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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

380 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 34
Gots: 82 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 04-02-2007)
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theghost3

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage.

Pours a mahogany with a 2-finger off-white, bubbly head. Quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing.

Smell is very vinous with a hint of toasty malts. Taste is strong of red grapes, plums, brown sugar and figs. There's almost a brandy-type quality. Mouthfeel is crisp, medium/light-bodied.

This is very drinkable. Would go great with pasta & a tomato-based sauce. Not quite as rich as the Old Fisherman's Ale, but still very solid.

Originally reviewed 4/4/11.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 03:28:37 | More by theghost3
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A: Pours a dark brown color. As I kind of expected, no head is formed - at best, there's a dinky off-white collar around the edge of the glass.

S: Wow, there are some wonderful dark fruit notes emanating from the aroma. I'm getting a lot of plums in particular. There are also touches of oak here and there. While I don't think it has a ton of complexity, the definition of the aroma easily compensates.

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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
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