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

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RATINGS: 2416   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
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 16, 2000
Absolutely superb beer. This comes in a really weird airhorn shaped glass, with a wooden holder that you actually use to drink the beer. The beer is wonderful, nice aroma, medium color and body, and great, slightly sweet flavor, but in a nice way. I loved this stuff.

4.6
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
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
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
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
pavelociped (14) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2011 Kedvenc. (Az egyik.) A vád max. az lehetne vele szemben, hogy nőies, mert olyan kis finomkodó, semmi rikító vagy brutális élmény, ezzel szemben: tökéletes harmonia és kifinomultság jellemzi. A pohara, illetve a virágos váza-szerú "korsója" igazán embertpróbáló, ahogy a pohár keskeny nyakában a habdugó mögül a nyakadba zúdul a feltorlódott, aranyban játszó narancsos vörös nedű. Többször teszteltem: sokkal jobban ízlik ezekből, mint bármi más kehelyből. . * One of my favourites. The only thing you could say against this beer is that it’s feminine because it’s somewhat too genteel: this beer is not a harsh or brutal experience, but it’s characterized by perfect harmonies and refinement. It’s 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
nicola_ciccone (10) - Roma, ITALY - APR 12, 2011
La Kwak è 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
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pauvel kwak. Soooooo Goood. Maybe one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Incredible. Indescribable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
BeerManPower (7) - - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
Je la considère comme la meilleure bière de belgique. Goût prononcé de céréale et de houblon. Bière de caractère.

4.6
CharlyBeer (145) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Ma première bière belge et ma préféré: couleur ambrée magnifique, gout pas trop complexe, bonne saveur avec des belles bulles, odeur pas trop marqué. Paefaite dans toutes les situations.


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