Pauwel Kwak | Brouwerij Bosteels

very good
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Pauwel KwakPauwel Kwak

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Brouwerij Bosteels

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 06-30-2001

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A: Hazy light brown/ruby edges with a thin line of off-white bubbles on top.

S: Dark cherry, Belgian yeast, clove.

T: Dark cherry is the dominant fruit flavor up front. There are also some, peach, sweet malt and yeast flavors. The finish is sweet with a slight bitter bite and pretty much all dark cherry with a bit of mineral flavor.

M: Light-Medium body with lower carbonation. Would have expected a little more carbonation.

O: A nice strong pale ale. The flavor in the beer is good, but to me it lacks the depth of other strong pale ales. The fruit flavors in this beer are much stronger than others in it's class.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear reddish copper brew with a small head and only thin spots of lacing.

S - Gumball, faint cloves, caramel malt - a little peppery.

T - Gumball. A bit of alcohol, caramel and lilies, also a hint of taffy, white pepper and paraffin. Aftertaste is pretty empty - a tiny hint of cherry cola. A lot of flavors here, but it is isn't overly enjoyable.

M - Waxy, medium bodied, slightly harsh, moderately refreshing.

D - Not bad, but I don't think I'll have this one again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Malty aroma has an overtone of sweet apple and a hint of caramel. It pours a clear coppery brown with a fairly thick, if not persistent, pale tan head that leaves some respectable lacing. Scrumptious flavor has firm notes of malt, caramel and apple and just a hint of cloves. It is slightly sweet and slightly bitter, and these two components nicely balance each other. Smooth, full-bodied texture has a firm fizz and leaves a subtle tingle and a malty, fruity finish.

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Smell: Fruity esters and some Belgian-like yeasts come through, but no funk.

T&F: Brown sugar, molasses, raisins, fig -just a faint nip of clove. Hint of booze and a tiny snap of spicy tingle, but no "spices" in the flavor. Easy drinking for the sweetness level. Not tremendously complex, but consistent.

Wouldn't go out of my way to buy Kwak again, but I LOVE these Kwak glasses I was gifted, so I'll be seeing the brand in my future :)

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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,755 ratings.
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