Piraat 10.5% – Van Steenberge (Ertvelde, Belgium)

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Piraat 10.5% – Van Steenberge, 10.5% ABV, 33cl., (Ertvelde, Belgium)

  • Style: Belgian Strong Ale
  • Taste: Alcoholic full-bodied heavy spiced tropical fruity honeyed malt
  • Where I got it : Firefly Liquor Store (Van)
  • How much: $4 (after 10% off) – 33cl., January 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yep

Visual: This is the heavier 10.5% ABV bigger brother version. Pours golden-orange with a massive long-lasting super creamy beautiful large head, clusters of steady streams.

Nose: orange citrus, orange blossom, sweet honeyed malts (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: incoming heaviness

Mid-palate: warm alcohol detection, palate heavy, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) thick honeyed malts, biscuit, rum spices, tropical fruit (pineapple-guava)

Finish: mild alcohol bitterness, residual warmth, spiced honey exhale, super soft hopped boozy finish.

Summary: So Strong!!! Fuller and more flavourful than the 9.5% I reviewed earlier. Get this one instead, if you can handle heavy beers.