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


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RATINGS: 2049   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
I have not had a Kwak in about 5 years. Just purchased a 750 ML bottle at Beverages, & More! in Pleasanton, CA. I will say however, I remember the beer having a bit more character than now. Mind you, the bottle I am tasting as I write this is still of very high quality. This beer is a classic as noted by the late, great Michael Jackson. This is one of those Belgian ales that characterizes what a "Belgian" beer should taste like. Nice fluffy off white head. The bouquet is caramel. Now the entry is where I feel the ale was lacking a bit from what I remembered. Taste is figs, prunes, with a good hop balance. Aftertaste is slightly dry with a nutty flavor. I was still pleased, overall. Cheers, mate!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pelzky (63) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Pours dark amber with tall, white and stable head. Decent lacing. Quite fruity aroma. There are bananas, dried fruits, caramel, subtle note of spices and bubble gum. Sweet taste, long finish, slightly alcoholic. Smooth texture, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (37) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 33 cl. Uitgeschonken in origineel Pauwel Kwak koetsier glas met houten standaard. Mooi amber koperkleurig bier met volle beige schuimkraag die snel wegtrekt. De geur is zoet en kruidig met Belgische gist. De smaak is zoet en en vol specerijen, met tonen van karamel, bruine kandij, kaneel, vanille, witte peper en zacht bittere hop. De afdronk is zoet en kruidig, het alcoholpercentage van 8,4% is duidelijk aanwezig, maar wel op een aangename verwarmende manier. De Pauwel Kwak is een heerlijk klassiek Belgisch bier van brouwerij Bosteels wat je het liefste drinkt uit het speciale en originele Pauwel Kwak bierglas. Blijft een lekker en uniek Belgisch bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (34) - Tübingen, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
Pours dark amber with short beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma, dried fruits and caramel. Tastes sweet, alcoholic and light bitterness at the end. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice belgian ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (187) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 8 / 7 / 8 / 8 / 4 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 82

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vincent68 (94) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Tretinková fľaša, tmavšia farba, hustá pena, vôňa kvetinová s arómou alkoholu. V chuti cítiť sladkosť a alkohol, silné pivo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2789) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2015
Draught at the Porter and Sons, Tel Aviv. Clear dark bronze with white head. Aroma of acetone, banana, some bubblegum too. Tastes alcoholic, some banana liquor, some raisins too. Full body, spicy, dried banana and black pepper finish and alcoholic aftertaste. Served in a proper glass sans the wooden handle because Israel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wozap (138) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Pite w końcu terminu przydatności, dojrzałe. Aromat głęboki, suszone owoce plus kwaskowe nutami szampańskie. Smak to słodowość, słodycz, rodzynki. Krótka goryczka na finiszu i subtelna nuta alkoholowa, rozgrzewająca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ferrinche (24) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2015
Dejando de lado lo curioso de su vaso, se trata de una muy buena Strong Ale, además su disponibilidad es bastante alta. La espuma desaparece relativamente pronto, pero su sabor es intenso, al estilo de una típica Ale belga. Si te gustan este tipo de cervezas es claramente recomendable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (288) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours copper with a dense beige head. Aroma is sweet - yeast, caramel, honey. Taste follows the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (34) - torino, ITALY - FEB 17, 2015
Aspetto ambrato-rosso, bella schiuma. Buon profumo, sapore fruttato e caramellato, bell’equilibrio finale tra dolce e amaro. Un’ottima Belgian Strong Ale.

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