chimaybier (71) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges' Bench in Ellicott City, MD.
Clear amber with no head or lacing.
Aroma of orange, apple, raisins, caramel and more fruit.
Taste of orange , raisins, mild citric hops, caramel and alcohol.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
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kpoterlo (4) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It is probably one of my favorite beers. Drank it again in Sparrow, the craft beer pub in Bradford. What a glass. Pour amber color with a nice size of head. It is a very yeasty and bready however you can also feel sweetness. The beer is a quite mild and you would never say that it has strength of 8%. Pauwel Kwak is a quite expensive here in Yorkshire however I enjoyed it in a pub in Paris last month where the price of Kwak was around 20 % cheaper than commercial lagers like Stella ☺
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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Nocturne (744) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Clear amber pour with a nice head. Aroma is a bit muted. Orange and caramel malt standing out, light herbal notes. Taste starts out with the elements from the aroma but takes on a very interesting spicy and yeasty dimension. Creamy mouthfeel. A bit more interesting than I expected.
vento76_2 (28) - - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buona. Schiuma densa morbida e persistente. Sapore forte e deciso. Forse troppo gassy ma decisamente interessante.
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Can’t believe I haven’t gotten around this until now, but such is life. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a moderate off-white head that disappears quickly. Nose is bready and with the traditional Belgian yeasty notes to it, as well as some sweetened hard candy. Taste has a bit of sweetness up front and on the back end, but some sour fruit elements in the middle. Good brew, just not my favorite flavor profile.
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stupenda birra, dalla storia da conoscere (soprattutto quella del suo caratteristico bicchiere). Fortemente maltata e un po’ speziata. Corpo strutturato
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pohárba töltve habja igen hamar eltűnik, színe és illata pedig valahogy egészen konkrét elvárásokat fogalmaz meg kóstolójában ízével kapcsolatban, melyeknek aztán maximálisan eleget is tesz. Az élesztős, fanyar ízek jelenléte mellett az érett gyümölcsös ízvilág uralkodik. Az édesség és keserűség kellemes harmóniában olvad össze, mindamellett az édeskés ízvilág intenzívebb. Az ízek lekerekítettek és nagyszerűen el vannak találva, talán mégis illata az, ami a leginkább különleges és magával ragadó.
lillmuffin (42) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of boiled vegetables , raisins , grass and hops. Taste is of citrus, chocolate, caramel and hops. Somehow carbonized.
Kita (973) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 0.50l at PirFest Slovenija in 2010. Clear deep amber color with medium creamy tan-like head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, caramel, dried fruits with some alcohol notes. Taste starts with rich and sweet caramel malt, follows sweet fruity and a bit alcoholic with warming and spicy mouthfeel, while finish is light bitter. Full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. One of my first and still one of the best Belgian strong ales...