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


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RATINGS: 2358   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xpedite (15) - Borsbeek, - JUN 15, 2013
This is a lovely beer from Bosteels brewery! The amber colour allready reveals the caramel taste, but the taste is really complex and a lot of other flavours can be distinguished. What adds to the charm of this beer is also the story behind it: This was originally a coachman’s bear , hence the special glass. The glass used to be placed on a fixture on the coach (the wooden part of the glass) . So if you remove the glass from the wooden frame you can experience it like the coachmen used to. The name kwak originates from the smash you can expect when drinking a little too fast at a certain level :-) but the shape of the glass prevented spilling when the coach was moving. However, even without this magnificent story and glass this is a wonderfull beer.

malibrat (58) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Jedna meni posebna Belgijska piva. Kad sam je prvi put probao , a već sam do tada probao 'glavne' Trappiste , reko sam si ; ovo je nekako drukčije od njih i to najviše zbog arome koja je nekako voćkasta , ali tu su i neki začini koje ja ne mogu točno definirati ..cimet možda?..ili klinčić i neki miris koji me mrvicu podsjeća na Češki hmelj koji mi ostaje u nosu. Onda boje koja je nekako crvenkasto smećkasta . Okus je ne presladak i malo baca na citruse ali nije prekiselkast. Tijelo nije toliko puno ali zbog finog izbalansiranog okusa , u ustima se osjeća kao da je punije nego šta je. Jedno od meni dražih Belgijanaca svakako ! :)

BreweryHopper8 (3) - - JAN 14, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Attaque en bouche assez sucré. On sent bien l’alcool sur le retour (8,4% tout de même). En visuel : belle robe cuivrée. Part la suite le goût devient plus neutre. Bière ambrée assez agréable avec du caractère. Pas la meilleure bière belge . Mais elle se laisse boire.

pippomix (3) - - JAN 14, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Birra fantastica! Colore ambrato scuro, modesta schiuma e poco persistente, all'olfatto sentori di caramello e frutta. Il gusto è morbido, e decisamente tendente al dolce (zucchero candito), senza mai risultare stucchevole. Invoglia sempre un'ulteriore bevuta. Tra le mie preferite in assoluto!

p0urmeac0ld0ne (407) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - JAN 7, 2018
I’ll never get used to the glass that Kwak is served in. Review from memory (from recent Belgium trip). 330ml bottle poured into trademark Kwak glass. I'll have to try this again, I think.

jinroh (2455) - ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2018
Bottle from Beery Christmas advent calendar. Pours deep amber, quite clear actually, light beige foam that disappears quite quickly. Nose has some sweet candy sugar, caramel and lightly bitter booze. Belgian yeast for sure. Tastes quite sturdy, candy sugar and Belgian yeast spiciness, some dried yellow plums and light grassy bitterness. Quite dry, drinks easily and finish is warmed up by its abv a bit, light bitter tingle. Classical Belgian, not bad but well, they also never wowed me.

miki74 (134) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2018 Lo mas divertido es tomarla con su vaso original,aparte de eso,de las mejores cervezas belgas comerciales que hay en el mercado

Davros IX (577) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Bottle at home in Beer Hawk advent calendar. It’s ages since I had one of these. A dark pour with a rich caramel flavour and lots of bass notes. There was low carbonation which was welcome. It was sipped in an ideal spot in front of the fire having put the kids to bed and struggling to get my tablet to work.

Dazka (182) - Milan, ITALY - DEC 20, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2017 Ar: sugar, caramel, malt Ap: amber, creamy head T: med/high sweetness, low bitterness P: med body, oily texture

barry_batser (14) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2017 Bottle at home. Pours a copper colour with a medium sized head. It tastes quite fruity with some bitterness to balance the soft and sweet flavours. These intense flavours are perfect for a winter's night. Its elegant bottle and unique glass really makes it a beer you'd want to take some time for.

Pastis51 (3) - - DEC 18, 2017 does not count
+ Arômes (notes de caramel / miel) + Goût (bonne appréciation générale) + Couleur (ambrée) - Epaisse en bouche (peut écœurer au delà d’une pinte) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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