Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had this one with a friend on tap in the authentic Pauwel Kwak mini-yard glass with wooden holder stand at Kickbacks gastropub in Jacksonville, FL. The wooden stand is shaped like a C clamp with the mini yard bulb slipping into it, which became progressively harder and harder to fit into the holder as the alcohol hit us.
The holder and the yard glass does draw attention, as we were asked about it several times by other patrons in the pub. People must have thought we were drinking some kind of hopsanomic science experiment with the number of questions and comments from random strangers we got.
A: A ruby ocre color. No real noticeable head and only traces of a halo lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: Smell was decent, caramel and dried fruit notes so similar to other Belgian darks.
T: Taste was well balanced. Even amounts of fruit hops with mild dry citrus. Not overly sweet with a dry finish.
M: Medium bodied. Drinkable. Micro-carbonation with a very dry finish. Not sweet.
D: High alcohol content means drink it with care. As it isn't as sweet as some Big Belgians, i'd consider it slightly more drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2011 02:55:44 | More by Aiptasia
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4.06/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 8.4% abv.
Appearance: This is a very hazy beer with a brownish tan color and a quick fading off white head. A quick swirl is needed to keep some foam on top. Lacing is minimal and very slick.
Smell: Right up front there is a big raisin like fruity sweetness. This is backed up by bready yeast and malt notes.
Taste / Palate: Now on the tongue the bready Belgian yeast notes hop out first. Dark fruit, raisins, plums and apples move in with sweet maltiness. In the middle there is an attempt by the hops to come out and play but the yeast notes and malt notes and now some sweet boozy notes hold out and finish strong. The body feels smooth with lots of fine carbonation. Just right for a big Belgian Ale.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 02:58:55 | More by generallee
Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
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