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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Pours red with big bubbles and a large sudsy white head that disappears very fast. Aroma of sour bananabread, wheat? Very malty flavor, like honey roasted and sugared peanuts, some bananas and other fruits, fantastic. Little bit of sherry to it. Very easy drinking, velvet. This one gets me for some reason. 8.4.8.5.16

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
kind of biased against this beer because of the glass, we would always make fun of people in Belgium ordering this b/c they thought they wanted to look cool drinking something that may show they know what they are doing, and they get this Kwak glass, and look like foools. that being said I actually had to get one as a joke with my wife, but we always knew the beer was good, just a funny side story. Anyway, poured into a kwak glass. pours a copper brown with full white head. sweet yeasty aroma, sweet front to finish with dry aftertaste. yeasty background, it is good, sweet and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
750 ml bottle. Shared with Bartzilla. I don’t really remember too much about this one because I was kinda loopy by the time we got to this one. But, it was nice enough. A little sweeter than I like a Belgian ale to be, but still pretty good. Apparently, Kwak is the house beer at many establishments in Belgium. Not a bad beer to be considered the "house beer".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2180) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2010 old rating: 6/4/7/3/14 - 3.4 ( 1/19/2008 ) pours a semi-hazy dark orange with a large off-white head, good lacing. smell is of roasted malt, some caramel, toasted nuts, pear, apple, pineapple, and bit of yeast. taste is smooth and dry, sweet fruit, bread dough, some caramel, and roasted malt, ends with a oily mouth-feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2008
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark orange in color with a puffy white head. Aroma is very malty and sweet with a good amount of yeast, sugar, and fruits like figs, dates, and bananas. Flavor is very sweet and fruity at the beginning with some apricot, date, banana, and yeast flavors moving in after the initial taste. Finish is slightly spicy and yeasty with a decent alcohol burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rane (1010) - Nibe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle. Red brown beer with long lasting medium head. A lot of yeast in the beer. Aroma sweet malty with notes of dried fruits dates and figs. Taste maltey and sweet with a nice alcohol burn. Also some notes of dates and figs. A very nice beer. I haven´t really taken this serious but a great suprise.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4428) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2008
Cloudy amber colour, off-white head. Very fruity aroma. Flavour is fruity and sweet. Has some spices. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle, new year 07. Watching my ex. The bitch. Very enjoyable but my rate that I did at new year just rambles on about women. Not sure why I don’t drink more of this, it’s good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Sweet, but delicious. I really loved the way that it had just the slightest nose of alcohol. That along with some apples and maybe a little banana. Tastes like it smells. I’d drink it more often if I could.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
Pours amber with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with toffee. Very sweet flavor with loads of toffee, nuts and fruits.


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