Piraat Triple Hop Dry Hopped Ale | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Piraat Triple Hop Dry Hopped AlePiraat Triple Hop Dry Hopped Ale
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3.94/5
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419 Ratings
Piraat Triple Hop Dry Hopped AlePiraat Triple Hop Dry Hopped Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Piraat triple hop is a balanced, complex brew with defined hop character. Brouwerij Van Steenberge uses the famous Piraat ale as the base providing the brew with a full-bodied fruity flavor from the malt blended with dry characteristics derived from the high levels of alcohol. Then, four different hops are added into the brew three times during the brewing process (hence triple hop).

The hops pitched are saaz, tetra and aurora twice in the brew house and then cascade is used to dry hop. These four hop styles deliver a complex character, which stands up to the great name of Piraat.


Added by RuudJH on 06-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,008
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
419
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
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28
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Photo of Bombelsky
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad but loses triple characteristics and IPA flavor is not enough pronounced. Some citric aromas, malty notes. Grainy malty flavor some dryness and medium dry finish. Tasty beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a hazy honey/amber color with a 1 inch head and some floaties. Smell is of yeast, apples. Taste is apples, alcohol, malts, a bit of raisins, light bitterness and sweetness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, maybe a bit to boozy, but still an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and presumably bottle conditioned
gours a deep rich wheat coloured body with big foaming white head
medicanl aroma, slight aspect of angus bitters
flavours swerves violently from caramel to lime to a hint of cinnamon, all sweet but never heavy

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Photo of JPadilla
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.19/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely light hazy golden body, just a shame the head is disappointing. It dissipates quickly and lacing is above average.

Aroma is full of sweet hops, and with a 10.5% abv, alcohol is present on the nose.

Taste is good, sumptuous ripe figs, caramel and only mild hops, a lovely tasting brew.

Feel is a touch artificial, evaporating off the tongue.

Overall 4/5 every day of the week, and one of my favourite hop heavy beverages.

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Photo of Brian_Pheiffer
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sraufstok
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qrazvan
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice flowery smell, almost like an IPA.
Well balanced triple but still with a lot of sweet flavours (caramel, dark sugar, syrup) that makes it more suitable for the fans of this type of beer.

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Photo of Beejay
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Brown and hazy with a white head.

S: grassy with some burnt caramel.

T: great with burnt sugar, a touch of hop bitterness and lots of brown sugar.

M: medium light with aggressive carbonation.

O: overall pretty malty, tasty, but an odd duck.

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Photo of emincems
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vinylboy20
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jyork1969
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another beer from the mixed Belgium six pack into the tulip
Holy HELL the beer exploded from the cap removal and in the glass well over two inched of foam beer is a very hazy amber brown color. Smells full of pear and apple sweetness not getting much in hops but ABV seems well hidden. Taste is pretty much sour apple followed by some sweeter malts and fruity yeasts. Very balanced hop bitterness. Body is pretty good slightly cloying ethanol but it goes down smooth enough.

Overall I am pretty sure this bottle is old which makes for a less than stellar dry hop experience. Still it's smooth enough to be... interesting.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: It drops brilliant amber blanketed by a lacy, rocky 3" light cream foam cap with good retention

S: smells slightly tart with over ripe fruit, spicy, earthy hops, fruit, citrus, stone fruit and spicy yeast aromas

T: flavors start mildly sweet with stone fruit tending towards honey sweetened peach seasoned by citrus, especially orange and tangerine

F: medium body and medium very mousse-like and creamy carbonation.

O: well rounded yet layered and complex

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Photo of brentk56
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Those Belgians know how to create a great looker and this beer is no exception, building a full three fingers of foam over the the hazy auburn colored liquid; streaks and clumps of lacing hang around

Smell: Caramel and apple tones along with candi sugar and stone fruit; as grassy aspect, as well

Taste: Grassy bitter tones jut forward to offset the sweet caramel, apple and candi sugar backbone; stone fruit develops, through the middle, as the bitterness builds; the finish brings on more of the sweet side, however

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: The sweet and bitter flavors clash from start to finish and the beer never really works for me

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Photo of heddar33
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Storm_Rryder
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little more hoppy than regular piraat, not as foamy. Still great Belgian taste.

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Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Piraat Triple Hop Dry Hopped Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 419 ratings