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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 41
Gots: 85 | 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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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.

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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.

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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.

Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.