Day #202 – Piraat

July 22, 2011

Well Belgian Beer Week is drawing to a close, and I couldn’t let it go out without featuring just one more great Belgian beer. Today’s beer is a good one most certainly.


Piraat is brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge out of Ertvelde, Belgium. It is classified as a Belgian Strong Ale and boasts a strong 10.5%. This guy definitely has a kick to it. It’s an appropriate way to send off the Belgian Beer Week.


The beer was served in the appropriate glass, a tulip which most Belgians come in. It pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a foamy white head. Light lacing on the edges of the glass.

Aroma is pretty nice. Sweet notes of fruit and Belgian yeast. Also has some stronger notes of alcohol and grain. Certainly lots of fruit on the nose.

Flavor is fruity; banana and spicy clove notes. Some hints of like juicy fruit or starburst candy as well. There is a fairly sharp tingle over the palate as the alcohol warms the throat. Sweet finish. Well done but watch yourself if you have more than one. This can sneak up on you.



One comment

  1. I enjoy beers from Brouwerij Van Steenberge, but haven’t had this particular one. I need to try it – AND I totally want that glass!

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