Kwak | Brouwerij Bosteels

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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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#21,812
Reviews:
734
Ratings:
1,821
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
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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

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tcsox
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trickykid
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matuto
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle, exp. 11/2018, thick foam, amber to brown beer, lots of tutti frutti sweetness on aroma. Medium body, hidden alcohol at a brief first moment after a sip, showing up just after and hiding again with great aftertaste. Interesting feeling, showing some complexity. Little drinkability, even if it's not the worst for a beer with 8.4% ABV. Not my favorite style, but it gets its highlights with a persistent malt aftertaste.

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Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,821 ratings