Pannepot | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

Style: Belgian 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

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Photo of Mlboyy
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beatifull flavours. Full bodied. Raisins, a little sour? Still I think the older version are much better.

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Photo of Holderness
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

2017 vintage

L -- Pours a very deep brownish amber body with a scant half finger of head produced with aerated pour. Minimal retention and a ring of lacing around the edge of the glass
S -- Raspberry, caramel, milk chocolate, prune, hint of funk. Quite complex yet mild
T -- Cacao powder, oaky tannins, wet leaves, dried tobacco, sherry, herbal hoppines, hint of dried dark fruit. Again, quite complex and hard to accurately describe. Less pronounced Belgian yeast character than many of the style
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Surprisingly thin body for the ABV and style, but with a good depth of flavors and a nice drying finish
O -- A very unique ale that sits at the intersection of a Belgian dark ale, quad, lambic, and porter


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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duncian
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FalconOne
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snaotheus
2.14/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

11.2oz bottle served in a tulip. 2016 on the label. 2119150 12016 is stamped on the cap.

Pours a dark, dark amber or a reddish brown. Small head, slow fine carbonation. Poured the bottle completely and watched a slug of yeast/sediment slide out, but I'm ignoring that. Recommend leaving a bit in the bottle to avoid that. Smell is chocolatey, and herby/spicy -- kind of makes me think of mole. Definite date aroma.

Taste is vinegar and soy sauce. I'm not sure I can bring myself to put another sip in my mouth. I'm going to try. It wasn't worth it.

Mouthfeel is slick and oily. Overall...must be something wrong, but honest opinion of the beer in my glass is that it is bad.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a goblet. 2015 vintage, bottled Oct’15, consumed Feb’18.

It pours a deep brown liquid with thick tan silky head and semi-transparent texture that stands with pretty good retention. The head gradually dissipates to a thin lasting foamy film atop and leaves some lacing on the glass-side.

The smell consists of many layers of aroma. First, hit with dark chocolate, biscuit, and toasty breadiness. Then, sweet caramel, dark fruits in kind of prune, plum, and dark raisin as well as candy sugar, molasses, and spice.

The taste is led by big yeasty element of dark raisin, prune, and plum along with obvious spice like pepper and clove. It has big sweetness of candy sugar, molasses, and caramel but fortunately not overwhelming. Dark malt plays as a foundation with its bread and toasted biscuit. No chocolate can be found here through the palate sensation. There is some bitter kick too from its hop and toasted profile.

Medium body with low carbonation but consider proper to the style and palate, the feeling is well-rounded and just right with a pleasantly dry finish.

Very good dark ale indeed with the same Trappist’s quality, alcohol is perfectly concealed underneath the complexity of depth.

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pannepot Vintage 2016, bottled on 7th June 2016. Opened 10th February 2018

Pours dark brown, almost black with no head. Smells is quite complex with spices, plums, forest fruits and hints of caramel. This beer shows of its character after it warms up a bit. When it started warming up it became really enjoyable. Light carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of Voss
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

So this is the flagship of one of the best brewery around, capable of some masterpieces as cuvee delphine or rye quad.
I drunk Pannepot a couple of other times, but I can't remember clearly how it was so this time I will be more focused on this vintage 2015.
Nice look and a lot of beige foam.
But aroma and taste are funky, at least.
They say it has it all, toasty bitterness but even caramel sweetness.
For me it's messy.
Don't get me wrong, it's definitely a good brew, but a very strange one for the style.
Almost unpairable with bread and cheese, give its best drunk alone.
But t simply it's not my taste.

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Photo of jkermitj
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WormGod
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mcrawford
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gardner254
1.31/5  rDev -69.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Surely the bottle was bad. Would try again to be sure.

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

Photo of Booza
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Chimay chalice.

A: The body is pitch black. The head is minimal with a beige coloration. After the pour, there's literally no head at all nor lacing. It's a 10% ABV Quadrupel, so one cannot expect much, but still, some head would be great.
S: The aroma is incredibly complex: there's spices, there's fruits - blueberries, raspberries; there's even a hint of chocolate, more like milky chocolate than dark chocolate - actually, there's some sweetness that seems to come from lactose. Since the taste has some tartness, I can't help but to think there was some lactose and lactic yeast hanging around. In the end, a very high alcohol profile. You can't hide that.
T: The taste starts with a spicy touch of fruits, blueberries, raspberries with some cinnamon on top, having a weird feeling of spicy and fresh due to the fruity freshness. After the sweet tones, you're greeted with a somewhat prominent tart flavour, acidic to a very bland balsamic vinegar acidity. In the end, a roasty touch fills in the mouth finishing the ale and bringing with it the sensory feels of sweet and tart tones. Spices come around again, fruitness as well and that Martini Bianco-like acidity is brought back again like white wine grapes were also used here. Strange, complex, but good.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is medium. Alcohol is noticed all over the beer. Bitterness is almost non-existent. Sweetness is low.
O: It's a very complex Quadrupel that I wasn't intending to find like this. Weirdly, that's what I have to tackle now. Besides having this giant complexity, I don't find this beer drinkable has it tries to make so much on one single sip. The flavours sometimes are not friendly as well. But it's a great brew and that's what I came here for.

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Photo of Frudel
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vintage 2011 drank just in the last month of the best before (august 2017).

No foam visible when pouring, dark opaque brown with a lot of sediments dancing in the liquid as the glass moves.

Nose is dark candi sugar, caramel, dark dried fruits like raisins, figs, dates, some hints of oak.

Taste is dark dried fruits, almost like raisins soaked in rum, complex layers of caramel and sweetness. Notes of oak character noticeable.

Light carbonization, almost like nothing is happening on the tongue(the age explains it), medium to full body, Nice alcohol warming the throat.

Very nice Quad! Despite the 6 years I enjoyed it, I should try a much fresher one!

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

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