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


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RATINGS: 2161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xpedite (15) - Borsbeek, - JUN 15, 2013
This is a lovely beer from Bosteels brewery! The amber colour allready reveals the caramel taste, but the taste is really complex and a lot of other flavours can be distinguished. What adds to the charm of this beer is also the story behind it: This was originally a coachman’s bear , hence the special glass. The glass used to be placed on a fixture on the coach (the wooden part of the glass) . So if you remove the glass from the wooden frame you can experience it like the coachmen used to. The name kwak originates from the smash you can expect when drinking a little too fast at a certain level :-) but the shape of the glass prevented spilling when the coach was moving. However, even without this magnificent story and glass this is a wonderfull beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (95) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 28, 2015
It is a good beer. I drank this beer to finish the night yesterday. It is a kind of classical beer and the mix betwen hop and malt is perfect with a sweet touch of sugar. The carbonation is weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (292) - ITALY - SEP 27, 2015
Colore Ambra carico con riflessi rossi, schiuma poco persistente. Aroma di malto e caramello, sentore di alcol. Ingresso al palato molto dolce con finale appena amaro. Ancora alcol ben presente. Carbonazione medio alta. Buona anche se l’alcol è un po’ troppo in rilievo e copre altre note interessanti.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
fredericwjp (6) - - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
Levemente doce, com toque suave persistente, combina com frutos do mar ou queijo suave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NatBeer (10) - FRANCE - SEP 17, 2015
Excellent belgian ale. You can notice like a caramel touch to this. Nice strong taste but still smooth in the mouth

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arobast (1) - FRANCE - SEP 14, 2015 does not count
Une bière agréable, riche et magnifique dans son fameux verre. L’une de mes préférées !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (449) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Decent strongale refreshing and palatable with demerara sugars comes served in novelty glass bottle from the flying horse rochdale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerGantzel (50) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
Roasty caramel aroma. Golden color, clear liquid, white head. Medium-heavy sweetness follow by medium bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation for the style. Great beer, and maybe slightly better when served in kwak glass.;)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
procraste (238) - FRANCE - SEP 11, 2015
Donc cela faisait très longtemps que je n’avais pas goûté celle ci ... Je trouvais ça plutôt bon ... Et maintenant, je trouve ça anodin et trop sucré ... Il faut croire que le palais évolue ... Je ne pense plus y retourner très souvent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (1867) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Sample from bottle bummed from a friend. Clear amber with off white head in the crazy glass. Quite some caramel, spices, sugary, light cake, touch of sherry. Medium sweet and soft herbal bitter finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (131) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Den har det hele en belgier skal have. Smag, belgisk gær og ikke mindst fylde i spriten.

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