De Struise Brouwers

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De Struise Brouwers
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #8
Ranked #952
4.33 | pDev: 9.24%
Jan 21, 2024
Dec 14, 2006
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
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Brewed 9/21/21, bottled 2/15/22

This is my first beer from De Struise. I've heard great things about them over the years, specifically about Pannepot. When I saw my store got a drop of their beers I knew I had to grab one of everything. I figured this was the best beer to introduce myself to them with. Let's pop it open and see what it's all about

Pours an opaque medium brown with just a few small beige bubbles and leaves no lacing. A bit of sediment floating around as well

The nose is sweet and fruity as expected, but there's a faint tartness that's giving it some edge. I'm picking up on aromas of brown sugar, molasses, red grape, overripe banana, tannic red wine, caramel, tart cherry, cocoa powder, and leather

The tartness almost evolves into something funky in taste, making this quite unique. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting brown sugar, overripe banana, dark bread, raisin, toffee, black cherry, tobacco, and light molasses. The swallow brings notes of tannic red wine, old leather, prune, brown sugar, molasses, tart cherry, tobacco, cocoa powder, and light toffee

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a zippy beer. Finishes bone dry with a refreshing tartness

What an introduction to De Struise. Damn, I can't wait to try the other variants I got
Jan 21, 2024
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Reviewed by malrubius from Vermont

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle. Thought I had rated this on Ratebeer but apparently not. Dark brown with hints of red not much head unless swirled which I do. Boozy fig brown sugar maple syrup aroma mild herbal finish medium-full body with just enough internal carbo to blend everything. Way too complex at first, but if you don't think about that, you realize it's delicious and you can't stop sipping. EXCELLENT.
Dec 31, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 05, 2023
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.82/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
11.2FL OZ bottle
Served in wine glass

This beer pours a deep brown hue and is topped with a couple inches of tan head that leaves nice lacing.

I smell raisin and brown sugar. I get some molasses too.

Taste is It has a pumpernickel bread flavor but sweeter. I get a little fig and date. I get some caramelized sugar. Earthy with some muted spices.

Thin bodied with a thin mouthfeel

Good beer
Jul 22, 2023
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Rated by robotic_being from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2016 vintage drank in 2023.
Jul 11, 2023
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2021 vintage, calls itself a dark strong ale. Very stouty for a dark strong ale. Strong roasted malt flavour and aroma. Nice beer, but not quite the taste expected
Jun 16, 2023
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle vintage 2021.

Pours dark chestnut with a short head of tan . Minimal retention or lacing. Dark rum, raisins, red apples, clove, faint nutmeg in the nose. Medium bodied with a soft, slickish, chewy mouthfeel. Dark caramel, plump malt, earthy spice on the palate. Finishes a bit sweet and warming.
Jun 13, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by MGibbons from Maryland

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Ananabiya

Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Dec 15, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 24, 2022
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from the 2011 vintage, 11.2 oz bottle into the test chalice
A - Tawny ruby color, gently carbonated, a ring of mocha, surrounds a few islands in the center.
S - Figs, raisins, molasses, a floral thread includes a bit of lily, and clove.
T - Brown bread, molasses, dark fruit, blackberry reduction, with a solid cigar wrap tobacco element.
M - Lite on the palate, semi sweet start offsets the fear from the aromatics, delightful crisp texture. Finish is surprisingly dry.
Linger is dessert on the dark side.
O - A true delight, delicate and a bit assertive, figgy, with just enough alcohol registering.
Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle, as Struise Pannepot 2013 Old Fishermans Ale (ale brewed with spices), PNP No. 4 Brown Brew. ABV is 10%. Very dark brown to ruby colour, nearly black. Moderate tan head. Intense and interesting aroma of rich malts, various spices and brown kandij sugar. Medium sweet and distinctly spicy flavour, again notes of rich malts, also notes of liquorice, anise, caramel and pumpernickel bread.
Jan 28, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark mahogany appearance with a large, dense, tan head and loads of lacing. Aroma is full of spicy goodness and multiple layers of dark, ripe fruit, rum and molasses. The taste marries the fruity, spicy flavors with lush, chocolate/caramel malts. Creamy, full bodied mouthfeel; rich and smooth on the palate. Finishes like a fine dessert wine
Mar 10, 2021
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 330ml bottle, 2020 vintage, bottled on 14th July 2020, with a best before date of 14th July 2025. Poured into a Struise tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a thin beige head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet, doughy, cake, caramel, clove, candied plum, prune, grape gummy candies, chocolate, coffee, and candi sugar.

Taste: Lightly sweet, yeasty, doughy, slightly boozy, fig, clove, plum, prunes, raisin, toffee, with notes of cocoa and chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: A little bit too doughy for me, but still enjoyable.
Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
July 30th, 2016 - A wonderful treat, here with a good friend, and an aged beer that might have soon been eligible for a museum. Complex, deep, and wonderful, it bears a striking relationship with its cousin tasted and enjoyed back in October. The smell reminds me of yakitori stands on a cold winter Tokyo night, and made deep with a muddy, rich aroma. The flavor is equally impressive, and develops as a well trained orchestra, with multitudinous tastes and notes acting in concert to a glorious crescendo.
Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Eltrandos from France

Dec 20, 2020
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