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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 43
Gots: 92 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: weeare138 on 04-02-2007

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Ratings: 432 | Reviews: 221
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz 2012 vintage bottle poured on 03/02/2015. Bought at Coaltrain for 6.99.

Pours a murky flat brown under one finger of light tan head. Not special looking but I know better than to judge any beer from De Struise by the way it looks.

Remarkable aroma of raisins cooked in a concord grape jam reduction. A little swirl brings up caramel sauce, a touch of butterscotch, a something like the sweet aroma of warm mulch.

Surprisingly mellow in flavor. Some moderately oxidized malts (subdued but enjoyable) and the aged-out esters from the yest give it an almost nutty flavor. Not as sweet as the aroma made me expect, but pleasantly balanced. Relatively low bitterness. A slight twang of not so enjoyable oxidation makes an appearance near the end of the flavor.

Already thinning, this is not a beer for long aging. I have never seen it in any local store until the last month, so this is the newest vintage I can buy. I do believe it would be much better "fresh". It seems the last 3 years have be a little rough. Perhaps storage conditions were sub-par, there is no way to know. The original quality of this beer shows through however.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark brown colour with an off white head that dissipates slowly to a thin film

S - Dark fruit such as Plums, Dates, some mild caramel/toffee sweetness

T - Similiar to the nose, dark fruit, plums, raisins, sweet caramel with some vanilla and I also get a nice pepper spice in there aswell

M - medium bodied with medium carbonation

T - Another terrific quad that is right up there with the best of them. Flavours are balanced nicely and once again de-struise doesn't disappoint

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml Bottle from Whole Foods LV for $6 - 2011 vintage

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a below average size fizzy beige coloured head. It's hard to make out the level of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, butterscotch/caramel, chocolate

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste raisins/dates, malts, and some butterscotch/caramel. There is also something along the lines of chocolate and leather.

Overall - Seriously delicious stuff. Almost like a barley wine in some ways. The alcohol is very well hidden and it has aged beautifully.

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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.