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

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RATINGS: 2285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pavelociped (12) - Budapest, - DEC 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2011 Kedvenc. (Az egyik.) A vád max. az lehetne vele szemben, hogy nőies, mert olyan kis finomkodó, semmi rikító vagy brutális élmény, ezzel szemben: tökéletes harmonia és kifinomultság jellemzi. A pohara, illetve a virágos váza-szerú "korsója" igazán embertpróbáló, ahogy a pohár keskeny nyakában a habdugó mögül a nyakadba zúdul a feltorlódott, aranyban játszó narancsos vörös nedű. Többször teszteltem: sokkal jobban ízlik ezekből, mint bármi más kehelyből. . * One of my favourites. The only thing you could say against this beer is that it’s feminine because it’s somewhat too genteel: this beer is not a harsh or brutal experience, but it’s characterized by perfect harmonies and refinement. It’s not easy to drink it from its accompanying thin-necked glass, as the golden-orange tinted liquid breaking free from under the head of foam can easily end up on your chest. But after several tests I can confirm that the beer tastes much better from its proper glass than from any other kind of vessel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1742) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Clear copper with minimal white head. Malt dominates the aroma and flavor. Rich and full.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftDodger (994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2016
Olhăo 18/7 2016. 33 cl bottle from Continente Modelo Supermarket. Drawing on the label of the infamous Pauwel Kwak holding his Kwak glass which should be used when drinking this Kwak beer. Unfortunately I do not have a Kwak glass. Must settle for a San Miguel glass (I know I hereby commit a hereby). Pours slightly hazy dark amber with big white head. Settles as thick creamy white Crown of foam several centimeters thick. Aroma is quite intense with Belgian yeast, caramel, banana, a little citrus and a whiff of lemonade. Soft carbonation and thick creamy palate. Flavor is well on the sweet side being sugary and candylike. Quite fruity aftertaste with a tart sour edge. Also a nice edge of alcohol. My only objection is that the bottle only holds 33 cl. Truly a nice Belgian - with a fantastic name. Kwak, Kwak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Hazy orange colour, medium, stable white head. Great fruity and yeasty nose with some apple, candy, peach, raisins and bubble gum. Taste is sweet fruity with brown sugar, peach, apple, plum, some spicy twist, cloves, low hop bitterness, alcohol is well disguised. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily and velvety mouthfeel, rich malty finish. Outstanding belgian strong ale, highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pongauer (56) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2016
Kwak, probably the most iconic beer in Belgium if not the world. Every beer enthousiast should at least have tasted one kwak from the special courier glass once in their live. And yes, it does taste better in the glass. Why? Who knows!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PivopijaPivopija (20) - - JUL 12, 2016
Reddish brown with a foamy white head. Toffee aroma, burnt toffee flavour with a surprising fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (159) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2016 Solidny belgian strong ale - słodowy, zbożowy, dość słodki, przyjemnie rozgrzewający ze słodowo, fenolowym aromatem. Całkiem pijalny, idealnie wpisuje się w belgijską klasykę. Niezłe piwo

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slapash (1) - - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
La kwak, un classique parmi les bières belges, toujours agréable d'en déguster une, quel que soit le moment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (163) - POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze herbaciano-miedzianym, piana znika szybko po nalaniu. W aromacie rodzynki, jablka, belgijskie drozdze, ciasteczkowo i przyprawowo. W smaku karmel, dojrzale owoce i niestety troche alkoholu. Slodkie i drozdzowe, czuc karmel i troche banany. Dosc gladkie z lekka goryczka na finiszu. Warto sprobowac zeby zaznajomic sie ze stylem.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
americocoppola (6) - - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
Buona birra per iniziare a scoprire il mondo delle birre fuori dal commerciale ottimo aroma e aspetto ,molto dolce , molto simile alle sorelle Leffe come qualitŕ

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagdascakman (10) - bolu, TURKEY - JUL 6, 2016
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