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Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,483 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,483
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 35
Gots: 191 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 1,483 | Reviews: 667
Photo of stuppy
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Caramel, light Raisin, and faint Alcohol aroma, no hop aroma

Appearance:Medium cream head. Somewhere between Ruby and amber color, mostly clear with slight haze

Flavor: Caramel, sweet, light raisin, alcohol (cider like). Medium low bitterness. No apparent hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light body, medium carbonation, hot alcohol in finish

Overall: Like this beer, but definitely not my favorite Belgium strong (pale or dark). Too sweet and little too much alcohol burn.

Photo of bigtaveras
4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer. One of my favorites.

Photo of drmeto
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer of a reddish amber color, comewhat transparent and a bit beigy foam.
Smell is malty with notes of toffe and red fruits. Possible to feel the presence of the alcohol already.
Taste is alocoholic, a bit unpleasant, with similar notes to the smell.
When it warms a bit, the beer acquires a more intense toffe and caramel smell/taste... and it's better like this ;)
Yeah, they should make it more balanced..

Photo of GallowsThief
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acatm50
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GRG1313
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maslow
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my baseline for Belgian brews, great stuff

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foxybrau
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Likely on the sweet end of the spectrum within the class, I find this to be a strong, solid brew. The nose is fig newton and honey. Taste follows closely with a warm, clean finish and virtually no hop.

Photo of Catalin90
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of 57md
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper in color. Only mildly funky. Decent body.

Photo of justincourts
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has ripe light fruit, malt, caramel, not much hop action on the nose. Pours dark amber with a slight haze under a 1” tan tinted white foam cap that produces delicate lace. Rich malt flavors introduce the palate with traces of caramel, light malts, a faint hint of chocolate, and a trace of anise with a little brown ale character. The beer is fairly sweet throughout and may be cloying to some. The balance leans more towards the malt than yeasty esters. The carbonation is medium low with a medium full body.

Photo of ColSanders123
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jessealmlie
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glinnebur
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brm300
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.