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Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,451 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,451
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 32
Gots: 166 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-30-2001

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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thomto01
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of utyata
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Igoryasla
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gakusei
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexRea
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaysicles
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tejon
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karo
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juangl
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LordofthePings
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into kwak glass with stand.

A: Dark amber, clear. No yeast in the bottle. Nice head retention, love the unusual glass.
S: Pale malt and minimal hops. Not as fragrant as others in this class.
T: Better as it nears room temp. A bit thin, almost watery, but I like the soft mellow blend of flavor that is this beer. Some esters, yeasty, low traditional hop flavor. Alcohol comes through the flavors a bit.
M: Standard, goes down easily. Maybe a touch too much carbonation.
O: I like this beer and the weird glass. Would buy again but probably not on a regular basis. Nice belgian quality but lower esters and less complex than I prefer. (personal note)-Reminds me of sharp edge draft yeasty flavor.

Photo of JohnnyI
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to an awesome bartender at Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant, SC, I was able to take home one of their iconic Kwak wood-handled beer glasses. It might be a gimmick, but it absolutely adds to the experience. I'm hoping the bottled variety is as delicious as I remember from that trip to the tap room. The cloudy, tarnished copper liquid pours with a tremendous amount of foam. Maybe part of it is the shape of the glass (with the spherical bottom) but either way, that's a lot of foam! As it settles down there's splotchy, soapy lacing on the glass. The aroma bears a strange metallic scent, like a handful of pennies, with traces of banana. A little buttery toffee in the nose too. The flavor is sweet and malty with a hint of clove bitterness. It's a tad cidery, imparting a tangy flash of flavor. There's a buttery, honey sweet bread-like taste that reminds me a little of sticky buns. A little funky Belgian yeast and fruity banana esters in the finish. The alcohol here is thinly veiled, lending a boozy solvent-like layer. The mouthfeel is pretty standard, with medium body and carbonation that may be a touch too lively. In total, this is a tasty Belgian strong ale that lacks some of the finesse and character of its contemporaries. Not quite as refined as some of the others I've tried, but delicious nonetheless. Perhaps if they put as much work in to the beer as the glass, it would be world-class.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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

Photo of Coronaeus
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kerrie
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,451 ratings.