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

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RATINGS: 1975   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11036) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2005
Amber. off white head.Banan aroma, some yeast and some other fruits. Fruity and yeasty flavor with a quite mild finish. Ok but not much more...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Date: 04/20/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: amber, thin white head, gusher,
Aroma: lightly hopped aroma,
Flavor: nice malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light spices, gets a really nice carmel sweetness upon warming, nice light bitter finish,
Overall: a Belgian brewed Engligh style ale
-------- /> Date: 01/19/2008
Mode: draft
Words: thirsty monk

Appearance: hazy amber, fine dirty white head, lots of drippy lace,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light spicyness, candy sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
best aroma ever.sweet strong caramel. clear brown small white head.. taste is sweet, caramel, lightly roasted stuff, alc. (too much alc. flavor) faint raisins. nice sweet beer, does not taste old.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Deep golden brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dried fruits, apple,yeast. Flavour is apple, yeast, fruit, caramel, alcohol , spices

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10838) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
Schöne Bernsteinfarbe! Ein malziger Genosse, bei dem man den Alkoholgehalt spätestens zum Ende hin deutlich schmeckt. Eigentlich lässt sich das Bier schön trinken und schmeckt zu jeder Zeit recht gut, auch wenn sich im Mittelteil eine leicht Wässrigkeit zeigt. Test vom 25.5.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,10,8,8,10,9 - 9,30

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10620) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10488) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2003
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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Malty aroma, prunes and a hint of roasted malt. Sweet malty taste with caramel, apple and prunes. Bit of an alcohol burn. Slightly bitter and fruity finish. A bit sticky. The beer tastes o.k., but doesn’t stand out in any way. Another bottle, tasted in 2010 confirms this rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
Pours amber with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with toffee. Very sweet flavor with loads of toffee, nuts and fruits.


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