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Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers

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1,919 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,919
Reviews: 775
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 360
Gots: 367 | FT: 28
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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slammgrass

Belgium

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance: Poured into a tulip glass from the bottle (bottle states 2010). Opaque, black, creamy head, bubbly, no noticeable bubbles

Smell: cranberry or lingonberry jam mashed with vanilla, jammy, sweet, alcohol, very ripe fruit on the nose, after a while this becomes more noticeable as vanilla.

Taste: full, voluminous, fruit, jam.

Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, it’s got that really thick ripe crushed blackberry or blueberry coating that I really love about a hearty and deep wine.

Overall: Wow. Where to start. Pannepot has fruity and jammy notes without the underlying cinnamon which I find to be ubiquitous among Belgian “quad” styles, or ones that are double “dubbels.” As I began to drink and finish this beer I noticed it went beyond the style and I ended up appreciating it much more as a stout. It’s so complex, rich, and exactly what I love about beer; the ability to surprise and then win your heart. This beer was so utterly refreshing to try something that went beyond the style to produce a robust, strong, and unique beer.

02-20-2012 20:25:39 | More by slammgrass
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clarkw42

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

02-19-2012 04:17:48 | More by clarkw42
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

02-18-2012 17:56:46 | More by chrispoint
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-18-2012 05:56:53 | More by Beezee
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +1.8%

Vintage 2010. Poured into a snifter.

A: Appears almost black with ruby red highlights. Has 2 fingers of tight-laced tan head that persists to hang around until the end. The lacing is thick and coats the glass fully. Carbonation is either moderate or moderately-heavy, but it is hard to tell with how dark it is.

N: Concord grape, cherry, overripe plum, doughy bread, molasses and fruity esters.

T: Concord grape, cherry Jolly Rancher, overripe plum and notes of bittersweet chocolate upfront. Mid-palate really boasts molasses along with doughy bread, tobacco, prune and a nice huge earthiness. Finishes with some funk, hay, leather, dark Belgian candy sugar and maybe some charred wood.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, warming and really sticky.

O: Very complex and enjoyable. Extremely easy drinking for a 10% abv. Starts sweet with a ton of dark fruit then continues to play with your palate until it finally ends earthy leaving a candy-like linger. This is a very unique Quad sharing a lot of characteristics similar to and Old Ale or English Barleywine. I like. :)

02-17-2012 00:40:01 | More by justintcoons
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev -8%

02-17-2012 00:05:02 | More by John11486
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bullywee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8%

02-16-2012 11:30:36 | More by bullywee
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -17.7%

Bottle, 2010 vintage, into Bruery tulip. About time I tick this.

A - Pours black mocha-colored head, thin ring, thin film on top.

S - Struise yeasty malty sweetness, dark fruits, plums, raisins, candies. The booze is well-hidden the by the big sugary sweetness...not sure if that's good or bad. Pretty sweet.

T - Candy, spices, sweet dark fruit, slight boozy kick. More plums, raisins, figs, etc. Again, pretty darn sweet but I do get more booze on the palate when compared to the nose, so at least there's a little more going on here. Finish is an oaky fruity sweetness.

M - Full, smooth, good carbonation, dry oak finish.

O - A little too sweet and slightly boozy right now. I think the 2010 vintage needs some more time to smooth out and loose some of the overpowering sugary sweetness. I picked out some spices, but I think it's too sweet to really appreciate them at this time. It's a nice Quad, but no where near world-class for me.

02-16-2012 03:32:56 | More by Sean9689
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-16-2012 00:07:55 | More by Mark000
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -8%

02-14-2012 23:58:32 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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smarks2327

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-13-2012 17:20:41 | More by smarks2327
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-12-2012 17:05:57 | More by Antnyd82
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8%

02-11-2012 23:23:33 | More by Tyrawlings
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-11-2012 18:25:36 | More by YaKnowBrady
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Brewsed

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-10-2012 21:29:41 | More by Brewsed
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11.2 oz. bottle served cooler than cellar temp. Dark red-brown body with a khaki colored head. Awesome caramel notes in both the smell and the aroma. Also aromatic yeast and a slight alcohol notes as well. Very viscous beer, doesn't come off as syrupy though. High lever of carbonation. Mild bitterness, minimal hop presence. Spices and Belgian yeast pair very nicely. I can't put my finger on what kind of spices are used, but that is a good thing. Notable alcohol content, feeling warm. I have always liked this beer, and it gets way better with age. I found it tastes better as it breaths in the glass a little bit as well.

02-07-2012 21:38:21 | More by mlazzaro
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Leftofthedial

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-07-2012 08:36:26 | More by Leftofthedial
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prender1482

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-04-2012 23:34:09 | More by prender1482
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.93/5  rDev +13.3%

2010 bottle, poured into an Ommegang flute. Pours a very dark red brown with ruby tints at the edges. Thin, fine light tan head with great retention. Intense aroma of dark and light fruit and fruit esters, sweet malt; slight mineral component. Nicely integrated dark fruit, sweet and caramel malt, cherry juice. Flavors a beautifully melded. Nice dark fruit finish with a hint of hops and a slight alcohol bite. Great carbonation and a creamy heavy body. An excellent quad. Almost too tempting, I just wanted to keep tasting it but had to pace myself because of the ABV.

02-04-2012 04:30:28 | More by LiquidAmber
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herrorara

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-31-2012 20:41:01 | More by herrorara
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time4abeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-30-2012 17:53:46 | More by time4abeer
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-30-2012 01:38:35 | More by jfcaa193
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-29-2012 05:20:48 | More by rjacobs6
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jono311

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev -10.8%

Appearance-Dark brown bordering on black with a thick tan head that stays fairly constant until the beer warms a bit then some good thick lacing.

Smell-Heavily on the caramel rich malty sweetness with some sweeter spice tones. Some might say cinnamon sugar or maple sugar like aromas.

taste- Follows the nose closely. Very little hop presence this is malty sipper for sure. Dried dark berries, a bit of bitter chocolate, and plenty of spice. Lasting finish.

Mouthfeel- Rich and nicely carbonated. The 10% provides some warmth mid sip and thins the beer out a bit at the swallow. You can feel the booze a bit in this one.

Drinkability- definitely a sipper, ideal for cold or damp evenings.

Overall a high quality quad but a little on the spiced side for my personal taste.

01-26-2012 21:53:12 | More by jono311
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raverjames

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-25-2012 21:02:59 | More by raverjames
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 1,919 ratings.