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Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 1,887
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 352
Gots: 353 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Fisherman's Ale is a dark ale brewed with spices. Pannepot is a term that describes the Fishing Boats from the village of De Panne. Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

EBC:99, IBU:27, OG:1100, FG:1025, ABV:10%
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallaertau MF

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006)
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czfreeman

California

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

YES! Finally the great Pannepot. Marketed as Sluiswaachter in Cadzand,
Opening the bottle, the foamy head rushes out of the top, quickly poured into my goblet, beautiful thick mokka head.Black, mocha, light red tones, black, thick Quad.
Really intense on aromatics. Deep, very deep. After several moments, smoke, fig, raisin, cherry, grape, grape jam, red wine, tobacco, alcohol spice adding a big blast of spice, yeast, prune, nutmeg, clove, black pepper.
Caramels,toffee, all come into play as well, but the aromatics are so well balanced, and finishes so spicy, not worried about an overly-sweet brew. Immensely Aromatic!
At first sip,love love at first sip I meant to say, but hard to type with eyes closed.
Immense-Cherry,fig,tobacco,leather,raisin, alocohol, spice-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, red wine, Cabernet Savi. vinegar, vinegary oaky sweet-sour mustiness. Grape jam, mustard seed, port wine,ends with perfect warm blast.
...Yet somehow ends tart, tingling, sourish and exciting. NOt overly rich or sweet in the yeast. It's a Quad/Flemish Sour Hybrid in Flavor.
Never had a Quad this good before, the complexity, balance of heavy/light, sweet/sour ise truly a work of great talent.
Have a bottle of Westy I'm saving for when my Dad visits, but this is the best so far. The monks have big steps to follow!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 20:52:03 | More by czfreeman
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This beer is an opaque, red-highlighted dark brown that's actually thicker and more viscous than I expect. It seems to have a body that's fuller than is typical for the style and lands almost at stout thickness. The brown head is big and frothy, the bubbles airing out to drop to a full head of foam that stays there thickly, losing height very slowly as the beer recedes while lacing the glass with patches and legs.
Lots of depth and complexity lie within the smell and taste of this beer, new aromas and flavors seeming to develop with every sip. It achieves a difficult balance in dry and sweet notes, vinous or herbal and more "loose" or flowing, as it were. Tons of dark fruits notes, both fresh and dried, are present from start to finish. Not so much cherry, but there's lots of fig, dates, plums, etc., including grapes that, with certain other notes, give it a red wine character which transitions with a creamy sweetness, more fruits, and some warming alcohol to more of a port. Wood is firm, not too drying but with enough character to add more, and there's some must and spicing as well. With a little acidity and more tartness, in the middle it also takes on an aspect of mulled cider. It's a little bit peppery and sharp in the middle-end, while just a touch of herbal leaf is all the hop contribution really needed. The candi sugar-like sweetness takes a strong turn toward the end, then it finishes with a big complexity of tartness, acidity, fruit, must, anise, and ethanol.
The mouthfeel maintains the balance that seems impossible almost perfectly. it has to even out the dryness, biting acidity, and tartness, along with the wood and fusel notes contributed, with what would otherwise be a cloying and sticky sweetness such that the extreme of each side is avoided without confusing the tongue to exasperation. The body has lots of texture and, while full, edges back toward medium to keep from being too heavy. Crispness is firm from beginning to end, while a creamy smoothness takes nothing away from it.

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Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 1,887 ratings.