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


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ramboraffe (995) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
330 ml bottle. Sweet spicy yeasty with herbs. Sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
roald76 (19) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Amberkleurig, mooi schuim, caramel en fruittonen, goed doordrinkbaar. Een van mijn favorieten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleble (24) - - MAY 12, 2015
Bottiglia. Bevuta alcuni anni fa e versata in un particolare bicchiere ne esaltava le caratteristiche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtnw (7) - POLAND - MAY 5, 2015 does not count
.33 bottle. Balanced belgian strong ale. Pretty dark copper color, lively carbonation. Malty, fruity, yeasty. Enjoyable and worth tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2285) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle enjoyed at Jarmann Gastropub
Copper hazy, thin beige head. Smell of belgian yeast esters, caramel, banana and grassy hops. Medium sweet, malty, more caramel, fruity malts. Moderate bitter, grassy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haterd (50) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Lekker, bijzonder bier. Volle smaak die ik niet goed kan beschrijven. Bijkomend is het mooie speciale glas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
damjan (42) - CROATIA - MAY 1, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours amber color with red hint and medium head. Fresh fruit aroma. Strong malty, sweet and spicy taste. No bitterness at all. Strong sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wiedrzensky (210) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is clear amber with some pieces of yeast/malt, unfiltered, with thick white head. Aroma of malts, belgian yeast, caramel, bisquit, fruit {peach or something}, bit toffee. Taste is sweet, malty and caramel. Light bitter and sweet finish, full body. This is my all time favourite belgian strong ale, complex, well ballanced and delightfull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (158) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours Clear amber. I get caramel, butter, banana. Sweet all the way through. Finishes butter biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (96) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
I really enjoy Kwak. It’s great any time but if you get the chance to drink out of the Kwak glass...well that’s just a whole other experience.

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