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Pauwel Kwak - Brouwerij Bosteels

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very good

1,452 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,452
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 32
Gots: 167 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-30-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass. Dark amber copper color poured a massive 3 finger creamy head, strong retention.

Smells like sweet Belgian candi, estery fruit. No funky Belgian yeast just very sweet, subtle.

Tastes like figs and raisins. Starts great but finishes too fast and was hopeing for more complexity that typifies a strong Belgian ale . No signature yeast, little spice. It finished too clean and was waiting for the flavor to linger.

Mouthfeel was ok. Balanced.

This beer started great with the pour, hints of Belgian sugar aroma and the taste had the typical big dark tropical fruit start but didn't follow through and left me wanting more.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Hopleaf in Chicago.

Clear pour, and aptly described by previous reviewer as tea brown. Doesn't look particularly enticing.

Smell a bit hoppy and some definite funk, but tastes leave me wanting just a bit more, especially with this high ABV, expected more depth of character.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a kwak glass which came as part of a gift set (sort of a flute / tulip hybrid, pretty cool stuff). This pours a tea brown color with a massive off white head which seems to have pretty good retention. The smells are wonderful, full of dark ripe fruit, a hint of alcohol, very lovely. The feel is medium. The taste is okay, but a little disappointing after the wonderful nose, there is the hint of the ripe fruit and malts, but its a little thin and the alcohol isn't covered up very well at all. Great nose, look but slightly disappointing on the taste.

Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
85 out of 100 based on 1,452 ratings.