Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,265 | Reviews: 634 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by trevorwideman:
3.38/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle poured into a snifter.
Pours a deep caramel-red colour with about a finger of creamy head that disappears to a thin, wet lace very quickly. Carbonation is minimal. Aroma is of damp leaves and heavy with sweet candi sugar and malt. There's a light backbone of spice as well.
Taste is musty off the bat with with herbal notes and a fairly pronounced fruity sweetness. Ripe apples and bready yeast with a hint of buttery mellowness. Not particularly complex, and maybe leaning on the side of sweet, yet not cloying. Mouthfeel is zippy but not overly carbonated, as I find some Belgians to be. Soft and smooth, slides down easily. This is a decent Belgian pale, but far from the best.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2009 02:14:44 | More by trevorwideman
More User Reviews:
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 1,265 ratings.