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:
#2,657
Reviews:
1,057
Ratings:
2,506
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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Photo of Callednumbers
3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Capt_Grog
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: SRM 5, quite clear, a very generous quantity of bubbly white head, with decent retention
S: A strong aroma of sweet fruit sugars with hints of belgian yeast and spice. an overall quite pleasant bouquet
T: A complicated flavor, with dominant flavor of musty grapes, very similar to DFH's Midas Touch beer. The sweet grape flavor is complicated with moderate levels of Belgian yeast and spice flavors. While its definitely an artfully put together and well-balanced beer, I'm not sure if I dig the grape flavor. I do like DFH Midas Touch quite a bit though, so it's not that alone. Overall, I guess this particular combination of ingredients doesn't turn my taste gears.
F: This beer feels great. Medium bodied. A slightly-above-average level of high-intensity carbonation. Minimal bitterness.
O: Overall, a decent beer, and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of emincems
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of George2744
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,506 ratings