Pannepot | De Struise Brouwers

2,400 Ratings

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass. Vintage 2011 release poured 07/06/2013.

Appearance: Pours a a slightly hazy brown copper coming off pretty damn dark. The head is a bit thin rising slightly high in the beginning and before a sip settled to less than a quarter inch coming off a light tan with a somewhat orange tint to it.

Smell: A bland yeast that smells very good but lacks a bit of potency.

Taste: A smooth nutmeg with a nice yeast feel. A little sweet purple grape. You can feel a little hit of the alcohol and personally I think this is one better suited with dessert or at least make this one your dessert after dinner.

Mouth: It is definitely light to medium carbonation with a sticky sweet yeast. after taste. reminds me a bit of raisin bread at the end.

Overall: Nice pick up not knowing anything about the beer except that it was from Belgium. A little pricey when you think about it but thinking again you spend a lot more for crap at local bars. So this I tell you to grab a glass and enjoy. Salud!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An amazing World Class beer that lives up to the hype. This beer is thick and silky with an awesome roasted dark fruit and molasses aroma and taste. The carbonation is dull but works very well. I am not sure a crisp carbonation would work well with this beer. In the end this complex quad is as good as any I have ever had. A must try for any quad lover.

Bottom Line: Near Legendary!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at the Pourhouse in Exton, PA a week ago. I'm assuming it was the 2013 vintage, but there was no year notated so I can't be sure.

Heard so much about this beer that when I saw it on the tap list, I didn't hesitate to order. Served in a 12 ounce pour in a generic Belgian-style goblet. Deep dark brown color with almost no head by the time it got to me; all that remained was some thin light brown froth on top. The smell was a little faint, but I got hints of plums and raisins, with some spices and a little alcohol. Very complex taste; a lot going on like a rich German lebkuchen - some spicy coriander and cloves with candied dark fruit and nuttiness, but balanced with some roasted coffee and chocolate flavors. Mouthfeel was good; some carbonation that gave a nice smooth texture.

Really enjoyed this beer. Would love to get my hands on some older bottled vintages to see how age affects the flavors.

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Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 2,400 ratings
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