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

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RATINGS: 2299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phillybass (110) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Super malty in a good way, not too sweet. Mello alcohol. Quaff able. Could easily get someone drunk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raian (9) - Mexico, MEXICO - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
caramel, cereal, resin, dough, alcohol, orange, brown, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Balanced, fruity and a little bitterness, with a soft but long palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (344) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
Reddish golden. Fruity and malty, with notes of banana, and plenty of spicy phenols. Full, sweetish taste, with very low bitterness and a somewhat pungent finish. Full body. Overall, a great belgian strong ale. Tasty, balanced, and more drinkable than Karmeliet, which I tried just before this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (1076) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2016 Flasche (33 cl) von Jenny Lou’s Sanlitun Store, Peking. - Goldbraun, leicht trüb, dunkler Schaum. - Nase angenehm herbfruchtig-karamelmalzwürzig mit unbestimmter Gewürznote und herber Frucht. - Antrunk süß und schwer karamelmalzig mit würziger, schwerer Malzbittere. Anklänge an Lakritz, gebrannte Mandeln und überreife Banane. Erinnert an gebrannten Zucker, dabei nicht zu süß. Im Hintergrund leichte Hopfenherbe. Der stattliche Alkoholgehalt ist gut kaschiert. Dominierend bis in den Abgang bleibt der reiche Geschmack von gebranntem Zucker. - Eine echte Malzbombe von wuchtiger Fülle, auf eigene Weise beeindruckend. (Verkostung: 12.8.2016.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (962) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruity esters, vinous. Clear brown amber with white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. More fruity caramel. Full body, oily feel, sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (329) - SPAIN - AUG 9, 2016
Big off-white (reddish hues) head with good retention. Clear reddish brown amber colour. Aroma is fruit (ripe fruit, banana, raisin). quite caramel and fairly spicy. Taste is ripe fruit, caramel, toasted malt and spicy. Some crispy. Medium body with some crispy palate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Anthobeers (91) - - AUG 3, 2016
Bonne bière, mousse légère, arômes multiples et parfois surprenant, niveau gustatif généreux. Globalement une bière sympathique

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Myonlyvice (129) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle poured into the Kwak glass. Deep orange with a huge but fast dissipating head. Aroma is maybe a nit weak for a strong ale. Malt, caramel and spice. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. Taste is dominated by clove and malt with a real kick from the alcohol. Strong! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quick3Beers (883) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Pours a rich brown from a bottle with a thick off-white head, probably as a result of dropping the bottle before opening it. Nice caramel and home-baked bread aroma, in the mouth I pick up some butterscotch and bubblegum, dark candi sugar shines through. Slight cherry aftertaste. A little boozy, but not burn your throat boozy. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (623) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Poured a pretty clear amber colour, light reddish hue. Has a bit of foamy head but doesn’t last long. Aromas are very subtle, mostly dry fruits, yeast, and a bit of spices. Flavours are a bit on the smokey side, roasted malts, hints of caramel and nuts. Slight yeasty mouthfeel. Mildly bitter. Alcohol is just noticeable enough, well balanced. Average carbonation, and good lacing. Really good stuff, but will someday have to try in appropriate glass.


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