Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by SmashPants:
4.36/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle: a solid, embossed 330mL brown bottle with a traditional Euro label, well presented. Nice package.
Appearance: just like a Belgian Strong should be. Really deep amber tending toward brown with a tinge of ruby. Fantastic head - nice and thick two fingers, creamy also. Decent lacing.
Aroma: lovely smell of heavy fruits, sherry, caramel and toffee malts and light spices.
Taste: a very smooth caramel flavour with those spices again. Some liquorice accompanies also. Not so much as a hint of harsh alcohol, which is well-disguised.
Aftertaste: flavours linger for quite a time, particularly the toffee and caramels. Very smooth.
Mouth feel: medium in body with low- to- moderate carbonation. Goes down very smooth.
Overall: I had this beer around a year or so ago as I was cutting my teeth on styles of beer other than lager. This was an awesome entrance into the world of international ales, and still hovers near the top of my list of beers. A great, easy-drinking higher ABV ale which is silky smooth without the harshness that can sometimes accompany such high ABV.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2014 11:05:15 | More by SmashPants
More User Reviews:
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 1,264 ratings.