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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: 2417   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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4.1
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2007
I had this beer at Tastes Wine Bar & Bistro in the Highlands area of Denver. Fantastic experience. It was at proper temp and served in an actual proper Kwak glass. Aroma was floral and malty. Taste was fantastic. Some great spice, floral and maltiness. It was richer and more caramel than a triple. Mouthfeel was heavier too, medium to heavy body. All in all a delicious beer and I’d be glad to have it again.

3.7
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
750ml bottle. Poured a beautiful glowing clear copper/orange with a minimal cream colored head. Spicy toffee malt and mild alcohol aromas, almost like bourbon, but not as strong or oaky, with some trailing yeast scents after swirling. Off-sweet caramel and spice flavors---citrus peel, coriander, nutmeg? Very smooth and subtly sweet/mild spice on the finish. Quite enjoyable. I especially like the fact that I found this at the local supermarket.

4
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Sweet and malty, thick, very lightly perfume-like. When I got down to the yeasty goodness, I was really interestingly pleased with the flavor. Good big ass beer to drink while watching Kevin Smith Strikes Back!

3.8
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours amber with a thick large-bubbled of white head. Aroma of strong malt graininess. Mild perfume-like hops in the aroma. Strong sweetness to the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Very good beer.

3.7
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
This beer poured a copper amber color and formed a nice bubbly white head. A good amount of tiny bubble carbonation is present. An aroma of malt and cinnamon. A flavor of malt and caramel, with a decent amount of sweetness to a medium body. Slightly astrigent finish.

3.8
pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2007
330ml brown bottle. Amber colour, big tan head. Some floaties. Aroma is malty, caramelly with some yeast. Flavour is similarly caramel, fairly sweet and malty, faint fruitiness and faint alcohol prescense. Yeasty, dry finish. Fine prickly carbonation, body is full.

3.7
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2007
For my 100th beer rating I had to pick something sentimentel (tear falling), so I chose the very first good beer I ever tried, probably 3 years ago, and it was Kwak given to me by a friend. It was all over after that. It pours a rich amber with a thick lacey tan head. Very nice aromas from this brew, alot of citrus and very sweet malts. Taste is pretty sweet, but nicely balanced with some dark fruit, caramel, a little syrupy, and a slight bitterness towards the end that was kind of nice. No wonder I never went back to shit beer, this was a good one to get me started. :-)

2.7
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 From a bottle @ BJ’s in Arcadia, CA, following an Orval. Served in a small tulip glass. Beautiful fine-bubbled head, excellent lacing ot of the gate. Aroma seems metallic with a fruity undertone. ??? Slightly cloudy apricot color. Sharp start, hint of metal again. Bready. Fruity-bready. A little malty sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes with a twangy bitterness mixed with residual sweetness. Not so sure about this bottle looking at other descriptions. Coded best before 16EH. Remind self to rerate.

3.9
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2007
November 2005. I had decided to save this bottle until I got the Kwak glass, but I couldn’t wait... 33 cl bottle and the beer is clear and nice amber with a red hue and the head is huge and nice. The aroma has notes of fruit, spice and sweetness. The flavour is sweet, but it’s nicely balanced of a nice hoppy bitterness. It has notes of fruit (slightly perfumed), caramel and spice. It’s a surprisingly refreshing beer, that in spite of it’s 8 % seems light but yet full-bodied. It’s really nice.

3.6
doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Nice floral, fruity, yeast, and mild caramel aroma. Reddish-Amber with nice lasting head. Orange, fruit, yeast, and alcohol flavours. Balanced, relaxes into a smooth - light hops finish.


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