At the time of Napoleon, Pauwel Kwak was a brewer and owner of the inn “De Hoorn” in Dendermond. Mailcoaches came pausing every day. But at that time the coachmen were not allowed to leave the team to quench their thirst with the passengers. The inventive innkeeper therefore had a special Kwak glass blown, which could be hung on the carriage. This allowed the coachmen to keep their Kwakbier close at hand.
Today Kwak is one of the few remaining historical Belgian beers and it is still served in his original Kwak glass with respect for tradition. Recognizable, special and just as unique as the taste of the beer itself.
Taste with all your senses
Enjoy Kwak to the fullest and with all your senses.
To see: Kwak is known for its deep bright amber color and a sturdy cream-colored foam head. The clear wood of the holder contrasts nicely with the beer.
Sniff: You smell a soft fruity and malty aroma, with a slightly spicy character. Furthermore, earthy and very subtle aromas of banana and perhaps a touch of pineapple or mango in the background.
Tasting: Discover the very soft, fruity attack, a nougat-like firmness and the slightly spicy character. Licorice notes that turn into a warm finish reminiscent of caramelized banana. The bitterness initially remains in the background and eventually comes out spicy.