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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2007
33 cl, best before 14 L H? Mostly clear, orange-amber with a 4-finger head. Nice creamy lacing. Aroma is of a spicy fruit dessert cake. Flavor is earthy-spiced caramel nut cake with slight rum. Excellent cinnamon bark and vanilla aftertaste is a bit unique and almost suggests cumin at times. Palate is nearly medium, syrupy and somehow drying at the same time. Definite dessert beer with a malt slant, but there is a great balance on the sweetness from a lot of different angles on this one. Only complaint is a bit too much carbonation makes it fizz up on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle. Hazy copper. Yeasty, fruity aroma. Unusual taste, rather peppery, with a spicy alcohol warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle. Amber coloured with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel and red fruit. Flavour had plenty of molasses, spice and a sweet finish. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
33cl bottle - poured dark brown/copper with a caramel head. Lots of fruit, yeast and spicing in the aroma. Caramel, brown sugar, bread, loads of sweet malt. Flavour is similarly yeasty with the same dominate notes of dark fruit and spice and malt. Light alcohol in the middle toward finish, but in no way overbearing. Warming. This beer is very prevalent around Brussels.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5963) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at Flying Pie Boise, Pours out a copper/gold topped with a small head. Nice yeast and spice aroma. Tast was not bad a little sweet and a pretty nice bodie.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13255) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear copper wioth a small lasting amber head. Aromas of fruitiness, carmel and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruitiness, light spice and a hint of yeast with a smooth slightly drey lingering sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MagooinPA (100) - Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2007
We’re all on kWAK!!! This is one of the best Belgian’s for the money one can buy in the US. All malt and complex yeasty flavors with an abv that is hidden well. This tastes like a Belgian session beer but the session would be short. We would all be horizontal instead of all on Kwak!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Pours a dark amber with light caramel colored head. Dark fruit, bread, brown sugar, caramel, and alcohol. Pretty standard belgian, uninteresting, and the alcohol comes through too much. Its not a bad beer, its just not very good for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Brew pours amber with a decent head that slowly recedes to a fine canopy and a thin ring. Rich aromas of fruitcake. Medium full nectar with good carbonation. A rich and malty personality with just a mild sweetness factor. Quite complex with nuances of cherry, plumb, wood, cakebatter, kiwi, and a hint of spice. The finish is long with a mild sweetness that lingers and only mildy bittered. This brew is generous.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Nice overall, but too sweet and not enough depth for a higher rating. There are too many other Belgian strong ales (Delirium Tremens, for example) that are much better than this one.


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