Piraat Belgian Ale 11.2 oz

Item #7079
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

Rich, Well-rounded Belgian Strong Ale

Brewed by: Van Steenberge
Country: Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Color: Gold

ABV: 10.5%
Cellaring: Yes
Ratebeer.com rating: 92
BeerAdvocate.com rating: 91

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Piraat from the Van Steenberge Brewery is a Belgian Strong Ale that pours a clear golden color with a fluffy white head.

Top fermented and bottle conditioned, the brew boasts aromas of pear, apple, brandy and grape as well as bubblegum, clove, honey and bread. Taste charts a similar course with added notes of butterscotch, banana and rum with some hop bitterness to balance the fruit.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy thanks in large part to generous champagne-like effervescence; the 10.5% ABV adds heat and spice while never becoming overpowering. The finish is long and bittersweet.

Food Pairings

Pair with beef, game, and smoked meat or fish; works equally well as an aperitif or digestif.


Located in Ertvelde, a village in the East Flanders region of Belgium, the Van Steenberge Brewery began in 1784 as a farm brewery (like many hundreds of others in the region) selling beer to local cafes and pubs.

The brewcraft evident in the ales produced resulted in increasing demand; over time, beer revenue significantly outpaced farming revenue, allowing the Van Steenberge heirs to concentrate fully on the brew business.

Today, still family-owned in the sixth generation, the Van Steenberge Brewery distributes award winning ales to more than a dozen countries including Italy, Spain, and the United States.

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OVERALL IMPRESSION: Piraat is one of those beers that you savor and enjoy slowly. If you rush this beer, you will be missing out on all the wonderful sensory experiences. This is a MUST HAVE world class level beer, one of the world's greats without a doubt. Seek this one out. For more, visit our BrewView on Piraat: http://BelgianBeerJournal.com/BrewViews/Piraat
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