Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by DoktorZee:
4.38/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from an OLD bottle into a schooner. No best before date, but the date on the bottle was 2007! Let see how this one cellared!
A - deep brown with immediate effervescence when poured into the glass. Small tan head that disappears fairly quickly. A bit of cloudiness/chunkiness - had to carefully remove it from the bottom of the bottle. Very obviously carbonated. Continues to roil at the top of the glass.
S - combination of a yeast plus caramel. Bit of a sweet and sour odor as well (dried fruit).
T - slightly bitter initial flavor overtaken by a huge burst of dark fruit. Some moderately dark malt flavors there, but the sweetness never dominates (or really comes for the forefront!) The tartness continues to work on the palate well after drinking it.
M - surprisingly light mouthfeel; it looked like it would be heavy, but with a combination of the significant carbonation and lower specific gravity it's positively surprising!
D - the alcohol is definitely there, just beneath the surface but it's nicely balanced by the carbonation and the tartness.
Overall this is a very tasty beer, but also a bit of a labor of love to finish strongly as it's a delicious beast. Very interesting comparison with the Jewbilation 1x series in that they look similar, but instead of a sweet malt bomb it's a finely balanced tart and enticing brew. Very nice.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2011 21:08:08 | More by DoktorZee
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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 1,867 ratings.