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

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RATINGS: 2362   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
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2002
Deep gold colour, good big white head with serious carbonation. Nose is citrus/malty with fruit and bubblegum as well. A fair few chunky bits in the body are propelled all over by the carbonation. Sticky sweet body with some bitterness and a malt finish. Good stuff, love the glass.

2.7
Gromit (478) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Okay, right off the bat this bottle spewed tons of yeast chunks into my glass. And yes, it was a gentle pour lest I suffer the "Belgian Curse" or having huge overflows with the beer. Add to that the serious lack of much of a head and a complete absence of lace, it's already off on a bad foot. Smells of the usual banana and clove. Taste is the usual as well. Nothing special here. Mouthfeel is also average at best. Drinkability? Well, for the price it isn't bad. However, I'd just as soon have a Pranqster.

3.8
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2006
330 ml. bottle – color of amber , clear – nice white head , lingering - nose of jasmine , sweet fruitiness , caramel , cherries , sulfur, and alcohol – taste of sweet fruit , floral , caramel , malts , tar , red cherries , and raisins – low carbonation , slightly tart– aftertaste caramel , malts , cereal , slight alcohol

3.5
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
A good beer with a funny name. The palate is a light citrus with a firm, but by no means overpowering, alcohol presence. The only negative aspect to this brew is its limited complexity.

3.4
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2009
Serving date: 2009-03-24. Served in tasting glass. Dark copper color, although translucent. Big beige head with some yellowish hues. The head is dense and looks creamy. Good head retention, some lacings. Plenty of caramel malts and toffee in the nose. Dark bread, wet leaves,mild spices. Yeast. Plenty of sweet malty flavors. Caramel, butterscotch, dark bread. Plenty of Kwak’s characteristic yeast flavor. Some grass and spicy hop flavors in the middle. The finish has a decent bitterness, some white pepper and hot and spicy alcohol. A rather round taste with some richness to it, but nothing special actually. Medium body, gentle carbonation. Somewhat sticky. This is a decent beer, a couple of notches above average. It lacks some character, but at the same time the taste feels heavy. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

3.9
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2012
Red with a brown shine, clear and medium tanned head. Intensive smell of red berries, caramel and floral hops. Tastes again like berries with a nice malty/melanoidic/sweet touch. Full body and distinct bitterness at the end.

4.4
swesson (475) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
From a 750ml bomber bottle. Pours a dark Amber color and makes a medium beige head. Good lacing with millions of tiny bubbles. Smells of yeast and malted barley, dark fruits, and alcohol. Tastes Belgian! Rich, velvety, caramel, and brown sugar. Kwak is on the scale of St Bernardus, but doesn't quite reach the flavor complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
procraste (472) - FRANCE - SEP 11, 2015
Donc cela faisait très longtemps que je n’avais pas goûté celle ci ... Je trouvais ça plutôt bon ... Et maintenant, je trouve ça anodin et trop sucré ... Il faut croire que le palais évolue ... Je ne pense plus y retourner très souvent.

3.7
BillHick420 (471) - NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
Pours amber with a white dense head. Fruit and malts on the nose, hints of dried fruit. Aroma of sweet fruits, esters and yeast, some banana. Taste is sweet malts. Medium body.

4.1
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2007
Interesting aroma of sugar cane molasses. In the palate, citric and candy, but without attacking. Definitively, an only beer, with personality....................................... Interessante aroma de melaço de cana. No paladar, doce e cítrica, mas sem agredir. Definitivamente, uma cerveja única, com personalidade marcante.


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