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

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RATINGS: 2134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


1.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MustangMarkF (225) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle 330ml It has a really strong aroma of caramel, toffee burnt sweets, and a little fruitiness in there too. It pours with a thin off white head that vanishes quickly over a dark ruby brown body. Its a weird taste that really isnt my thing. It has the burnt toffee and caramel with a slight fruitiness and a overpowering sweetness you would expect from a 8.4%er. I have 3 more of these that might just end up as gifts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 14, 2013
Clássica breja belga, com seu copo característico. Essa golden Strong ale tem cor cobre, com aroma furtado intenso. No paladar, notas de pao, frutas amarelas, cravo, algo cítrico. Corpo denso, final frutado, alcoólico e duradouro. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
epf33 (224) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2009
this beer looks just how a belgian style ale should look, misty and a brown amber, the taste follows very nicely

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 33cl bottle poured in the authentic Kwak glass. Clear sparkling amber color with a beige head that leaves some very nice lacing. The pouring is art itself when you see the head settle and the beer rising. Beatiful! Aroma is full of fine malts with some caramel. Taste is very malty with a nice banana and a caramel taste. In the end there is some little bitterness. The mouthfeel is great and is very soft with good carbonisation. Very nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (223) - - MAR 28, 2013
Very nice beer, was served in a pub in a Kwak glass (which looks like something from a lab)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Tap. Pours a nice amber with ecru head. A little more mild than other belgians. Doesn’t seem to be quite as complex as other belgians, but still good. There was a distinct musty sweetness that the Kwak had. Overall, I have to try some more to get really used to the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Very decent throughout. Pours orange with not much head. Taste is spicy and has hints of maltiness throughout. Gets better with every drink. Alcohol is under the surface just enough to warm the belly. Give this a try!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours a brown gold, head fades with a slim rim around the glass. Aroma is caramel malt, pear, hint of banana and brown sugar. Taste is sweet but the malt is kept in balance. Good berry fruits come through. Finishes with a crisp bite but the sweetness stays on your lips. Really cool Belgian, manages to walk in between the heavy dubbel and a lighter blond. I dig it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 30, 2010
Nice amber colour.Smell wine must,caramel,fruits,straw.Taste sweet,wood,caramel,notes of Whisky,plums,nuts,light bitter and metallic.


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