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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (3953) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2003
One of my favorite styles of beer! A small tan creamy sized head with fine-medium sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was carbonated with a dense appearance.The hue was amber and the nose consisted of alcohol, sweet and fruity.There was not much lacing with this beer.The flavor was definitely that of alcohol and it was somewhat bitter tasting.The mouthfeel was tingly on my tongue, fairly smooth and medium bodied.This one was a bit difficult to get down due to the alcohol taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2003
Had a few swigs of this at some party in Newtown from some guy's bottle who'd taken an E and smoked some wicked Js and was sick of his B(eer). It is really really malty and rounded with some rye I reckon. It was pretty flat, but I dunno where the bottle'd been so don't hold me to that. The alcohol was pretty mild contrary to what all you wimps have said below. I like it.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2003
Amber, huge head on mine (not a great pour on my part) that eventually settled. Noticable alcoholy, bit of sediment in the bottle (may have been my bad pour again) Dry finish. Worth trying. The glass is cool, the beer average.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Wow, this was just a avery specific and to the point Belgian. The flavors are very straight and to the point, bananas, clove and bubblegum, with some slightly sweet toffee and bready yeasty tastes, but nothing too complex or compelling. I enjoyed it and it went well with my dinner.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Aroma is very rich in banana and clove with a very yeasty, bready background. A very strong bubblegum aroma too, almost the most pronounced of all I've had. Flavor is all banana and bubblegum. Palate is moist and tangy. Overall it's full of very specific flavors and not too many complexities.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Bottled. Ruby color. Fruity, somewhat smokey nose. Malty, fizzy, frutiy in flavour with clear alchohol presence.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barvaux (6) - Ville Platte, Louisiana, USA - AUG 2, 2003 does not count
I first tasted Kwak in a small bistro in a small town in Belgium. It was served in a very peculiar glass: a slender hourglass-shaped glass that fit into a wooded holder. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but it went down very smoothly with the cheese and peanuts served with it. About 3/4 of the way down, I realized that this beer had more of a kick than I originally gave it credit for. All in all, a very good drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Clear ruby/brown color with a small (quickly diminishing) off-white head. The aroma and flavor had some nice fruity tones, some alcohol (more so as the beer warmed), Belgian yeast (some clove character) and a nice malty sweetness. The feel was crisp…bubbly…very clean/dry. Not bad. Kind of a middle-of-the-road Belgian ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 tap from toronado.... smelled sweet and malty and possibly a hint of smoke or a hint of fresh cut oak, the glass made this beer look perfect, but the flavor was almost a disaster - sweet, hoppish, made me think i was drinking maple syrup, tad thick and flat on the tongue

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Good-sized off-white head with smooth, tight bubbles, amber body with rising carbonation, sweet, fruity nose with a hint of hoppy bitterness. Sweet body, spicy/bitter lingering finish. Slight alcohol pepper notes.


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