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Piraat (Amber Triple IPA) by Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgian IPA
10.50 % ABV


 
Review by joe1510 on 02/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 8 15 4 7 2010
33cl Stubby
$4.29
Sam's Downers Grove

Piraat pours a hazed amber (partially from me letting some yeast escape). Perfectly straight streams of carbonation rise to the two finger loose bubbly head. The carbonation just keeps the head strong. Leaves moderate lacing.

Aroma begins with a big dose of sugary malt. A sprinkling of white pepper and clove show up in the middle. I believe the clove is from the yeast used. I seem to pick up mango every now and then as well. Solid fumes of alcohol add a welcomed spiciness.

Toasted sugary malts lay the background for this big brew. Pear, some tropical fruits and the sugary sweetness come around mid palate. Mildly grassy hop presence on the swallow that seems to balance things out. This beer really opens up as it warms. The hops shine through and the tropical flavors and aromas intensify.

Good mouthfeel. As soon as this beer hits the tongue it becomes completely airy. Vivid carbonation keeps the tongue feeling alive.

The drinkability is good for a 10%+ brew but one is enough for me. Good flavor but I can see the sweetness becoming cloying after more than one glass.

A unique beer that I will probably pick up again. Interesting flavors mix with big alcohol that adds more interesting flavors. Another quality Belgian brew.

Reviewed: 7/28/07

Price: $4.29 Served In: Tulip

Review by Kegergator on 12/04/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 17 4 8 0
Belgians, Belgians, Belgians, i love Belgians . Very simmalar to the Draak, jsut not as flavorfull. Pours a yellow color with a frothu white head :rolleyes:. The smell and everything are what you would expect, veryvery good. Could have been a litle more flavorfull, but then you have the Draak. Very good brew overall.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by KingG on 11/22/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
66 2 8 13 3 7 0
Had this before but it was served too cold to enjoy.

Served chilled and poured into my Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance is very good. A huge off-white head forms as the beer is poured. As it settles down it leaves a ton of spiderweb-like lacing in the glass with a crater of foam. The beer's color is dirty yellow/straw.

Smell is good. Aromas of Belgian yeast, roasted peanuts and hops. Not a very strong smell but still good.

Taste is above-average. Much like the smell but with a slight alcohol flavor. Hops are apparent yet don't make a strong statement in the taste.

Mouthfeel is above-average. Thankfully not over-carbonated. Nice creamy texture but still could use more body because the beer finishes a little bit thin. Uneven.

Drinkability is good. I could drink a few of these during a session no problem.

Overall: A good 'Belgian IPA' but I'd rather have a Hoblen Chouffe Triple IPA instead which is a better example of the style, imo.

Served In: Tulip

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