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Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,271 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,271
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 31
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-30-2001)
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Reviews by Shovelbum:
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Shovelbum

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger head of creamy off-white foam over a glowing amber body. A few rather large chunks of yeast made it into my glass and drift aimlessly around in the currents of rising carbonation. Head falls to a thin layer that is concentrated around the edge. Aromas cherries and oranges mix with Belgian yeast. Flavor is quite soft, with a light caramel upfront, notes of pepper, a prevailing pear character throughout and a hint of lemon at the finish. The sweetness is a major force, but the body is still lean. Carbonation is medium to low for the style. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

Apart from the chunks of yeast milling about in the glass this was an all around great ale drinking experience. The ale was refrigerated for a week prior to drinking and didn’t ‘abuse’ the bottle prior to the pour, so I am led to believe that this may be a bit over yeasted, or the strain is so flocculent that it can’t help itself from forming big natty chunks. I didn’t really mind them except on the last swallow.

Upon further inspection of the BA classification of this ale it is yet another example of a Belgian Ale defying style categories--- or the need for a Belgian amber ale category. Pale this ale ain’t. But it shouldn’t have to be.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2007 22:50:25 | More by Shovelbum
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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.

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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,271 ratings.