Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by Birdmarg741:
3.84/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a dark raisin amber with only the slightest bit of translucence. Poured into a goblet glass with very little head - though this glass is quite inappropriate for the beer, so notes on the head dont seem warranted.
S: smells strongly of vinegar; sour and rye grains with a bite of ascorbic acid, while earthy walnuts round out the nose.
T: Dark raisin, cinnamon, and apples. A mix of hard cider and light red wine and plums; while and earthy bitter bark flavor cuts right through the sweetness, balancing out the bold warm flavors.
M: full bodied and highly carbonated. Initially a bit overly acidic in its dance on the tongue, but smooths out with time and swallow.
O: A wonderful drink that screams the holidays, at least in the states. A unique bouquet of bitter, spice and sweet that keeps one engaged though the whole glass. Would be quite fun to pair with food.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2013 20:32:23 | More by Birdmarg741
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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
85 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.