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Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 1,966
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 364
Gots: 374 | FT: 28
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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 Shadman
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage. Been in my basement almost a year.

When they described it as a dark ale on the bottle label, they sure weren't kidding. Dark, Dark brown with some reddish tinges along the glass edge.

Dried fruit, dates, molassess, hint of licorice or aisne and a fair bit of boozy vapour.

Sweet dark malts in the form of unrefined sugar ( malassess), clove like spiciness, dark fruit, and enough booze to keep a person from getting carried away.

Full bodied without being to thick and too sticky.

A definite sip and savour brew.

Shadman, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of wordemupg
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle poured into tulip july21 2010

A dark cola in color with a two fingers of tan head that hangs around for a few minutes leaving a couple patches of lace, pretty dark but I can still see some sediment at the edge of the glass

S lots of dark fruit, brown sugar, licorice, some spice, raisins and just a little booze, very nice

T as it smells but I pick up on more licorice then I smell and more dark fruits, well flavors come out from everywhere I guess. a fairly complex beer that makes you think with every sip

M pretty thick but nothing you need to chew, just a little heat but very enjoyable

D such a well rounded beer hard not to enjoy this one, for a beer of this strength it's dangerously drinkable

2007 vintage and I would love to see how this would age further I could see it doing quite well. for my 500th review I thought I would knock one off the top 100 and this was a good way to do it

wordemupg, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of Reaper16
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle - 2008 Vintage - served into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice

Pours a rich shade of brown somewhere between chestnut and Pepsi. I never get a lot of head when I pour into my Rochefort or Chimay chalices but the thin finger of light beige foam never fully disappears. Though small in stature the foam head does leave lots of spindly lacing. Pannepot sits heavy in the glass, looking from afar to be more like a pudding than a beverage.

The full compliment of dark fruits pop out immediately. Aromas of plum, fig, black cherry and lots of dried raisin blast out of the glass. The fruits smell as if they were dredged through cinnamon and graham cracker. Toasty bread crusts and caramel too. This doesn't reinvent the wheel in the Quadrupel style (though there is a nicely astringent hop presence). What Pannepot does to is cleanly execute the aromas that the best beers in the style are known to deliver. Pannepot smells better than some Trappist versions of the style.

The taste follows the nose to a T. Toasty, crusty malt flavors meet a cinammon-forward spice element, accenting the juicy plum and black cherry and raisin flavors. Perhaps a smidge of candi sugar. This is the hoppiest quad I think I've ever had; there is plenty of leafy European hop flavors to be found here, maybe even a trace element of orange. Caramel comes out with warmth as well as a tiny amount of roast character. This is very complex.

Pannepot has a wonderful mouthfeel; best I've had in the style. It is thick enough to suggest fullness but it isn't so thick that the sweet flavors become overbearing. There is a certain silky quality as the beer passes your tongue. The carbonation is not harsh but is present enough to matter for palate cleansing purposes; if you need some you can swish the beer in your mouth to agitate it. It goes down so easily and the bottle size is prefect for the intensity and complexity of flavor.

This is world-class. I think I like it more than Rochefort 10. I think it might be the best Quadrupel that I've ever had (and I've had pretty much every significant one outside of the venerable Westvleteren 12). The complexity is incredible but it is also easy to drink. I think that non-beer nerds could immediately take a liking to this beer, especially if you pair it with a rich dessert. De Struise tends to make these really expensive beers - $9-10 for a 11.2oz. bottle - that are also totally worth the steep price. This is a wonderful special occasion beer.

Reaper16, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of 05Harley
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage: 2008 Lot D Best before 09/2014

Purchased through Kracked Kettle, Netherlands.

Price - $7.18 US

Appearance: Look at the head on that one, WOW. Pour it slow and to the side, you don't want to waste it. Deep brown in color almost black with an off-white frothy head. Amazing retention.

Smell: A spicey nose with Rasins and cherries. A definite hint of George Clinton in there.

Taste: Spicey yet sweet and bitter. Much more complex than the smell probably due to the yeast. Picking up the cherries along with caramel.

Mouthfeel: creamy and silky smooth upfront. Dry with an alcohol warmth in the aftertaste.

Drinkability: This beer is super smooth. Having had 05, 06 and 07 I'd have to say 08 is as good as good as it gets. Love the flavor and carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden and burried in the flavor, what an awesome beer. I can have back to back servings and enjoy each sip like it was my first. My favorite Quad to date (yeah better than Rochefort 10).

05Harley, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of wcintula
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahhhh, thank you to the gentlemen at Struise. "2009" poured into a Chimay chalice and enjoyed in the backyard on a hot summer day.

This is the darkest opaque brown quadrupel with a nice creamy caramel head that sticks to the glass as drunk and diminishes to look as a lost coast on a sinking continent. The smell at first is of caramel and malts but as it warms I pick up banana, nuts, vanilla, and dried fruit aromas. The taste is sweet and strongly malty with a dryness on the way down. It's a full-bodied, viscous, lightly carbonated pleasure to drink and had I more of these, I'd not stop until four. A strong delicious brew.

wcintula, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of Luk13
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle, 2007 vintage. Slow gusher. Beautiful looking beer, dark dark brown with a pillowy white head. I get lots of plums and cherries in the smell with some candy cane and belgian yeast some caramel too. Taste is sweet but not overwhelmingly so, very well balanced as the sweetness is cut off by the alcohol. Palate is perfect, rich and chewy.

Luk13, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of Chico1985
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I don't think I've seen this around here before, and I stumbled upon a bunch of 2006 bottles in a random store in Hartford last week. I bought 4 of them for $5 a piece, not a bad find methinks.

A little bit of gushing but no beer lost, poured into an oversized wine glass. Color is very dark brown, no light getting through. Head is beige and seems to be settles for a while at 1 finger. Stays in tact the whole time and leaves lacing here and there.

Smell is very strong of dark fruit (raisins especially), spice and chocolate. Very leathery and musty.

Taste is amazing - I've never had it fresh but I'm sure the 4 years age has done this beer very, very well. Pretty much matches the smell. It still screams musty raisins, plums and cherries with a nice spicy kick on the way down. A little bit of grassy-ness (hops?) Yeast taste is surprisingly low for a Belgian.

Excellent mouthfeel as well. Creamy, fluffy and luscious. Yes, luscious. Very little alcohol detectable and carbonation is about perfect, on the low side.

I had a 4-year old Rochefort 10 earlier this year and I'll be damned if this wasn't better. Definitely more drinkable and cheaper. Excellent, somewhat underrated quad. So glad I have 3 more.

**more notes - 5/29/11**

Opened a 2006 on Memorial Day Weekend, on a beautiful Sunday. Still going strong at 5 years old. Incredibly smooth and drinkable at 10%, I think the scent beats out the taste, but this particular vintage is probably one of my all-time favorite beers. I have one more 2006 that I will probably open in a few years.

Chico1985, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of drpimento
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Wheee dogs! Big beer! Poured with a huge, light tan, fine, foamy, thick head and some lace. Color is lightly cloudy, reddish brown. Aroma is malt, toffee, dark ripe fruit, leather, dark earth, and licorice. Flavor is like nose but with big sweet and some bitter. Body is excellent with perfect carbonation for this particular beer. Finish is like flavor plus alcohol warmth and is fairly long. Nice end of the day brew. Maybe even a second.

drpimento, Jul 13, 2010
Photo of clegolfski
4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2007 Vintage at Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, OH

A = Deep and dark with a dark brown head that evaporates down to a nice settled layer.

S = Complex. It smells fruity the funkiness comes through and really made me curious to try the beer. There is some cocoa in there too.

T = Mmmm that decarbonated Belgian yeast must. Yum. The cocoa is there too and there is a slight tartness on the edges. It finishes clean and is replaced by a alcohol warming with none of the alcohol burn.

M = Wow how can it be so full and rich but so lite. Amazing

D = Theoretically I could drink this all day but man you really have to sip it slow to enjoy the flavor. Not to mention the 10 percent will leave you a little off if you session this guy.

clegolfski, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 2007 Vintage.

(A)- Pours a deep dark brown/purple almost black color that produced a huge foamy brown head that is not going anywhere; still over 3 fingers even after several minutes. Awesome retention, still had bits of foam with the last sips.

(S)- A deep and earthy richness with a touch of musty funk. Rich dark fruits with even more earth of clay and yeasty funk.

(T)- Pretty much just like the smell. A deep and earthy richness with great ripe dark fruits. Some earthy funk from the age on this. All together, this is a phenomenal tasting quad.

(M)- A great lively carbonation level and balance. Rich, yet earthy, fruity, and very very smooth for the 10%ABV this has. The age has done wonders for this; granted its more funky, but I welcome it.

(D)- An excellent Quad worthy to be considered one of the best in the style in my opinion. A great example of the style and a dangerous drinker since it goes down so smooth too. This has aged wonderfully and could go on and on for even longer. Awesome stuff.

sweemzander, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of WakeandBake
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An opaque dark reddish brown pour with a huge beige head that left some spotty lacing and hung around awhile. Aroma is of sweet dark fruit, cherries, sweet malt, apple, chocolate and booze. Flavor is a pretty complex mix of dark fruit, wood, spice,coco, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is rich and full and finishes, with a lingering oakiness, slightly sour on end . Full body , lively carbonation. I thought it was good but not over the top .

WakeandBake, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of fear025
3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma:Mild spicy aroma, raisins and rum.

Appearance:Cloudy, weak lacing

Taste:Dark raisins, spices, fruity. Hot alcohol as it warms. Cherries.

Mouthfeel:Hot warmth, thick viscosity. Creaminess.

Drinkability:Excellent, surprisingly fruity. Should have been more clear

fear025, Jun 25, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Petrus chalice.

2006 Vintage. Boom. It pours a thickly cloudy brown capped by a half-finger of thick tan froth. The nose comprises most of a spice rack (brown sugar and cinnamon taking up quite a bit o' space), potato bread, and some green apples in the back. The overall effect is fresh-baked cinnamon rolls sitting begore a glass of apple cider. Good times. The taste holds notes of yeasty breadiness, brown sugar, cranberries, ginger, spruce, light pine, and a dash of bourbon. Damn, this is some tasty shit! The body is pretty hefty, with an active carbonation and a very easy-going feel, despite it's thickness. Believe the hype. Believe that fishermen can brew some badass beer!

TMoney2591, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of coalcracker
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours dark ruby red/cola-like with good amount of head that sticks around for a while.
Smell: Malty and a little funky (in a good way). Can notice sweet fruits in the aroma as well as spice.
Taste: Sharp sweetness and slightly funky taste upon first taste that expands to a fully fruity and to a lesser degree, spicy body. Alcohol warmth then settles at the end. Very tasty with great taste profile.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a little dry at the end.
Drinkability: To be enjoyed as a sipper. Drinkable in the respect that is delicious and not meant to be mass-consumed.

Overall- very satisfied with this beer. Very tasty and complex. Will definitely opt for this again.

coalcracker, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of TrueRates
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage. Popped the cap off this brew and I could see the head and bubbles slowly start to creep up to the top. Poured this beer with a gorgeous free flowing tan head. The color of the beer is an extremely dark mahogony with some maroon tones coming through. Insane nose on this beer. Believe it or not, I smell Red Bull, liquorice, plum, honey roast, and Coca Cola syrup. Whoa, is there some carbonation in there! The taste is very remiscent of the nose. More of the dark fruit comes through. Plum, nectarine, great hop bite on the mid-palate, some raison bread, and a melange of dried dark fruit. Not boozy at all. I love this finish. It lingers on without being cloyingly sweet and sticky. I really would like some yeasty artisinal bread, fruit marmalades, and some mild cheese to pair with this beer. I really do just adore this beer. Enough said.

TrueRates, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of choyhosoi
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

App-Pours a cola-brown ale with a nice white/brown head that looks so inviting. The head is thick and there looks to be little carbonation.

S-Getting scents of grape,raisins,plums, and just a sugary scent overall.

T-Wow!This has got to be one of the best I have ever had! There aren't words. I'm going to enjoy this. If you ever get more than one consider yourself lucky.

choyhosoi, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of DenverLogan
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had the 06, 07, and 08 at Nick's house in Loveland, Co, along with all the other Struise beers rated in this session. The 06 had a nice head, brown, strong malt, brown sugar, alcohol flavors and aromas. Rich and complex and tasty. The 07 was similar with a more complex finish and some more fruity notes. The 08 had bigger carbonation, stronger aroma of alcohol and malts. These are all very tasty for the big beer lover.

DenverLogan, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle from the 2006 vintage pours a dark cherrywood color with a thin layer of tan foam. Not a whole lot in the way of retention or lacing.

Nose is slightly oxidized malts, coriander, orange flesh and various other spices...nutmeg? spruce tips? I even get some eggnog laced with bourbon.

Taste is interesting, but fairly heavy on the spices. Could pass for a Christmas ale. Sweet, fruitcake breadiness with some herbal refreshment. Better as it warms up and the palate gets adjusted to the spices. Creamy and sugary, I can see where the quad designation comes into play. Toffee maltiness, yeasty. Complex, as different flavors jump out at different times through the tasting...but I gotta wonder - why take a good quadrupel and throw a bunch of spices in it?

twiggamortis420, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of FreshHawk
4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Dark cola brown with a very deep and dark chestnut and ruby hue on the edge. Very large frothy, bubbly sandy almond beige color. Good retention that settles into a nice sticky, foamy layer of lace.

S - Initial aroma has a strong licorice aroma along with plenty of tart dark fruit consisting of plum, prune, fig, and raisin. Some grape aroma is also present. Strong spiced aroma comes out as well with nutmeg and cinnamon being two of the stronger ones. Also has a fairly strong oaky/wine like aroma in the background, and some dark candi sugar comes out too. Interesting and complex aroma with a large variety of aromas.

T - Similar to the nose. Starts off with some licorice, dark candi sugar/molasses. Then some dark fruit with a mix of plum, prune, and fig along with some grape and cherry. These start off somewhat sweet, and then becomes a bit more tart. Fair amount of spiced flavor comes out too. Hints of chocolate come out mid sip. Finishes with a bit more of the oaky/vinous type of taste, and some more sweetness. Like the nose, this is very complex.

M - Medium to full body (a bit closer to full body) with about average carbonation for the style. Pretty smooth and creamy and is a touch drying on the finish.

D - Very drinkable beer. ABV is well hidden and the flavors are very complex which makes me want to drink some more to pick up more flavors.

Notes: Vintage 2007. Very enjoyable and very complex tasting beer. So many different flavors come out while drinking this, and it has an ever changing taste. ABV is very well hidden as well. Definitely recommend trying this.

FreshHawk, May 30, 2010
Photo of Dubber55
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 5/29/2010
2006 vintage

It was a gusher. Pours a murky brown with some ruby highlights. Half a finger of cream colored head. Leaves some nice lacing.

Not much aroma. A feint hint of Belgian yeast and alcohol.

Very complex. Dark fruits, raisins, figs, dates, ginger, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, lots of licorice. Nicely balanced in my opinion. Perfect taste

This beer is thick and chewy. Medium to low carbonation.

Really smooth for 10% abv. The alcohol is there but, not overpowering. One of the best tasting quads/Belgian strong ales I have ever had.

Consumed 11/5/2011
2010 vintage

Lively carbonation, strong smell of Belgian yeast, bananas, savory spice, and rum soaked raisins. Taste is much the same with the addition of leather/tobacco and hops. Not as complex as the 2006. Should have aged this longer. Still very good. My favorite Quad

Dubber55, May 29, 2010
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 bottle gifted from drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The pour is a very dark brown with a gargantuan tan head that has the appearance of whipped meringue. A nice sheet of lacing is left, coating the glass pretty well. Aromas consist of dark fruits, Belgian yeast, various spices, subtle cherries, and alcohol. This beer is quite tasty, and certainly a good example of a quad. Spices add an interesting aspect to the overall flavor. The feel is slightly sticky and sweet with a little warming alcohol kick in the finish. Good stuff.

Huhzubendah, May 29, 2010
Photo of antoines15
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 model poured into a tulip.

pours dark with a full head that dissipates rather quickly but leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

smells of caramel, figs, chocolate, bread, malt, and a little bit of funk.

tastes awesome, delicious. chocolate, caramel, malty at first. then the fruits come in as it warms.

also awesome, not too thick, not too thin, carbonated just right with the alcohol hidden very well.

could easily drink a few of these and be hammered before i knew it. definitely one too seek out.


antoines15, May 06, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage bought at City Beer back in February.

A: The pour is a dark red-brown color with a solid, creamy tan head on top.

S: A really rich fruity, chocolatey aroma. There are a lot of dark fruits and berries, particularly blueberries and cherries. A really strong malt and bread component as well.

T: The fruity and malty sweetness comes out of the gates strong. There is a bit of chocolate, caramel, and toffee. In terms of fruits, blueberries, red grapes, and cherries. A hint of alcohol as the beer warms.

M: A fairly full bodied beer with a really full and creamy carbonation.

D: You can never go wrong with this one, and I'm happy to see how well it holds up to aging. A really fantastic beer and I wish I had bought more.

womencantsail, May 06, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2007 on the label. Wanted this for a while, thanks Tanger. Beer poured into a tulip. Beer is black but brown at the corners and forms an aggressive head of small brown bubbles that leaves some but not a lot of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is sweet with a caramel note. Strong with some alcohol in there. A hint of some acetic sour too, I hope that doesn't mean that this is souring.

Beer is medium to thin in the body. The carbonation is a little harsh on the palate but its OK. There is some sweetness up front and a hint of acetic sourness. Second taste, the carbonation kind of blocks the front palate notes of this beer. There is some sweetness and caramel notes in the back with a hint of roast.

Overall its a good beer but it is over carbonated. This may be due to the age on this bottle. I really enjoyed it. Its an excellent example of a quad.

drabmuh, May 06, 2010
Photo of portia99
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle (2007 batch) received in trade with wedgie9. Thanks Andy! Poured into a Russian River stemmed Belgian glass.

A - Foamed up rapidly in the bottle as I popped the cap, but I acted quickly to not lose a drop. Whew! Pours a muddy, yeasty medium dark brown with a lively, fizzy, but still long lasting two fingers of dark tan foam. As it fizzes away slowly it leaves no lacing on the glass. Was expecting it to be lighter in color, but attractive nonetheless.

S - Very different than I expected. Lots of lactic sourness up front. Smells more like a wild or maybe a Flanders red than it does a quad. Sour apples and sour cherries give some nice fruitiness and enhance the sourness on the nose. Some grape juice and almost red wine-like qualities too. Some dark malts underneath it all and these are mostly squelched by the sour and the fruit, but they are definitely there. Might be a bit of chocolate in there, but I might be reaching. Not anything at all like I was expecting from a quad (if you put this in front of me blindly, I would never guess this was a quad), but I have to say it still smells damn good. Can't wait for the first sip!

T - Hmm, wasn't expecting this after analyzing the aromas heavily. This smells like it should be extremely sour...but it really isn't. The malts really shine thru in the flavor - amazing considering the non-existence in the nose and the overpowering nature of the other aromas. This is chocolately, caramelly at the base, maybe even with a touch of coffee too. The lactic sourness that dominates the smell, only caresses the edges of the flavor profile. The sourness is definitely noticeable, but it really only plays a minor supporting role. An almost bretty character kicks in a bit too - bitter and just a tiny touch of funk. Tart cherries are in there too along with some prunes and plums. Definitely an alcohol punch too...somewhat of a sucker punch, if you will, kinda sneaks up on you - a bit of heat, an interesting flavor component...good stuff. Some spices round things out...cinnamon, maybe some nutmeg, some cloves...all give a bit of "coolness" to the flavor.

M - Somewhat on the light side of medium bodied...carbonation is medium too - which suits this perfectly - creamy and maybe a bit foamy in feel. A minor alcohol warmth component from the 10% alcohol level, but not at all a detractor. Truely a beer to savor.

D - I know I would regret (later) having too many of these in a sitting...but it would be sooo worth it. This is a really amazingly complex and flavorful beer. All I can say is Wow!...I really went in with somewhat low expectations, but this blew me away. Highly recommended - this deserves the recognition it gets and in my opinion is probably underrated.

portia99, May 05, 2010
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 1,966 ratings.