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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 2417   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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3.5
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
I have not had a Kwak in about 5 years. Just purchased a 750 ML bottle at Beverages, & More! in Pleasanton, CA. I will say however, I remember the beer having a bit more character than now. Mind you, the bottle I am tasting as I write this is still of very high quality. This beer is a classic as noted by the late, great Michael Jackson. This is one of those Belgian ales that characterizes what a "Belgian" beer should taste like. Nice fluffy off white head. The bouquet is caramel. Now the entry is where I feel the ale was lacking a bit from what I remembered. Taste is figs, prunes, with a good hop balance. Aftertaste is slightly dry with a nutty flavor. I was still pleased, overall. Cheers, mate!


4.2
junichi_fin (3) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
Tumbler glass at a restaurant in Copenhagen Colour is dark red like copper. Has a pleasant scent. Taste caramel, delicate, just enough sweet.

3.6
ZuidDrenthe (12) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
Nice bronze color. Carbonation is lively. Taste is very herby and spicy, with a clear tone of alcohol and dried fruits. Leaves a warm feeling after a sip. Aroma is butterscotch and herbs. Texture is oily. Overall; really ok Belgian ale.

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csaso (2266) - Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Tap - good size foamy head, beautiful dark copper color, yeasty spicy aroma and flavor, well balanced and very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
dkenthusiast (3) - Aalborg SØ, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2017 does not count
For what it is, a pale ale, it has a decent taste with light fruit to it. It is drinkable, certainly, and for pale ale lovers, this one might be right up your alley, along with the Tripel Karmeliet and perhaps the La Corne.

3.6
dimeon (217) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 26, 2017
A: Clear dark Amber with a big white head N: Caramel dark malts T: Amber malts, caramel, dates, polished wooden floors, plenty of bitterness P: Heavy O: Classic Belgian

4.3
kdd230 (72) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
330ml. bottle in Vientiane, Laos.Pours a clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, toasted malt. Taste of spice, alcohol, malt, Balanced sweetness with a small amount of bitterness. Average carbonation. Very pleasant.

4.2
jareeves (5) - - MAY 23, 2017 does not count
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3.4
saintbase (716) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

4.7
huydatau (1) - - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
I love this brand. It is delicious and strong a little bit. Especially, i heard about story of it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Towey1989 (2719) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Keg at The Head Of Steam, Leeds. A clear amber colour with a thick, fluffy off white head. Aroma of bready malts, Belgian yeast, vanilla, clove, some pepper, caramel, subtle dark fruits and slight spice. Taste of bready malt, dark fruits, clove, some peppery yeast, slight caramel, a little alcohol and subtle spice. Medium to full bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, bready, spicy bitterness in the finish. Strong and sweet to begin and spicy and slightly bitter to end. Big, Belgian flavours of peppery yeast and clove too. Love that I’ve found it on draught, served in its hourglass.


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