Pauwel Kwak is an amber ale brewed since the 1980s with 8.4% abv. Supposedly it is named after an 18th-century innkeeper and brewer, Pauwel Kwak. The beer is filtered before packaging in bottles and kegs.
We recognize a Kwak with its light amber color and thick
foam cream. Its scent is a blend of fruity and malty aroma with a slightly
spicy flavor. You may perceived more subtle aromas of banana, mango or a pineapple
hint. The Kwak was first a fruity taste in the mouth and
then discovers a strength reminiscent of nougat. Some also detect
a spicy licorice character with bitterness in the background that comes out at the end.
Like other Belgian beers, Kwak has a branded glass with its own distinctive shape. It is held upright in a wooden stand; the brewery claims the glass was designed by
the innkeeper Pauwel Kwak in the early 19th century for coachmen who would stop at his coaching tavern and brewery named "De Hoorn", though the beer and the glass were not launched until the 1980s.