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

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RATINGS: 1931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2002
Very spicy nose. The beer has a champagne like carbonation. There seems to be a spice that I can not put my finger on. However, I do think this beer has a healthy dose of candy sugar added. The head will not die. A good brew that is a little sticky.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 A very complex book with detailed chapters on fruit, spices, caramel, malt and hops…The pages of my copy though are stuck together by bubblegum…This is not the first copy I buy…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10000) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Malty aroma, prunes and a hint of roasted malt. Sweet malty taste with caramel, apple and prunes. Bit of an alcohol burn. Slightly bitter and fruity finish. A bit sticky. The beer tastes o.k., but doesn’t stand out in any way. Another bottle, tasted in 2010 confirms this rating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 28, 2002
Nice head, sweet aroma reminds me alot of weltenburger anno.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samustdog (73) - USA - JUN 18, 2002
VERY impressed by this beer. I had this at a Belgian restaurant in London called Belgos. It comes in a beautiful glass that looks like a beaker, and has a nice bitter taste to it. Recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2485) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
Sweet n’ sourish with hints of yeast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Sweet smell and taste, I thought that the alcohol was covered up pretty well. This is a good intro to Belgian brews. Fruity taste: apple, pear, grape. This is one that I’ll drink after I’ve exhausted everything I can get locally.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Hoppy flavor, high alcohol is evident. A tad harsh. I’m just not a fan of the Kwak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2002
To much waffle on this beer. Standard Euro drop. Smells good, Broad tones over the mid-tongue, quick on the tip... reasonably fast. We like it! God purchase. A little residue scorchy wax in the palette. But a very quick conditioning

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2002
Copper/ruby red. Little if any head on this one. Definite yeasty and spicy notes in the aroma and in the taste. Very sweet, maybe a little too much so. Can definitely feel the alcohol, although it seemed to be relatively well concealed.


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