Piraat Ale

Avast there, me hearties! There’s another drop of Belgian goodness passing my way, and boy is this one a winner… Piraat hails from the Brouwerij van Steenberge in what must be the fine town of Ertvelde – lucky, lucky people who live there, for every day they have on their doorstep fine beers like this.

Poured from a woefully small stubby bottle into the glass, Piraat delivers a fine head that fades away much more quickly than you’d expect, a hazy golden body and an entirely enticing aroma of yeasty bread and fresh citrus fruits gets things off to a good start. First sip – nectar. A sweet malt undercurrent supports the typically Belgian yeast and coriander spiciness, with a healthy helping of hops to give it that final bitter twist. Check out the website for a tartly amusing description of why it’s called Piraat, and why it’s so strong, too.

So: smells good, tastes good, and probably does you good. This is one Piraat you’d do well to welcome aboard.

JBB6 Rating: For the Win

Piraat Ale

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6 Responses to Piraat Ale

  1. Tom Hoover says:

    I had been thinking about trying this one for quite sometime, but my past experiences with Belgians was that the alcohol was so high that they wound up tasting like hard liquor (most notably Delirium Tremens). I had the opportunity to try this at Valentino Restaurant in the Venetian Casino last week and I was beyond impressed. Heavy on the alcohol but not the alcohol taste. Just enough to let you know that its gonna pack a wallop. Upon my return to Minneapolis I promptly went and purchased a 4 pack for home consumption, can’t wait to enjoy another glass of this fine beer.

  2. Marian says:

    I’m glad you mentioned the high alcohol content. I drank about a bottle and 1/3, and I’ll be drinking water and gatorade for the rest of the night to try to come back to earth…

  3. Marian says:

    I bought mine at Whole Foods in NEw orleans

  4. Chris says:

    You can get it at bevmo.com. Best beer I have ever had.

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