Piraat Ale, Evergem (750ml)

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# BIPIRAATAE
Country: Belgium
Region: East Flanders
Sub-Region: Evergem
Grape Varietal: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Review Score: 95BA
Alcohol By Volume: 10.5%

7 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
$11.99
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Carefully decanted, it shows off a glowing bright golden color and a thick, sticky white mass for the head. Yeasty, hoppy aromas of ripe fruit, chalky yeast, faint mint, wildflowers, orange peel and cooked breakfast cereal. Smooth and creamy with a bitty medium body. The bitterness is there, but lands with a modest stance; perhaps a decade or longer ago this would have been considered bitter, but tame comes to mind, which is fine as it follows the path of the English IPA. Love the dry malt foundation as the mild tropical fruitiness plays off of it. A little biscuity middle to end and, without a doubt, finishes dry with a late entrance of warming alcohol. Only a sipper after the first few swigs, the alcohol creeps up and lets you know it is 10.5 percent. Complexities don't follow the same path and some flavors are pulled to their ends. All in all, still a very tasty treat.

95 points, BeerAdvocate (Issue # 26 - Sep 2010)