Pauwel Kwak | Brouwerij Bosteels

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85
very good
1,760 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels
Belgium
bestbelgianspecialbeers.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,760
Reviews:
715
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
383
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of snaotheus
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle split into two snifters

Pours cloudy brownish with a medium head that fades to a ring and a film of fine bubbles. Smell is fruity, yeasty, dingy.

Taste is fruity, dark fruit like dates. A little funky. Moderately sweet.

Mouthfeel is slightly grainy. Overall, pretty good.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Red copper to dark amber coloured with a large, bubbly white head that has decievingly good retention and leaves some nice lacing on the side of the (fancy) glass.

Sweet smelling with a strong caramel and toffee malts aroma making itself known straight off the bat. This is followed up by a dark summer fruits aroma and plenty of sugar along with some plum and more caramel malts. Very pleasant without being sickingly sweet.

Strong sugary sweet taste to this one to begin with along with some caramel malts and some plum amongst other dark, fruity flavours. Very sweet but a little bit too sugary.

Medium bodied and as mentioned it is a very sweet tasting beer with a sticky feel to it and lots of carbonation.

A pleasant beer, and the proper glass was a nice touch but I found this one a little too sweet and sugary to fully enjoy. It was drinkable beer and the plum and dark fruits flavours were nice but it's propably not one that I'll have again.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To be honest I only purchased this beer due to the glassware section of the store wherein I saw a cool little wooden case and glass specifically made for the beer. Poured from bottle undated to Duvel tulip the beer arrives a fairly clear amber color with a decent 1.5 finger white bubbly head with some retention and lacing. The nose is a disappointing mild caramel sweet character. Perhaps a hint of belgian yeast but nothing else really to report. The flavor is a little more impressive as the caramel malt sweetness blends well with the belgian yeast and provides a pleasing flavor. Mildly bitter with little hop character the beer is rather sweet and mild. Finishes crisp and clean and sweet. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Overall, nothing special really but not terrible. The glass and wooden case were cooler.

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Photo of frankiepop
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was quite impressed with all facets of Kwak. I am surprised by the moderate reviews that precede me. The name i ssuper cool. The look is pretty enough. Great creamy head.

I got a nice fruity smell out of that beer. Niiice.

The taste was very refreshing. I sucked this baby down in notime. Malty sweet and fruity all blended together for a real refreshing taste. And drinkabiltiy oh boy slid down theold hatch.

For a quad this is a great smooth summer ale. Yes sir! Drink this beer when Belgian play in the summer European Cup soccer match. I might recommend something like Weather Report to listen with Kwak.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DARIVA
3.14/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice amber colored beer with a good head.

S: Only caramel, I can discover, no further special scents.

T: The taste of biscuits and nougat in the aftertaste.

M: Nicely drinkable, good foam, and feeling fine carbonation.

O: Above average beer, a bit dusty.

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Photo of adamcthomp
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of RConnealy
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of skatonic
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of sfprint
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of steelerguy
3/5  rDev -20%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DrGonzoDDS
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,760 ratings.
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