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

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RATINGS: 1932   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (966) - 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,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pavelociped (12) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2011 Kedvenc. (Az egyik.) A vd max. az lehetne vele szemben, hogy nőies, mert olyan kis finomkod, semmi rikt vagy brutlis lmny, ezzel szemben: tkletes harmonia s kifinomultsg jellemzi. A pohara, illetve a virgos vza-szer "korsja" igazn embertprbl, ahogy a pohr keskeny nyakban a habdug mgl a nyakadba zdul a feltorldott, aranyban jtsz narancsos vrs nedű. Tbbszr teszteltem: sokkal jobban zlik ezekből, mint brmi ms kehelyből. . * One of my favourites. The only thing you could say against this beer is that its feminine because its somewhat too genteel: this beer is not a harsh or brutal experience, but its characterized by perfect harmonies and refinement. Its not easy to drink it from its accompanying thin-necked glass, as the golden-orange tinted liquid breaking free from under the head of foam can easily end up on your chest. But after several tests I can confirm that the beer tastes much better from its proper glass than from any other kind of vessel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nicola_ciccone (10) - Roma, ITALY - APR 12, 2011
La Kwak una birra ambrata da 8% vol. con una schiuma ricca, caratterizzata da un perlage finissimo, fine e pesistente. Al naso malto caramello, fruttata e leggermente speziata. In bocca i toni caldi evidenziano un primo impatto di caramello, di malto, e di frutta matura finendo con una nota delicatamente amara.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pauvel kwak. Soooooo Goood. Maybe one of the best beers Ive ever had. Incredible. Indescribable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1031) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 incredibly dense, long lasting brownish head in which not the bubbles go up, but rather the drops of beer fall down; dark golden colour and very heavy malty taste with the sweetness of high alcohol content; it is definitely one of the best strong ale

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerManPower (7) - - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
Je la considre comme la meilleure bire de belgique. Got prononc de crale et de houblon. Bire de caractre.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CharlyBeer (76) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Ma premire bire belge et ma prfr: couleur ambre magnifique, gout pas trop complexe, bonne saveur avec des belles bulles, odeur pas trop marqu. Paefaite dans toutes les situations.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (104) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Stupenda birra, dalla storia da conoscere (soprattutto quella del suo caratteristico bicchiere). Fortemente maltata e un po speziata. Corpo strutturato

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 6, 2011
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