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

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RATINGS: 1918   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1856) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 1, 2014
On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges' Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Clear amber with no head or lacing. Aroma of orange, apple, raisins, caramel and more fruit. Taste of orange , raisins, mild citric hops, caramel and alcohol. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kpoterlo (4) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
It is probably one of my favorite beers. Drank it again in Sparrow, the craft beer pub in Bradford. What a glass. Pour amber color with a nice size of head. It is a very yeasty and bready however you can also feel sweetness. The beer is a quite mild and you would never say that it has strength of 8%. Pauwel Kwak is a quite expensive here in Yorkshire however I enjoyed it in a pub in Paris last month where the price of Kwak was around 20 % cheaper than commercial lagers like Stella ☺

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yy0pp (485) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Bottle at Francis. Aroma of malt, yeast and banana. Fruity flavor with notes of caramel and sweet malt. Great belgian strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear amber pour with a nice head. Aroma is a bit muted. Orange and caramel malt standing out, light herbal notes. Taste starts out with the elements from the aroma but takes on a very interesting spicy and yeasty dimension. Creamy mouthfeel. A bit more interesting than I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vento76_2 (29) - - JUN 24, 2014
Buona. Schiuma densa morbida e persistente. Sapore forte e deciso. Forse troppo gassy ma decisamente interessante.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3494) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Can’t believe I haven’t gotten around this until now, but such is life. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a moderate off-white head that disappears quickly. Nose is bready and with the traditional Belgian yeasty notes to it, as well as some sweetened hard candy. Taste has a bit of sweetness up front and on the back end, but some sour fruit elements in the middle. Good brew, just not my favorite flavor profile.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (88) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Stupenda birra, dalla storia da conoscere (soprattutto quella del suo caratteristico bicchiere). Fortemente maltata e un po’ speziata. Corpo strutturato

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (158) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2014
A pohárba töltve habja igen hamar eltűnik, színe és illata pedig valahogy egészen konkrét elvárásokat fogalmaz meg kóstolójában ízével kapcsolatban, melyeknek aztán maximálisan eleget is tesz. Az élesztős, fanyar ízek jelenléte mellett az érett gyümölcsös ízvilág uralkodik. Az édesség és keserűség kellemes harmóniában olvad össze, mindamellett az édeskés ízvilág intenzívebb. Az ízek lekerekítettek és nagyszerűen el vannak találva, talán mégis illata az, ami a leginkább különleges és magával ragadó.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillmuffin (57) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
Smell of boiled vegetables , raisins , grass and hops. Taste is of citrus, chocolate, caramel and hops. Somehow carbonized.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (991) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l at PirFest Slovenija in 2010. Clear deep amber color with medium creamy tan-like head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, caramel, dried fruits with some alcohol notes. Taste starts with rich and sweet caramel malt, follows sweet fruity and a bit alcoholic with warming and spicy mouthfeel, while finish is light bitter. Full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. One of my first and still one of the best Belgian strong ales...


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