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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 35
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: weeare138 on 04-02-2007)
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Photo of impending
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%

2011 33cl into a tulip. Pours an opaque walnut cola, little froth even with an encouraging pour, coffee with cream colored head, little lacing.

Aroma is of a madeira wine with a strong solvent alcohol backbone.

The vinous qualities continues into the flavor. The solvent alcohol is now a strong phenolic backbone with an alcohol chaser.
Light to medium bodied mouthfeel.

Perhaps this needs age as it is disappointing relative to De Struise's other quads.

impending, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

2007 Vintage Old Monk's Ale. Poured from 33cl bottle into Chalice. Thanks to Kendall for hooking this up.

A. Poured a full 1 finger head. Good retention. Ok lacing. Holds a permanent collar of foam. Color is a full dark brown.

S. Dark fruit, Caramel malt. Sweeter smelling than the Pannepot versions. Really nice smelling quad. Faint spice spell that is appealing. Get more grape on this than the other Struise quads so far.

T. Nice. Definitely sweeter than the Pannepot versions. This has nice caramel malt sweetness. Dark fruit, raisins, grape, figs, maybe even a little sour cherry. Nice candi sugar flavor. I like quads on the sweeter side, and this fit the bill for me.

M. Medium/full bodied. Finishes on the sweeter side. Medium/low carbonation.

O. Overall this was right up my alley. Really flavorful caramel malt sweet and dark fruit rich quad. Nice complexity, good aroma, great taste. Really nice smooth and complex quad.

siradmiralnelson, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of nathanjohnson
4/5  rDev -4.5%

nathanjohnson, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

kevwcamp, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of jeff1973
5/5  rDev +19.3%

jeff1973, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of onefalsemove711
5/5  rDev +19.3%

onefalsemove711, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Mar02x
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

A - One of the most beautiful heads I have ever seen on a beer. The structure of the foam is just perfect. The beer itself is beautiful deep red and clear. There's no carbonation.

S - A champagne like smell with some fresh fruitiness added, in total very inviting.

T - What a beautiful and strong caramel presence. One of the strongest I have ever tasted in a beer, very nice. It comes along with toffee and fruits.

M - A soft carbonation, no real bitterness and alcohol to be discovered! For a 10% ABV!!! This is top notch stuff, although the body could have been thicker.

O - A very nice and superb beer - worth getting a crate of.

Mar02x, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of jfstilling
5/5  rDev +19.3%

jfstilling, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of peensteen
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

2009 vintage

Hazy deep chestnut colour, collar of white head, minimal retention, no lace. Smell is quite spicy, cinnamon, dark fruit, raisin, dark bready scents as well as caramel sweet notes. Taste is packed with dark fruit followed by spices but less than the nose implies, brown sugar with raisins, fig and plum. Medium active carbonation, full body with a good feel. Very good quad, ABV not present, this went down quickly, tons of flavour in here.

peensteen, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of uturn
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of dgilks
4.4/5  rDev +5%

Vintage 2010

Cloudy, somewhat murky, medium brown colour with a smooth and creamy tan head. Head size and retention are a bit low.

Typical, caramelised malts with plenty of melanoidin. Spicy alcohol and some clove. Dark, dried fruits add complexity. Good on the whole.

Rounded malt with all of the caramelised malts expected of this style of ale. Plenty of minerally complexity and fruit to keep things going. The spice is actually fairly subdued with the main notes being a mild tropical fruit note, dark, dried raisins and more of that wonderfully complex, dried out malt.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

This really works and is a testament to the brilliance of the De Struise guys. The way the malt is crafted and attenuated is really nice.

dgilks, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of spicelab
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%

2007 version.

Deep murky treacle with a finger or so of pillowy beige head. Leaves mild lacing and a raised ring.

Reminiscent of Christmas cake, with lots of rum and brandy soaked dark fruits, mainly raisins and cherries and plenty of assorted spice. Nice, but seems to lack spunk.

Much brighter flavours. Toffee fondue, molasses, stewed plums, glace cherries, prunes, nutmeg, cinnamon and palm sugar. Not super complex, just well tasty and moreish.

Syrupy and seamless, pretty well perfect for the style. Mildish carbonation spreads the flavours across the palate without being the slightest bit intrusive. No ABV presence whatsoever.

Started off a tad disappointed, but this grew on me big time. Big malty, fortified flavours served up in a very approachable manner.

spicelab, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

DearthVader, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

HopStoopid120, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of jdhilt
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

2011 vintage. Pours a two-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Opaque dark brown color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose and flavor is also dark fruit, some tartness with alcohol finish. Pricey at $7.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of pixieskid
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%

This particular bottle I am reviewing is the Pannepeut label, 2007 Vintage.

Pour is gorgeous, a deep mahogany with a great 3 finger head, which lingered for quite some time.

Aroma; brown sugar, candied fruits, rich malts.

Taste; incredibly complex yet well balanced, the age has certainly added quality to this brew (have had it several times fresh). Notes of ripe dark fruits, lingering presence of candi sugar, a mild roastiness and hint of spice.

Overall; what really does it for me is the mouthfeel, so frothy and silky...along with the subtle complexities in an otherwise excellently balanced beer!

pixieskid, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of thadbme
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

A: Pours a dark reddish brown with very little head and light carbonation. Reminds me of a Rigor Mortis ABT, but doesn't seem to be floating particles around. Held up to the light it appears to be red around the edges.

S: A sweet malty smell is up front on this one. There is a hint of alcohol present, but nothing overpowering.

T: Tastes sweet up front, almost offputting, then there is a taste of chocolate or cocoa that follows up almost bitter. Its got some fruity notes in there that make up the sweet, but its blended pretty well. Its a tasty brew.

M: Medium Body and light to medium carbonation.

O: This is a good beer, and reminds me quite a bit of Rigor Mortis. I had it recently so its more on the memory, but thats a good comparison. I'd say this beer is better than it, because it looks better, and has a better mouthfeel. Taste is very close to it. In both cases the beer is nice to sip and just enjoy. Nothing you want to pound down, just sip and enjoy the different flavors. Pick up one if you see it... You will enjoy it!

thadbme, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

stabzmcgee, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

azorie, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

wattershed, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
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