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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2361   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1108) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a bright amber/brown color with a small off white head. Sweet malty aromas and flavors consisting of caramel and spices. Sweet finish and medium-bodied. A pretty nice beer.


4.5
MetalNHopHead (2273) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 20, 2018
Enjoyed 4 years after its bottling date of 01.08.2014, Pauwel Kwak was noticeably smooth, malty, and cohesive. Clear amber coloring with a creamy off-white head. Toasted malt and sugar on the nose. A hint of the dried red and dark fruits that are more prominent on the palate. Large caramel presence. Notes of raisins and ribes. Sweet rather than tart fruitiness. Texture is soft. There's a bit of alcohol warmth, and virtually no hoppy bitterness. Some subtle Belgian spice character. Excellent.

4
serch_kaiba (35) - - JAN 20, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 Bottiglia 33 cL, al naso è dolcissima, frutta e caramello. In bocca arrivano subito il lievito e il malto caramello. Segue l'alcol. Molto facile da bere nonostante la gradazione. Una belga classica e facile da bere.

3.8
GreenCat (216) - SLOVENIA - JAN 20, 2018
0,33 l bottle. Pours clear copper with average off white head. Aroma of malt, some caramel, nicely fruity, mainly stone fruit and some dried figs, sweet candied sugar, a hint of alcohol. Body is medium to heavy sweetness, medium bitter. Body is full, texture oily and carbonation average. Finish is extra long, starts malty, followed by herbal hop notes, medium bitterness and alcohol. Feeling of alcohol stays for a while, but it's not annoying. Maybe not as complex as similarly strong top tripels, but very well rounded and drinkable beer. Alcohol is felt, but it's not annoying.

3.9
malibrat (95) - 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 ! :)

3.7
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.

4.5
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!

3.1
p0urmeac0ld0ne (413) - 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.

3.5
jinroh (2466) - 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.

4.4
miki74 (139) - 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

3.5
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.


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