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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

midlifec, Oct 23, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


Pours a hazed dark brown color with amber hues as well as some yeasty sediment.

Aroma has berries, malt, belgian yeast, date, brown sugar, alcohol, just a faint hint of hops. Smells like a big old ale, and just a touch of oxidation,

The taste is big and malty, juicy dark fruits, twigs, simple syrup, and alcohol. Slight suggestions of nuts, cocoa and port wine.

Light bodied for the strength, not as full as I would expect, with a sharp, drier finish. The beer is moreish, and smooths out as it warms slightly and as the drinker becomes accustomed.

Overall, not quite a behemoth, but not small by any means. A very drinkable quad and worth some time in the cellar. The age on this brought out the port flavor, if it was a bit older I bet the vinous qualities would only continue.

Stinkypuss, Oct 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

warnerry, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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jnich2424, Oct 20, 2014
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Dicers, Oct 19, 2014
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JamesStreet, Oct 18, 2014
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Dimos23, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Beerman6686, Oct 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

jasoncook35, Oct 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Port_Seat, Oct 17, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired as an extra in a trade from goryshkewych.. thanks!

Pours a deep brown, muddy, nearly black body with a 1 finger off-white head that reduces slowly.

Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, wine, vanilla, some booze and a slight metallic smell.

Taste is out of this world.. first to touch the tongue is toffee, dark fruit, and caramel followed by sweet brown sugar, candi sugar, and vanilla. The finish is roasty with light coffee and chocolate notes. Lovely char that sticks around for a while.

Medium-heavy body with a rich mouthfeel. low carbonation

Amazing beer.. rich, complex, balanced, and easy to dirnk.. or sip. Delicious.

gcamparone, Oct 17, 2014
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Fitze, Oct 16, 2014
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HighLowJack, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

jshusc, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Ewhite2121, Oct 10, 2014
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JdoubleA, Oct 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -8%

NathanFink, Oct 06, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark opaque brown colour with some ruby & a bubbly, light brown head about 0.5cm tall that fades quite quickly.

Strong dark & ripe fruits (dates/plums/raisins/currants). Lots of sugar & alcohol tinged yet not as strong as a 10% beer should be. Caramel malts come through with some acidity. Complex but not bad.

A strong taste with strong fruit that mirror the nose (dates/plum/currants & a few others). Very sweet some acidity & an almost wine like taste. Grapes feature with lots of sugars too.

Very sweet with some alcohol (doesn't seem 10% though). Smooth, medium body with some acidity but it still goes down easily, helped by the medium carbonation.

Nice stuff from De Struise here, the beer was exceptionally sweet throughout with quite a complex mix of dark & ripe fruits that seems to mask some of the alcohol. It was definitely an enjoyable beer & one that went down well but I'm not entirely sure it is one that I'd go back to again, mainly because it was so strong.

flyingpig, Oct 06, 2014
Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 2,044 ratings.