Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by BeerNemesis:
4.33/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pauwel Kwak | 330 ml. on-tap | 8.4 % ABV | May 2011
Brewer: Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale (BSPA)
Glass: Pauwel Kwak "Coachman's glass"
The glassware really makes Kwak impressive to behold. My friend was skeptical that BXL East would serve it in the proper glassware. It's a good thing they did because it's shimmering amber body and creamy crown have never looked better. In this case, presentation makes a huge difference.
Sweet apricots, cherries, toffee malt, rose water, Belgian candi sugar, grassy herbs.
Apricots, banana, toffee, caramel, and bready malts come forth first. Then spices and grassy herbs alternate in waves, washing over rocks of Belgian candi sugar in a delightful gustatory symphony. A touch of warming alcohol on the finish seals the deal.
Chewy and supple but not too heavy. The cascades of carbonation massage my tongue. Clean and herbal on the finish.
I didn't know what to expect and had actually been avoiding this beer because of negative reviews. I was wrong. It's a blast to drink.
Would I get it again?:
Bottled: on-tap May 2011
Served: May 19, 2011
Price = $9.00 at BXL East (NYC)
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2011 05:21:51 | More by BeerNemesis
More User Reviews:
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
85 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.