Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by SmashPants:
4.36/5 rDev +16%
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
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4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours copper with a one finger light tan head, with decent retention and spotty lacing. the aroma has apples, pears, Belgian yeast, caramel, brown sugar, bananas, and cloves.
The taste is sweet, but the sweetness is not cloying. There is caramel malt, apples, pears, pepper, Belgian yeast, brown sugar, bananas, cloves, dark fruit, and phenols.
Medium bodied with below average carbonation. Easy to drink. Worth trying, and buying again in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2014 01:47:24 | More by hardy008
Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.