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


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RATINGS: 2095   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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   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
roald76 (19) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Amberkleurig, mooi schuim, caramel en fruittonen, goed doordrinkbaar. Een van mijn favorieten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleble (24) - - MAY 12, 2015
Bottiglia. Bevuta alcuni anni fa e versata in un particolare bicchiere ne esaltava le caratteristiche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtnw (7) - POLAND - MAY 5, 2015 does not count
.33 bottle. Balanced belgian strong ale. Pretty dark copper color, lively carbonation. Malty, fruity, yeasty. Enjoyable and worth tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2285) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle enjoyed at Jarmann Gastropub
Copper hazy, thin beige head. Smell of belgian yeast esters, caramel, banana and grassy hops. Medium sweet, malty, more caramel, fruity malts. Moderate bitter, grassy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haterd (49) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Lekker, bijzonder bier. Volle smaak die ik niet goed kan beschrijven. Bijkomend is het mooie speciale glas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
damjan (42) - CROATIA - MAY 1, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours amber color with red hint and medium head. Fresh fruit aroma. Strong malty, sweet and spicy taste. No bitterness at all. Strong sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wiedrzensky (209) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is clear amber with some pieces of yeast/malt, unfiltered, with thick white head. Aroma of malts, belgian yeast, caramel, bisquit, fruit {peach or something}, bit toffee. Taste is sweet, malty and caramel. Light bitter and sweet finish, full body. This is my all time favourite belgian strong ale, complex, well ballanced and delightfull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (158) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours Clear amber. I get caramel, butter, banana. Sweet all the way through. Finishes butter biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (96) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
I really enjoy Kwak. It’s great any time but if you get the chance to drink out of the Kwak glass...well that’s just a whole other experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (83) - ITALY - APR 24, 2015
Bottiglia da 33 cl. Ambrata scura, velata dai lieviti, riflessi ramati, mediamente carbonata, ma non così evidente durante la bevuta, schiuma non molto persistente "bianco sporco", corpo medio-pieno. Aroma di banana matura, uva passa, caramello e qualche nota pepata. In bocca uva passa e caramello, leggere note alcoliche che scaldano la bevuta, leggermente speziata, il luppolo per quanto possibile asciuga il palato, ma il sapore tende decisamente al dolce.

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