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Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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very good

1,369 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,369
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 32
Gots: 123 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

funkel81, Oct 01, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

BrunoPettipas, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

edgarius7777, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

On tap at Cafe Kwak in Irkutsk, Siberia, of all places.

A: Dark amber. Fantastic lacing.
S: Loads of rhubarb and custard and a general confectionary smell.
T: Yup, massive confectionary flavour, like strawberry chews or rhubarb and custard boils, and has a lovely treacle-like sweetness. Quite a bitter finish but mellows slightly as it warms.
M: Fantastic. Velvety but sprigtly.
O: A lovely Belgian beer.

Hoppsbabo, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Poured from a bottle. Aromas of caramel with hints of apple. Pours a clear amber that looks great. A light sweet taste. Between medium and full bodied, with creamy texture, and slightly bitter finish. A really great Belgian Ale, rich and smooth.

Nightwing, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Appearance – Full amber colour slightly cloudy with decent off white head that forms a lace
Smell – This top fermentation beer has an odd smell a little like rubbing alcohol with some mild fruit aromas.
Taste – The taste is also odd but the good type of odd. Holds some mild spiciness with a touch of hops in the back. Light cider taste in the alcoholic. Also some light caramel notes.
Mouthfeel – Smooth and crisp with full-ish body. Very heavy boozy feel especially in the belly.
Overall – Fairly strong at 8.4% it does taste of alcohol on the tongue but has a lot more warmth to it when it hits in the belly, which is similar to whiskey. Like a lot of Belgium beers this one has a slight sweetness on the pallet but leaves an after taste like Amstel.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Ronan201, Sep 21, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -31%

boris6, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

millelacsmark, Sep 17, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -19.4%

PaigeMoLee, Sep 17, 2014
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Trailblazer, Sep 16, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

fr0wn3r, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Yalcin, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

reduction, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

rredshift, Sep 13, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kwjd, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Antiantianti, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

joaombj, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Served in Kwak glass (what else), poured at around 55 degrees. 750 ml bottle

A- Amber to deep red, depending on the point in the glass! Rich almost khaki foam, plenty of bubbles. Cautious pour, but could use a more voluminous head to start.

S- Belgian yeast, spice, then a fruity, festive smell

T- Some toasty malt, some candy sugar, spices, plenty of balancing hop bitterness. A hint of pilsner malt. Hop bitterness lingers on the finish. Very rich overall, without being heavy

M- Nice carbonation, better than in the 33 cl bottles. Very easy-going. Noticeable stickiness

O- This is a nice middle ground between session and refresher beers, and strong, knock you out beers. It's good at the end of a busy day- without ending your day.

DubbelTrubbel, Sep 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

Hansburger, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Aewachiw, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,369 ratings.