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

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RATINGS: 1949   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Appearance: Pours a reddish copper color with a large tan head. It is very murky and lots of carbonation can be seen streaming up from the bottom. Smell: Sweet and sour at the same time. I get grapes, sour apple, and honey. Taste: Much like the smell it is sweet and sour with apples bringing the sour flavors and the grapes providing the sweetness. The alcohol really comes through in the finish. Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium bodied with crisp carbonation. The only disappointment is the aftertaste really falls flat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lotsalaughs (126) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
caramel, bread, citrus, dough, butterscotch, amber, clear, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, astringent, average carbonation, creamy, light body Was hoping that there would be a good beer here, and not just a gimmicky glass presentation - was not disappointed! A light Belgian yeast/fruit aroma with sweet/dry taste and a light caramel finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
I poured this into a snifter from an 11.2 ounce bottle. Kwak was a cloudy burnt orange in color. It formed about a half inch of a light tan head that lasted a minute or two and left some nice lacing as it receded. The lacing becomes spottier as the glass drains. There is a nice covering of foam across the surface for the entire time once the head is gone. There is a citrus aroma with caramel notes. It has a crisp upfront taste with hints of citrus; grapefruit perhaps. If you let it warm in your mouth there are some nice malt flavors; molasses and caramel. Finishes with a nice clean citrus flavor and leaves just a touch of sweetness. It seems well balanced to me and hides the 8% ABV very well. It has a medium body and feels creamy on the palate. This one is good. I want more. Also, this is a dangerous one. Kwak has a great taste and no hint of the 8% ABV on the palate, but on the grey matter thatís another story.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tanstil (124) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 26, 2012
0,33l bottle. A dark red/copper ale with white head. The aroma have notes of caramel, pineapple, banana, grapes, lotus, melon, cherry and malts. The flavor is sweet. Also sweet smooth finish. A very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (124) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from bottle into a snifter. Aroma of bananas and yeast. Appearance is a clear golden amber with a 1 finger light tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste is semi sweet malt and banana. Some booze as well. Palate is very smooth. Overall an excellent beer. Cheers.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pith (123) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours medium carbonation red-amber with present foamy head- like styrofoam. Rick pink color with lazy but high amount of carbonation. Aroma- fruit hops- light citrus, banana, clove, slight yeast- smells like a hefe. Grass hop and tangy start, to middle of cleaning product (like wood polish), wheaty/barley sweet banana/clove. End- like sweet raisins, cedar wood. End continues without change to aftertaste. Almost sits on the roof of the mouth in the end with a sting that is almost high alcohol like a wood cleaner. The end is overpowering, I wish the beginning and middle lasted longer, as theyíre quite pleasant. The end is too... attentive for my tastes. Almost vinegar-esque. Itís an interesting taste I canít quite place. Very unique. Was expecting saison or barley wine-like, and got a mix of hefe and barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
On tap at My Place, Newtown, CT. Have to disagree with Oakes on this one. Found it enjoyable, no matallic or sweat. A bit of spice, nothing too distinguishable though. But can anybody explain the origins of the funky glass?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours an orange-brown with a thin white rim. Aroma is strong vinous, fruity, yeasty. Flavor is a bit spicy, malty, fruity, with a dry alcoholic warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
The draft at Sharp Edge comes in this crazy test tube container witha rounded bottom. The thing wonít stand up on itís own so thereís a wooden stand to keep it locked upright. The whole contraption looks a little girly so I just get it in a regular glass. Ruby in color with an orange nose. Spicy and sweet with a malty finish. great dessert beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukardo (122) - CROATIA - JAN 30, 2014
Colour is ruby red with medium sized foamy off-white head, Aroma is sweet spicy and fruity. Taste is slight sweet fruity and caramel. Medium carbonation. Very good beer :)


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