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

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RATINGS: 2096   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DomD (152) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Aromas of caramel with hints of apple. Pours a clear amber that looks great. A light sweet taste. Between medium and full bodied, with creamy texture, and slightly bitter finish. A really great Belgian Ale, rich and smooth.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gangstergafje (152) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Poured from a 750 ml bpttle a amber cloudy beer with a small white head the disappears rather fast. Aroma of yeast, malt , and toffee. Flavor of raisin, malt and brown sugar. Not a bad palate but have had better.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 From a bottle @ BJís in Arcadia, CA, following an Orval. Served in a small tulip glass. Beautiful fine-bubbled head, excellent lacing ot of the gate. Aroma seems metallic with a fruity undertone. ??? Slightly cloudy apricot color. Sharp start, hint of metal again. Bready. Fruity-bready. A little malty sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes with a twangy bitterness mixed with residual sweetness. Not so sure about this bottle looking at other descriptions. Coded best before 16EH. Remind self to rerate.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Nice overall, but too sweet and not enough depth for a higher rating. There are too many other Belgian strong ales (Delirium Tremens, for example) that are much better than this one.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (151) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
bottle, clear amberish liquid with medium to small head. sweet malty dry, a tat bit too sweet for ale iíd say. But the special glass makes it very nice to drink (when drunk) in a bar. (only once did it splash in my face...)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Not usual a fan of ambers but liked this one. Malty but still maintained good flavor and crispness. Tasting at whole foods ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2008
hazy amber pour with thick white head; sweet malty aroma with spices. Bready taste with caramel malt, spices, and dark fruit. Well balanced finish and smooth and creamy on the palate.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2005
I love Kwak. Itís a "set you on your bootie" strong ale. In traditional bars, Kwak is served in a unique glass similar to the "yard of ale" style. Itís dark brown with a lovely creamy head. It has a complex aroma and a very lovely mouth.


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