Pauwel Kwak | Brouwerij Bosteels

very good
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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


On tap at Cafe Hollander. Served in a test tube. Pretty well chilled...

A) A rusty looking brew with over a finger of light tan head. Decent retention. No lacing noted.

S) Fairly sweet and malty. There is some banana, and a mix of spices. Faint alcohol...

T) A little toast and caramel sweetness. Yeasty, fruity, mostly banana. Adequate spice, mainly clove. The alcohol is pretty well hidden, but worth noting.

M) Medium body... Carbonation is about the same. Finishes with some alcohol warmth, but not an unpleasant lingering burn. Drinkability is good from a mouthfeel standpoint.

O) I've had this several times, so I knew what I was getting. It's good... Although, half way through I reached the conclusion I was over paying for the privilege of drinking this from the test tube, and accompanying wooden holder.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass, red orange brown colored with a short light tan head that dissipates leaving little lacing, cloudy

S: caramel malt, yeast, honey, banana, bread

T: yeasty, clove, banana, spice, cardamon, cinnamon, vanilla

M: lively carbonation, full bodied, sticky feel, alcohol well hidden

O: an interestingly flavored beer, typical Belgian characteristics with a unique flavor

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Great maroon color, head took a while to settle, though it may be because i was pouring it into the tulip class in its wooden holster and i was doing it wrong. But my goodness what a beer. Yes, i paid 8 quid for it, and yes, i had to give up my left shoe for a while to have the priviledge of the glass, but it's the greatest beer ive had thus far. Mouth feel that had a distinct apple flavor to it, blended with a good sweetness mixed with a bitterness that made it refreshing to drink. Regretted it when i drank it all, but it had the all the characteristics of a beer i like: personality, good flavor, complexity, all around enjoyable.

if this is what belgium exports, can you only imagine what they keep to themselves?

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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,762 ratings.
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