KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a sparkling clear light to medium brown with a large (3-4 finger) off white frothy head that was mostly diminishing and produced poor lacing.
The aroma was very sweet and hoppy with a sweet bread malt, a nice floral hop and a sweet earthy yeast and had notes of caramel, dried dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a strong alcohol presence.
The taste was right off the bat, sweet, malty and a tad acidic with a strong caramel note. The flavor then progressed to be a little acetic with a nice dose of dried fruit with the end having a rather strong alcohol flavor that was left lingering for a nice duration after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a dice dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall a nice bold tasting Ale with some really nice malt characteristics that you can only get from a really decent Belgian brew.
Maracuja05 (462) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[backlog] 12-08-15 // bottle in Namur, Belgium. Proper glassware. Dark amber, white head. Full body. Sugar sweetness, fruit aromas.
Hrodulf (34) - PORTUGAL - SEP 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cor caramelo torrado, aroma frutado, sabor com toques de pêssego e caramelo, com topo branco e corpo médio, garrafa 33cl
frikadele (5) - LITHUANIA - SEP 12, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It comes in a dark amber tone, rather crystal appearance. Nice head lets you smell all the aromas, but most of them open in your mouth, leaving a strong sweet candy sugar taste, so typical for belgian ales.
mateuszk (2005) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber/copper in colour with big white head. Aroma of mix of malty, caramel, candi sugar notes and fruits - peach, pear, light banana. Medium body, nice smooth on the palate, moderate carbonation.
Bontus (754) - Flanders, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has this beer a few times before but forgot to rate it. Kwak is an amber coloured beer with a caramel malt character, sweet cookies and cake aroma most dominant. Not cloying, but not sessionable either.
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Served in a Pauwel Kwak glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/copper color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is mostly fruity, the brew smells like pear, bananas, dried fruit, bready malt and some caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, with pear, dried fruit, figs, dates, caramel and bready malt, banana and yeasty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit coating and creamy with a decent amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good enough brew, glad I tried it.
Bijl (225) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amberkleurig, licht crèmekleurige schuimkraag, helder en veel koolzuur zichtbaar.
Aroma: Fruitig, licht moutig, karamel, zoetig, banaan en koriander.
Smaak: Licht metalig, mango zoetig, karamel, zoethout, koriander en Belgische gist/banaan.
Licht bitter en een best wel wat alcohol warmte..
Body is medium, aktief koolzuur, redelijk zacht.
De afdronk is zoetig en plakkerig.
Prima Belgische Ale.
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at a pub in Budapest. It pours clear deep amber, almost chestnut, in a funny looking glass. The aroma is both bitter and sweet like banana and toffee, and some alcohol. The taste is brown bread, apple and pear, with a woody finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. NIce complex beer.
PanMarek (241) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet dried fruit and comparatively mild caramel malt in the nose. Dark red pour with thick white foam. The caramel malt dominate the taste but the finish is somewhat dry with a strong alcohol aspect. It is a little more mild than most Belgian ales.
ThomasEK (23) - - SEP 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kraftig frugtig aroma. Mørk gylden. Meget sød og fyldig. Cremet skum. Klassisk stærk belgisk ale, men der er også lidt påskebryg over dens sødme.