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Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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very good

1,416 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 32
Gots: 142 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-30-2001)
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Poured crystal clear and ruddy brown from a wine bottle. Traditional Belgian Special Ale on the label, and about 1-finger's worth of white head in the chalice. Minimal lacing.

Aromas of spice, specifically cloves, plus orange peel, cinnamon, and a bit of black peppercorn. Definitely some banana bread thrown in there for good measure.

Flavors are a bit flat and predictable: sweet cream up-front with spice and bananas in the middle finished with a coppery aftertaste. Other notes of bread yeast, some dried cranberry, and a splash of orange juice.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, not quite the bubbly effervescence I was expecting. It's light-bodied for a fuller-flavored beer, almost verging on watery. There is a bit of heat emanating from the alcohol esters, but nothing overpowering.

Overall, it's right down the middle bordering on "meh." It's a Blegian, to be sure, just not one I'd buy again due to the superiority of other similar beers for the same price out there.

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Kwak would be a good Scrabble word

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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.