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

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RATINGS: 2399   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
11.2oz bottle - Color is of golden dark honey and the head is super tall, mega froth from the pour, 11.2 seemed more like 16, the head is frothy foam of off-white color but deeper in color at the bottm of a four finger high head. Head is smooth like whipper cream with some large divets. Smell is mostly malt like caramel and toffee with a light alcohol warmth hint. Taste is so smooth and yummy, amazingly sweet and malty with some toffee and rum-like capabilties in warmth. It reminded me of the nougat and caramel used in the Three Musketeers bar. Feel is all sweet and smooth with incredible silkyness and a warming from the alcohol thats like a brandy or rum. Highly recommended on trying this absolutely soothing warm brew. If you like barleywines this fits in right with 'em.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
An excellent beer. Get some! This beer is among the top 50 in the world. Strong but smooth. It has everything you drink beer for.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
330ml bottle
8.4% ABV
Special Pauwel Kwak glass (Priceless)
I tried this beer on October 21, 2008 at "Smokeless Joes" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer was poured into the special Kwak glass a translucent golden red, highly effervescent, and with a long lasting white head. The aroma was yeast, fruity, with some hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with medium to high carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, plummish tones, and a bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fwilbek (1) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2010 does not count
medium body, creamy, lively, caramel, amber/red, hazy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pavelociped (13) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2011 Kedvenc. (Az egyik.) A vd max. az lehetne vele szemben, hogy nőies, mert olyan kis finomkod, semmi rikt vagy brutlis lmny, ezzel szemben: tkletes harmonia s kifinomultsg jellemzi. A pohara, illetve a virgos vza-szer "korsja" igazn embertprbl, ahogy a pohr keskeny nyakban a habdug mgl a nyakadba zdul a feltorldott, aranyban jtsz narancsos vrs nedű. Tbbszr teszteltem: sokkal jobban zlik ezekből, mint brmi ms kehelyből. . * One of my favourites. The only thing you could say against this beer is that its feminine because its somewhat too genteel: this beer is not a harsh or brutal experience, but its characterized by perfect harmonies and refinement. Its not easy to drink it from its accompanying thin-necked glass, as the golden-orange tinted liquid breaking free from under the head of foam can easily end up on your chest. But after several tests I can confirm that the beer tastes much better from its proper glass than from any other kind of vessel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nicola_ciccone (10) - Roma, ITALY - APR 12, 2011
La Kwak una birra ambrata da 8% vol. con una schiuma ricca, caratterizzata da un perlage finissimo, fine e pesistente. Al naso malto caramello, fruttata e leggermente speziata. In bocca i toni caldi evidenziano un primo impatto di caramello, di malto, e di frutta matura finendo con una nota delicatamente amara.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pauvel kwak. Soooooo Goood. Maybe one of the best beers Ive ever had. Incredible. Indescribable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerManPower (7) - - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
Je la considre comme la meilleure bire de belgique. Got prononc de crale et de houblon. Bire de caractre.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CharlyBeer (145) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Ma premire bire belge et ma prfr: couleur ambre magnifique, gout pas trop complexe, bonne saveur avec des belles bulles, odeur pas trop marqu. Paefaite dans toutes les situations.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (526) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 ASPETTO: ambrato color whiskey, limpido, bellissimo, con schiuma leggermente giallognola, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: decisamente fruttato e maltato, leggermente speziato. GUSTO: dolce, fruttato (frutta matura). Retrogusto persistente con chiare note di crosta di pane, fenomenale. Corpo strutturato, carbonizzazione media, con bollicine finissime. CONCLUSIONE: birra appagante. Batte soprattutto sui sentori fruttati e maltati, ma non stanca, nonrisulta mai stucchevole.


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