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


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RATINGS: 2066   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.

chimaybier's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (286) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Fruity aroma with some spicy and malty notes. Clear amber colour. Sweet front with sustained boozy flavour; notes of caramel, dates, and honey. Medium in body and carbonation. Quite a pleasant beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stenli (6) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Rich sweet fruity and caramel aroma. Brown hazy colour, minimal head. Sweet taste. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luegomeloacabo (65) - A Coruña, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2015
This is such an excellent strong ale, specially balanced for that sort. Nice smell and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimsal27 (277) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Copper color with thin head. Weak aroma though sweet. Taste is sweet malt, dried fruit. Good carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (445) - - MAR 16, 2015
Grain, bread, and yeast aroma. Cheese and bread taste. "Belgique". Good, but withouth that little extra.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Nice Belgian with a big body and alcohol content to back. Suprisingly smooth without the quad/tripel taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roldano (30) - - MAR 12, 2015
Espuma abundante en principio que permanece en una fina capa, color cobrizo con chispeantes burbujas subiendo constantemente por la cerveza, se aprecia un olor agradable en nariz, en boca el sabor es dulce por la malta y agradable, regusto sabroso.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
6.7.2014. Red colour, clear. Aroma has red berries, yeast, caramel. Taste has raisins, caramel, orange, alcohol. Quite simple and not very strong taste, feels overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werthergoethe (81) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 11, 2015
Плотный, крепкий насыщен& эль. Пьётся из самого интерес& бокала в виде колбы на деревян& подстав&

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maximelebelge (5) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
Kwak is a well known beer abroad, even if it is more commercialised I still recommend this one because it’s taste is so great! and the glass that goes with it is so special to drink it with.

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