Piraat | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

2,451 Ratings

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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

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4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a cloudy deep orange color with a huge huge white head.

The aroma is awesome of orange peel, sweet candy sugar, and lots of fruity phelonic character along with Belgian bready yeast.

The flavor follows with sweet tangerine, orange peel, the candy sugar follows. The candy sugar is bright and clean. There's some Belgian yeast character and tastes a good amount like a balance between a tripel and Duvel. Lots of carbonation. Some white wine and lemon characteristics. There's a bit of booze, but it's super hidden and really drinkable. The finish has some nice bitterness that cleans up that sugary sweetness in there.

I really enjoyed this. It has a Duvel, but also La Chouffe character along with tripel characteristics. A truly underrated Belgian beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Copper filtered, little to almost no carbonation, 1 finger off white large fish roe sized bubbles.

S: Glue, nail polish, sweet Belgian yeast much like those found in Unibroue’s, cologne, perfume, alcohol.

T: Belgian yeast like Unibroue’s La Terrible, then the nail polish and glue, cologne, finishes with a slight sour and alcohol note.

M: Thick alcohol body, medium carbonation with fine bubbles.

O: A really good Belgian, high in alcohol, reminiscent of Unibroue. A nice sipper with some strangeness that would make me prefer others over it.

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Piraat from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.04 out of 5 based on 2,451 ratings.
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