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


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RATINGS: 2287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlyingWombat (21) - - JUL 10, 2011
Poured from 330ml bottle into glass goblet. Beautiful clear golden-brown colour, medium off-white head that reduced very quickly. Big aroma of sugary toffee and burnt malt, some coffee and spice. Flavour is complex but dominated by caramel toffee with dark chocolate, coffee and marshmellow. Full body with medium carbonation, a little thick but the alcohol is very well hidden making this beer very drinkable. Kwak was a beer that introduced me to real flavour and complexity in beer, it doesn’t hold up as a full on favourite beer for me these days, but is still quality stuff that shows a well made big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LLaurin (273) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
From tap in real Kwak glass. Nice nose and appearance in dark amber and with malty notes. Taste is sweet and malty with almost raisins on the tounge. Palate is also sweet with fruityness and some very light hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jampura (66) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2016
noni, lasit ja kaikki. ihan mukiinmenevä, makea syvä maku. jälkimaku hieman limainen, joka laskee pisteitä.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1747) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Clear copper with minimal white head. Malt dominates the aroma and flavor. Rich and full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftDodger (996) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2016
Olhão 18/7 2016. 33 cl bottle from Continente Modelo Supermarket. Drawing on the label of the infamous Pauwel Kwak holding his Kwak glass which should be used when drinking this Kwak beer. Unfortunately I do not have a Kwak glass. Must settle for a San Miguel glass (I know I hereby commit a hereby). Pours slightly hazy dark amber with big white head. Settles as thick creamy white Crown of foam several centimeters thick. Aroma is quite intense with Belgian yeast, caramel, banana, a little citrus and a whiff of lemonade. Soft carbonation and thick creamy palate. Flavor is well on the sweet side being sugary and candylike. Quite fruity aftertaste with a tart sour edge. Also a nice edge of alcohol. My only objection is that the bottle only holds 33 cl. Truly a nice Belgian - with a fantastic name. Kwak, Kwak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Hazy orange colour, medium, stable white head. Great fruity and yeasty nose with some apple, candy, peach, raisins and bubble gum. Taste is sweet fruity with brown sugar, peach, apple, plum, some spicy twist, cloves, low hop bitterness, alcohol is well disguised. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily and velvety mouthfeel, rich malty finish. Outstanding belgian strong ale, highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pongauer (59) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2016
Kwak, probably the most iconic beer in Belgium if not the world. Every beer enthousiast should at least have tasted one kwak from the special courier glass once in their live. And yes, it does taste better in the glass. Why? Who knows!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PivopijaPivopija (20) - - JUL 12, 2016
Reddish brown with a foamy white head. Toffee aroma, burnt toffee flavour with a surprising fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (162) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2016 Solidny belgian strong ale - słodowy, zbożowy, dość słodki, przyjemnie rozgrzewający ze słodowo, fenolowym aromatem. Całkiem pijalny, idealnie wpisuje się w belgijską klasykę. Niezłe piwo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slapash (1) - - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
La kwak, un classique parmi les bières belges, toujours agréable d'en déguster une, quel que soit le moment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (171) - POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze herbaciano-miedzianym, piana znika szybko po nalaniu. W aromacie rodzynki, jablka, belgijskie drozdze, ciasteczkowo i przyprawowo. W smaku karmel, dojrzale owoce i niestety troche alkoholu. Slodkie i drozdzowe, czuc karmel i troche banany. Dosc gladkie z lekka goryczka na finiszu. Warto sprobowac zeby zaznajomic sie ze stylem.

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