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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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Pannepøt - Old Monk's AlePannepøt - Old Monk's Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

390 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 35
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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 -9.3%

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
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

AleHunter805, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Beervana, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

T_Hass, Aug 10, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

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 06, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -7.4%

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 -4.5%

rab53, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

holmesmi, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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 -4.5%

crobinso, Jul 27, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

dannyboygaga, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Bikeboy1, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ddedhed, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

macesq, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

cwd, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

RobertH50, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Wayne17, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

mc4z, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

errantnight, Jul 01, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -16.2%

much like some of the other incarnations of this beer, im not as awed by it as other folks for whatever reason. it seems to miss the belgian quad mark, not quite be an old ale, and end up honestly being closer to the stingo styles, with a slight tart or tannic element, but none of those sum this up stylistically, and to me it just doesnt taste all that good. big thick amber malt body, mostly still, with a nose of dried stone fruit, figs, tart cherries, booze, and stale grain sugar. the flavor is similar, and while it almost smells infected, the other reviews here tell me thats how its supposed to be, tartness our of nowhere battles sweetness, and booze is there all the way. to me, its not that well refined, its not that different, and its not that special. maybe i had a bad bottle or something, but ive thought this about reserva and others. will have to revisit it in time, but its lack of carbonation hurt it, as did the long tannic finish. strange brew, but not one i cared for too much this time around.

StonedTrippin, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

dtomes, Jun 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

muskiesman, Jun 25, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -4.3%

5 oz sample served at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore. From notes.

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.

T: No surprises here. It starts with an excellent dark fruit flavor (very plummy/raisiny in particular), while it finishes with a bit of booze. When I say booze, I don't mean "fusels punching you in the face", I mean "a fruity auxiliary note that balances perfectly with everything else". There's even a touch of back end tartness. Ridiculously solid in general.

M: This hits the perfect balance between crispness, dryness, and lushness. Not only is it complex, it's also easy to drink. Plus, it's not boozy in the least. Good carbonation plays a role in its drinkability.

O: Beers like this remind me why I love De Struise: it's extreme, yet immaculately balanced and delicate all at the same time. I wouldn't have had any trouble killing several glasses of this, that's for damn sure.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 23, 2014
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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.