Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 41
Gots: 85 | FT: 5
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: weeare138 on 04-02-2007)
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Photo of Lupe
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed on: 04-11-2008

Pours a dark chestnut with reddish highlights. A small tan head capped the beer which quickly disappeared and left no lace.

Wonderful aroma of dark fruit (figs & raisins), spice (cinnamon & clove), some brown sugar. Some alcohol, a hint of banana, and a light metallic twang that comes with quads.

Malty flavors lead the way - caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Dark fruit is present, adding raisin, fig, and plum. Gingerbread flavors come next, leading the way for more spices - nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Malty but not overly sweet - very well balanced. Alcohol is barely noticeable, adding just a bit of rum-raisin. Spicy ginger lingers on the tongue.

Medium-full in body, smooth and slightly chewy. Great depth of flavor and complexity and leaves you wanting more. Goes down almost too easily. Very enjoyable.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2006 Bottle.

A-Deep brown hue. Khaki head. Good-looking color for a Quad. I can see a bit of sediment as I approach the end of the glass. Head fades away. Not too much lacing.

S-Dark, dried fruits. Rich brown sugar. A hint of alcohol. Extremely sweet. An aromatic, and multidimensional smell.

T-Like the nose. A bunch of different flavors strike the tongue. The overall flavor is somewhat mellow however. Easy to sip. You get all the important dark fruit and sugary tastes.

M-Not too heavy, but the carbonation was lacking here. The lack of carbonation lead me to notice the alcohol a bit more.

O/D-Happy to try it, but not my favorite. More mellow than anticipated. I won't knock the style just because it is not my favorite but I still appreciate the flavor.

Photo of nickd717
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle.

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a small light tan head that lasts. Not lacking in viscosity.

The aroma is big, intense, and awesome. Caramel, toffee, raisins and other dark fruits, molasses.

Big amazing flavor as well, up there with regular Pannepot. Deep, rich malt notes, lots of toffee and some toast. Prunes, dates, and raisins, molasses, and slight anise.

Thick and silky smooth on the mouthfeel. Full-bodied with soft carbonation.

Despite the richness, finishing a sizable pour was easy. This is another excellent incarnation of an epic beer.

Photo of headbucket
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2008 bottle, lot A4DD.

A: A nice brown with a light tan colored head. Lots of little floaties in the beer since I wasn't careful when pouring. Not much lacing left around the glass but there is a nice swirl of foam around the edges of the glass and over top of the beer.

S: Sweet/candied dark fruits, little bit of brown sugar, and a little spice in there.

T: Dark fruits and sweetness like brown sugar on the start of the taste, spice comes in next(can't quite pinpoint which ones, but it tastes like a belgian beer in the middle for sure) as well as a bit of oak/woodiness. Brown sugar mostly lingers in the finish, a bit of the dark fruits, but they are overpowered.

M:Not very carbonated but it feels medium thick and dense.

O:Pretty nice. Not my favorite quad and I don't know that I taste too much of the barrel aging, would be interested to know what was aged in the barrels before this beer, or if they were new barrels. Interesting and glad that I got to try it, but won't be buying it again for the price of it.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-03-2011 01:31:08

Photo of teamizm
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottle poured into a mini snifter

Pours like a root beer - deep brown colors with bubbles and a very light head that recedes and leaves a nice little ring.

Smells like candied dark sugars, stone fruits, spices, caramel and, surprisingly, cola

Taste of dark fruits, raisins, caramel, dark chocolate. Interestingly it has an adjunct lager sort of taste in the back of my mouth after taking a few sips.

Mouthfeel is a little more carbonated that I would expect. Complex, but lacks a bit of the smoothness I was hoping for. Maybe another year in the bottle would soften the mouthfeel up

Pretty easy to drink. Not too hot, but you do get a small kick of booze in the back end.

Photo of TheJollyHop
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage: Deep ruby brown pour with a small (1/2 inch) head.

Scents of toasted buttered brioche rolls, port soaked prunes, over-ripened berries, caramelized sugar, alcohol,; full of fruity esters similar to wine.

Tastes of ripe and juicy plums and cranberries meshing with an alcohol warmth that gets encompassed by stewed figs, pear, toasted malt and Belgian Candi sugar. Bitterness is noticeable and keeps the heavy, yet clean, malt character in check. Slightly oily mouthfeel as well. Drinks extremely easy due to the medium level of carbonation and body.

A great example of the style to be had multiple times.

Photo of jdense
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station PDX, $8 for 33cl poured into tulip, enjoyed with BA Supreme John Michaelsen, 7.27.11. Thanks John!

Darkish brown head, two fingers, medium dissipation with some lacing retained. Nose gives a hint of the pleasures to come, tres complex, I picked up some smoke, burnished leather, dark stone fruit. The beer got, if possible, even more complex as it warmed, changed character like a chameleon, dates, molasses, smoke, leather, green tobacco wrapper, hint of floral hops at the end. Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium, viscous, a bit sticky, but a pretty dry finish.

One of the world's great Quads, stands side by side with Trappist varieties, lucky to have this on tap. I'd enjoyed part of a 2006 bottle before, while that was a bit oxidized (not overly so), this tap version was sublime, ultra complex and muy delicious. World Class.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Plum brown and cloudy. Half finger head that quickly turns into a light sheen and leaves decently good lacing.

Sweet brown sugar and pureed dark fruits come to mind on the smell. A little smoky malt and spices follow.

Plums, raisins and molasses start off the flavor. There's no shortage of leathery dark fruit flavors, especially prunes, plums, raisins and figs. Malts are dark and caramelly. Spices are light but detectable.

Feel is thick, rich, full bodied and very sweet, with a lingering prune/raisin/fig aftertaste. Carbonation is light.

Drinks pretty well. A nice quad.

Photo of baggio
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The danish version of Pannepot. 2006 Vintage.

A: Dark brown with a small whitebrown lace on top.

S: Not much. Plumbs, metal(!), dark fruits, raisins.

T: Black cherry, nuts, caramel, plums, spices, figs, sugar.

M: Smooth and sweet with a nice warmth from the alcohol. Low carbonation.

For a 10% ABV-brew this is dangerously drinkable. Very different from the orignal Pannepot but not in a bad way. I like the orignal version better but this was a fine treat during a dull winter evening. Recommended

Photo of mcallister
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2008 Vintage

Dirty opaque brown like sewage with a small tan head that holds good retention leaving a spotty lace.

Very fruity spicey aromatics. Some pitted fruit and berry esters with a hint of toffee and wood.

Well I love the normal Pannepot and had high hopes for this version and have been waiting quite some time to try it and needless to say am a bit let down. The aging in barrel hardly comes through, their are some spicey characteristics with hints of chocolate, no wood, and more pitted fruits. Things just seem discombobulated and out of place. Have a couple more I'll age and see what happens.

Photo of dasenebler
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pannepeut 2008, Belgium. Different artwork than on the label above, also with an "eu" replacing the "ø."

Pours a rich, dark mahogany with a tight tan head. Good lacing, with a thin layer retaining.

Aroma is boozy and reminiscent of port wine, with loads of raisins and a huge buttery maltiness.

Flavor is exceptional. Loads of sweet, bready malts with a touch of roast and a heavy dose of dark fruit. Prunes, raisins, cocoa and dulce de leche. Rich, seductive and delicious. Subtle hopping, on the backend mainly. Not as spicy as Pannepot. Alcohol is noticeable, but not prevalent. Signature Struise finish and smooth feel, though I feel this lacked a bit of weight on the tongue.

Outstanding beer, just like everything else I've had from Struise. Compared to the standard Pannepot, I feel that this beer is maltier and slightly less complex, but nevertheless awesome.

Photo of Jeffo
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at Geers in Ghent.

From a bottle into a chalice
Vintage: 2007
Sampled directly after a Pannepot 2008

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1 ½ finger medium-thick tan head with great retention. Deep sienna brown in color, opaque, with no visible carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a healthy foam cap that stays until the finish, but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A bit of a muted nose unfortunately. Some caramel malt and hints of spices and herbs, but not much else there. Pleasant, but not bold enough.

TASTE: Lots caramel malt and brown sugary sweetness. Some dark fruits, grapes and raisins perhaps, as well as notes of red wine through the middle. The finish shows some sweet and spicy alcohol along side some hop bitterness as well and leads into a bold but short lived aftertaste. Tasty for sure, and much more impressive than the nose had indicated.

PALATE: Medium body and not quite as creamy as hoped. Goes down smooth though, with a bit of an alcohol burn at the finish, though well measured, and finishes slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: Essentially, this brew is Pannepot without the added spices and herbs. Though Pannepeut is a nice beer on its own right, I don’t think it even compares to its superior and better-known brother in terms of complexity and enjoyment. This is one I would have again, but would reach for the regular Pannepot nine times out of ten. Worth checking out to make up your own mind if you get the chance.

Photo of beerpirates
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle poured into my struise glass

A : Pours a crystal clear deep ruby red color with smallish light tan head that quickly dissapears.
S : aroma is loaded with sweet caramel, dark cherries, bit of ash, blackberries, vanilla, cream.
T : Flavor is fairly sweet, bit of caramel, vanilla, cherries, faint tartness, with a mildly sweet finish.
M : very smooth and creamy beer , Nice
D : very drinkable , no alcohol taste
A very nice brew overall.

Photo of Bubba83
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Originally reviewed on 09/06/2010. This is one of the reviews that was affected by the botched merge in order to clean up De Struise beers on BA.

2007 vintage, labeled "Pannepeut". Poured into a tulip at probably a little over 50 degrees.

Pours a nice dark brown color, but has hints of amber and ruby/deep purple at the edges. About one finger width of light tan head, appears fine, with no large bubbles in it. Good retention and okay lacing. About what I would expect for a beer of this caliber.

The aroma is outstanding. Big time red grape character jumps out of the glass, but other dark fruits quickly follow. Stuff like plum, raisin, raspberry, blackberry, currants, I'm even getting strawberries. Pick a fruit with berry in the name, then smell the beer, and I guarantee you'll find it. Beyond that, there is some definite angel food cake, along with some chocolate, and vanilla. Bunch of yeasty banana rounds things out, but not much spice or earth to be found.

Taste is right in line with the nose, but maybe a bit more mellow than I would have expected. First thing I taste is raspberry, followed by grape soda, sweet fruitcake, banana, earth, and finally a dash of black pepper. The nose just trumps this a little bit, but yeah, this is right up my alley and quite an amazing tasting quad.

Great feel, tender, yet sparkly enough to tickle the tongue and liven things up. Consistency is perfect, around medium.

A very approachable, amazing quad. I was expecting a decent bit of heat in the finish, but I got none. Maybe the age has worked some wonders by now to make this guy as stunningly drinkable as it is. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer until the last drop. Pannepot and Pannepeut remain my favorite quads, and I'm including Westy 12 when I make that statement.

Photo of SFLpunk
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

**Review from 7-25-2010. Was one of the 50 reviews accidentally moved over. Reposting now:

Thanks to glouglouburp (on RB) for these. Side-by-side tasting with Pannepot 2006, Pannepøt 2006 and Pannepot Grand Reserva 2005.

Appearance: Pours a murky dark brown and very little light comes through. A thin layer of tan head recedes quickly. Same appearance as Pannepot. Grand Reserva is much darker than either.

Nose: Brighter and richer than Pannepot. Lots of raisin/fig and old tanned leather. The malt is less creamy and more raisin-y. Lots of dried fruits.

Palate: A little more body than the Pannepot. Medium- to medium-full and really sweet and rich. Lots of chocolate sauce and polished wood flavors. More simple and fat than the Pannepot. Flavors of molasses and demerara sugar come and go quickly and the finish is medium-short and simple.

Notes: I'm surprised somewhat by the Pannepot and Pannepøt: The former smells duller and is more spry on the palate while the latter has a more bright nose but is dull on the palate. My least favorite of the three tasted. Surprising, because I like the nose the best on this one, but the palate did not deliver.

Photo of xpimptastikx
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2006 bottle picked up at the Alvinne bottleshop.

A - pours a root beer color with a finger of tan head, leaves a sheet with spots of lacing.

S - dark fruits (raisin, figs), caramel, a hint of alcohol.

T - Not the most complex, but damn it's tasty! Straight forward figs, grapes, yeast, and a caramel candi-sugar finish.

M/D - This is best regular version of Pannepot, hands down. Not even the 2005s I have are better (still too spiced and that's not really my thing). I finished this glass in record time because of the abrupt finish and lingering sweetness. I need another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 06-29-2010 00:54:30

Photo of Domingo
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Note: This review is from Winter of 2007, just moving it here to help with the BA database. I actually haven't seen either of these on the shelf for quite some time, which is too bad. I left the scoring the same in spite of the tweaks to the reviewing score system)

I loved the "normal" Pannepot, so I had high hopes for this one, too.
Pours a cloudy brown color. There's a little bit of a reddish hint that wasn't in the normal one, but it's still more or less the color of cocoa.
Smells of dried fruits, milk chocolate, candy sugar, nutmeg, and maybe even cinnamon.
The taste is somewhat similar to the normal Pannepot, but it's less chocolate and sweet, but spices play a larger role. I can see why people are divided on the two. Depending on your tastes, you can certainly enjoy one more than the other.
This one doesn't feel quite as thick, but is drinkable all the same.
I polished off my bottle with no problems and (as always) I wish I had more around.
Next time I make the trek up to Liquor Max I think I'll get more of this one, too. I prefer the original, but this one's stellar in its own right.

Photo of davey101
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage. 11.2 oz bottle into a chimay goblet and left on the counter for a half hour. The beer did gush upon opening.

A - Nice mocha head that dies down to a solid layer of foam. Deep brown with some red tint. Theres some yeast sediment on the bottom of the glass.

S - Candied dark fruits, brown sugar, malt, and light alcohol. This smells really great, very sweet and complex.

T - Similar to the nose. Lots of dark brown sugar rich caramel and prune/dates. The alcohol is really well hidden but leaves some tingling. Very rich and moderately chewy mouth feel.

O - Complex but not over the top. This is an amazingly well crafted quad. Glad I got a chance to try this.

Originally Reviewed on: 07-09-2011 02:00:54

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2008 vintage.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Light brown body with red highlights. Light tan head with minimal lacing.

Smell: Malty and dark fruits with an equally strong smell of something thats a bit off. Maybe infection or astringency from the yeast?

Taste: Sweet raisins and figs. Caramel and maybe some toffee. Some bitterness that seems to be a bit off-putting... maybe its a metallic taste. Kind of distracts from the taste of the beer.

Mouthfeel: Its a full bodied beer. Thick and smooth. Mildly carbonated, i think that the carbonatioon is off on this one also.

Overall: This beer came highly recommended from a person who has very similiar beer tastes as i do. He even said its better than Westy 12, so that made this beer a must try in my book. But this beer just did not do it for me. This is my first beer have had by this brewery and i am not too impressed. I wish i could have tried this beer fresh to get a better idea of what its all about. It talks on the label about an ale thats brewed with spices and i get no hints of spices or any spicyness from this beer...not even a hint. I must be missing something here, i will have to give it another try sometime hopefully with better results.

Photo of tbeckett
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330 mL bottle brought across the Atlantic from the brewery in May. 2008 vintage into a Tripel Karmeliet glass.

A - Fizzy two finger head, beige/dark khaki in colour. Lot's of visible carbonation. Dark ruby colour, almost opaque. Head sticks around for a long time. Good looking beer.

S - Huge aromas as soon as I opened it. Candi sugar and dark fruits. Huge dark fruit aromas from the glass. Lot's of plum and cherry. Can smell the heat as well.

T - Really malty flavours. Again with dark fruits but more subdued than the aroma. Really minimal alcohol taste makes itself known but doesn't do much to offend at all. Lovely and smooth. Huge plum finish.

M - Full bodied. Lingering flavours make it pleasant and carbonation doesn't make itself an issue.

D - Fairly high drinkability. Not too sweet and really complex. This would make me come back to figure out everything that's going on in this. Alocohol is well hidden too which allows this to be an easy drinker for a quad.

I was lucky enough to visit the brewery shop which appears to be an old school of some sorts. It was a perfect way to end my trip around Europe and given that I knew nothing about this brewery until the day I went there and sampled a number of their beers I am blown away by this at home. A wonderful beer made by a wonderful brewery. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 09-05-2010 00:55:02

Photo of eric5bellies
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank at Molenhof Bar, Oestvleteren, Belgium.

A - Pours a nice drk brown almost black colour that hold its head well and laces.

S - Dark fruits such as figs , prunes grapes and some smokey chocolate.

T - Plenaty of dark fruits and very well balanced sugars that leave the palatte just demanding more. The beer almost has an oak aged bruin feel to it. Slightly tart and full of flavour with incredible balance.

M - Smooth and low carbonation, that is a fullish body.

D - Another mastepiece from De Struise. The smoothnes is impressive indeed. Its my kind of beer because of the subtle and balnaced flavours. No massive flavours but rather a little bit of everything.

Photo of megahurts4
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pannepeut Old Monk's Ale

Appearance: Brown, small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: Brown sugar, dark fruits, and some cocoa.

Taste: Subtle smoke, raisins, dark fruits, slight chocolate, and a near-whiskey or scotch-like flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy malty, yet smooth.

Overall:
This is very complex. A fine brew indeed. It is subtly sweet, yet faintly reminds me of whiskey or scotch as far as flavoring goes. The 10% alcohol by volume isn't easily tasted in this.

Photo of CrellMoset
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 vintage, picked up at the Charleston Beer Exchange in - you guessed it - Charleston, SC. Enjoyed in the warmth of my room next to my only space heater after my heat failed on a 26 degree February night. Enjoyed from an oversized snifter.

Appearance: Pours a gamey Cumberland brown, smoky teriyaki cherry glaze on a bed of slow, pinprick carbonation. A moderately vigorous pour yields half a finger of perfectly tan head, fizzy and soda-like, but with a nonetheless inspiring amount of staying power - normally, the crowns of quadrupels with >10% abvs (particularly those poured in to oversized snifters) don't last half as long as this one did. Ultimately, it fades into absolute nothingness - no surface lace, no collar, no side lace, no nothing. All this is expected, but still a little disappointing. On the whole, this one looks about right, maybe a little better than average, but is still not terribly inspiring.

Aroma: Teriyaki and soy sauce, in the best way possible. The nose is fairly sweet, sweeter than the mouth (more on that in a moment), and free brown sugar and caramel esters warmly greet the nose and more than counter the alcohol esters - warming and tingly, not hot and spicy - that begin to radiate forth from this one as it nears warm temperature (a process that was accelerated by absentmindedly putting this one in front of the space heater a few times).

Taste: Relatively dry, with a nice quenching tartness and some greenery, plenty of spice, and a soupcon of heat. The malt bedrock is relatively dry, very toasty, but not without sweeter flourishes - brown sugar is plentiful, as is toffee, molasses, and even a few faint coffee overtones. Dark fruits and stone fruits mingle freely with the above, suggesting everything from nectarines at the top down to raisins near the bottom of the spectrum, hitting most everything in between - black cherries are particularly prominent. The warmth of cloves, cardamom, and something faintly smoky - a nutmeg-gy, anise-like note - effectively cover what otherwise might be perceived as a slightly too prevalent alcohol note, though the combination of all of the aforementioned suggest rum-macerated dark fruits in the way that only a good Belgian dark strong ale can.

Mouthfeel: Typically fantastic and quintessentially Belgian. Light, airy, fluffy, pillowy, and eruptive, but also even, smooth, and creamy, this one has that great "cloud floating over your tongue" sort of feel that amplifies both the malt and fruit elements of the flavor profile as well as the warmth of the alcohol and the yeast spices. It if just faded a little slower, it'd be a 5.0.

Drinkability: A great beer, though perhaps not as great as I remember Pannepot to be (though, admittedly, I haven't had it in quite some time). Not to be taken lightly at 10%, this one's good, with a quality nearly as high as its pricetag, though that perhaps sounds bitter of me. Worth seeking out, though don't go too far out of your way, relative to what you could get for the same price in the same or similar styles (Chimay Blue, St. Bernardus, Rochefort 10, etc.).

Photo of mothman
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pannepeut - 2007

Pours 1/2 finger of khaki tan head. Really nice retention with some lace rings. Color is a dark copper brown.

Aroma: A lot of malts and dark fruits. Caramel, toffee, and some bready malts. Raisins and licorice. Some plums. Rich and sweet. Very pleasant.

Taste: Rich and sweet. A lot of nice flavors blend together here. Plums, cherries, raisins, and figs. Toffee, caramel, and a hint of chocolate. A touch of alcohol shows.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. A little dry. Medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clean, but dry.

Overall, a nice quad. I am glad I finally got a chance to try it. One of Struise's better beers. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-15-2011 01:37:45

Photo of callmemickey
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 bottle tasted blind at a top 10 quad blind tasting

A: Muddy brown, super thin off-white/dirty water head

S: Mild dark fruits, peppery spicing, and notes of caramel and brown sugar.

T: Similar to the nose with perhaps a bit more of the malt coming out. Relatively indistinct and mild.

M: Moderate body. Smooth, perhaps a little thin.

O: Good and plenty enjoyable. Towards the bottom in the tasting though.

Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.