Tmoney99 (12982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sour citrus yeasty aroma. Medium body. Flavor was full with sweet yeasty tone and spices with a moderate sweet finish and small alcohol bite. Good brew.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful mahogany pour. Aroma of burnt cherries and cedar. Initial sour bitterness morphs into a dry cherry finish. Rated 3/4/03
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml) Hazy copper with small tan head. Aroma is rich, molasses, caramel, chocolate, plum. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, raisin/plum, floral. Finish is lightly herbal bitter and alcohol warming. Creamy full body.
FatPhil (12692) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Hell Hunt, Tallinn)
Deep reddy orange, darker than the 8.0% version I last had in Finland. Very sweet malty and caramelly aroma. Very sweet and sticky in the mouth, treacly retronasals. Carbonation pleasant. Simple caramelly malty taste, a touch mushroomy and woody. Finish has some pencil sharpening vapours, and then a big dollop of treacle. Did I mention it’s sticky? Fairly similar to the 8.0% version, but with much less complexity, and more reliance on caramel to hide the increased alcohol. Unfortunately it makes the beer taste cheaper. The original is definitely more subtle and interesting.
Earlier Rating: 6/13/2007 Total Score: 3.7
330ml bottle (William K, Helsinki)
Nutty red colour, poured with a thin light head. Wonderful peach and apple aroma. Full malty body, some honey, some banana, and floral notes. Powerful and delicate and complex. Very well integrated and balanced.
HenrikSoegaard (12637) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma but loads fo citrus. Powerfull flavor, long finish. A litte watery palate, but I really like this beer.
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. A beer more famous for its glass than its flavour! I was going to explain about the history of the glass in that case and then I find that Gusler has beaten me to it, still that was a while ago, so I will re iterate. In the days of horse drawn coaches, the drivers of the coach couldn't join the passengers in the tavern for a warming drink, so the glass was designed to fit a stand built onto the coach. It has a rounded bottom as it didnt need to stand on its own. The whole Belgian glass thing is, these days, about product placement, but Kwak does really taste better in the hour glass shape. It is a hazy orage beer which has been described many times now, but when you do try it, try drinking it chilled from its own glass!
Ratman197 (12540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear copper wioth a small lasting amber head. Aromas of fruitiness, carmel and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruitiness, light spice and a hint of yeast with a smooth slightly drey lingering sweet finish.
bu11zeye (12516) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Love the presentation glass that Kwak is served in. Quite original. Good balance of flavor and complexity in this Belgian.
Christian (12289) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Sweet caramel malty flavour with some dried fruit notes. Bording on cloying sweetness.
Lubiere (12241) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed reddish brown ale with a thick off white head. A sweet brown sugar aroma, with light orange notes, and light maraschino cherries. In mouth, a sweet malt, biscuity and maderized, with more of an orangey character. Medium bodied. 750 mL bottle from Bieropholie imports.