kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 The Kwak glass is so spiffy looking I had to buy one today, with the beer to go along. Pours a beautiful clear orange copper with a large foamy beige head shooting up the neck and dissipating gradually. I had fun watching the small bubbles rise from the bulb and up the unique shape of the glass. The aroma is of sweet toasty caramel with hints of nuts (peanut butter lightly makes an appearance). The roasted malts are emphasized in the flavor with lots of caramel and honey. Very smooth palate with a bitter and mildly alcoholic aftertaste. Leaves sparse lacing as you drink it. This beer is truly an experience of its own. I really enjoyed it!
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Kwak gets put down a lot because a lot of people see it as a novelty beer. Persoanlly I do love to drink out of that glass and have even used it to drink wine out of! (The HORROR!) Anyway in my experience the temperature and poor is very important with this one. It needs to be fairly cold and poured really gently until the bowl is filled at the bottom and then dump it all in. Done right and from the neck upwards will be all head and it will settle in a most fantastic fashion. It is even more effective on tap. Malts and fruits with a bit of liquorice are the dominant charicteristics. When poured right it is creamy and very sinkable. Don’t be put off, it’s not one of the best from Belgium but it’s well worth a go.
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 Bottled sampler. Rater #400 for this beer. Had just a sampler at Binny’s, so this is kind of a placeholder until I get to a whole bottle: Slightly fruity impression, with a suggestion of berries. Orangey in color, subdued spiciness. Definitely on my list.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber, almost orange colour, with a good beige head. Delightful, tantalizing sweet aroma with fruit, whisky, malt and flowers. Taste is like spirits, but there’s sourness and sweetness too. Intensely bitter finish. A wonderful, multi-layered beer - and pleasantly alcoholic as well. To think that this nectar cost me about a Euro in a Belgian supermarket.
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perfect bear..from Napoleone’s age!
Strong, liquirizia and coffe in aroma.
Donatus (10) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is amost perfect. Strong and sweet of flavour. The special glasses made for this beer complete the whole ambiance of drinking this perfect beer.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - AUG 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, a very nice bottle, huge head. fruity aroma. full bodied, sweet flavor, dry finish.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml Bottle. A creamy malty beer with spice notes. The problem was alcohol was overly present and the malt character was flat and boring. I think the fancy glass may be compensating for something.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very enjoyable with a alchy tip on the end. Not too bad, smooth, and really, I couldn’t find anything offensive about this. After a 750ml I offered to buy a 6 pack of Tecate for my roomate......not sure why....
andybeer (16) - gent, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very original glass, deep amberish color, slight beige yellowish creamy head. Good malty nose with a caramely caracter,some toches of pepper, spices yeast, and the warmth of alcohol. The aroma is soft and expressive. It is slight spicy (corriander) has the smooth sweetness of caramel and end with a fine dry bitterness of hops and a touch of Cognac.