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Pannepot - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 795
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 372
Gots: 406 | FT: 29
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

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
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz Bottle
West Lakeside

2006 Vintage

Pannepot pours black with absolutely zero light shining through my goblet. A two finger dense tan head formed on the pour and as it fell became craggy. The body and head of this beer are very stout-like. The head does not go anywhere and leaves big patchy lacing as the glass empties. Great looking beer.

Unbelievable aromas are coming from my glass. Really reminiscent of holiday fruits. Spiced apple cider (as in clove, cinammon, nutmeg, and of course apples) Juicy plums and dripping ripe pears. This has one of the most vivid dark fruit aromas I've yet to come across. There's a slight mustiness hidden way in the back with very mild cocoa and cream. This is a beer just stacked with layer upon layer of complexity.

I'm almost afraid to drink this beer cause after the aroma it can only be a step down. Actually the flavor is just about as good as the aroma which is incredible. There are some differences though. The fruits are still very much present but without as much spicing as in the aroma. There is more cocoa and cream in the flavor though. Mustiness on the backend with a touch of bitterness on the swallow. Alcohol adds a nice spiciness on the swallow. My despription can't even begin to describe the complexities of this ale.

Full body with an ultra creamy mouthfeel as it hits the tongue. the carbonation froths this one up mid palate and gives it a very welcomed airy quality. Unbelievably creamy and smooth.

I know this is a high abv beer and usually big complex dark Belgians I'm satisfied with one glass. This I find myself wanting more and more. Great drinkability for such a huge beer.

I'm sure if you read this far in my review you can tell I'm crazy about Pannepot. It is a beer I will seek out again and again. One I will never tire of and, hopefully, always have some in the cellar or fridge.

Reviewed: 9/26/07

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2011 vintage

Pours a typical dark, very dark, somewhat thick liquid. It's not black, just the darkest shade of brown you've ever seen. The line between where brown ends and black starts, this is sitting right on it. The head is very light, not particularly thick, but retains very well. No lacing evident.

Malty, think caramel. Faint chocolate notes. Very fruity, like the best Belgian quads are. Nothing in the terms of hops is present. Alcohol is evident, but not overpowering.

A mixture of the caramel malts and deep, ripe, rich fruits. Licorice. Alcohol only in the finish.

So smooth and creamy. The alcohol is so well hidden with everything else that's going on. Sweet then tart then crisp and tangy. The tartness is very welcome. This is so easy to drink, maybe a little too easy.

Simply superb. Should be up there with other world class quads. In the same breath as Westy, Roche, St. Bernardus.

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Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
96 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.