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

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RATINGS: 1912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (654) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a hazy dark amber with a big off white head with good lacing. Aroma of fruits like bananas and pears with some caramel sweetness and spiciness. Sweet taste of honey with fruit flavors like banana and a bit of clove spiciness. Finishes with nice yeast flavor and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Interesting beer that is only enhanced by being served in a Kwak suspended glass. Drank at Max and Joes in Omaha. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (96) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (237) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a snifter brown amber with a thin light beige head; Aroma of brown sugar malted booze. Flavor is excellent spiced rich in figs & coriander. Thinking malted dark fruits with a touch of barnyard funk. Blended beautifully.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (299) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Dark amber color with white short-lasting head. Bready and yeasty aroma, with malts and toasted candy. Although it is a 8,4% alcohol, taste is not alcoholic whatsoever, with some fruity and malty notes, with some spices. Aftertaste has a slighty hoppy note.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (111) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours dark copper with thick tan head. Smell is sour, yeasty and funky. Taste is malty, notes of bread, yeast and fruit. Medium body, light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 1, 2014
On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges' Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Clear amber with no head or lacing. Aroma of orange, apple, raisins, caramel and more fruit. Taste of orange , raisins, mild citric hops, caramel and alcohol. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kpoterlo (4) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
It is probably one of my favorite beers. Drank it again in Sparrow, the craft beer pub in Bradford. What a glass. Pour amber color with a nice size of head. It is a very yeasty and bready however you can also feel sweetness. The beer is a quite mild and you would never say that it has strength of 8%. Pauwel Kwak is a quite expensive here in Yorkshire however I enjoyed it in a pub in Paris last month where the price of Kwak was around 20 % cheaper than commercial lagers like Stella ☺

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (744) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear amber pour with a nice head. Aroma is a bit muted. Orange and caramel malt standing out, light herbal notes. Taste starts out with the elements from the aroma but takes on a very interesting spicy and yeasty dimension. Creamy mouthfeel. A bit more interesting than I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vento76_2 (28) - - JUN 24, 2014
Buona. Schiuma densa morbida e persistente. Sapore forte e deciso. Forse troppo gassy ma decisamente interessante.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Can’t believe I haven’t gotten around this until now, but such is life. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a moderate off-white head that disappears quickly. Nose is bready and with the traditional Belgian yeasty notes to it, as well as some sweetened hard candy. Taste has a bit of sweetness up front and on the back end, but some sour fruit elements in the middle. Good brew, just not my favorite flavor profile.


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