1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

Not Rated.
Pannepøt - Old Monk's AlePannepøt - Old Monk's Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

381 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 381
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 34
Gots: 82 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 04-02-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 381 | Reviews: 213 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of sia478
sia478

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-21-2014 23:53:18 | More by sia478
Photo of MarkyMOD
MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-13-2014 06:21:39 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of SStein
SStein

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-02-2014 09:17:31 | More by SStein
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-28-2014 02:36:41 | More by iatethecloudsfor
Photo of Kendo
Kendo

New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 21:19:39 | More by Kendo
Photo of cp45
cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-25-2013 21:37:16 | More by cp45
Photo of Dbrag
Dbrag

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-29-2013 16:02:21 | More by Dbrag
Photo of ManforallSaisons
ManforallSaisons

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 19:58:25 | More by ManforallSaisons
Photo of Benesi88
Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-22-2013 16:20:01 | More by Benesi88
Photo of bpfrush
bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-20-2013 03:57:22 | More by bpfrush
Photo of Kruja5
Kruja5

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-17-2013 22:11:22 | More by Kruja5
Photo of ToasterChef
ToasterChef

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-17-2013 01:49:09 | More by ToasterChef
Photo of BlackHaddock
BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 12:06:47 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of discharmingly
discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-08-2013 13:48:47 | More by discharmingly
Photo of leitmotif
leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-07-2013 20:41:21 | More by leitmotif
Photo of Ciocanelu
Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-07-2013 20:13:00 | More by Ciocanelu
Photo of pkenkman
pkenkman

Estonia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-06-2013 21:37:17 | More by pkenkman
Photo of wesley14
wesley14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-05-2013 18:32:57 | More by wesley14
Photo of brurevu
brurevu

Texas

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From my tasting notes: This is a huge Belgian Strong Ale with great depth and complexity. It had a malty sweet almost brown sugary taste with notes of rich caramel and dark candied fruits. It had a medium bodied mouthfeel and hid its high alcohol content really well. It was a great gift from my dad as De Struise makes World Class beers and this is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 18:57:00 | More by brurevu
Photo of BEERchitect
BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To understand how much a type of beer can be pushed, the boundaries of the envelope must be reached. And that's where Panepeut goes.

Pouring a rich prune-rust color, there's colors of red, purple and brown that all culminate in a very murky set of hues. A creamy ivory-stained forms above its haze with semi-strong retention as its head begins to fall apart after a few minutes. With light and isolated pockets of foam, its lacing is light but apparent.

Its tart and fruity aromas are woven together with light elements of toast, chocolate and confectioner's type of sweetness. But the scent of dry wine, cider and oak plays into its tangy and earthy scent.

Its tart and malty taste promotes a complex taste even on the earl palate- Its light honey and powdered sugar taste is immediately met with sourish red grapes, cider, oaken merlot, light vinegar and savory soy character. Its deliciously dry taste is challenged by the dry earthiness of attic-like must, cellar character and overall aged woods that stops shy of mushroom.

Drier than the typical Strong Belgian Dark Ale, Pannepeut starts with a creamy and carbonated dryness that dictates its texture throughout. Finishing warm and winey, it's evident that the beer's acidity has a lot to do with its taste.

As a stand-alone beer- Panepeut seems to under-deliver as its taste falls tarter and more "challenging" to the taste. Paired with food, I can see this beer singing with pickled flavors and petite beef filet.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 07:21:17 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of crytion
crytion

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-25-2013 10:55:48 | More by crytion
Photo of Coren
Coren

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

10-17-2013 13:48:22 | More by Coren
Photo of Burt
Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-16-2013 01:02:17 | More by Burt
Photo of Hallertau
Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-10-2013 03:07:09 | More by Hallertau
Photo of Sonofalime
Sonofalime

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-08-2013 01:57:50 | More by Sonofalime
Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.