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

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2415   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlyingWombat (21) - - JUL 10, 2011
Poured from 330ml bottle into glass goblet. Beautiful clear golden-brown colour, medium off-white head that reduced very quickly. Big aroma of sugary toffee and burnt malt, some coffee and spice. Flavour is complex but dominated by caramel toffee with dark chocolate, coffee and marshmellow. Full body with medium carbonation, a little thick but the alcohol is very well hidden making this beer very drinkable. Kwak was a beer that introduced me to real flavour and complexity in beer, it doesn’t hold up as a full on favourite beer for me these days, but is still quality stuff that shows a well made big beer.


3.9
PowerUnit (5) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017 does not count
Fruity with hints of caramel. Slightly disappointed compared to other Belgian beers at the table, for me. Others raved. That Belgian twang on the tongue wasn’t there. Looked great in its tall glass with the wooden handle. Beautiful color.

4.2
Beamer (61) - - JUL 14, 2017
Mooi amber kleurig moutig biertje, zeker niet bitter, grappig glas wordt het in geserveerd. Weer een favoriet erbij. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
loscovar (249) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle from la superettte à biéres. You can find it everywhere, it’s cheap, but what a beer!! I love it, it’s probably my favourite amber ale!

3.8
tlyx (101) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2017
Fin kopparfärg. Maltig och fyllig, lagom sötma. Karamell och ton av anis och brödkryddor. Lätt beska. Behaglig dryck. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
JuanFlk80 (268) - SPAIN - JUL 10, 2017
Botella 33cl en The Celt (Carcassonne) Aroma maltoso, sabor suave, se nota un toque dulce.

3.5
erikaraeb (218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Amber in colour with a yeasty, nutty, molasses taste. Aroma is super light. Could stand to have a touch thicker bod, but nevertheless it’s very easy drinking.

2.6
wlf (587) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2017 Reddish brown with big off-white head; aroma is yeasty, fruity, dark sugar, phenolic; taste is quite sweet, banana, dark sugar, phenolic spicy, low hoppy bitterness, lingering sweet finish; texture is thick and creamy with medium to high carbonation

3.2
Michael27 (1968) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). dunkles, klares Amber im Glas mit schöne , dichter Schaumkrone. Vollendete, leicht süßliche Malzaromen in Nase und im Mund.

4.2
junichi_fin (4) - 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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