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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2366   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Botle. 330ML. Pours a reddish amber with creamy off white head. Aroma is yeasty and malty with a harsher metallic touch to it. Flavor is moderately sweet with a nice maltiness and caramel quality laced with an undefined spiciness. Finish is very alcohol dominated and lightly veg sweet leaning towards unpleasant but with too much of a belgian quality to ruin it completely. Palate is nice all around with an active and light carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Cant get over this overbearing metallic flavor though as well as slight astringency in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2008
amber coloured body with a lot of carbonation and a medium white head a malty little coffee aroma a medium nice palett and a caramel little cofee bitter finich

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2926) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2008
Very clear amber cloured beer, nicely served. Lovely carbonation, small white head. Bitter palate some yeast in the background. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbzinger9 (4) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008 does not count
I thought that this was a very enjoyable experience. I received this as a gift, so I was a little nervous. This has a great head color and a wonderful aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2008
Yellow brown mist,good head leaves good cover.Aroma,brown sugar,treacle(mild smells)ahint of coffee,flavour mellow toasted flavours of liccorrice,caramel,syrup pleasant full bodied malty,finish crisp and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Pours red with big bubbles and a large sudsy white head that disappears very fast. Aroma of sour bananabread, wheat? Very malty flavor, like honey roasted and sugared peanuts, some bananas and other fruits, fantastic. Little bit of sherry to it. Very easy drinking, velvet. This one gets me for some reason.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
kind of biased against this beer because of the glass, we would always make fun of people in Belgium ordering this b/c they thought they wanted to look cool drinking something that may show they know what they are doing, and they get this Kwak glass, and look like foools. that being said I actually had to get one as a joke with my wife, but we always knew the beer was good, just a funny side story. Anyway, poured into a kwak glass. pours a copper brown with full white head. sweet yeasty aroma, sweet front to finish with dry aftertaste. yeasty background, it is good, sweet and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
750 ml bottle. Shared with Bartzilla. I dont really remember too much about this one because I was kinda loopy by the time we got to this one. But, it was nice enough. A little sweeter than I like a Belgian ale to be, but still pretty good. Apparently, Kwak is the house beer at many establishments in Belgium. Not a bad beer to be considered the "house beer".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2205) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2010 old rating: 6/4/7/3/14 - 3.4 ( 1/19/2008 ) pours a semi-hazy dark orange with a large off-white head, good lacing. smell is of roasted malt, some caramel, toasted nuts, pear, apple, pineapple, and bit of yeast. taste is smooth and dry, sweet fruit, bread dough, some caramel, and roasted malt, ends with a oily mouth-feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2008
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark orange in color with a puffy white head. Aroma is very malty and sweet with a good amount of yeast, sugar, and fruits like figs, dates, and bananas. Flavor is very sweet and fruity at the beginning with some apricot, date, banana, and yeast flavors moving in after the initial taste. Finish is slightly spicy and yeasty with a decent alcohol burn.

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