Today on TBD: that's Todays Beer of the Day.
I have been toying with the idea of a weekly beer review and after speaking with my MSO teammates I have decided to give it a go. I have chosen for todays beer of the day the Piratt Belgian Ale. It is brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge N. V. in Belgium.
The Beer Advocate gives this beer a 91, or outstanding after over 1800 ratings. "Piraat was one of the Top 5 Beers in the World at Desert Hops International Beer Festival in November 2013."
My initial impression of the beer is that it has a golden amber color with a good head when initially poured. There is plenty of carbonation as well. It has a fruity aroma with a subtle hoppiness to it. My initial sip impression is that it has a bit of bitterness to it but the longer you let it breathe the smoother it is. The feeling in the mouth is that it is thick and a bit heavy with a smooth finish to it. Overall I feel that this is a solid beer, and at 10.5 on the ABV scale you won't need many of these to get the party started. I think the main drawback for me with this beer is the price. I like to make my own 6 pack and this one set me back a 5 spot. So I would definitely recommend this beer, if cost is not an issue, but I will enjoy it sparingly and on special occasions, like the inaugural TBD. Happy drinking, and see you next week.