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

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RATINGS: 2099   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wiedrzensky (214) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is clear amber with some pieces of yeast/malt, unfiltered, with thick white head. Aroma of malts, belgian yeast, caramel, bisquit, fruit {peach or something}, bit toffee. Taste is sweet, malty and caramel. Light bitter and sweet finish, full body. This is my all time favourite belgian strong ale, complex, well ballanced and delightfull.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (160) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours Clear amber. I get caramel, butter, banana. Sweet all the way through. Finishes butter biscuits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (96) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
I really enjoy Kwak. Itís great any time but if you get the chance to drink out of the Kwak glass...well thatís just a whole other experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (96) - ITALY - APR 24, 2015
Bottiglia da 33 cl. Ambrata scura, velata dai lieviti, riflessi ramati, mediamente carbonata, ma non così evidente durante la bevuta, schiuma non molto persistente "bianco sporco", corpo medio-pieno. Aroma di banana matura, uva passa, caramello e qualche nota pepata. In bocca uva passa e caramello, leggere note alcoliche che scaldano la bevuta, leggermente speziata, il luppolo per quanto possibile asciuga il palato, ma il sapore tende decisamente al dolce.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gangstergafje (168) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2015
Beautiful experience. The beer pours a nice soft foam with a little brown tint. The beer is crystal clear. The color is light brown with a red touch. The smell is rather simple, not very strong. Little metal smell. The taste is incredible. Sweet, little bitterness, taste of almonds and maybe amaretto. There is also some lemon. One of the best brews in the world.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (570) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Nose is butter scotch, some berry, banana, sweet malts. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, some fruity esters, banana, cloves, bread, dough. Mouthfeel is good. An exceptionally ordinary Belgian beer which gets more than itís fair share of praise.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (92) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured a 75cl several times into a tulip, a style of glass where I too frequently let the foam get way ahead of me, particularly with these Belgians. Once the suds subsided, I discovered another sweet, yeasty, fruity brew, quite delightful. Raisins, Turkish apricots and plums predominate in a complex mix of flavors. Fortunate to drink this at about 50 degrees f., a good temp to bring out the flavors. I certainly wouldnít care to make a night of drinking this, but as a treat, it is admirable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbonde (133) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
33cl bottle@Belgian hotel bar in Kwak glass@approx 10 degrees C. Pours almost orange with off white head in the peculiar glass, which did actually do a kwak sound at the appropriate moment. Aroma of malt, caramel and dark fruit. Taste is predominantly malty and sweet, with caramel and spice kept in check by fresher, fruitier notes. Aftertaste full, malty and hoppy, signalling that this is not just a gimmick beer but a genuinly good and serious Belgian brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (406) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle in a fish restaurant in Brussels. Amber colour etc. Full bodied taste, less sweetness than expected. It went extremely well with grilled lobster. Iíll recommend this with food.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clockk (91) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 14, 2015
Sabores a miel y maltas tostadas. Con buena espuma persistente. Buen cuerpo. Color pardo.


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