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Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 2,044
Reviews: 783
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 364
Gots: 386 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
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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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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Josiah2729, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottle poured into an unbranded chalice

Pours a very deep, dark amber with glimmering lighter amber highlights. Beige head that recedes fairly quickly, little to no lacing. Dried dark fruit, candi sugar and hints of spice on the nose. Opens with raisin, dried black cherry and plum, hints of date, joined by rich dark fig and yeasty esters. Finishes semi dry with lingering dark fruit, spice including light clove, caramel notes and warming alcohol. Full-bodied, light carbonation, smooth, light syrupy somewhat chewy mouthfeel. An exceptional quadrupel that is a must try for any fan of Belgian quads.

chanokokoro, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at 1702 in Tucson into 10oz glass. Pours a ruby red molasses brown with no head. Nice dried fruit and chocolate Belgian aromas. Taste is really nice belgian yeasty chocolate with a great sweet dried fruit flavor followed by a bit of peppery spice. Lots of heat with this one...abv is high and its noticeable.
Overall a fantastic quad...well woth the price.

DrinkSlurm, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jchlan109, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. 2011 Vintage.

A- Pours a murky, mostly opaque dark brown color that's almost black with a 3/4 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large patch of surface foam. Lacing is a bit weak and slides down the glass quickly.

S- Boozy with some Belgian candy sugar aroma and a bit of yeast. There's some roasted malt but it's mostly lost within all the sweetness and alcohol.

T- Some booze in the front but it quickly smooths out to the Belgian candy sugar sweetness and dark roasted malt. Some spice and non-lingering hop bitterness. The finish brings notes of caramel and a bit of chocolate.

M- Semi-creamy and very unimposing allowing the liquid to slide down the throat effortlessly. Medium-low carbonation assists in this characteristic and the body has the perfect amount of fullness.

O- I had never heard of this until I saw it hiding in the bottom of the cooler in my local nothing-too-special package store. I saw how highly rated it is and decided to give it a go even though it had obviously been sitting there for over a year. So glad I took the chance because this is one of the best Quads I've ever had. Beautiful balance and pairs well with some havarti cheese. Cheers!

Immortale25, Dec 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jtdolla911, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of rarbring
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark chestnut brown brew, a tan high head, little lacing but good curtains.

A smell of ripe oranges, raisins, figs, dates, almonds and Sherry.

Tasting of brown sugar, dark dried fruits and ripe oranges.

Medium high carbonation, soft and sticky, a good body, a light dry finish.

It is really a very good beer,

rarbring, Dec 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

TThurling, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of pelicon
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought all vintage 0,33 bottles in beer shop in Brussels. This is 2009.

A: Pours dark chocolate brown almost opaque color with good slightly off-white head into properly washed glass. Good lacing.

S: Dried dark fruits, malt, maybe some molasses, hint of caramel and chocolate.

T: Tongue follows the nose. Dried dark fruits mashed with malt, some molasses and caramel character. A hint of spiciness which rounds the beer. Overall very balanced with a touch of alcohol.

O: Definitely will buy again as many as I'll find. I always enjoy quads. Maybe I'll even put some age on newer ones.

pelicon, Dec 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

PerHops, Nov 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

valdieu2, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8%

ejimhof, Nov 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

SGToliver, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Phelps
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark chocolate brown. The head is a light tan with staying power, connecting in sloping hills of foam.

Vibrant aroma on this one. Good amount of red grapes and figs, maple syrup, burnt oats, a little cinnamon. Like an alcoholic oatmeal raisin cookie.

Now this is how i like it. More malty, less fruity. Big notes of maple syrup, grape, toast and alcohol. Fumes containing a mix of booze and roasted malts fill the mouth after the finish.

Body is pretty similar to the Pannepot Reserva: silky-smooth medium, gentle fizz. Soft bitterness plays off a little alcohol heat.

This is my kind of quadruple. The blend of spices, roasted malts and fruit flavors is nearly perfect. A world-class brew.

Phelps, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

tinypyramids, Nov 22, 2012
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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
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

cosmonick, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Anonymous1, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8%

littlebeer, Nov 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

jIsh, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

funkyaudio, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

brikelly, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage, cellar temp, Bought at Green Jug in Woodland Hills, $6.99

A- Solid 1 finger head with tan, mocha color. Dissipated quickly with a small amount of carbonation

S- Candied, boozy dark fruits. Molasses

T- Dry candied fruit, prune, molasses, roasted malt backbone, fits the style and impresses on every sip. Not too sweet, nice dry finish. alcohol is smooth and hidden well. Some reviewers are noting a red berry flavor but Im not getting that. Maybe that comes with age.

Really wanted to age this for 3 or more years but also wanted to know what it tastes like only a year old. Was surprised to see this at the store and swooped it up immediately knowing I'd seen BA reviewers talking about it. Especially surprised by the price point. Will definitely have again.

Beerbuddy21, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Nov 07, 2012
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 2,044 ratings.