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Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,271 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,271
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 32
Gots: 86 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-30-2001)
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skatonic

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very sweet, but to be fair I like sweet. Good overall, would really only have one at a sitting. Served in a tall glass with a wooden holder. Strong, but pleasant. A pleasant beer with a very nice taste and finish. Hard to have more than one though. Different for a pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2012 03:57:53 | More by skatonic
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Morningstorm

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-25-2012 20:06:44 | More by Morningstorm
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-24-2012 20:49:14 | More by szmnnl99
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-24-2012 15:57:53 | More by MaddDogg84
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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz into a Corsendonk chalice- pours a pretty dark, relatively clear amber color with only a little bit of foam, moderate retention, and a little lacing.

Smell is not very exciting- pretty faint, candi sugar, a little amber malt and belgian yeast.

Taste is all right- not as bad as I was expecting from previous reviews but certainly nothing special. Pretty sweet, definitely a little plum, candi sugar and a little bit of yeast.

Mouthfeel is probably the best part- a nice prickle at the beginning of the taste, medium bodied and the carbonation smoothes out throughout.

This is definitely not a strong pale ale- it's quite drinkable because of the mouthfeel. May get it again because of the price of a small bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 01:02:44 | More by Hopdaemon39
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sfprint

Germany

3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Moderately dark reddish brown, mild to healthy column of rising carbonation, but not much of a head.
S: tree sap, a very specific type of fresh cut wood, with a bit of plum sweetness. Interesting
T: Amberish, with a combination sour/bitterness. Mild Rotten lemon tang in the aftertaste. Strange sweetness.
M: Kind of sour/tart in not the most pleasant way. Slightly dry and low carbonation.
O: Not so special but ok. But probably wouldn't drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 00:48:48 | More by sfprint
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Sergio

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-20-2012 05:42:37 | More by Sergio
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steelerguy

New York

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

A - Copper color, extremely low carbonation...almost flat, nice just off white head that quickly becomes puny.

S - Some caramel malt, a little fruit aroma, very subtle.

T - Like the smell...a bit of caramel malt, a touch of dark fruit, and really not much else.

M - A moderate body, a bit creamy...leaves a coating, needs some more carbonation or alcohol to clean itself up.

O - A very ordinary beer, that is disappointing...not used to such mediocrity of a Belgian beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 23:24:54 | More by steelerguy
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leokbelo

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-14-2012 01:32:58 | More by leokbelo
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-11-2012 16:21:50 | More by jakea
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-10-2012 03:16:56 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The initial pour looked promising. Nice and semi dark with a bright white creamy head.
But then...
Not much of any noticeable bouquet or aroma. The first sip was ok, crisp and a good mouthful, but nothing really exciting.
The second sip was better but I guess this just wasnt what I was hoping it to be.
Nothing wrong with the beer, just something that I could not get excited about or have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:59:54 | More by rdilauro
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agancsos


5/5  rDev +32.6%

03-07-2012 23:12:09 | More by agancsos
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into one of those crazy wooden handled glass trumpet shaped glassholder devices that im sure has a proper name, and for this it gets bonus points. cheeky monk in denver. has a nice redorange glow, some cloudiness, and a small white head. lovely. smells really yeasty, almost sour if you think about it like that, some notes of dried fruit as well. flavor just isnt my favorite for a belgian. its tart and sweet at the same time but not in the right proportion, it kind of filled me up too, which is uncommon for this style. the yeast dominates the flavor with subtle notes of dried cherries and raw sugar. feel is nice and bubbly, crisper than most in the finish. not a bad beer, but on a night of drinking fine belgian ales, this one did not stand out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 06:34:21 | More by StonedTrippin
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in Kwak glassware at Benelux, Milwaukee.

A - copper color and 1 inch beige head. Reduced quickly with decent lacing.

S - light malt, fruits

T - mineral notes, iron, banana

M - slightly syrupy

O - not outstanding in any way but also a drinkable beer

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 03:35:42 | More by zonker17
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-05-2012 06:37:35 | More by martyl1000
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Hendral

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

03-04-2012 21:25:14 | More by Hendral
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bckayaalp

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-03-2012 02:32:56 | More by bckayaalp
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ChanceK

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-02-2012 03:19:03 | More by ChanceK
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SURFBUGG

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-01-2012 21:33:51 | More by SURFBUGG
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Tumble

Florida

5/5  rDev +32.6%

02-28-2012 20:10:22 | More by Tumble
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oline73

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy reddish amber with a finger of fluffy off white head. The head fades to a layer and leaves very mild lacing.

Smell: Sweet with some Belgian spice and fruity notes. I'm picking up a hint of bubble gum.

Taste: Sweet malt with some mild Belgian spice. The fruity notes from the smell are there, as is the bubble gum. A slightly warm alcohol note shows up in the finish along with some herbal notes to go with the malt.

Mouthfeel: Just on the thick side of medium body with very strong carbonation. The finish is slick and a bit chalky.

Overall: This is a very solid Belgian ale. I enjoyed the blend of flavors, but wasn't blown away.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 03:08:55 | More by oline73
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-25-2012 10:46:39 | More by BrazilianAussie
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-25-2012 02:16:52 | More by leinie13
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phaedrusovchaos

Romania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-20-2012 12:36:20 | More by phaedrusovchaos
Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
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