Piraat 9 | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ericj551 on 11-07-2010

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Photo of rrski198
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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

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.

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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours golden, lively bubbles and about one finger of fluffy white head that stuck around.

Smells of bready malt, spicy yeast, banana and some fruit.

Spicy yeast, sweet fruits and bready malt, very Belgian. Lots of banana and a boozy alcohol burn at the end.

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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Big Tulip glass (Judas glass) from 330 ml bottle.

App / golden colour , a bit hazy. White head (1,5 finger)

S / clear but not too much strong: sweet fruits with a little bit of spices and alcohol

T / sweet but not at the same level as a tripple abbey, you can taste malt inmediatly , and, being a 10,5º ale, alcohol it is not as predominant as you could think

M / medium body with medium/low carbonation. In mouth the feeling is very enjoyable, strong but not in excess. Well balanced.

O / another great ale from Van Steenberge, the balance between sweet and alcohol is amazing, I really liked this belgian and even a ‘hoppy ‘ fan like me will repeat with this style of ales (gulden draak, piraat...) very very soon.

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Piraat 9 from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 76.3% out of 100 with 93 ratings
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