Kwak | Brouwerij Bosteels

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3.79/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Specialty Ale

Added by kbub6f on 06-30-2001

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#22,582
Reviews:
736
Ratings:
1,827
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
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Photo of Eltrandos
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrei_chiffa
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fisherbray
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the small bottle in a snifter. This decent little ale pours a nice
and glowing medium dark amber with a nice head of white foam that subsides
to a thick ring, thin layer, and displays some nice light lacing. Nose features notes of
subtle peaches, subtle stone fruits, subtle herbal notes, mild banana esters, and light
yeasty funk. Flavor profile follow the nose with subtle exceptions; hints of coriander
mingle with mild caramel and honey malts with light grain notes awash in under-ripened
peaches and mild banana flavors. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium low
carbonation, and a moderately dry finish that is refreshing.

Overall a nice ale, would work well with spicy foods.

Cheers

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Photo of bottmfeedr
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rubezahl
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
2.55/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours an amber color with a huge, stable white head.

Smells of banana, clove and some lime defined hops, creating quite a diverse nose, which comes very well together.

Has a higher carbonation among a lighter bodied beer with a mineralic finish to it.

Begins with a big chunk of cloves, cinnamon and toffee, which then gets totally overwhelmed by an insane amount of rock sugar. After that sugar rush becomes omnipresent, nothing else happens, with the exeption of a light stony carbonation adding in.

This is just distractingly sweet.

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Photo of Eman17
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aquaholicc
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrCruz23
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too shabby

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Photo of RichardLeahy
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From 330 ml bottle into tall glass. L. Golden, deep, with a large frothy white head that dissipates quickly leaving reasonable traces. Looks interesting. S. Always a weak spot with my nose. But some interesting fruit/grain notes. T. Not what I was expecting (I was thinking more a red ale caramel/nut flavour). Touches of sweetness and a definite alcohol backbone. But mainly fruity, somewhat spicy. Finishes reasonably dry. F. Medium body, not too bubbly. O. Glad I've tried it, even though not as outstanding as the reputation might suggest.

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Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bierfonteintje
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankCazabon
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had in one of their goofy glasses and stand. That was really the big appeal. Taste has a dried fruit and syrupy malt base with apple vinegar and molasses finish. Lingered in mouth like a tootsie roll. Thin, watery, and just bland. But hey the glass is crazy

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Waterzooi in Garden City, served in the specialized kwak glass and stand... Orange-hued amber color with a fluffy tan head and bubbles quick to effervesce from the bottom... Surprisingly sweet, with flavors of spiced orange and candied dates, with hints or herb and clove and banana... Mild bitterness, medium-weight body... Very enjoyable even if not something I'd return to... Gets props for the presentation and fun factor...

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Photo of jhodgert
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VikingDAB
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robotic_being
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap poured into a traditional Kwak fluted glass with a bulb at the bottom held with a small wooden holder.
Yellowish brown color with nice head and lacing. Floral somewhat herbal smell. Taste is herbal with vanilla and licorice. Slight rustic booziness. Enjoyed it!

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Photo of sraufstok
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RayCannata
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,827 ratings