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

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RATINGS: 1948   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2005
I love Kwak. It’s a "set you on your bootie" strong ale. In traditional bars, Kwak is served in a unique glass similar to the "yard of ale" style. It’s dark brown with a lovely creamy head. It has a complex aroma and a very lovely mouth.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Donatus (10) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2005
This beer is amost perfect. Strong and sweet of flavour. The special glasses made for this beer complete the whole ambiance of drinking this perfect beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
toulstrup (15) - Maalov, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
My absoute favorite beer.! Beautiful amber colour, fruity in the scent, sweet taste, chocolate and thick. I drank it from the original glass, which have an interesting story behind it: The glass is shaped the way it is because the bartenders in old time, could serve it to passengeres and drivers on the horse-carriages whitout them stopping. Then the glass would hang in a special mounted holder and no beer would spill... Great story, great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours a medium amber color. The nose is very spicy with bananas. Comes across the palate very smooth with mild carbonation. The banana shines the most and the spice just lingers forever.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MAGERKURTH (1) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2010 does not count
Had this in the Paris area with Mussells served in a White Wine Cream and Yellow Curry Sauce, with French Fries @ http://www.leon-de-bruxelles.fr It is strong, but with great flavor. Enjoy

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CanCrusher (642) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Bright amber colour, lively carbonation, for a finger big creamy beige head, that slowly sits down into a nice crown. Strong sweet fruits aroma, caramel and resin. Medium to full body, starts with sweet taste, turns on bitter and finish with heavy bitternes, that lasts long. 8% alc. is noticable, but not overhelming. Great beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (415) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 7, 2014
deep copper pour with off-white head. a bit sweet and malty, hints of raisins and brown sugar. nice smooth warming effect on the end. one of my favorite Belgian Strong Ales.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 16, 2000
Absolutely superb beer. This comes in a really weird airhorn shaped glass, with a wooden holder that you actually use to drink the beer. The beer is wonderful, nice aroma, medium color and body, and great, slightly sweet flavor, but in a nice way. I loved this stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (968) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
330ml bottle
8.4% ABV
Special Pauwel Kwak glass (Priceless)
I tried this beer on October 21, 2008 at "Smokeless Joes" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer was poured into the special Kwak glass a translucent golden red, highly effervescent, and with a long lasting white head. The aroma was yeast, fruity, with some hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with medium to high carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, plummish tones, and a bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fwilbek (1) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2010 does not count
medium body, creamy, lively, caramel, amber/red, hazy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter,


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