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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1918   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2091) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 One great beer. Excellent, compact foam and of long persistence. Balanced aroma with fruit scents and mischiano bitter that together. Intense red color. To try.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Very appealing rich floral, malted, toasted aroma with strong notes of bread, lumber, fruit, cardamom, alcohol. Clear orange appearance with Chunks, and many of them. Flavors that match the aroma but with an emphasis on the fruit with apricot and plum . A really well made ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Served in teh Kwak mini yard glass and wooden holder @ the Winking Lizard. Amber copper w/a large lasting white head. Sugary malt with a lightly floral hop; biscuity malt and a mild raisiny aroma, also toasty malt and anise qualities. Well balanced w/ a bready malt flavor, light flowery hop in the finish & aftertaste; Caramel & grape fruity esters and lightly bitter in the finish as well. Light clove yeasty spiciness. Alcohol sweetness is also noticeable. Highly carbonated, medium body, and well hidden alcohol. Very fine beer!!!!!! Not my favorite Belgian to date, but still a high quality beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2004
Very nice beer, the glass is brilliant, the beer is sweet, mild taste, but still spicy. Interesting and original.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2004
WOW! A deep amber/ orange color.Was slightly sweet with sour notes.Heavy fruit and spices.Definately was not dissapointed.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Kwak had a pleasant dark brown belgian ale appearance. Spiced malt with adequate bitterness flavor. Goblet beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
Clear orange amber color, thin white head. Aroma of spices (maybe coriander), caramel and malt. Spicy flavor with caramel, malt and maybe yeast. Full body, liquorous texture, soft carbonation. It lacks some complexity to be a really good belgian strong ale but its enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pours from the bottle an orange amber color with a modest beige head. Aroma is caramel and spice. Complex flavors of caramel, green apple, plumb, red grape with a lightly bitter and spicy dry finish. Smooth light palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Pours a nice deep amber color. Strong aroma consists of chocolate, malts, and a little bit of a candy/fruity aroma. Very rich flavor. Malty, roasty, chocolate and fruity tang. A bit of spice as well. Lots of stuff going on in this ale. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 From the tap in one of those nifty looking wooden-handled Kwak glasses - It poured a rich orange color with a generous off-white head. The aroma is both spicy and flowery. Its malty and toffee-like with fruitiness to it. Nice sweet/sour finish. Nice glass, too.

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