Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by Pegasus:
4/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy golden orange color with lots of suspended yeast, moderate off-white head, nice broken lace. Carbonation is slight, just a few fat and slow-rising bubbles. Rather spicy aroma of cloves, bananas, and fruit as well as a strong note of alcohol. Taste begins with bready malt flavors and a surge of soft carbonation. This is followed by lots of mild spices, and fruit flavors and a strong alcohol presence. Finishes with a honey-like sweetness and some subdued hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and very pleasant.
I am generally not a fan of Belgian-style beers, but I liked this one very much. As an aside, my fiancee, who is German and loves the great beers of that country, proclaimed this beer with its abundant suspended yeast to be "gross".
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2003 07:25:45 | More by Pegasus
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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 1,249 ratings.