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:
#2,544
Reviews:
1,055
Ratings:
2,499
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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132
Gots:
400
Trade:
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Photo of Calraven
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amsett10
2.48/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cliffjord
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StormAles
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the "Pirate Ship" bottle cap, a keeper!
Plenty of smoke from the bottle, good omen!
11.2 fl. oz. poured into a big mouth wine glass.
Enjoyed with walnuts, blueberries and lemons.

Golden-orange, foamy two finger head, of bubbles large and small, plenty of carbonation and lacing.

A dry, malty scent, of fruits most subtle.

Creamy, crisp and floral. Cellared citrus fruit. A bit tangy, earthy-mellow.
I would not say the booze is hidden, rather presented like a gentle, sunlit wave, in a sour sea of spiced honey bliss.

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Photo of BennyProfane
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gazz1e
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Storm_Rryder
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Favorite Belgian so far !

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Photo of Beerbuds
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid beer. Great balance and complex taste. Great strong beer if you don’t like too much hope.

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Photo of coachp73
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bajdog
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StanleysCup
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of huthuty
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark brown/yellow with a small head compared to, say, duvel
Smells spicy and sharp
Taste is reminiscent of apple juice and cough syrup, pepper is noticeable
Overall a great beer, I liked duvel more but maybe bc I'm a wuss and this one is a bit darker

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice orange color, really good head for such a strong beer. Nose is estery, malty, dark sugar, nice. Flavor is dark sugar, sweet, slight bit of booze, slight bit of cough drop on the back. Pretty tasty Belgian beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simply a beautiful beer to look at and drink...

Looking at the beer in the glass is an experience unlike any other. The beer is lightly colored at the surface and at the bottom, then darkly colored in-between - very unique. The smell has a light boozy scent that translates to a light boozy flavor to the taste. I was also noted honey, spice, and even a fruity undertone. Mouthfeel was slightly creamy and overall this is truly an special beer.

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

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

Nice find at specs!

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Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,499 ratings