Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by TheJudge:
3.83/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A pretty dark amber color beer, served in an appropriate bulb-glass in a wooden holder. A nice looking offwhite head that holds and laces well. The smell is notably alcohol, and that dominates the sweet malt underlying.
You do not taste the alcohol as much as you smelled it. This is Malty, sweet at first, with a sour aftertaste that is not unpleasant, but does not add to it. It feels good in the mouth, bubbly but not overdone. The malt does not coat. This is a little strong to drink all day, but good enough to have a couple.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2005 15:25:29 | More by TheJudge
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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 1,247 ratings.