style.
O - vey nice overall. I'll admit to being a huge fan of various Belgian styles, so it's no surprise I enjoyed this beer.
Dec 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by venya

Dec 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by cabsandking from Ohio

Dec 19, 2022
Photo of GuyFawkes
Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on draft 12/13/22 @ the Hopleaf.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

Big off-white head; strong, frothy lace.

Challah bread, honey & mild Christmas spices in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Fresh Challah bread & honey flavors up front; mild Christmas spice notes on the finish. Mild booze heat emerged as this warmed.

A nice, sweet treat. I'd have another!
Dec 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.95 by frozen_heat from Illinois

Dec 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Nov 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma

Nov 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by altrio

Nov 11, 2022
Photo of guidodewaal
Reviewed by guidodewaal from Netherlands

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Creamy foam. Stays till finished. Smells fresh. Tastes amazing. Boozy and deep. A sipper as the alcohol is very noticable. Mouthfeel is smooth while carbonated.
Oct 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by KT3418 from Colorado

Oct 23, 2022
Photo of Bluerabbitbell
Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
10/2/22 From bottle purchased at The Party Supply Store in Morgantown, WV. Beautiful deep amber color. Bubblegum, banana and hop at the end. Warms the body up well!
Oct 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by Ricelikesbeer from Colorado

Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by windowside from Germany

Aug 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Aug 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Aug 06, 2022
Photo of MrOH
Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Clear light amber, nice white head, great retention, rings of lace
Floral honey aroma
Deep honey flavor, if you told me this was a mead, I wouldn't be too surprised, floral, herbal bitterness on the finish
Medium heavy bodied, could use some more carbonation
I feel like it needs to be a bit leaner to really make it work. The heavy body weighs it down
Jun 25, 2022
Photo of Iamaskier
Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Foggy light orange body with a rough uneven head.
S: Sweet fruit esters; mostly just banana and cloves.
T: Upfront esters, with hints of bubblegum and banana bread. Then comes the hop backbone, bringing bitterness to the body. This is balanced by hints of cloves and a nice malty caramel finish.
F: Smooth with a dry finish. The alcohol is practically undetectable.
O: Wonderfully complex and balanced. Every attribute of this beer could be of a different style, but they’re somehow all together.
May 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by cold_beer

May 23, 2022
Photo of trevormajor
Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle, 2021 vintage, poured into a snifter at 47 degrees F:
L - golden in color with a soft head that lingered
S - a bit of biscuit, coriander, banana
T - coriander and banana from the Belgian yeast, malt in flavor as well and boozy
F - soft, medium mouthfeel, minimal carbonation
O - very good beer for the style, nice clean soft taste
May 22, 2022
Photo of donzilake
Reviewed by donzilake from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark copper colored with a half inch of off white head. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of Belgian candy sugar and sweet light Belgian malt. I taste lightly sweet Belgian candy sugar and light malt. The mouth is dry, lightly boozy, and crisp.
Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Feb 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by allenson21 from New York

Feb 27, 2022
Photo of vinicole
Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle conditioned. Hazy amber with a thick and lasting head.
Some yeasty spice with floral tendencies when smelt.
Taste imitates the aroma. Boozy. Ripe plantain present. Pepper, cinnamon and mild cloves.
Medium to full body with light carbonation.
Decent enough and a good representation of the style.
Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Dec 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by edthehead from Maryland

Dec 02, 2021
 
Rated: 2.92 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Nov 02, 2021
Photo of Ladiloque
Reviewed by Ladiloque from Italy

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Clear opaque blonde. Huge thick head fastly receding (1min) into a thin cover which almost disappears (3mins).
Fresh delicate hoppy smell, grass and flowers.
Elegant bittersweet complex taste. Malt and hops.
Hardly perceptible carbonation (lots of incredibly tiny bubbles). Smooth. ABV hardly perceived. Light to medium bodied.
Extremely good.
Oct 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by Techichi from Texas

Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by micada from New York

Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.51 by simonrgilbert57 from California

Aug 30, 2021
Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 2684 ratings