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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1995   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2003 I expected more from this famous beer and its even more famous glass. The aroma was actually a nice malty caramel to announce a sweet relaxing beer. I don't know if it's cause I had a Westmall Tripel perhaps 30 minutes before the kwak, but it tasted somehow like a weak scotch ale some mysterious spoilsport would have added a little water in. You still feel the alcohol, but it's just not surrounded by a reasearched melodic complexity. I had heard already that this beer had somewhat lost some since a couple of years though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Iím not that crazy about this one but it could be that the Belgian Strong Ales are not my cup of tea. The aroma is of toasted dates and the head is not holding. This is being enjoyed in a goblet so the aroma and taste of a Belgian should be accentuated. The first impression of the taste is dark Belgian candy sugar...very sweet. It does finish with a nice light tartness but follows with an alcohol aftertaste is subtle but noticeable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2007
Tap-served in Kwak Coachman glass, with timber stand. Small white frothy (mostly dissapating) head. Sparkling clear amber body. Good lacing. Aromas were overall somewhat mild. Molasses, vanilla, and something that I would describe as "German-like". Flavor is sweet through and through. Didnít notice much as far as hops. Medium bodied. Watery textured. Flat carbonation. A bit too sweet for me...but if you like sweet, this is an awesome brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1904) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2007
big carbonation!!!! but head fades almost instantly. nice rich amber colour, belgian spices on nose, sweet malts as well. fruity taste and lotsa malts sorta too sweet but still enjoyable catch a little burnt flavour on the finish as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
Pretty amber for a nelgian strong ale, has a big foamy baige head. Usual strong notes of fruit yeast and alchohold in the aomra, not too complex though. Has some honney desert sweetness in the flavor along with the warming alchohol. An OK beer, not exeptional

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Fruity pear sugary aroma,yikes, my glass is filled with a ton of globules,bottle had been stored upright,taste is fairly nice,caramelly, mildly sweet finish,you actually hardly notice the gunk in the mouthfeel,still the sight of them are a turnoff

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinjon (31) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2007
caramel, orange, clear, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Date: 04/20/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: amber, thin white head, gusher,
Aroma: lightly hopped aroma,
Flavor: nice malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light spices, gets a really nice carmel sweetness upon warming, nice light bitter finish,
Overall: a Belgian brewed Engligh style ale
-------- /> Date: 01/19/2008
Mode: draft
Words: thirsty monk

Appearance: hazy amber, fine dirty white head, lots of drippy lace,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light spicyness, candy sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
33 cL bottle. Aroma of caramel malt. Orangey amber color with fine bubbles, and an off-white head that laced a little. Medium body with mild, almost creamy, carbonation. There is instant heat, a light touch of darker fruits, and moderate caramel sweetness. Itís beautiful, but not so complex as many.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10102) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear copper wioth a small lasting amber head. Aromas of fruitiness, carmel and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruitiness, light spice and a hint of yeast with a smooth slightly drey lingering sweet finish.


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