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Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 1,952
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 364
Gots: 369 | 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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Photo of RefugeeStryker
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of bdbd
5/5  rDev +14.9%

bdbd, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of danieelol
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of LockeSD
4/5  rDev -8%

LockeSD, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of QuezXLV
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

QuezXLV, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of amrozga
5/5  rDev +14.9%

amrozga, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of Vancoubeer
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of slammgrass
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

slammgrass, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

clarkw42, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. :)

justintcoons, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev -8%

John11486, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of bullywee
4/5  rDev -8%

bullywee, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Sean9689, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Mark000, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of smarks2327
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

smarks2327, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Antnyd82
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Antnyd82, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of YaKnowBrady
5/5  rDev +14.9%

YaKnowBrady, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Brewsed, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of mlazzaro
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

mlazzaro, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Leftofthedial, Feb 07, 2012
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 1,952 ratings.