In the 18th century there was a very well-known brewer in the Dendermonde area. His name was Pauwel Kwak. He brewed his own beer, which was dark and heavy and also had a coaching inn on the road between Mechelen and Gent, where the mail coaches used to stop for a break.
Pauwel Kwak has earthy aromas, a malty character with touches of liquorice, a nougat-like robustness and a warm finish not unlike caramelised banana. Yeast and red fruits are the strongest aromas, but you will also find a few herbs.
The caramel is quite noticeable, together with the herbs and orange zest. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and herbal.
8.4 % ABV