Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by saztheorybook:
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
I ordered this one for the novelty of the specialty glassware, honestly, and was not let down.
The appearance was a very nice translucent amber, although the bar tender poured the end straight vertically, allowing an excessive amount of floaties. The head was a nice light brown that retained a bit and left a doily-esque lacing. The smell was a little spicy and a bit woody. My drinking companion and I agreed about nondescript fruit character. The taste was pretty outstanding, very fruity, with a mouthfeel like satin, although it finished a little tough and the alcohol character was outstanding. The coolest part of the beer was easily the way the bulb at the end created a second head on the beer for the last third.
I wouldn't drink more than one at a time, though.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2008 17:44:20 | More by saztheorybook
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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 1,249 ratings.