Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a goblet, though I wish I had poured it into a yard glass.
3.0 A: Clear dark orange amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy light beige head. Retention is about average and just a short ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Toasty with a throat lozenge-like medicinal component. Quite sweet smelling with cherry, brown sugar, plum, and fig. It smells like a sugar-laden spread of some sort featuring the flavors listed. Moderate booziness. Candi sugar, Belgian Special B malt, lots of caramel, and maybe some toffee as well. Light generic spiciness from the yeast.
4.0 T: Like the nose, this is sweet, but actually a bit less sweet than the nose suggests. Toastiness, caramel, fig, and date are the most prominent flavors. Belgian candi sugar, special B, toffee, plum, and cherry follow. A little more clove and pepper than in the nose. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Pretty good.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. The spritziness in this is wonderful and is one of the main reasons I love Belgian beers. Light and creamy on the tongue. Very nice here.
4.0 D: I know this beer doesn't get a lot of love, but I think it's pretty good. Has lots of flavor and a great mouthfeel. Give it a go if you haven't.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2012 23:32:10 | More by DavoleBomb
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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
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