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Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 1,944
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 361
Gots: 368 | FT: 27
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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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

JimmyTango, Apr 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Riggsy, Mar 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

ales4baldo, Mar 28, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -2.8%

Big thanks to MrKennedy for this as an extra nice suprise indeed ive been waiting to try this one and its the 2010 vintage which pours a very dark cherry brown, with a creamy rising two finger head and nice lacing,the smell is dark cherries,oak,brandy and boozy alcohol,the mouthfeel is nice and full bodied with tastes of cherries,dark plums,nutmeg,brandy,bready malts,raisins and finished with a floral bittersweetness and overall its really nice and if i saw it in the shops i would definately revisit cheers.

ADZA, Mar 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

TMath524, Mar 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

whinton, Mar 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

bmur112, Mar 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

jacobb, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

DaveONan, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

BayouBengal1537, Mar 18, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -6.9%

2009 vintage imbibed 3/16/2012. The scent was surprisingly floral for the deep color which exactly replicated the beer bottle color and the taste that followed. A taste rich and dark that encouraged me to let it ramble across all the taste buds in my mouth before swallowing. Swallow was smooth and rich. Initial taste was rich caramel apple with a hint of fig. A rich molasses finish with a bit of bitterness that was initially a bit difficult to overcome, As if the caramel had come within a whiff of being singed. Yet, I found myself sighing and shaking my head in appreciation after each swallow. I don't agree with the boozy comment of another reviewer. This beer keeps its ABV under wraps. The glass grew on me as I continued. This beer is a sipper. I am not sure that I will seek another out, but I will be grateful if one presents itself.

BeerIsPoetry, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Bottle dated 2011

A: A very dark reddish-brown pour with a huge and dense tan head. Head retention is excellent, but only mild lacing.

S: Wonderful fruity aroma. Cherries, raisins, grapes and some belgian yeast mixed in. Caramel helps sweeten it up a lot. Some molasses too? Some unknown spiciness, almost like cinnamon?

T: Very sweet dark fruits. Lots of cherry and grapes with some plums and raisins. Sweetness finally fades leaving a more tart/overripe fruit flavor. Some molasses present along with the caramel aspect. Cloves and perhaps some pepper? A little boozy. I even get a little cocoa here and there.

M: Thick and syrupy sweet.

O: A very complex brew, a bit boozy (this is quite fresh) but melds together in an interesting manner. It's sweet, then a little tart; fruity and then spicy. Flavors meld nicely once it's warmed up fully. Interesting for sure. Will have to try some aged versions.

Dope, Mar 15, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%

An 11.2 ounce bottle of the 2010 vintage, generously sent by optimator13; thank you! Enjoyed via goblet back during the site outage, and transfered now from my review spreadsheet.

Pours a dark mahogany color with deep blood red hues; a two centimeter thick layer of tan head develops with glorious retention. Even twenty minutes in, I’m still greeted by a thin layer of khaki bubbles coating the surface of the liquid. Minimal lacing.

The aroma is of date, dark cherry, raisin, plum, faint oak, a touch of chocolate, ample caramel, clove, and perhaps a faint hint of nutmeg. Very complex and inviting.

Prominent flavors include the dark cherry, date, plum, oak, and some warming alcohol. Also noticeable are the caramel, raisin, chocolate, clove, and other muddled spice flavors (can’t seem to identify them, sorry). Again, well balanced and delicious, but I am surprised with the prominence of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is great; amply carbonated, not overly sticky or resinous, coats the palate whilst drinking yet finishes relatively cleanly. Warming alchol on the finish, but minimal to no burn.

Overall, a great quadrupel and an instant favorite of mine. It is certainly worthy of praise and acclaim.

eclipse54, Mar 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

slowfade, Mar 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Peyton5410, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

jkane101, Mar 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Beautiful example of a dark belgian strong ale. The best Struisse has to offer.

Blackish brown with plenty of nutty head fluffing on top of the glass.

Spice notes immediately noticeable. Wonderful chocolate aroma.

Dark chocolate and warm spice envelope the palate. Less malty sweetness than some beers in the style.

Silky mouthfeel, not quite as chewy as I might expect from a beer of this gravity.

Overall on of my favorites in this style. The spice character of this beer really sets it apart.

RefugeeStryker, Mar 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

bdbd, Mar 06, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%

With thanks to MrKennedy for bringing this back for me from Warners at the Bay.

2010 Vintage. Served at room temperature. It’s not that hot today.

Cap comes off with some smoke. Pours basically black with a thin somewhat tanned head.

Smell is lots of spice, Belgian yeast, and chocolate. A subtle roast character along with malt and dark fruits. A complex cacophony of cherries and marzipan. Also an organic cheese-y character. Pretty vinous on the whole.

Taste is a facsimile of the nose. Alcohol is detectable but largely subdued. Initial balanced sweetness is followed with a sharp red wine tannin-esque astringency and dryness.

Overall I appreciate this as a very complex quad, despite perhaps having a self-confessed minor prejudice against the style. Would love to drink this again a further 5 years down the track, I bet it’s even better.

danieelol, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8%

LockeSD, Mar 01, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +2.3%

2010 vintage. 33cl. Poured into St Bernardus chalice. Served at Tongerlo. Best before 30-4-16.  Dark, dark brown. Yeast chunks sink to bottom of glass. Beige head, moderate retention.   Soapy lacing, not sticky. Aroma nice caramel sweetness. Raisins and dates. Slight alcohol aroma. Mouthfeel rich, thick, creamy. Taste smooth, moderate sweetness. Dark pitted fruits. Complex and delicious. 

KickbacksSteve, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

QuezXLV, Feb 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

amrozga, Feb 24, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

Grabbed a 2006 vintage bottle at Bridgetown Beerhouse in Portland.

Looks like a quad but perhaps the nearly 6 years in the bottle has really reduced the carbonation. It does not look like most Belgian beers based on carbonation. Its very dark and very little light gets through the very deep brown reddish tone. The smell however, does have that spiced quad smell without any doubt. It has that figgy smell mixed with spices. Very nice and no booze in the scent what so ever. However it is not outstanding in anyway but definitely above average. Now this beer's taste is basically why it is so well known and sought out. There is no sign of alcohol what so ever and the 10% has to be a lie. It has all of the flavors you would expect in a Belgian dark beer such as this. There are the dark fruity flavors and spices mixed together very well. One of the best tasting Quads I have had in a very long time and I am really not into quads. But perhaps the aging of this beer has been the key. The mouthfeel however is slightly above average and what I expected. Its got a very low level of carbonation and has a medium mouthfeel. I was expecting a more dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is solid. I gave it a 4 because its great, but not making me go and purchase the last one I saw at the store. Its easy to drink, if you like Belgian beers, however there are others out there that are better. But nonetheless, this is a very good beer and I would grab it if I was you to try and see for yourself.

Vancoubeer, Feb 22, 2012
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 1,944 ratings.