Piraat Triple Hop | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

BA SCORE
88
very good
360 Ratings
Piraat Triple HopPiraat Triple Hop
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by RuudJH on 06-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
102
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hackattack
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another intensely-flavored offering from this brewery ( I was thinking of spelling the brewery name out, but if you look, you can see the long Belgian name) After tasting these ones imported from Belgium, you can understand why U.S. crafters often imitate them. Sweet, boozy.... slightly bitter in taste..really good! Thanks to my big bro for this!

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Photo of steverx8
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hops come through as almost a citrusy, fruity layer in a strong Belgian ale. I expected them to be more bitter or piney but that is not the case. An unusual beer and doesn't drink like 10.5% abv.

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Photo of Jliscin
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rulisekmartin
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of morebeergood
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Commandophile
4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Macamah
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nrod
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zolin
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

If this is the Belgiums attempt at a triple hop, good lord we have room to make this style of beer better. Tart, good head and, oh those Belgium bubbles, but taste, which ultimately wins, give me a Raging Bitch or a Little Sumpin. Maybe not a fair comparison, but only because both of those beers are so much better for less money.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle, Lidl, Bristol - Pours cloudy amber with a large white foamy head. High/medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - ripe fruits, bready/yeasty. Taste - very sweet forefront, ripe fruits, bready, malty notes, dry bitter finish with a light alcoholic feel. Little too sweet from my taste buds.

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Photo of TheVillageIdiot
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I work at Ramstein AFB and bought two of these at the Shopette on base. They came in .75 liter bottles. Normally, the seasonal beers they get in for the holidays are exceptional and I really enjoy them. This one not so much and for me the killer for me was one thing,... the smell. The overwhelming sent of pine,... but, it probably anise (because I can't imagine them using pine nuts, but, who knows, they could have). Any way, I'm having real buyers remorse in my purchase.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I knew it being a dark import it wouldn't be like an american IPA but i was still surprised at how far it was from one. It has that sweet almost black licorice taste that a lot of dark imports have. It's not bad but also not something i can drink all night, way too sweet.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Piraat Triple Hop from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.93 out of 5 based on 360 ratings.
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