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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: 2348   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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2.5
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2001
might have been a bit too warm when i had it but it just tasted of sweet molasses and alcohol. not all it's kwaked up to be.

3.4
jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2001
UPDATED: APR 30, 2007 Bottled. Caramel and herbal aroma. Amber color, irregular off-white head, few lace. Sweet, caramel, herbal, light bready, medium body, alcoholic. Start plain and too sweet but futher on it gets more interesting.

3.7
Einned99 (61) - Rozenburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2001
Kwak is a nice beer, but it's a real experience when you drink it from the original glass. It can get very messy if you want to drink it too fast.

3.8
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2001
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K-V-F-L (291) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2001
Not as richly alcoholic as I might have preferred, yielding to a caramely sweetness that could have used some carbonation to temper it. One dimensional and blah. Perhaps better out of the cool tall Belgian glass.

4.5
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2001
This is a great beer, but the taste isn't that special, the original glass makes it all good.

3.8
dins (266) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2001
Nicely done, malty and spicy flavor........................................

3.2
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 24, 2001
The finest glass in the beer world. Malty with a lot of spice. slightly warming

4.1
ExUTex (8) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2001 does not count
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1.6
Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 2007 Vintage, 2009 re-rate
Muddy reddish-brown colour and the glass is filled with chunks. The aroma is heavy malt, some liquorice and spice. Soft body shows some pleasant brown sugar notes and light spice. Rounded body is smooth until a bit of alcohol kicks in late. Not bad with a couple years on it. 2-6-7-3-14 = 3.2
Fresh version, 2005 re-rate: Golden-brown colour. Slightly spicy aroma. Metallic, slightly sweaty character. Spicy palate. Thin bodied and not at all enjoyable. Score for this rating.


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