Piraat | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale, re-fermented with Bordeaux wine yeast

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,290
Reviews:
1,067
Ratings:
2,535
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
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134
Gots:
414
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Photo of Paul53211
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Breakfast-Porter-Guy
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a 12 oz bottle today with lunch at an authentic Belgian Bistro in the Orlando area (Sanford), which I'll rate later, but a delightful beer indeed! Light and full of flavor! Lots of foam and very smooth.

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Photo of chicagoish
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Craig-er
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just a spectacular Belgium beer that I have enjoyed over the years. Golden hue of color, somewhat of a sweet smell, taste is lovely with a beautiful body, the feel just lingers on like an angel. A must taste for a Belgium.

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Photo of C-Stockwell
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: an opaque burnt orange with an impressive head
S: combination of a fruity red wine and malted barley
T: sweet, either caramel or molasses, cherries, pomegranate, and vanilla
F: very fine bubbles, very smooth, and no alcoholic burn

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a 250mL (0.25L) Piraat-branded tulip glass. Piraat is my third favorite Belgian beer, with Duvel as number one and Gulden Draak/GD 9000 as number two. Rich flavor like a fortified wine, but without the aguardiente burn in say Madeira, Port, or Commandaria. I see Piraat like a moderately priced champagne - it's a bottle to be enjoyed with good food on a night to relax. Piraat is simply an exceptional drink.

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Photo of eberesford
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep gold with orange notes and a dense generous head. Aroma: citrus, green apple, some spice.Spice comes forward in the flavour along with some honeyish notes. Considering the ABV Surprisingly little alcohol in the flavour.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RConrad
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden in color with big foamy head. The high ABV is hardly noticeable, this is what I think a beer should taste like. Would be my daily beer if it was under $5 bottle.

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Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

There is wonderful bubbles streaming to the top of the glass. I am getting some of the alcohol, but it's nothing overbearing or off putting. a little spicy, wheaty, very mild citrus fruit notes. Another thing that I like about these high abv Belgian Pale Ales is that hold up for a long time. You can see it on these beers for 1 year or 2 & they are still unbelievably good.

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Photo of jeschaefer
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What's not to like about this beer? An excellent Belgium offering that I've always enjoyed. Fruity, malty and creamy with a full rich taste. When I see it, I usually pick up a few.

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Photo of dsippel
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwiech
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick4444
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MFS_71
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPadilla
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional head retention. An all time great

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Photo of DamienArk
3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeah, this one is this one, ya know? Piraat - been around a while, she’s been taken for a few spins before. It’s like Belgium on Belgium. A waffle on top of a waffle. Peter Paul Reubens on Peter Paul Reubens. At 10.5%, this one is pretty smooth for being a big boy - kind of like an elephant in a tutu. Yeah, I dunno... like the E channel, this one isn’t exactly too inspiring. It’s just kind of there. It’s not bad by any means, but it ain’t doing it for Raul at this very moment.

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Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,535 ratings