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%
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a brilliant amber with a course off-white head. Fruit and spice notes in the nose with a hint of alcohol. Medium body with sweetness up front followed by a somewhat tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Reddish amber. The malts really come through in the aroma and flagor. Smells like sandalwood and fir. Flavors of lemon, grapefruit, molasses, and pears.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Bottled 33cl. It pours a amber beer with a tanned head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, anise, apples and pears. Lots of raisins; Metallic and oily. Sweet flavor with notes of fruits (raisins, apples and pears), caramel and wood. A rather smooth belgian strong ale. Dominating malty and fruity flavors, lots of apples. Some almond and marzipan notes. There is an unenjoyable metallic touch to this beer. A sweet and herbal alcoholic finish with hints of anise. Dissappointing - Not worth purchasing again. I like the Kwak glasses though. Additional comment: Mediocre. Overrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle. Clear, orangey copper colour, big tan head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with hints of banana. Nice fruity banana and peachy flavours, good malty balance, dryish yeasty finish. A nice surprise (despite having drunk it on several occasions before);there is absolutely more to to this beer than the glass gimmick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
broloes (2) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2007 does not count
A beautiful amber colour with a perfect head shows when poured in the original Kwak glass. Clearly one of my favorite beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2007
Rich amber colour with a huge white head. Dominant malt character with sweet malts, caramel, slight roasted cahacter and spicy hopped finish. Very crisp beer with balanced carbonation and warmth from the alcohol. easy goin beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Pours a dark amber with a huge, rocky white head. The aroma is slightly spicy with a definite toffee malt aroma. The flavor is light with the profile being dominated by a light sweetness that is complimented with a balanced spice and floral hops flavor. It finishes clean without any stickiness, but seems slightly over carbonated relative to the flavor profile. Overall, a solid entry into an ambiguous and huge style of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DirtyDKB (5) - USA - JUN 8, 2007 does not count
Awesome Beer. Served in a yard-of-beer style glass with wooden holder, very nice amber color, full of caramel flavor with a spice finish. One of my very favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HapyAcid (4) - IRELAND - JUN 6, 2007 does not count
33cl bottle poured into Kwak Glass. Served at Room temperature on the 06/06/2007. Colour: Golden Red, Amber, Burnt Sienna. Thick Off White - Baise coloued head that lasts for most of the experiance. Aroma: Light carmel with a hint of spice. Taste: Sour Background that leads to a sweet finish. Warm alcohol notes. Sharp fizz on the mouth at first but that dies down fast into a smooth textured finish. A pleasant experiance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Nice light amber color with a lot of foam in the head. Smooth caramel malt and alcohol are the dominate flavors.

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