Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by DaveFL1976:
4/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this little guy at the Toranado. 'Twas the first I'd seen it on a beer menu and reckoned that I should give it a try.
It's been a month now since I've had it, so I'm not going to get into the intricate details of my drinking experience, but I will note my general take-away from the beer:
Not as good as I'd hoped.
It was a near-gusher upon opening, and while all the beer was saved and made its way into our glass, the head that seemed so excited to escape the bottle dissipated without haste once it made it into the glass.
Belgian Strong Dark Ales are one of my favorite styles, but this lacked the general smoothness and sip-ability that one hopes for in the style. Instead, it was a bit harsh and off balance.
Let's hope I got a bad bottle. They're the same style, but due to votes, this is ranked above Chimay Blue, which I consider great, but not superb. Based on my sample size of one with the pannepot, I'd rank it as only 'good.'
Same brewer, though... I consider Black Albert to be near the top of my list.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2009 01:37:01 | More by DaveFL1976
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4.39/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy dark brown-mahogany color with a billowy off white head. The head fades rather slowly over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of darker fruit smells with lots of plum, raisin, and fig. Along with the darker fruit smells comes plenty of bready and lightly roasted malt smells. Some yeasty smells as well as some other sweet aromas of a caramel and toffee nature come along as well. A bit of spice of coriander and clove as well as a slightly funky like smell come and linger on the nose creating a rather dark and sweet but slightly funky off aroma to sit on the nose.
Taste – The taste begins with a very dark fruit sweet flavor with tons of raisin, fig, plum, and cherry. The sweeter flavors are matched by a bit of a bready and doughy taste with a hint of a chocolate and a bit of roasted malt mixed within. The yeast and spice that were detected in the nose come on more strongly toward the middle of the taste and bring a very nice dimension to the brew, complementing well the sweeter dark fruit flavors of the brew nicely. Some candied sugar flavors and a little bit of a rummy booziness develop on the tongue as the flavors advances, bringing a little bit of warmth to the taste. At the very end, a little bit of earth and a light woody/oaky flavor join the profile which end up leaving a very tasty and somewhat smoother, but robust sweet dark fruit quad flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess for a brew of 10 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. The average thickness and carbonation are a nice compromise for the sweeter dark fruit and boozy, oaky, and spiced flavors of the brew and makes for a nice easy drinking, yet slower sipping brew overall.
Overall – This is one quite tasty quad. This one is on the tops of my list. Dark fruity, nicely spiced, and yeasted, with a good blend of a warming taste/feel, but all while maintaining a great drinkability and enjoyability. This is quite a nice quad!!
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2014 02:26:29 | More by Darkmagus82
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.