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Pauwel Kwak | Brouwerij Bosteels

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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: 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 330mL bottle, in a tulip. The original glass for this is unnecessary, but fun.

A burnt caramel colour kind of belies the richness of the beer. Nice aromatics (caramel, sweet liquer), but pretty simple. Sweet caramel dominant flavours. Nougat, chocolate and a faint bourbon character. Slick and smooth with a bitter edge on the finish. It's kind of like drinking a chocolate bar. Very drinkable.

I tend to love sweet, malty brews that can play as dessert as well as with food, so this suits me very well. I could see some thinking it a bit overtly rich.

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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,777 ratings
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