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Pannepot | De Struise Brouwers

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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: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage, poured onto a "rocks" glass.

Pours a deep, earthy brown with a thin head which refuses to subside. Beautiful beer.

Smells very boozy, but also of dark fruit, namely fig. Molasses, caramel, sweet bread pudding.

Taste is not too boozy. Ripe berries and figs are present. No overwhelming Belgian yeast flavors. Rich, warm aftertaste with so unpleasantries to he found.

Mouthfeel is slick with sugars, low carbonation despite sturdy head.

Overall a really great beer. I'd put this a notch below bernardus 12, bit still nothing to brush aside.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle into a snifter, 2011 vintage

A: Pours a very dark amber/brown, almost black with a finger of light tan head which recedes fairly quickly to a thin film. Poor lacing.

S: Caramel, roast, and eatery spices. Like a mix of a Belgian Quad and a Russian Imperial Stout. I certainly get some plum, orange zest, and spicy yeast, but the beer also has a fairly significant roast quality with a bit of milk and dark chocolate.

T: More of the same. Plum and prunes are most evident, but a dark chocolate flavor and a bit of roast comes out as well. The beer is balanced by a nice spiciness - orange zest, yeasty esters, and a bit of peppercorn. The finish is a bit flat.

M: Medium thickness with low, creamy carbonation.

O: Odd for a Quad. There is a distinct chocolate flavor in here that is unlike other beers I've had in the style. It blends well, but it's odd. The flavor is a bit flat, too and the beer could use a bit more carbonation.

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

A little sweeter and heartier than the Trappist versions. Coffee brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Great spice complexity - coriander, clove, and cardamom flavors stand out over the malt. Fig and cherry fruit flavors meld well with the spiciness. Caramel, molasses, a dusting of bakers chocolate, and short bread. Full and slightly sweet finish, but it's not problematic since its so well balanced against the big, complex flavors and a hint of ethanol. Some hoppy woodiness rounds it out. Obviously, a beer that should be enjoyed over time, but I find the glass emptying quickly.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2010 out of a bottle sporting a worse for wear looking moldy label. Thankfully the beer seems to have been well protected inside.

Dark chocolate appearance with a thin head struggling to stay afloat. The last few mls of the pour allows plenty of sediment to join the party. Luckily it settles pretty quickly into the bottom of the glass like rusty metallic particles.

Some serious malty, dark fruit character on the nose. Slight alcohol in the background but pretty well presented for a 10% beer.

Oh wow. So warming and inviting. Somehow though, it manages to avoid being boozy which could be a bit dangerous.needless to say its all about the malt. And the yeast a little bit. Expertly balanced with enough body yet not so much so that it becomes sickly sweet or too filling.

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Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 2,403 ratings
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