Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by trancefishy:
4.05/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
After removing the cork from this bottle (which has sat undisturbed in the cellear for quite some time), it started spewing out everywhere. luckily, not much beer was lost.
appearance (once in the glass) is nice, a good sized head and it has a medium-brown-amber colour to it.
aroma is whole bunch of sweet caramel malts, with just a touch of belgian yeast smell.
taste: a good alcohol bite at first, subsiding a little to let some really sweet malts shine. lip smacking taste. there are some flavours of honey, wheat, apple, and pear, and caramel chew. very tasty despite the alcohol flavour predominance, which took it from 4.5 to a 4 for taste.
mouthfeel is very good, just the right carbonation and a good thick thewy body to compliment the flavours. drinkability for a brew that is tasty like this is obviously going to be high.
I do really like this beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2005 02:10:23 | More by trancefishy
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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.