Duvel

"A Duvel is still seen as the reference among more full-bodied ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. Slightly fruity, dry aroma, well-hopped beer and with a slightly bitter aftertaste. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif. Always serve in the tulip shaped Duvel glass at 6°C."

Duvel Moorgat, Breendonk, 1871.

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Kwak

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.