Pauwel Kwak | Brouwerij Bosteels

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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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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice amber colour, thin layer of head with little head or retention.

S - Buttery caramel, cloves, musty peat and a touch of rum.

T - Much like the nose, buttery caramel dominates, cloves, the peat and rum with a leafy green finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - A tasty brew indeed, dangerously drinkable and a pleasant brew to find at the local LCBO.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kwak is a pretty good brown ale that comes with the gimicky, albeit interesting glass that looks as if it came out of a mad scientist's laboratory. It's name derives from the sound the glass makes if it is drank to quickly.

A - Arguably the best part because of the interesting choice of glassware by the brewmaster, dark, caramel color

S - Sweet, spicy

T - Sweet, vanilla and caramel flavoring

M - A little heavy when drinking a few consecutively

O - A good refreshing Belgian brown

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

An amber beer with an off-white head. Bad retention, but that's the glass I think.
No haze so this does not have refermentation in the bottle.

Smells fruity, medicinal and a bready maltiness. The fruits are not really dark fruits, they smell a bit German in a way. Banana, pear and such.

Taste is not unlike the smell, a sweet malty beer.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, carbonation of low to medium.

A solid beer, not very special for me though.

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

Pauwel Kwak has a thick, creamy, light beige head, lots of streaming bubbles, some lacing rings, and a clear, brilliant, copper appearance. The aroma is subtle, but one can detect some molasses, brown bread, and sugar. Taste is of the same, with indistinguishable fruit and a little-to-no hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, watery, and prickly (from the carbonation), and Pauwel Kwak finishes clean, dry, and delicious. The alcohol only shows up when one inhales after a sip, not in the flavor or aroma. This is a most excellent beer!


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Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,794 ratings
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