Piraat 9
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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From:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
ABV:
9%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 16.75%
Ratings:
94
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 25, 2022
Added:
Nov 07, 2010
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  11
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Photo of Sigmund
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9%. Extremely pale yellow colour, huge white head. Strong sweetish aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, ripe fruits (incl. bananas) and spices (incl. cloves). The flavour is moderately spicy and relatively dry, notes of Belgian yeast again, very light bodied and refreshing for its strength (which means that the alcohol is well hidden). Nice, but I’ve had more complex Belgians than this one, though.

Mar 25, 2022
 
4.16 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Apr 04, 2017
 
4.25 by FZR23 from Romania on Jun 20, 2016
 
2.71 by Chinakalva from Russian Federation on Apr 23, 2016
 
3.27 by hotsudge from Canada (ON) on Dec 13, 2015
 
4.25 by 123321123321 from Alabama on Sep 02, 2015
 
4 by Winston3737 from Michigan on Feb 28, 2015
 
2.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 03, 2014
 
3.75 by lillitnn92 from Virginia on Nov 19, 2014
 
3.6 by mattfancett from England on Sep 01, 2014
 
3.75 by afsdan from Colorado on Aug 27, 2014
 
3.75 by zestar from California on Aug 22, 2014
 
3.25 by ZeppelinNL from Netherlands on Aug 18, 2014
 
4 by bird_soul from Netherlands on Aug 16, 2014
 
4.25 by xJMFCx from West Virginia on Jun 03, 2014
 
4 by koladiola from Belgium on Jun 02, 2014
 
3.5 by davidwhatshisnam from New York on May 04, 2014
 
3.75 by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Apr 30, 2014
 
4.5 by MaevaS from France on Apr 25, 2014
 
4 by vmdominguez from Texas on Apr 02, 2014
 
4 by jim_carignan from Massachusetts on Mar 12, 2014
 
4.5 by Rohkey from Michigan on Feb 25, 2014
 
3 by Goldndomer from Pennsylvania on Feb 09, 2014
 
3.75 by BJSmit from Netherlands on Feb 01, 2014
 
4.5 by Hoppy_McGee from Canada (ON) on Jan 09, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Auraan from Arizona

Poured a beautiful cloudy amber with little head. Looks nice, but more head would raise it higher. Scents of slight bubblegum, grain, some alcohol, dark fruit, Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Quite nice, complex and Belgian in character. Flavor was boozy with a very heavy initial hit of alcohol but also flavors of Belgian yeast, apricot, dark fruit, slight white raisin, slight hints of straw and a somewhat grainy flavor on the finish. Very nice, with flavors of both a Belgian Dark and Belgian Golden. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a slight burn of alcohol. Very good and sippable. Overall this is an excellent beer. It's complex and unique, combining the best of Belgian flavors into a very drinkable whole. Highly recommended.

Oct 17, 2013
 
2 by John_Squires from New York on Oct 17, 2013
 
4 by Janeinma from Massachusetts on Oct 14, 2013
 
3.5 by SGToliver from Washington on Aug 23, 2013
 
3.75 by corneliusfontaine from Netherlands on Aug 18, 2013
 
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Aug 04, 2013
 
3 by Novabrewer from Virginia on Jun 29, 2013
 
4 by cackalacky from South Carolina on Jun 20, 2013
 
4 by KStark from Canada (BC) on Jun 14, 2013
 
3.25 by ajzy from Wisconsin on Jun 14, 2013
 
3.75 by Luiz0930 from California on May 31, 2013
 
3.75 by desint from Belgium on May 24, 2013
 
4 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on May 18, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by rrski198 from Georgia

A: Massive white mountain head. Stuck around forever and grew in the glass after the pour. Golden color and slightly cloudy.

S: Spiciness, dark dried fruits (plum/raisin) but still crisp, alcohol came in stronger as it warmed, Belgian yeast funk.

T: Sweet and spicy. Huge amounts of dried fruit, you name it cherry/fig/plum. Alcohol and hop spice round it out. To much going on to really explain in words. Slightly dry and sweet on the finish

M: Full. Med to high carbonation, syrup like. Bitterness kicks at the end and the alcohol bite lingers as it warmed. Spicy on the gums.

O: This beer falls somewhere between a Belgian Dark Strong and a Belgian Golden Strong. The appearance would tell me it is a golden, but the flavor and scent says something else. I don't think this beer was designed to fall into our contemporary "categories." Anyway you slice it, this is a very complex beer that should be experienced by all.

May 16, 2013
 
4 by Chrily from Norway on Mar 14, 2013
Piraat 9 from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 94 ratings