Brew Review- Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.’s Piraat Ale

The Belgian IPA pours a slightly cloudy golden and light amber color.  10.5% alcohol by volume which you can smell on the nose along with caramel, but it does not have a strong alcohol flavor except a little in the aftertaste (could be dangerous).  It is a bottle conditioned/living beer and produces quite a bit of head.  Taste has herbal hop flavor, earthy notes, bitter citrus, and a tart dry finish.  Good mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation that comes with bottle conditioned brews.  Overall, very drinkable, but be responsible.  Too much and you may start committing acts of drunken piracy.

Cheers,
Donald “Don” Von Matterhorn
Vice-Chairman
Revelry and Recreational Sports Division
Von Matterhorn Industries International Unlimited Global Inc.

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