Pannepot | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old Fisherman's Ale is a dark ale brewed with spices. Pannepot is a term that describes the Fishing Boats from the village of De Panne. Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

EBC:99, IBU:27, OG:1100, FG:1025, ABV:10%
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallaertau MF

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,392
Reviews:
838
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Estria
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage

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Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stefko
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of byronic
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage.

Pours a very dark brown color. There's hardly any head to speak of - what little khaki-colored foam is created fades in record time. Looking carefully through the body reveals a ton of sediment, too.

Intense dark fruit qualities are to be expected, but the aroma also reveal some pleasant stout elements - in fact, the notes of dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and even cream-laden coffee are intoxicating. There are additional qualities of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; they don't overpower everything else happening. In general, the nose offers something incredibly complex and nuanced, one that can easily be mentioned in the same breath with the Belgian quad elites.

Just like the aroma suggested, the flavor profile opens up with nice dark fruit notes. Near the middle of the palate, the cherries, figs, and raisins are subsumed by brown sugar, graham cracker, and even some baker's cocoa. A finishing flourish of hoppiness cleanses the palate nicely, as do some of the spice notes (think cinnamon and nutmeg). A touch of alcohol appears (bear in mind this is over 3 years old) on the aftertaste, but it doesn't ruin the balance that's offered here. Not at all. To be sure, it's a complex sipper that manages to get smoother and more delicate as more is consumed.

The feel is soft and creamy as desired, aided by the moderate carbonation. It isn't quite as zippy as, say, a Rochefort 10, but it still goes down nicely for 10%. It also seems a touch more wet/lush feeling as well. Despite the mild alcohol flavor, it doesn't particularly feel boozy. This offers everything I expect from a big, steady sipper in terms of palate texture.

I don't know if it's BETTER than the Belgian elites, but like I said, it can be mentioned in the same breath. The spices add a subtle element that helps it stand out from the pack, all while retaining the expected balance and refinement. I could see this being surprisingly hop-forward fresh - perhaps even to the point where it could mildly hinder the razor-sharp delicacy. Still, this is more excellent work from De Struise.

4.07/5: The Belgians know a thing or five about these big dark ales, that's for sure

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3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2fl oz bottle with my Urge SDBW goblet style glass
First had this on 10/12/15 – 2014 vintage

Pour is dark russet brown that is virtually opaque. A thin mousse-like layer of dark khaki foam forms over before eventually settling out into a small crown. Only a few dots and mild stick noted. Has as similar look to root beer with a higher viscosity on it.
Tons of jammy dark fruits like fig, plum, and cherry with nutty dark bread, oak, and mild chocolate. Like rum soaked spice cake. I get lots of confectionery spice and a subdued alcohol note. Dark caramel-toffee, nougat, licorice, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg are all present. Lightly woodsy with some earthy mineral notes. This has a deep kettle cooked stone fruit flavor to it with highlights of fig, cherry, dates and plum along with a generous amount of spices added. Gobs of gooey toffee nougat and cinnamon spice bread are corralled by a peppery spike of mild roast bitterness on the palate that contains a bit of that maltose jolt. Flashes of nutty milk chocolates, earthy woods, minerals and a touch of phenolic yeast in the finish. Semi-moderate thickness and lightly tacky but with a nice even carbonation lifting the body into a more manageable status. Slight dryness and thinner in the exit. Impressive for its size and the amount of deep malt flavor developed here.

Overall a solid Quad but I still favor Westy & St. Bernardus to this. A little too heavy handed on the spice and overall malt sweetness.

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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lovely beer for a winter evening. 2011 vintage, been aging it for a few years now and decided to bring out to start 2017. Rich stewed fruit aromas, herbal notes, leather, rich brandy notes. Soft carbonation, rich and sweet but with a touch of acidity which is nice. Very smooth and not cloying but with a rich complexity. Very dark in color, near black. Glad to be able to try such a delicious and esteemed brew.

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3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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