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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

401 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 40
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
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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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3.8/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottle purchased at Premiere Gourmet in Buffalo, NY. ’11 vintage.

Pours a dark garnet red/brown, with a half inch head that descends quite quickly to a film on top of the beer. The head sort of remains on the very edges of the beer. No lacing.

Smells like molasses, caramel, honey, and toasted bread. No chocolate, unlike it’s cousin- Pannepot- Old Fisherman’s Ale.

Tastes quite sweet. Some honey and molasses flavors up front, a bit of toasted bread. No alcohol is present. As the beer is pretty thin, it stays away from being too syrupy sweet.

This one is a little thinner than I would’ve wanted, unfortunately letting it also fall a little flat in the flavor department. Almost no carbonation. Nonetheless, pretty drinkable.

Inferior to regular Pannepot, but still fairly tasty. Probably wouldn’t buy it again, though.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To understand how much a type of beer can be pushed, the boundaries of the envelope must be reached. And that's where Panepeut goes.

Pouring a rich prune-rust color, there's colors of red, purple and brown that all culminate in a very murky set of hues. A creamy ivory-stained forms above its haze with semi-strong retention as its head begins to fall apart after a few minutes. With light and isolated pockets of foam, its lacing is light but apparent.

Its tart and fruity aromas are woven together with light elements of toast, chocolate and confectioner's type of sweetness. But the scent of dry wine, cider and oak plays into its tangy and earthy scent.

Its tart and malty taste promotes a complex taste even on the earl palate- Its light honey and powdered sugar taste is immediately met with sourish red grapes, cider, oaken merlot, light vinegar and savory soy character. Its deliciously dry taste is challenged by the dry earthiness of attic-like must, cellar character and overall aged woods that stops shy of mushroom.

Drier than the typical Strong Belgian Dark Ale, Pannepeut starts with a creamy and carbonated dryness that dictates its texture throughout. Finishing warm and winey, it's evident that the beer's acidity has a lot to do with its taste.

As a stand-alone beer- Panepeut seems to under-deliver as its taste falls tarter and more "challenging" to the taste. Paired with food, I can see this beer singing with pickled flavors and petite beef filet.

BEERchitect, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jzlyo, Today at 12:08 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

osuskin, Thursday at 11:36 PM
Photo of AgentMunky
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

AgentMunky, Sunday at 04:33 AM
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev -4.3%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of epyon396
4/5  rDev -4.3%

epyon396, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of random846
2.25/5  rDev -46.2%

random846, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

2012 dated 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Trappist Achel glass.
Ap: a straight down the middle pour produces a thin cap of khaki head atop a hazy red tinged brown body. Lots of carbonation bubbles but not much in the way of head retention. After a while it’s just a dull brown liquid. 3.5
Ar: Slightly oxidized brown malts, soft chocolate and a bit of a metallic bite (as it warms this turns into a vinegar like note). Lots of candied date stickiness with some tart prunes, dark grapes and cherries. Perfume like alcohol. 3.75
T: A bit of that metallic bite up front before leading into some very nice chocolate malts with a tart fruit finish and some spices. Weird metallic note that hangs about in the end; almost like wet pennies. 3.4
Mf: Soft, pillowy carbonation that hugs your tongue. Finishes dry and sweet. Oily and slick.
Overall: Really nice notes of chocolate malts and tart fruit with an airy carbonation. It’s a disappointment there was that odd “wet penny” note and slick oily mouthfeel. This taste like it could have been really good.

CowsandBeer, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jroberts8811, Sep 30, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -10%

ChristianT, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of svenness
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

svenness, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DenverBigRed, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

AleHunter805, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Beervana, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

T_Hass, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into chalice; 2011 vintage, bottled on 8/29/2011. Pours very hazy/cloudy dark brown color with a small dense khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, brown bread, chocolate, clove, pepper, cinnamon, spice, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, brown bread, chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, cinnamon, spice, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin. prune, fig, cherry, toffee, molasses, chocolate, toast, clove, brown bread, cinnamon, spice, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of yeast, malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 07, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle (dated 2011) into a wine glass. Reviewed from notes dated July 27, 2014.

A-The beer is quite dark, almost black and stout-like. The creamy tan head is short, maybe half a finger, but has good staying power. Not much lacing left behind.

S-The aroma is dark and heavy too. I smell prune, raisin, alcohol heat, cocoa, black pepper, tobacco, molasses, and quite a bit of roast flavor. Less sweetness here than I would expect in a quad.

T-The taste is similar to the smell. A warming alcohol underlies black pepper, roasted malts, dark bread, prune, cocoa, tobacco, and wet earth.

M-The feel is very smooth with a medium body and creamy carbonation.

O-I was really excited to try this beer since I like Pannepot so much, but I felt a bit let down. The heavy roast component and lower levels of sweetness are not necessarily what I expect or want out of a quad style beer. That being said, this beer is unique and makes for an interesting drink. The strong flavors and higher alcohol heat mean this beer is not for the faint of heart. I'll re-visit this winter....

spoony, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

rab53, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

holmesmi, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown body with one finger head and some lace that just doesn't go away. The aroma not only has a touch of booze but strong dark fruits such as figs, toffee, not quite raisins to me but close, some yeast and hints of sugary sweetness. More of the same in the body as a medium body holds together some dark fruits and sweetness for a simple and enjoyable beer that finishes with a hoppy, tart crispness that I was not expecting and the ABV is well hidden (wouldn't have pegged it close to 10%).

clayrock81, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

crobinso, Jul 27, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +10%

dannyboygaga, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Bikeboy1, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ddedhed, Jul 19, 2014
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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.