Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by johnniemarg:
4.05/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle poured into a tulip.
Beautiful crystal clear amber color with a two finger white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly. Tornado of tiny bubbles rising in the middle of the glass. There is very little lacing left on the glass.
Smell is primarily fruity plum and candy sugar that smells of cotton candy. There is also an alcohol astringent smell. No noticable hop aroma to my nose.
The flavor is very closely in line with the smell. The fruity plum-flavored malt is promptly followed by the cotton candy and the finish is all warm alcohol.
This is on the light side of medium-bodied. It has a slick, oily texture, a perfect amount of carbonation and is warming in the mouth from the alcohol content.
I'm surprised I haven't had this before. Some Belgians turn me off. This one, while not hugely complex by any means, is a supremely drinkable and pleasant brew. This will be a go-to-beer for me from now on. I love this stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2006 00:14:08 | More by johnniemarg
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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 1,271 ratings.