Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by bkilpatr:
3.2/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Chimay glass. 03/11/09.
Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with tons of visible little floaties. A thin half-finger of beige head quickly disappeared with no lacing, and almost no retention. Aroma is sweet and sugary with a hint of alcohol - not very complex.
Taste starts very sweet and malty with candied sugar. Caramel and toffee flavors are subtle. There is also a noticeable alcohol presence. Feel is medium-bodied with a low amount of carbonation for a Belgian beer. Slight warming from the alcohol. The finish is fairly dry and clean. Drinkability is decent, though it is a bit heavy. I split the bottle and I wouldn't want much more than the half I had.
Overall, a pretty average Belgian. Its taste is lacking in complexity.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2009 03:49:47 | More by bkilpatr
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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 1,275 ratings.