05-11-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

Ahoy mate! We move on to a beautiful Belgian import for our next beer review. Today we are tasting Piraat Triple Hop Belgium Dry Hopped Ale. This rich amber ale has qualities any pirate would envy. Imagine hording this golden ale while afloat on the high seas of the Belgian Bier Ocean. With an ABV of 10.5%, it packs a strong left hook. In fact, enough of it would cause the captain to run the ship aground. To prevent this we are calling for all hands and palates on deck for this beer review.

Piraat Triple Hop

Belgium Dry Hopped Ale

10.5% ABV

These are our thoughts.

The Pour: Frothy like sea foam, ribbons of white foam clinging to the glass.

Ms. Hopologist: “Churns up a proper head.”

Once Upon a German: “Lots of foam, good pour.”

Mr. Del La Beer: “Great fluff.”

Score: 4.6/5


The Smell: Traces of oak whiskey and not much else.

Ms. Hopologist: “There is a slight whiskey nose, modest smell.”

Once Upon a German: “Balanced malt with little hops.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Hmm, Smells good.”

Score: 4/5


The Color: Dark rich golden amber.

Ms. Hopologist: “Typical beautiful coppery red.”

Once Upon a German: “Color meets expectations.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Good color.”

Score: 3.6/5


The Flavor: Sweet malt, not very bitter, with honey nose.

Ms. Hopologist: “Sweet and malty, balanced, not too hoppy.”

Once Upon a German: “Easy combination of sugary malt with mild bitters”

Mr. De La Beer: “Excellent flavor, thumbs up.”

Score: 4/5


The Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slighty sticky.

Ms. Hopologist: “Syrupy.”

Once Upon a German: “It kicks around with a sticky finish.”

Mr. De La Beer: “I certainly enjoy the mouthfeel.”

Score: 3.6/5


Total Score: 4/5

Ending Comments

If you pirated around on the oceans of the earth, it would be appropriate to have a chest of this delectable beer on hand. When your supply exhausted, you would simply pillage a port in search of a booty. For the record, BeerVibe endorses neither thievery nor piracy. For that crime ye all would be walking the plank. Instead, we suggest the legal and safe acquisition of beer. Do yourself a favor and pay for it in gold coins.

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