Piraat | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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2,443 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,443
Reviews:
1,044
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
12.13%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
369
For Trade:
1
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Photo of vainosuomi
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Burnt gold/amber color, thick, creamy head
Smell: Lots of Belgian yeast (apple, apricot), spice, slight caramel malt
Taste: Like smell, comes off with a lot of sweet fruity yeast and malts. Malts add a brown sugar/sweet bread character as well. Subdued spicy/floral hops offer some bitterness. Somewhat boozy. Clean, bittersweet finish.
Feel: Creamy medium body, fairly carbonated, warm from the alcohol

Overall a great Belgian pale. Certainly has a more pronounced hop profile than other similar beers I've had.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanielCseklye
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass from 335ml bottle.

L: A.mber hue with 2 fingers white head.

S: Honey, candy, esther and big yeast character

T: In the first seconds the big malt charachter overwhelmed me, then apricot notes accompanied by alcohol warmth

M: Dry finish, medium to bold body. Prickly carbonation. Alcohol warmth reminds me Belgian Single Malt stlye whiskey character

O: A very nice Belgian Strong Ale, amazing choice during cold nights

Food pairing: roasted chicken with spring onion curry cream

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Photo of Jame515
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treycotton
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mnteti
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayBogus
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of seth27
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter glass. This fine BSA pours a nice clear
amber color with a nice head of white dissipating foam that settles to a thick
ring, thin layer, and light lacing. Nose of green apples, candy sugar, subtle
yeasty esters, pears, and bubblegum. Flavors follow but exceed by volume with
pear and apple notes on the sides and front being seared into place by strong
alcohol and candy sugars. Honey and bubblegum follow on the middle and fade in the rear
with a nice bitter herbal hop note that that lingers with warming booze. Excellent mouth feel;
prickly and lively carbonation that gives a medium full mouth feel and a lingering sweet yet spicy
finish with a touch of white pepper and hop notes. Excellence from Belgium. Period.

Cheers

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fallenshadow
1/5  rDev -75.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rickklein9
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of axxe
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drhiii
4.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say. Top shelf beer. One of my 5 favs ever.

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Photo of Richie71
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours amber with a small off-white head, slowly reducing to a thin layer. Lots of everything in the nose. The mouth is struck by it all, although unlike others, I note a touch of alcohol in the bite. Wow!

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Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moneytree
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: 開瓶味道淡麥香,醒後熱帶水果
T:麥香、淡啤酒花、熱帶水果帶點栗子味,沒什麼尾韻

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Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.04 out of 5 based on 2,443 ratings.
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