Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by stonesean:
3.35/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served in a famous "Kwak" stirrup cup at "The Pegasus" bar in Diest, Belgium.
Appearance: Amber, a big giant head that dissapated slowly, but left almost no lace. Crystal clear, strange for the style as I understand.
Smell: Almost like a vienna lager. Strange. I feel like something's missing, but I can't put my finger on it. Not bad, but not what I expected.
Taste: Malty, the alcohol is clearly there. A bit of a raisin/fruit finish, and sadly, a bit of a metallic tang.
Mouthfeel: Watery, crisp and clean. Certainly not heavy or cloying, but not exciting either. Little carbonation left from that big head.
Overall: A suprise, but not a good one. Michael Jackson raved about this one, and I found it to be average to above average at best. Perhaps the times have caught up to this one, or there was something wrong with my bottle. Slightly above average, but there are dozens of Belgian beers to drink before this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2011 19:50:00 | More by stonesean
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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 1,251 ratings.