Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
We pour an entirely translucent brew of deep orange. It creates a head of thick tan foam that recedes at a medium speed. No lace appears throughout the sitting. Carbonation looks to be standard, and no sediment or haze is present. The aroma is naturally malty, with inclusions from sweet browned apples, bubblegum esters, and a fine metallic twinge. There is also a bit of spicy nutmeg high up on the nose, riding alongside a splash of booze. As we sip, the metallic aspects from the aroma hit the tongue at its tip. Fruity esters envelope the remainder of the mouth, but they are light enough to let the alcohol shine through, right from the start, with a bitter pepperiness. There is also a bitterness of yeast observed here. The flavoring calms down significantly through the middle, with sweetened malts washing the palate clean. The beer comes full circle in the end, with sweet and fruity esters and malts, and a generous boozing, to be the last things to leave the mouth. The aftertaste breathes with light malts, simple sweetness, and ethanol. The body is medium, as is the carbonation, fizzing out on the tongue. The mouth is left more satiated than dried, and there is a reasonable frothiness to each sip. The abv is within range, but due to the highly alcoholic flavoring, the beer sips a bit more slowly.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how much flavor was up front. Stronger brews can tend to save all of their punch for the very last drop, with an explosion of flavoring and alcohol at the back. Here, however, everything robust about it is laid out in the start of the sip, which is certainly interesting. Although we were not able to enjoy this brew out of its traditional glass, it provided a fine tasting, but was a bit cumbersome.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2011 02:52:15 | More by TheBrewo
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