Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers
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4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
Snappy head never rises. No lacing. Brew is super dark purple/red in color.
Peppery, Buttery, clove. Not overly Belgian. Well done.
Lots of smooth raisiny-cloves. Peppery finish and buttery drinkability. Carbonation feel is much stronger than appearance; it's very prickly. Smooth boozy finish with feel. Sweetness is high, but not sugary. Zero bitterness. Dry.
A solid beer. This should be considered one of the tops in it's class. A calm, mellow brew. Highly recommended.
03-23-2014 02:43:26 | More by chugalug06
4.04/5 rDev -3.8%
Hazy, tawny brown body with a thin yet lasting head. Figs, prunes, and raisins make up the bulk of the aroma with a strong (but not overpowering) whiff of booziness and heavy maltiness. Molasses and faint brown sugar flavor notes mingle with the dark fruit character. Medium-heavy body; a bit coarse; chewy and semi-dry finish.
This quad says it all with its big malt and booze-like tones. Moderately sweet but the alcohol edge and hop bitterness keep things balanced and interesting. Bold and flavorful with a knockout punch of alcohol make this one a fine, slow sipper.
03-10-2014 22:34:44 | More by beergoot
3.93/5 rDev -6.4%
2012 vintage, 330ml bottle
pours a murky brown with rust colored hues. no head whatsoever. rich aroma, slightly boozy, earthy. a bit of fig, tobacco, vanilla. taste has similar flavors. complex malt, neither sweet nor dry. thin body, low carbonation. I'd prefer a bit more body.
overall - decent, but a disappointment compared to the top quads from Belgium.
03-09-2014 04:55:18 | More by jmdrpi
4.05/5 rDev -3.6%
Labeled as Pannepeut Old Monk’s Ale, 2011. Consumed 12/27/13.
A: Poured into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is dark brown with a small khaki-colored head that disappears quickly.
S: Booze, fruit & spices are the initial generic descriptors.
T: Cola-like in some ways, with a sweet foundation of malted sugars. After that there is a bit of dried fruit – prunes come to mind – and molasses. Modest spice - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice perhaps? Again, sweetness prevails. Booze shows up on the end as a drying element, then provides heat in the belly pretty quickly. Clean aftertaste despite all that sugary sweetness.
M: I’m guessing that the 2+ years in the bottle has made this kinda flat. Call it medium to full in heft, with little to no carbonation.
O: Good stuff, though this isn't blowing my mind like some other De Struise offerings. Perhaps it would've been better fresh.
12-27-2013 21:19:39 | More by Kendo
3.5/5 rDev -16.7%
A 2013 bottle picked up at the brewery a week ago, cellared and then briefly fridged. Poured briskly and directly into a tulip, almost inert, only a bit bit of froth and a ring of continued bubbling action around the rim of the liquid, mahogany with some ruby glints. But good legs, no sediment, enticing to look at. Not a big bloom of aroma but still enticing, with clove, cherry, cinnamon, root beer, a bit of basement workshop, meaning sawdust and a tad of funk. Whoa, caramel malt, very brown sugar, a lick of tart cherry or raspberry, a whiff of tobacco, and just a bit of some herbacious hops drying the edges of the tongue. Rich but less complex than, say, it's -pot brother. That drying helps define the mouthfeel, too, by cleaning up a bit of chewiness and oiliness in the body.
11-23-2013 19:58:25 | More by ManforallSaisons
United Kingdom (England)
4.31/5 rDev +2.6%
33cl Bottle: 2007 version, slightly out of date when opened on 22 Oct 13. Poured lovingly into a Westmalle chalice at home. I wanted to keep it longer, but I needed a ’good beer fix’ so extracted it from my aging stash and cooled it for an hour before broaching it.
Looks a rich, deep brown colour with a ruby red hue in strong light: on top a thin beige covering and collar.
The nose is a delight: sweet malt drenched dark fruits fill the air around the glass and make you want to dive in.
Dive in I did: the taste is divine. I love sweet malty brews and this fits completely into my style. Gorgeous flavours of spices, yeast and those sweet dark fruits blend together giving a wonderfully tasting beer that belies the 10% ABV it stacks. Full bodied and a really lovely night cap.
11-12-2013 12:06:47 | More by BlackHaddock
Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
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