Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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1,425 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 30
Gots: 147 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of breakingbland
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this at Cock and Bull Public House in Hyde Park Cincinnati.

On tap, served in a tall funky glass in a stand.

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of synesthesiam
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of satyrcan
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of saison90
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of valianes
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Ijzerbroot
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of lmaduells
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MaximalC
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, muddy bronze color with a minimal off-white head that soon vanishes. Mild aroma smells of bready malt and Saaz-like hops with a dash of coriander or similar spices.

Delicate flavor profile features bready malt, honey, caramel, apple peel, white grapes, and zesty yeast. Some grassy hop bitterness sneaks through in the finish. Whatever spices may be present are mild. Rumours of tart cherry and bubblegum begin to emerge on the back end as the beer warms. Just-right carbonation delivers a superbly complementary mouthfeel. The 8.4% ABV is almost nonexistent.

Overall, this is a phenomenal Belgian ale that does nothing wrong. The flavor profile is complex and perfectly balanced, giving the drinker plenty to explore and savor during the experience. Neither the yeast nor the carbonation are overbearing, giving the deft malt character the opportunity to shine. For all its nuance and complexity, Kwak remains supremely drinkable. Highly recommended.

Photo of Dougology
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Sphinks
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of JuhaP
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BonzoBall
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Decent blond beer, but needs to be drunk with special glass !

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of maltlikker
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jzeilinger
3/5  rDev -20.4%

A - Pours a clear amber color with a generous amount of active carbonation and a very thin,
even, creamy white head across the top.

S - Spice, clove, bready, sweet toffee/caramel malt aroma.

T - Cloves, spice, toasted biscuity caramel malt, cardboard, some alcohol presence, and ever so slight citrus
on the back end that's quickly crushed with more mounds of toasted caramel malt and spice.
The malt and alcohol tends to take more front and center with the spices following.

M - Full body to medium heavy body, slight alcohol warming on the way down, creamy mouth

O - Nothing eventful, I wouldn't spend $12 on another 750 ml bottle of this stuff. It's been quite
awhile since I last had this beer and now I remember why.

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4.76/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of pierrebeer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of titvs
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). AROMA: sweet malty aromas, reminiscent of caramel. no hop aromas. spicy alcohol notes. APPEARANCE: deep amber color and translucent. average tanned head with good retention. pronunced lacing. TASTE: sweet malty flavour with notes of caramel. very low bitterness with a sweet finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. some alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a belgian ale that is less complex than its competition.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Allegue04
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.