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Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,266 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 31
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-30-2001)
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color with high clarity. Very nice head formation and retention with some nice lacing. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Ripe candied apple. Yeasty phenols. Interesting, but somewhat uninspiring.

Somewhat sweet on the palate at first, but then some hop bitterness comes in to balance it out. Fruity esters abound: golden raisin, dates, ripe apple. Definitely seems like there's some candi sugar in there. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth despite the full carbonation. Very nice texture.

Kwak is an interesting hybrid sort of Belgian ale, sitting halfway between a pale and a dark ale. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 01:47:17 | More by gr0g
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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.