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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 34
Gots: 82 | FT: 5
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes on 6/1/11.

2010 (unspiced) version poured into a cervoise. Best before code indicates this brew should be consumed sometime in the next 5 years (4/2016.) I believe we are well within that range, perhaps a bit early on the draw here if anything.

I popped the cap and on came a hiss of carbonation. A very careful pour down the side of my glass results in a deep muddy brown color that is quite cloudy. Even through the edges I cannot see through this brew. It really looks like muddy water. Less than a finger of yellowish stained head sat atop the brew and quickly dissolved. There would be nothing left atop the liquid in my glass if it wasn't for the constant stream of large bubbles that rush the surface only to race to the sides of my glass and then audibly pop and fade. I have had several other Pannepot offerings from Struise and this does not seem like any of my previous experiences. Even before I take a whiff or a sip, I am cautious about what I am getting myself into based on this brew's appearance.

The smell of this brew comes across sweet from a combination of dark residual malt scent that near chocolate character coupled with a familiar sweet scent of candy sugar. There are plenty of fruity notes that mingle with alcohol esters forming a scent vaguely similar to raisins. Hops are a final thought as this brew enters my nose. It smells of a combination of both fruity hops and some citrus to almost mineral-like quality. As the brew warms, it picks up a light vinous touch coupled with something reminiscent of orange peel.

The taste of this brew is surprisingly well balanced from what you would anticipate judging strictly from the nose. The flavors upfront are of sweet malt coupled with candy sugar. The flavor of chocolate malt and candy sugar quickly turns into a greater focus on the alcohol which is a little harsh tasting almost solvent and fruity. This brew finishes with a lingering bitterness that is herbal and a bit bitey. However, when mixed with the solid presence of the alcohol and candy-like sweetness it gets a bit medicinal at times. The finish is crisp yet has a lasting power with a taste that lingers inside the mouth of herbal to grassy hop bitterness, chocolate malt and a bit of a vinous twang.

This is a medium to full bodied offering with a distractingly excessive amount of carbonation. Just looking at the glass, you can see the carbonation is too high. Even continual sips and swirls does not tame how much carbonation this has. Once it enters your mouth, it really fizzes and tingles the tongue. This brew is quite complex but in an unusual way. The good parts about this brew are really good. However, the seemingly off or distracting flavors are not subtle and they clash with the pleasant characteristics of this brew. Perhaps, I should say shame on me for opening this too soon. However, I wanted to get my own experience at having this brew both fresh and with age on it so while this bottle was an interesting experience, I am curious to see how this brew either improves or goes down hill.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:22:31 | More by stakem
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srandycarter

California

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Brownish, murky cola, nice off white .5 inch head, leaves fast to ring. Some cling lace.

S - I think of prunes, dates, dark cooked fruits, booze, phenols underneath, brown sugar.

T - Hot, creamy burnt sugar and dark fruits.

M - Creamy, as said, boozy, ends in a slightly less satisfying sour twang.

D - No. One is more than enough.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 09-19-2010 01:11:41

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:21:25 | More by srandycarter
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Notes of 14/11/2009) Purchased from the Belgian Beershop, 2006 vintage, coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle; BB 04/2011, served cool in Hapkin's bulb-shaped sniffer. NOTE: the label also prints "PNP No.5 Old Monk Brew".

A: pours a very very dark brown hue, coming with a tan foamy head with good retention, settling slowly to a thin blanket staying on top of the dark liquor.
S: very thick and sweet aroma of marinated dates, jam of fat black prunes, old black cherries and treacle, in addition to licorice powder, Chinese plum powder and even dried hawthorn fruits due to the salted-sourness; a delicate edge of staleness skirts the main aroma, reminiscent of some old wine barrel aged ale.
T: nutmeg+licorice-like spiciness blends in so naturally & smoothly with the winey+pruney sour-sweet fruitiness, hawthorn-fruits, and even dried longan-fruits, on top of the liquid form of dark malts (with hints of coffee-cream) and treacle, ensued by a decent following of herbal and fruity hops along with a marvellous bitter edge. The finish has plenty of black prunes' aroma lingering at the back of palate, as much as the unique edge of malts almost like semi-roast malts plus English Maris Otter~~
M&D: smooth, never short of microscopic fizz, full-bodied but not overflowing...! This strong quadrupel is rich in flavour but so smooth and balanced on the palate, so much so that I kind-of feel like having a second bottle almost without considering the alc. strength... (or how expensive it comes!) A superbly-crafted strong ale overall - not with heavenly complexity but not far from it, either.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:15:49 | More by wl0307
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got a message from BA stating that some De Struise beer reviews were merged incorrectly, so this review is now moved to the correct entry. My original review was from 2010:

11.2oz bottle picked up on the north side of Chicago 2 weeks ago. The label spells this beer as "Pannepeut" and also says "2007".

The beer pours dark murky brown with a few fingers of light tan head. The liquid looks opaque until you put a light behind it, and the foam laces nicely all over the glass. This smells like a very good quad, dark fruits (plums, raisins, etc) with sweet malts and a good whiff of alcohol too. It smells rich and strong.

On tasting, everything from the aroma plus even more alcohol, which is noticeable almost to a detriment. Lots of breadiness and yeasty esters too (which I like) but also noticeable alcohol flavor and a little burn (which isn't so great). Very sweet too, which works for most quads in my opinion.

The body is thick, something like St Bernardus ABT thickness, which matches well with the massive flavors, The noticeable alcohol makes this a sipper, a very good one but I think I like the standard Pannepot better.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:14:23 | More by TurdFurgison
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a beer mail from the Bros saying some De Struise beer reviews were merged incorrectly, so I'm just putting this review in the correct place. Original review was from 4/19/2008:

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the Pannepøt pours a dark murky brown with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is excellent, lacing is OK. Aroma is dark fruit (plums, raisins), spice (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg), brown sugar and caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, it's a sweet, spicy and malty brew. There's also some toffee, pepper and chocolate that I can taste. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's rich, creamy and a bit slick with soft carbonation. It's also very smooth which makes this very easy to drink. The alcohol isn't noticable at all. Overall I think this is a very good beer, I'd definitely pick it up again!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:12:33 | More by bluejacket74
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed for the Blind Beers Round 4 about 6 months ago. I just got an mass message from BeerAdvocate that some entries got merged wrong and that my review may have been accidentally moved from this listing to Pannepot Reserva and that I needed to check and see if my review needed to be moved. Turns out mine did.

A- This beer pours out quite muddy. Its a murky purple-brown. Its a figgy shade of umber. There is a tall, craggy head with solid retention but poor lacing. 4.5

S- This is not a stout, more like a Quad. The aroma kicks off with sweet tobacco and lots of dark fruits. Leather and sourdough follow closely behind. Swirling brings forth a deep rooted spiciness; dried orange zest and cinnamon. Some chocolate and more orange round it out with some alcohol. 5

T- Deep flavors of dried fruits; figs, dates, raisins. A little hoppiness comes out mid-swallow. Its mostly citrusy; orange rind and sweet caramel apple. There is a little bit of alcohol warmth in the chest. This beer is quite rich. Most definitely a quad. 4.5

M- Can I give this a 5.5? Ive never come across a mouthfeel like this. Very thick and full but very, very soft and smooth. Carbonation is densely fluffy and soft. It feels like a rich, creamy truffle. There is the slightest alcohol warmth. 5

D- This is right up my alley. I love a well crafted Belgian quad. The American stuff doesnt hold a candle to beers like this. 4.5

The reveal: De Struise Pannepeut Old Monk's Ale 2007! I was thinking this was some Pannepot even though Jeff told me there werent any Belgians in this box. I love all the Pannepot variations!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:10:58 | More by MbpBugeye
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single from the Foodery in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia.

This came off as a Belgian winter warmer to me. The spice was a nice, but somewhat overpowering, mix of cinnamon and sweet herbs. The malty Belgian beer in the background was pretty faint, but still provided a pretty nice background with a bit of fig. I can say this beer was very drinkable and quite nice, but not worth the $8 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:09:53 | More by tempest
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womencantsail

California

3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2007 Bottle labeled Pannepeut shared by tick0rin0.

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a fizzy khaki colored head with surprisingly poor retention.

S: Banana bread overwhelms the nose on the first sniff. Sweet caramel, dark fruits, and candi sugar come through next as do an array of spices. There's (initially) a hint of alcohol on the back end that becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: Sweet bananas, plums, and raisins provide some fruity notes while the caramel and brown sugar provide the base of the sweetness. The downfall of this beer is that there is just far too much alcohol coming through which makes it tough to drink.

M: The body is medium, not quite as full as I had expected, with a surprisingly "mid-range" level of carbonation. Again, more alcohol heat.

D: What a surprising let down. I thoroughly enjoyed Pannepot, so I thought this would be more of the same. You can't win 'em all...

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:04:08 | More by womencantsail
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: pours hazy dark caramel brown color with a small light brown head.
Smell: Plums, yeast, dates, candy sugar, cloves, pepper, oak and alcohol
Taste: Full of dark fruits, molasses, candy sugar, but also spicy (pepper, clove), vanilla and a bit alcohol hop bitterness in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium creamy body
Overall: Great beer, not too much difference with the regular pannepot to be honest, bit more sweet maybe

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 18:45:37 | More by rvdoorn
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DaveHS

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 Vintage

A-Pours dark, oaky brown with a thin, bubbly mocha head. Leaves almost no lacing.

S-Musty, earthy quad goodness. Brandy soaked raisins, wet hay, coriander, cardamom.

T/M- Musty nose translates to the flavor profile, along with the raisiny sweetness. Has an herbaceous quality that's hard to pin down. Some spices you might be likely to find in a curry, or some kind of spiced lamb dish. Very unique. Wish I could find the words to describe it. Full bodied, with light, prickly carbonation that hits the tip of the tongue in a really pleasant way.

O-Don't taste much of a difference from the standard Pannepot. Age has been good to this one, could see it easily going another 5 years.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 00:44:30 | More by DaveHS
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2007 vintage. The beer pours a brown-black, and is capped with a persistent tan-mocha head; spotty lace is deposited. The nose has a delectable rich maltiness offering suggestions of medjool dates, toffee, plum, molasses, and chocolate-covered cherries. The taste favors dark fruit, brown sugar, cherries, dry sack, pears, dates, raisins both golden and otherwise, and fig compote. There is also a boozy note which is expressed rather elegantly. The feel is silky and luxurious; it is a beautifully velvety thing all in all. This beer is about as good as it gets.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 22:34:47 | More by ktrillionaire
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wedge

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006
LOT: A5BB

Pours a mostly clear deep, dark mahogany. The head is initially one finger of creamy foam before shrinking to a thin, creamy ring. Lovely sweet bread and berry aroma. Sugary spice, fig, raisin, plum, brown sugar, and caramel. Well rounded, smooth malty flavor. Loads of raisins, plum, some cherry-like tartness. Surprisingly soft and airy and stunningly easy to drink. Smooth and creamy, a little dry in the finish. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Really an excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 02:35:43 | More by wedge
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Label says Pannepøt - Old Fisherman's Ale. 2006 vintage. Lot D, AA, whatever that means. Served in a Struise cervoise.

A - There's a lot of sediment in this bottle, so I poured it very carefully. Got a finger of persistent tan foam, a few spots and splotches of lace, and a partial cap. Body is a very dark reddish-brown that displays some transparency (and unfortunately some suspended sediment as well, even after due diligence).

S - Cherries, prunes, other dark fruits, chocolate, candi sugar, some port-like oxidation, a hint of nutmeg and other nebulous spices, and also a faint woody note (even though this isn't barrel-aged). Alcohol is perceptible but very far in the periphery.

T - Taste is quite similar, but finishes with a fairly intense anise bitterness. Stronger notes of rum-soaked bread and yeast mingle with the raisins, plums, figs, and caramelized sugars. There's less overt oxidation in the flavor, but I'm guessing this isn't going to improve much from here on out.

M - Somewhat unpleasant soda-like carbonation. It keeps things from being syrupy, but also burns my lips. Full-bodied, chewy and viscous. Some lingering brandy-like warmth in the sticky finish.

D - Even with the high alcohol and the unpleasant carbonation it was fairly enjoyable to savor a 33cl bottle on my own. Not something I'd session with, but an enjoyable quad to contemplate once in a while.

Label says Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale. 2006 Vintage. Thanks to MacDomer for this one. Served side-by-side with a 2006 Pannepot - Old Fisherman's Ale for comparison. Alvinne Beer Fest taster glasses were used for both.

A - A finger of tan foam dissolves to a thick ring and hazy thin cap. Dark brown body with not nearly as much sediment as the Pannepøt - Old Fisherman's Ale I had a few weeks ago. 4.5

S - There's some oxidation setting in here, but it's mostly complementary. Otherwise a hefty amount of dark fruits, dark bread, toasted grains, candi and brown sugars, and some phenolic Belgian yeast. Not much in the way of spices. 4.0

T - Molasses, prunes, dark fruits, and light oxidation. Quite sweet and port-like. There's some light alcohol present, as well as some anise bitterness in the finish. I like the taste a bit better than the aroma. 4.0

M - Full bodied, with medium carbonation, light warming alcohol and a fairly dry finish. 4.0

D - Pannepot smells better, but this tasted nearly as good in my book. It's also held up pretty well after five years but I wouldn't sit on these much longer. While each of the Pannepot variants is clearly different side-by-side, they all share fairly similar flavor profiles - I think my preference is the original beer, but I could go for any of them depending on my mood. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 04:34:11 | More by MasterSki
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2007 bottle of Pannepot poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Poured a deep amber ruby brown color with a tan head that quickly dissapated. Dances on the tongue type of carbonation, maybe a little too much for my liking, almost champagne like. I pick up the booze taste pretty easily. Fruity type tastes as well. I can appreciate the style but this beer just had too light of a mouthfeel for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 13:46:42 | More by kbutler1
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glid02

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store. Apparently De Struise has begun putting their beer into key kegs which is exciting.

Pours an opaque brownish-gold color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of brown sugar, caramel malts, milk chocolate, faint spices, and boozy pears and figs. As the beer warms the fruit aromas and spices intensify slightly.

Tastes similar to how it smells although not quite as complex. Deep caramel malt flavors backed by Belgian candi sugar kick things off. Midway through the sip toffee-covered medium fruit flavors make an appearance. Finally, hints of indistinct spices make an appearance near the end of the sip, giving way to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is great. It's got a heavy thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall I thought this version was boozier than the American version which hurt the drinkability a bit but the best part of either version is the smooth mouthfeel. Well worth a shot if you have the chance, as is the American version.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2011 04:34:05 | More by glid02
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nhudson

Alabama

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Brickstore Pub 12/31

Beer was handed to me and I really didn't know what to think. It;s one of those special beers that I never get to drink, but yet it's in front of me.

a: Murky dark brown color, opaque with a nice 1/2 finger head. Head sticks around pretty long too.

s: Raisins, Dark fruit dominate with alcohol hidden in there. Maybe some coffee in the nose as well.

t: Raisins, Dark Fruits, Toffee, sweet candi cugar, pure awesomeness? Is that a flavor?

m: Rich, full, silky smooth. I think the carbonation is well done and hides the sharpness of the alcohol. I know I wanted to swish this around in my mouth for forever.

d: Best quad i've ever drank, I haven't had that many, but still. At 10% this would hit you hard after a few.

Serving type: cask

01-01-2011 16:26:46 | More by nhudson
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augustgarage

California

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage - poured from a 330mL bottle into my Trappist Westvleteren goblet. Not sure if this is a true variant of the standard Pannepot, as the wording on the bottle is ambiguous (and could refer to the beer itself being completely different or simply the pronounciation being completely different). Likely, there is significant batch variation for this beer in any case, so who really knows?

Dark murky brown body which glows as a deep burnt umber. Small buff head with a spackling of chocolate raindrops as the thick lees falls out onto the surface. A vaguely sinister malestrom swirls slowly, fed by a low persistent stream of micro-bubbles. Gleaming microscopic lacing forms tiny ornate shapes amidst a mirror sheen of legs.

The aromatics suggest prunes, figs, brown bread, caramel, dark malts, cherry pits, noble hops, and sweet/sour yeast with just a hint of clove (no real phenolics otherwise).

The flavor profile follows the nose closely, intensifying and diversifying each of the smells named above. Mid-palate there is a wave of coffee, leather, loam, leading into an earthy, gently sweet, almost sandalwood like finish with a whisper of olive oil (though not quite so peppery as this would suggest). Black currant and light spices emerge as the beer warms (the former possibly coming from the hops?). Haven't had the regular Pannepot in a while, but I think this is quite close in flavor overall.

Medium-full bodied, lightly effervescent, and satisfying mouthfeel. The ABV adds warmth and flavor but is well integrated.

Whatever its lineage/provenance/recipe - this is a unique and tasty example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 05:05:05 | More by augustgarage
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2006 vintage.

Pours into my snifter a deep, dark garnet that glows crimson at the edges in the light. A quarter inch of khaki foam sits atop the brew. Aromas start with big vinous malts with toffee, caramel and cocoa intertwined. Dark fruits and raisins abound.

First sip brings smooth, deep malts teeming with vinous notes, toffee, caramel and cocoa. Loads of dark fruits and raisins throughout the middle. A touch of spice as it flows down with a warming alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth with spot on carbonation. Goes down pretty easy considering the abv. Overall, another tasty brew from Struise and one I'm glad I picked up. Wish I had another lying around.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 04:27:55 | More by orbitalr0x
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2006.

A: The quad is dark raisiny brown color, completely opaque, a seal brown hue. Head from the initial pour is negligible, a thin band and wispy web hovering atop the ale.

S: The nose is rich, syrupy sweet with dark fruits and plentiful candi sugars. Raisins and coffee stand out, warming with a pleasant alcoholic heat.

T: Mild carbonation is evident immediately. Good thing, as it allows the raisin, allspice, candied fruits and myriad other flavors to linger on the palate. The body is full, plenty of bready thickness. The lower carbonation gives the ale a rich, spirit-like consistency. The dark fruits and candi sugars provide all the flavor and fullenss and linger well after a sip is swallowed. It's dark and thick and quite comforting.

M: The mouthfel is full of yeasty goodness. Sweet and chewy, a good quad no doubt.

D: Formidable at 10%. Small sips. A nice licquer-style beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 19:39:20 | More by akorsak
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a De Struise snifter.

2006 version

Notch marks on label:
LOT: A 6 CC

A: Pours a muddled dark chestnut with some visible suspended sediment. Sitting on top was 1 1/2 fingers of velvety, creamy, and light khaki colored foam. Retention was very good but this lost .5 points for leaving barely a trace of lace behind.

S: Ahhh, Pannepot. It's been a while. Wonderful aromas of caramel, toffee, pan roasted nuts, all spice, fruity yeast, caramel drizzled bread pudding, rum infused dark fruit, tootsie roll, and chocolate covered cherries. Some random spices and cola nut, as well.

T: Tastes exactly as it smells.

M: Smooth and silky. Slightly dry with a tiny spicy tingle that I feel is more from the actual spices than the 10%. Speaking of which, I could barely detect any booziness in this. To me, this is the textbook "Quad" mouthfeel. A little sweet, very rich and savory, and with just a prickly hint.

D: Absolutely world class. So complex and layered, yet so easy to drink. One of the best!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 19:33:53 | More by GbVDave
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Peter! 330ml bottle "Pannepeut" poured into a Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Very rich dark brown with a thin head that quickly disappears into a ring. The ring does manage to provide nice lacing throughout the beer.

Smell: Gentle on the nose, notes of Mocha / Coffee.

Taste: Some mild chocolate flavor with a nice spice, the Mocha comes up strong and delicious. The warmth of the alcohol is also present but in a positive way.

Mouth: A little "sharp" but still very good on the palate, good carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good, excellent beer, almost at the intersection of a quad and a stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 01:30:38 | More by BobZ
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RedBrewer83

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into goblet....

A: Pours a deep amber hue that develops almost no head and leaves only a thin lacing on top. Almost ruby at the edges of the glass...

S: Lots of dark fruits present up front, figs, dates, and even a little apple that brightens up the nose considerably. A little caramel malt in the finish along with just a hint of breadiness combined with alcohol.

T: Very bright in flavor for a quad, lots of crisp green apple on the front palate, balanced nicely by the dark fruits and caramel malts. Finishes with the bready yeast and a hint of molasses.

M: Wonderful mouth feel, very smooth and slightly viscous, medium body with just enough carbonation to wake up the taste buds.

D: Fairly drinkable for 10%, very smooth which helps, but still a very big beer. Overall this is a very unique quad and very delicious, will most likely revisit!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 00:56:15 | More by RedBrewer83
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, 2006 vintage that I tried side by side with the regular version from the same vintage. Thanks for being an able and willing partner, John!

Like the regular version, this is a clear ruby red pour, gorgeous, with a thin disk for the head.

Richer, sweeter, fruitier and spicier than the regular version, I'm not sure I'm digging the amped up version as much as the regular version. Sweetness is higher than I'd like, mildly syrupy. Rum soaked dates come to mind (I should try that), with a combination of mace and allspice. Quite like a Christmas cake.

Opens sweet with a touch of metallic character that disappears after a while. Fairly simple, there's a lot of brown sugar and honey with alcohol being a lot more noticeable. Rummy and fruity, this finishes medium-dry with a touch of alcohol and spices. Medium-light in body, this is sweeter than I care for. Fruity and tasty on the finish, I can't help but notice that the higher carbonation in this version results in this not being as creamy as the regular version. Splitting this beer is pretty much necessary, and I'm glad I got to try this!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2009 12:02:29 | More by DefenCorps
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heliosphann

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle. '06 European version. BA Sephiroth wasn't quite sure how he obtained it. Oh well, thanks Hans! Served in a tulip.

A: Small amount of head which dissipates quickly. Pours a murky, off brown color. No lacing.

S: Lots of candied fruit. Apple, plums, figs, etc... Some sweet malts and spiciness round out the bouquet of fragrances. Very nice.

T: Sweet, dark fruit dominates the flavor. Raisins, plums, dates and maybe even some pear? Caramel malts are definitely present, and a plethora of spices add a nice kick. There is some Belgian yeastiness and small amount of bready flavors to round things out. I think some extra age would really add to the richness of the flavors.

M: Medium bodied. Low carbonation makes this a very smooth ride...

D: Very good considering the high 10% ABV. Little or no heat present. A nice sipper for sure.

Probably my least favorite of the Pannepot incarnations, but that's a moot point considering how great they all are. As I mentioned above, I'd like to try this with a few more years on it. I do love me some well aged Quads.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2009 23:35:42 | More by heliosphann
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JoeySchlitz

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 2007 bottle - review from notes on 5/6/09.

A: A dark root beer brown with some lighter orange colors at the edge. The cap popped off and a large sandy tan head rises from a gentle pour.

S: This smells like desert. Figs, dates, and rum cake held together with a heavy belgium yeast floral aroma. Smells like a bit of all spice in there too.

T: Tart up front followed by a bit of bitter sweetness. A dry finish and no hint of the 10% alcohol but it does warm up your stomach after a while. Not expecting the sour / bitter flavor up front.

M: A bit too much carbonation - it becomes sudsy and doesn't allow for enough taste to come through.

O: Not a bad beer - had great aroma but a very different taste. For the price would probably not buy again. The tartness in the flavor threw me on this one - didn't seem to compliment the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 03:37:27 | More by JoeySchlitz
Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.