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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4.06/5 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.