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Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
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398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
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Belgium

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 ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle picked up in Denver in March 2014. This is the 2012 version poured into a snifter. The bottle reads Pannepeut here, while other bottles I've had say Pannepot with a strike through the o.

A dark barleywine-like beer pours from the bottle, resembling a raisin in color with its dark brown base and amber hues. The head forms about a half finger thick before dissipating to a persistent layer of lace atop the beer. Carbonation bubbles steadily surge upward throughout the beer.

I get a lot of tartness and sour on the nose. I wasn't expecting this but I'm intrigued. There are hints of orange, oatmeal cookie, and a spice that I want to say is coriander. It's interesting.

Everything I got on the nose carries to the palate, but it's accompanied there by a sweet malt flavor and raisins that is very similar to a dubbel. It's almost buttery. The tartness remains but is pleasant and doesn't seem out of place. At the finish, I get an array of lingering flavors: citrus, spice, and dark fruit.

A range of sensations to this beer, ranging from tartness, to creamy and buttery, to slightly effervescent. It's pretty easy to toss back as there's no hint of booze to be found.

I have yet to be disappointed by De Struise Brouwers and this beer only reaffirms my belief that I should seek their beers out at every opportunity possible. Quite good.

ONovoMexicano, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

KindaFondaGoozah, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Sludgeman, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage. Lot 6341281212. Bottle Lot 002901HH.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted malt, molasses, char, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, molasses, burnt fruit, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but I think the set of aromas on this one are much better.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BeerHunter76, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kjkinsey, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Texasfan549, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 330 ml bottle - 2012 vintage. Sampled on March 26, 2014.

Medium to dark amber pour with a quick lasting beige head that fades quickly. Ruby red highlights. Some haze but generally good clarity.

Yup, there are pale malts, Belgian sugars, and herbs greeting the nose but the biggest scents are all those dark and meaty fruits such as cherry, red grapes, prunes, and plums. Eh, raisin maybe. Lots to smell.

Medium body.

This is about two years old and the 10% ABV has not completely faded. Indeed the alcohol burn plays volleyball with the dark fruits, malts, and tart, semi-floral hop finale. But overall I found it to be an enjoyable beer.

puboflyons, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of theRooster
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

theRooster, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of kylemckinnis
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kylemckinnis, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011

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.

chugalug06, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BJSmit, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of beergoot
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

beergoot, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of shehateme
4/5  rDev -4.3%

shehateme, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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.

jmdrpi, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of BigMike
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BigMike, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev -4.3%

rolltide8425, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of sia478
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

sia478, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MarkyMOD, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of SStein
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

SStein, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4/5  rDev -4.3%

iatethecloudsfor, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Kendo
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Kendo, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -4.3%

cp45, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Dbrag
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Dbrag, Nov 29, 2013
Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.