Kwak - Fruity Beer in Brussels
I’ll confess: I really like this beer, but this was only the second time I ever tasted it. It’s not a beer you get in a German supermarket, so it’s not something I get to drink often. That makes the rare trips to Belgium even nicer: knowing I can always have a fresh Kwak.
Kwak is fun because it usually comes in a round-bottomed glass held by a wooden beer holding device of a kind. In Restaurant Toone, Brussels, it came in a Kwak glass but with a flat bottom. You could still get the “kwak” sound from the glass when the beer and the air meet in the very narrow middle of the glass while drinking.
To my untrained nose, Kwak smells like pears and a bit like cardamom. When you first sip it, it’s very sparkly and tangy at first, but that passes quickly in the mouth. It’s not bitter at all, but rather fruity and sweet. Towards the end of the glass I was even able to smell some banana aromas.
If you get a chance, try Kwak, maybe you’ll like it as much as I do.
The beer was poured from a keg.
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