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Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 1,994
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 365
Gots: 377 | FT: 26
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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Reviews by tarheels86:
Photo of tarheels86
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 2007 ed. Pours almost an opaque cloudy brown with little yeast floaties and a huge three finger, fizzy, tan head that has great retention staying for the entirety of the drink. Aromas of mangoes, passionfruit, candied dark fruits, dark chocolate, black cherries. Taste is bubby up front with some spicy alcohol, brown sugar, and cinnamon moving to sweet black cherries, dark chocolate, and finally ending with some spice and tart cherries. Completely superb.

2008 ed. Pours a clear to muddy chestnut brown that looks near black in the glass with a massive, towering, four-finger, dense, tan to brown head that has absolutely insane retention and leaves giants swathes of godly lacing. Aroma brings lots of Belgian dark fruits, red licorice, cocoa, tropical florals. Taste is rich, loaded with dark fruits, black cherries, red licorice, nice rum raisin booziness that is light and refined. Finishes with chocolate and cocoa. Enormous rich, full-bodied, complex. This and Westy 12 are truly some of the only beers I’ve had that just blow you away but how endlessly rich and complex they are but at the same time are so easy to drink. One of the best.

tarheels86, Nov 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage. Lot 2015190511-24FF.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, molasses, dark fruit, spice, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, molasses, fruit, and roast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and a slight alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with an interesting mix of aromas and flavors all around.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a large tulip glass a near pitch black with only a hint of ruby when held up to the light,a big blooming toasted almond colored head atop leaving globs of soapy-like lace behind as it settles very very slowly.Spiced aromas abound here notes of vanilla and clove really show up front lighter orange peel and pear appear as well,full near chewey mouthfeel almost makes it seem like dessert in a bottle for me.Complex flavors starting out with that vanilla mentioned before with a cola-like presence slightly clovey but not overly done with a brown sugar sweetness rounding out the finish.A very nice brew big on flavor just well crafted.

2006 bottle.

oberon, May 16, 2007
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Many thanks to MSUBulldog, a very generous Portland BA, for this sample.

Pours with extremely aggressive carbonation. Watch out or you may lose some of this fine concoction all over your counter as the head just goes crazy. Dark Brown body with a very thick and robust tan head. Great lacing. AN absolute winner. Head is very stable and lasting.

Aroma is surprisingly smoky. Liquorice rises next. Pretty soon lots of lovely candy, booze soaked cherries, raisons, and loads of generic tropical fruit smells excite the olfactory. This is not as fragrant as a quad like St. Bernie but it sure is lovely.

Flavor is better. Just perfect. There are so many tropical fruits in here and even more spice. Robust and intense, loaded with dark malt, cherries, and plums. Next I taste cola candy, those little gummi candies in the shape of coke bottles. Wood and smoke too. Wow. This is so damn good, damned near perfect.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Slightly warming and fun from the spice. Medium to full bodied but not in anyway that detract from drinkability. This one is a perfect drinker. I want more of this!!!

Far too complex and delicious to fit everything into one review after just one bottle. Will need many more samples to gauge the full spectrum of flavors that this beer had to offer.

DaPeculierDane, Jun 03, 2007
Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

DanGeo, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of ricke
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage.

A: Very dark brown with a minimal pale beige head that settles instantly and leaves basically no lacings.

S: Sweet malts and lots of fruit aromas (mostly plums and currants). Prominent but mild spiciness. Woody notes, a hint of chocolate and some alcohol. A pleasant and balanced smell, but it's somewhat restrained - it's almost like its character is too round.

T: The taste is basically just more of the same. Lost of sweet malts and rich flavors of fruits (plums, cherries, currants). Dark bread. Hints of chocolate, a general woody flavor and pleasant spices (reminiscent of Christmas spices). Some earthy yeast (that really gets bigger when the yeast sediments are poured into the glass, the yeast in this one really packs a lot of flavors). For some reason, in all the versions if Pannepot I've had, I think I pick up a taste that reminds me of Coca Cola, don't know how to describe it in any other way though. A light, not very tangy, tart note and some grassy hops in the middle. The finish is gently bitter with a decent amount of sweet alcohol and some wood, raisins, cherries and spices.

M: Rather full-bodied, very smooth texture. Mild carbonation.

D: A good beer. Tasty and balanced with a very round character. I really like how well the sweet malts and fruit esters go with the spices in this one. But overall, the flavors are a little restrained and it feels like the beer holds back a little. Turning everything up a notch of two wouldn't hurt it, I think.

ricke, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of brownbeer
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage

This was a slow gusher. It poured dark brown with a big, brown head that was slow to die.

Some funk in the nose, dark berry fruitiness, like blackberry, with a licorice spiciness.

The flavors are dark, rich malts with chocolate and spice. The carbonation is brisk and lively, and the finish is warm making for a nice sipper.

Solid beer overall, would like to try it again, definately not my favorite.

brownbeer, Mar 05, 2010
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4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bottle, 2006 vintage, reviewed 3/08. poured into chimay goblet.

A: opaque mahogany body, creamy mocha head but no lasting power and no stick. dissipates quickly and leaves a tiny ring around the edge. surprising considering the bottle very slowly foamed over upon opening.

S: loads going on here. starts bright with white grapes, pears, honey, waxy comb, darkens with raisins, port, even some rum soaked pastry. touches of spice, yeast, and alcohol. curious about the spices as they blend well. a bit of cinammon and clove.

T/M: so soft and creamy. hits up front fruity and lively, the darker fruits pull through mid palette along with some sugars. spicy, dry, lingering finish. the brightness in the nose doesnt really transfer as the taste is deeper, richer, and darker then the nose predicts. still plenty of port, rum, and fluffly pastry. finish is very yeasty and spicy with some leathery qualities.

D: very high for such a potent and impressive beer. a joy to have.

While I dont claim to love the style, this might be the best quad I've ever had. Ill have to break the Westy in the cellar out and see how it stacks up. Cheers!

kaimcm, Mar 13, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Schlais, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

tbryan5, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours pitch black with a thin cream to brown colored head. Great lacing.

S - Raisins and dates right away, brown sugar undernieth the dark fruits. smell candied something or other.

T - Rich dark cherry, plum, fig, rasin, earthy and pie spice, fairly sweet with a mild hop finish. Barely taste the alcohol. It doesn't assault the senses but it just tastes really, really good.

M - Fuller bodied than most Quads with good carbonation.

O - A great quad that stands up with the best of them. Glad I finally got to try this.

SkiBum22, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of joemetric
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of mvcramer
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a spectacular chocolate brown with a thin cream-colored head. I got a very complex aroma of spices and some fruity sweetness. The taste made my mouth as pleased as my nose had been. A wonderful blend of flavors rolled across my palate, starting with delicious malty sweetness. I also got some raisin-like flavors that balanced out the malt, as well as a handful of other spicy flavors blended deliciously into the brew. I love the Belgian beers and this one is at the top of the list of beers I would order at every chance I get. Simply spectacular.

mvcramer, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of farundrpar
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

farundrpar, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Ben7773, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of newk340
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage

A: a dark hazy amber, has a quickly receding head.

S: a plethora of dark, yet bitter, fruits... notably, prunes, figs, and cherries.

T: an initial sizzle of bitter cherries and raisins. a rather subdued finish as the dark fruits die away.

MF/D: a buzz of carbonation initially sizzles the tongue, but ends with a rather smooth, dry finish. a little boozy still with some lingering heat.

newk340, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2006.

Pours a dark murky orange brown with a big two finger tan head on top that's creamy and sticks around. Aromas of intoxicating vinous dark malts bathed in raisins, toffee, anise and a plethora of spiciness. Dark fruits underneath with strawberry and cherry popping out.

First sip brings sweet dark malts engulfed in a bath of chocolate and spice. A wave of vinous and dark fruit flavors rushes across the palate. Fruitiness flows down to a sweet finish. Earthy malt and spent yeast flavors linger on in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of fast moving carbonation. A bit over carbonated IMHO. An enjoyable brew that I would like to have again sometime. Will have to try some of the newer vintages.

orbitalr0x, Sep 12, 2009
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm sure I'll be going to bed after this one...been an active day...bottled my Scottish 80/-...gonna end it with a good brew.

This is one dark Belgian. Nearly pitch black, but shows hints of red when held to the light. Foamy upon popping the cap. Nice two-finger tall tan head on the pour. Reduced slowly, well supported by ample carbonation. Some nice stick to the glass.

Dark vinuous fruit aromas, darker than others though, raisin and prunes. Belgian yeast character comes through a little spicy and peppery. Light hints of roasted characters. Subtle alcohol rounds it out.

This is a tasty brew, no doubt. Big dark fruit characters, boozy raisins, fig, and prunes. Super dark candi sugar notes, rum like, leaves a bit of raw sugar aftertaste. Finishes with hints of chocolate and a whisp of cherries. Alcohol is noticable, but its just really smooth.

Smooth, medium bodied, doesn't finish quite as dry as some of the Trappist beers, but it isn't far behind. Slight residual sweetness. A bit of carbonation spikes the tongue.

This is a superb beer. Rich and complex, a little boozy but smooth (I know I've said that a few times, but this is a 10% beer), the way it should be. Finishes a little heavier than the Trappists, making it a little less drinkable, but the complexity makes up for it.

blitz134, Feb 25, 2008
Photo of danthehopslamman
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

danthehopslamman, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Absolutely awesome beer. A 330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. It was dark brown in color with a huge, airy tan head. The head retained quite well, so I waited a while to stick my nose in it. Spicy, dark fruit aroma. Nice fruity taste, not as spiced as I thought it would be, and a huge malt presence, both coffee and chocolate. Very smooth. I would consider this a sipping beer.
Thanks to Todd the beer guy at McKean and Charles for getting me to try this. I'll be having many more.

lordofthewiens, May 19, 2007
Photo of heddar33
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

heddar33, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

warnerry, Yesterday at 10:29 PM
Photo of dill
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A really unique beer. Really thick and deep mahogany in color. Lots of spices and a nice sweetness to it. Caramel and figs are noted. The warmth from the alcohol is present throughout. What a great one to sip in the cold weather, but not bad outside by the bbq in the summer time either. Just a really good beer.

dill, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, dated 2006. Pours a dark brown with a huge fizzy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass. This is darker and has more carbonation than the Danish version.

The aroma is very subdued. Light chocolate malts and a little dark fruit, leather and alcohol.

The flavor is smooth rich chocolate malts and some dark fruit with some alcohol and enough bitterness to balance it and give it a dry finish. Some spices come out as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium with sparkly carbonation.

Overall, a nice dessert beer. I think I prefer the Danish version slightly - it's a little more complex. I do like the decadent flavors of this version a little more though even though they are not as complex. The aroma in this one was not very present compared to the Danish. And this one is thinner. While both are dessert type beers, they are quite a bit different.

Beaver13, Nov 24, 2007
Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev -8%

Callmecoon, Dec 28, 2011
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Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
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