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

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RATINGS: 2023   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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3.8
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (924) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Amber (bright) with a dusting of tan head that fades quickly to a thin ring, then nothing. Aroma is spicy/phenolic yeast notes coupled with a light grain sweetness (like malt extract). Some fusel alcohol with a light touch of raisin. Flavor is bready, semi-sweet, touch of higher alcohol and baker’s yeast. Light-to-medium-light oily-syrupy body, soft-light carbonation, little burn. A nice concept, but lacking good head retention and has way too much fusel alcohol to be enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (234) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Amber almost red color with small silky head. Aroma has vanilla, yeast, tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is medium sweet with some bitter and salty elements. Flavors of caramel, nuts, yeast and some tropical fruits. Straightforward but nice one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (918) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a clear amber color, topped with a frothy white head. Malty aroma with some nice notes of caramel. Not much there, mild a bit yeasty, but pleasant. Sweet and malty, some caramel with ok bitterness. A touch of alcohol but not too unpleasant. Not bad for not favourite style.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (50) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015
Een tegenvaller qua aroma - doet slechts denken aan kelder. Met een amber, oranje aroma, helder-wazige gladheid en jammer genoeg minimaal wit schuim. De smaak valt beter mee: medium zoet, licht bitter. Het palet: lichte body, dunne textuur, gemiddeld koolzuur, abrupte afdronk.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (442) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Bronze, medium white head. Aroma: dried fruits, banana, light citrus, floral. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omanson (19) - - JAN 17, 2015
Biere qui trouve un parfait équilibre entre alcool et arômes. On y trouve du caramel et du sucre de canne ainsi que des zestes d’agrumes amères type orange. Une belle robe dorée.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Keg at the Vintage. Pours clear copper brown, nose is yeasty, fruity, taste is chewy toffee, fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (339) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2015
Clear brown with a creamy head. Served in the iconic glass with the wooden base. Nice and smooth malty taste with bits of caramel and honey to keep you going.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctiry (116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2015
Nice presentation in special glass at Bruxx. Brown color with white head. Full maltiness with warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerabstractor (1) - - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Янтарь, карамел& и компот.


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