Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers
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4.36/5 rDev +4.1%
Dark fruit big opaque body deep burgundy brown quadrupel on our hands, with big fluffy khaki brown head forming thick leaving fine speckled Belgian style lacing. Aroma has dark fruit raisin, plum, and other over ripened fruits seeping through your nares as you inhale each sip. I'm currently smoking a Viaje Roman Candle with this quad, and it goes great together...that's not surprising at all deep smoke, spicy black pepper, and other dark leather notes form so well with the Nicaraguan tobacco utilized in this huge spice bomb of a cigar. It's a nice combo of sweet and salty even umami at times on the palate, huge dark malt base with Belgian yeast spice providing the fermentation on this beer. Andre' Farkas from Viaje has done so well with this cigar line, but enough about the smoke let's talk more beer. Perfect level of acidity like a red grape ripened to the point that it's ready to bulge and transmorph into a plump raisin. Mouthfeel is magnificent perfect driven naturally carbonated mouthfeel leaves the palate with some effervescence to carry on the complex body and flavor. Overall, quite frankly I'm in love with this beer yet it needs more age to truly express itself the English on the front of the label says 2012 and it calls itself Old Monk's Ale...I can see why!
06-08-2014 00:02:44 | More by WVbeergeek
4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
2012vintage poured into a tulip
A- Murky super dark amber verging on brown. Not much head to speak of in this beer. Bold alcohol legs.
S- Spicy figs, plums and raisins. Caramel and sweet syrup. On the sweeter side.
T- A bit syrupy, A big caramel and dark fruit presence at first. A lot of plum and raisin notes. A breaddy like aftertaste with spice. The yeast adds subtle flavor, yet a refreshing spiciness to the beer. This beer is more sweet then bitter and drinks well..
M- Thicker and syrupy but quite easy drinking.
O- A very nice beer and similar to Pannepot. My only problem is that I think my bottle has been sitting on a shelf for too long. Its still good but I cant help but think it may have been better.
04-30-2014 01:20:44 | More by TwelveOunces
4.23/5 rDev +1%
330mL bottle picked up in Denver in March 2014. This is the 2012 version poured into a snifter. The bottle reads Pannepeut here, while other bottles I've had say Pannepot with a strike through the o.
A dark barleywine-like beer pours from the bottle, resembling a raisin in color with its dark brown base and amber hues. The head forms about a half finger thick before dissipating to a persistent layer of lace atop the beer. Carbonation bubbles steadily surge upward throughout the beer.
I get a lot of tartness and sour on the nose. I wasn't expecting this but I'm intrigued. There are hints of orange, oatmeal cookie, and a spice that I want to say is coriander. It's interesting.
Everything I got on the nose carries to the palate, but it's accompanied there by a sweet malt flavor and raisins that is very similar to a dubbel. It's almost buttery. The tartness remains but is pleasant and doesn't seem out of place. At the finish, I get an array of lingering flavors: citrus, spice, and dark fruit.
A range of sensations to this beer, ranging from tartness, to creamy and buttery, to slightly effervescent. It's pretty easy to toss back as there's no hint of booze to be found.
I have yet to be disappointed by De Struise Brouwers and this beer only reaffirms my belief that I should seek their beers out at every opportunity possible. Quite good.
04-16-2014 03:41:52 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.59/5 rDev -14.3%
2012 vintage. Lot 6341281212. Bottle Lot 002901HH.
Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted malt, molasses, char, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, molasses, burnt fruit, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but I think the set of aromas on this one are much better.
04-09-2014 03:49:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.99/5 rDev -4.8%
From the 330 ml bottle - 2012 vintage. Sampled on March 26, 2014.
Medium to dark amber pour with a quick lasting beige head that fades quickly. Ruby red highlights. Some haze but generally good clarity.
Yup, there are pale malts, Belgian sugars, and herbs greeting the nose but the biggest scents are all those dark and meaty fruits such as cherry, red grapes, prunes, and plums. Eh, raisin maybe. Lots to smell.
This is about two years old and the 10% ABV has not completely faded. Indeed the alcohol burn plays volleyball with the dark fruits, malts, and tart, semi-floral hop finale. But overall I found it to be an enjoyable beer.
03-26-2014 21:25:14 | More by puboflyons
Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.