Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by BenSelf:
3.3/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A tasty beer, but lacking in any real depth. It immediately presents with strong caramel and there are pleasant notes of light citrus in there. It leaves what I can only describe as a brief hint of smoky oak on the tongue. Not at all dry.
The beer is obviously made with quality ingredients, because it tastes good; but I don't think the brewer put much thought into it. It's very one-dimensional. There is little to no hop character to balance out the overwhelming malt.
That being said, you do need to try this beer. It is pleasing to the palette and very drinkable. It will help you decide what you do and don't like about the genre since it doesn't have too much going on.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2007 06:03:28 | More by BenSelf
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4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
With the employment of kettle caramelization, Pauwel Kwak's confidence in this "grand cru" of a beer earns the beer the name of the brewmaster. ...and one sip will show you why!
As the dark amber decants, a rusty haze gives a glimpse into its rustic roots. Once tipped, aromas of soft nuts, caramel, bread crust and fresh baking bread entice the nose while a balance of cinnamon and nutmeg balance upon the initial taste.
Once the beer develops over the middle, its bready and toasty middle gives slight bready texture that's lifted with rose-type wine. Its acidity enlivens the malt and gives its terse caramel sweetness life with red grape, red apple and dried dates. Its nutmeg flavor garners esteem just ahead of the beer's finish.
That's when the high effervescence lifts the taste and refreshes the palate with ease- its steely caramel flavor dissolves easily, carrying with it any malty weight and bready texture- nearly preferring wine like zestiness in charming warmth as the taste closes.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 05:16:57 | More by BEERchitect
Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.