Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels
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3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap in the iconic glass at 1400 Bier Haus here in Calgary. Darker colored than the style descriptor would suggest, a copper red with rather minimal beige head. Aroma is instantly boozy, a little grainy, with some raisin and nutty/spicy Belgian yeast notes apparent. On the palate, delivers some toffee, banana peel, dried plum/fruit roll up, cherry, and shortbread cookie flavors although everything is rather subtle, with some coarse alcohol overshowing the proceedings more than I would like. Medicinal clove and cinnamon oil flavors build over time and I get some minty wintergreen or something in the dryish boozy finish. Well-attenuated body and drinkable in this regard, on the fizzy side. Does not reach the lofty heights of some of its countrymen but worth sampling on tap. Do not be entirely dissuaded by the gimmicky glass. Does feature the expected estery/phenolic Belgian yeast profile and not super sweet.
Serving type: on-tap
06-12-2014 16:50:06 | More by CalgaryFMC
4.6/5 rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served on tap into a traditional Kwak coachmen bulb.
A-Ruddy, almost a red-brown, off-white head, approx. 1-1/2", slowly breaking down to minimal lacing.
S-European hops, bubble gum, over ripe banana are balanced with a slightly sweet malted tone of spun sugar
T-Jesus-Candy-Coated-Christ is this fantastic. Warm banana tones with medium bodied rich malt, some white grapes and brulee. Gorgeous.
M-Medium bodied, mouth filling without being cloying, good carbonation balance and nice finish of banana and touch of bitterness.
O-Absolutely wonderful. Happiness in a glass. Extremely well balanced.
Serving type: on-tap
05-16-2014 12:33:29 | More by FoamInnovation
Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.