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


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RATINGS: 2005   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.

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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (3) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
Uitgeschonken in origineel Pauwel Kwak glas. Veel schuim, dat overigens snel verdwijnt. Mooie heldere roodbruine koperkleur met lichtbeige schuimkraag, wel rustig schenken. Geur: licht kruidig, zoet niet heel sterk. Smaak: zoet, maar ook kruidig iets van kaneel, karamel en snoepachtig. Afdronk: zoet maar toch licht bitter op het einde. Conclusie: een mooi klassiek Belgisch bier, wat met weinig andere biersoorten is te vergelijken, zeker een aanrader voor de bierliefhebber. Drinkt makkelijk weg, lijkt lichter dan de 8.4% die het toch is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (137) - FRANCE - DEC 17, 2014
Belle ambrée, puissante et ronde, de beaux arômes équilibrés entre sucre, houblon et fruité. Très bonne bière apéritive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Monday is over & it’s time for a beer. This one is a lot like the others of its style, with just a little more of the candy store effect on. Don’t believe me?Dig that crazy dubble bubble aroma when you pour. The sips bring hints of cinnamon, berry, candy apple, spices, herbal hops & more bubble gum. Alcohol is very stealthy. Too much candy makes this a little one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (499) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are red fruits, caramel and sweet malts with nutty and spicy notes. Light to medium body, good carbonation, slick texture. Incredibly drinkable considering the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (30) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 33cl bottle. @La taberna de hank. Luanco. 04/12/2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1440) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Red/brown color. Weak arouma, light body with good carbonation. Had a slightly metallic finish with spicy overtones, and the alcohol was well masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (181) - - DEC 8, 2014
Mooi robijnrood, prima schuim. Ruikt lekker zoet. Smaakt zoet, lekker, vol in de mond.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruuurd (33) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Rich, malty/yeasty, grainy and a beautiful color! Without the original glass but still an experience!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (656) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at home, amber beer with a small head, aroma is malty, sweet, Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, some fruit, Nice one

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjik83 (641) - - DEC 4, 2014
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