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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankcolub (88) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2008
Nice amber color with sweet fruity malty taste, beautiful foamy head and lasting palate

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2008
Flakey amber, lacing & thick beige head. Sweet syrupy aroma, sweet pear, apple pie. Similar sweet flavor, syrupy fruits & maltiness, some hops and alcohol. Very simple. Medium bodied, smoothly carbonated, a bit syrupy mouthfeel. It’s all about the glass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2008
Very much reddish orange color with light brown, quite small, firm and lacy head. Aroma is caramel malty, spicy, hoppy, yeasty with some alcohol coming through. Flavor is sweet, spicy, syrupy and balanced with raisins. Palate is medium-bodied, practically no carbonation and a bit alcoholic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
I’ve seen this been served in Belgium into the almost chemistry class like test tube rack with mini yard glass - very unique. Good orange color and a bready taste. Superb beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (11037) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2008
bottle and not bad. full amber color with a big foamy head. Really carbonated(my bottle anyway) and flavorful. aromas hit you with yeast, fruit, sugar, and some spices...hard to tell which ones. Flavor is bready and a bit sweet, but finish is nice and balanced. pretty damn good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2008
bottle at louie’s in dallas. Nice sweet malt aroma with caramel flavor and slight spice. Good beer. Paid too much for it at louie’s though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2008
I shared this with my parents last night, it was their first experience with a Belgian ale. My mom like it alot, dad took a little time to get into since it wasn’t Bud. He gave it a thumbs up later. Anyways, nice crystal red-amber-topaz color with elegant soft champagne like head that settles to champagne effers that remain till the end. Aroma expresses the mixed dried fruits, but has a strong dough yeast nose. Some caramel, barnyard dust and baking spices. Flavor was dominated by the yeast and less so of the other nosey flavors. Palate was creamy, again doughy, and a dry finish. Overall, a pleasant experience for everyone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, yet easy to drink, hazy, good head, good brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1573) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
The beer behind the famous glass, I often pity the poor thing. It’s relegated to only a marginal, bit part in the eccentric history of Kwak and Belgium obsession with beer. Still worth a taste, though. Whether in the quirky but functional Kwak glass or in your standard goblet, the Krwak is a cloudy orange and ruby beer with a heavy storm of particulate matter stirred up by the pour, looking a little like the dark and lively underside of a glacier, though the top is a mere buttermilk white head, a mere 1cm and totally still. The aroma hits with a blunt cherry dum-dum flavor, or like the unique taste of Swedish Fish, with a sweet glump of orange marmalade, a gin dryness, cranberry, marachino cherry and a light grain glow. The flavor sheds most of this candied smell, making way for a grainy and slightly bitter taste of English muffins, hops and the bitter-sweet part of cranberries. This beer definitely has a Belgian signature on it, and that’s collectible in my book, and drinking it out of the approved Kwak glass only makes this beer better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (2230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
0,75l. Wonderful, fruity, cognac aroma. Beautiful dark amber, even white head. Taste spicy, sweet but subtle. Excellent kick at the end, with some sweeter fruits.


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