Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (308) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
Flesje gekregen met verjaardag. Donker amberkleurig bier, helder met weinig schuim. Zoetige en caramelachtig aroma met een vleugje pruimen. Smaak is zoet en licht bitter. De bittere hopsmaak blijft even hangen.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
puren (698) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Prezentacja: przejrzyste z zawieszonym pyłem, bursztynowe, skąpa piana schodzi do obrączki, słabo zdobi szkło;
Aromat: delikatny, warzywny, po zabełtaniu odrobina brzoskwini;
Odczucie: ciało średnie, średnio nasycone, rozgrzewa przełyk, musuje na języku;
Smak: karmel, tytoń, boazeria, lekki metal;
Ogólnie: mocny zawód, aromatu praktycznie nie ma, smak ledwo powyżej nijakiego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordBrew (201) - Ziemnice, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Piwo ciemno bursztynowe, nieprzejrzyste, świetna piana, zdobi szkło. Aromat - suszone owoce, sporo słodu, średnio intensywny. Smak - bardzo słodowy, dość słodki, trochę szczypiący od karmelu i alkoholu, intensywnie drożdżowy, słodycz fajnie zrównoważona alkoholem. Wysycenie spore. Posmak długi, wytrawny raczej , lekko grzeje w przełyk. Bardzo dobre belgijskie piwo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
[backlog] 12-08-15 // bottle in Namur, Belgium. Proper glassware. Dark amber, white head. Full body. Sugar sweetness, fruit aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hrodulf (34) - PORTUGAL - SEP 16, 2016
Cor caramelo torrado, aroma frutado, sabor com toques de pęssego e caramelo, com topo branco e corpo médio, garrafa 33cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frikadele (5) - LITHUANIA - SEP 12, 2016 does not count
It comes in a dark amber tone, rather crystal appearance. Nice head lets you smell all the aromas, but most of them open in your mouth, leaving a strong sweet candy sugar taste, so typical for belgian ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber/copper in colour with big white head. Aroma of mix of malty, caramel, candi sugar notes and fruits - peach, pear, light banana. Medium body, nice smooth on the palate, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bontus (754) - Flanders, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
Has this beer a few times before but forgot to rate it. Kwak is an amber coloured beer with a caramel malt character, sweet cookies and cake aroma most dominant. Not cloying, but not sessionable either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2016
330 ml bottle. Served in a Pauwel Kwak glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/copper color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is mostly fruity, the brew smells like pear, bananas, dried fruit, bready malt and some caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, with pear, dried fruit, figs, dates, caramel and bready malt, banana and yeasty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit coating and creamy with a decent amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good enough brew, glad I tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (227) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
Amberkleurig, licht crčmekleurige schuimkraag, helder en veel koolzuur zichtbaar. Aroma: Fruitig, licht moutig,  karamel, zoetig, banaan en koriander. Smaak: Licht metalig, mango zoetig, karamel, zoethout, koriander  en Belgische gist/banaan. Licht bitter en een best wel wat alcohol warmte.. Body is medium, aktief koolzuur, redelijk zacht. De afdronk is zoetig en plakkerig. Prima Belgische Ale.

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