Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2388   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidf93 (70) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 26, 2017
Hoppy malts, hints of spices, earthy. Amber orange see through colour. Sweet malts, a tad bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nephirem (414) - CROATIA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Violently poured for a massive head. :) So! Clear orange/ruby pour with three finger creamy white head. Good retention, nice lacing on the glass. Floral and fruity on the nose, touch of belgian yeast, slightly herbal. Medium body, softly carbonated. Beautifully smooth on the tongue. Fruity sweet taste with subtle alcohol bitterness developing later on. Aroma is yeasty, medium malty, rich in caramel and toffee flavors. Fruity touch of bitter orange, herbal, floral. Earthy hops. Low alcohol presence, well hidden. Subtle brown sugar, slightly sticky. Regular finish. Overall, well rounded and nicely balanced. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
buki (164) - Otwock, POLAND - MAR 18, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2017 Aromat: Słodki, słodowy, karmel, drożdze
Wygląd: w orginalnej szklance piana aż miło :), barwa miedziana, przejżysta
Smak: Słodycz, ciemne winogrona, rodzynki, daktyle. Banany i przyprawy. Bardzo przyjemny i ułożony.
Odczucie w ustach: Wyczuwalny delikatny alkohol w gardle. Goryczka wpasowana i przyjemna
Oglnie: Bardzo porządne belgijskie piwo, warto sprbować w szczeglności ze specyficznej szklanki :D

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrei86 (12) - Iasi, - MAR 17, 2017
Clear amber with a white head. Spicy, pepper, yeast in aroma. Flavor is complex, spicy, belgian yeast, some nuts. Carbonation is high. Good and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stupre (170) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
Bouteille 33cl servie dans le verre Kwak. Belle robe cuivre avec col blanc. Une bire trs fruite avec une rondeur agrable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (575) - Austin, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Aroma is a nice subtle spice like cloves and pepper. Pours pretty clear once the head settled a bit, which is big and frothy. Nice amber color. Taste is a nice rich nutty malt with the spice from the yeast. Good light ish body. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Oracolo78 (158) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
Birra Kwak dal colore ambrato. Schiuma, fine e persistente. Allolfatto note dolci di caramello e biscotto. Al palato corpo medio con note di caramello, miele, uvetta, e frutta candita. Nel finale lievemente amara molto piacevole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onesimus (52) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2017
The poet William Cowper fancies that mankind is inclined to indulge itself in novelty. If you needed further proof of that, well here it is. The glassware has a rounded bottom and will not stand alone, hence the stand; but more importantly will the beer stand alone? The bottle opener brought a pfft and the aromatic vapours of sweet dough are sharply released and you begin the experience. The hissing red brown liquid roles down the oddly shaped vessel into the globular base and quickly up the narrow neck gaining a foamy three finger off white head that lingered a short while. In the meantime you focus, give the glass a twirl and then drawing it nearer you watch the bustling bubbles buoyantly make their way releasing the bread, caramel and yes the hint of spicy dark fruits. Eagerly you take just a sip of the mellifluous fluid but don't be fooled by its sweet appeal, the 8.4 ABV won't be held responsible for your actions. The malty character of caramel combined with warmth of the alcohol are like being wrapped in a woolly tartan blanket so soothing and comforting. Relishing your relaxed repose a lightly balancing bitterness glides in to freshen the mouth ready for another mouthful of the Amrita. This is one for the fireside on a cold evening and novelty glass or no it certainly stands alone as a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
evannell (898) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Ładny, głęboki, rubinowo-brązowawy kolor. W zapachu głwnie karmel, trochę belgijskich, przyprawowych nut. W smaku powtrka. Bardzo dobrze ułożone piwo. Chmielowe posmaki, takie trochę smrodki z pilznerw - bardzo delikatne. Alkoholu nie czuć, ale moc piwa jest do przewidzenia. No i nie ma Ameryki. Czasem tak trzeba.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (91) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
Amber colour. Bitter banana. Spicy notes. Some coriander. Bread. Some cream. Glass is iconic.

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