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

Had the 2010 bottle in 2012

A: Very dark purple with a brown head.

S: Dark fruit, a touch of pineapple in the nose.

T: Nice and spicy, some strong fruit notes, grape, cinnamon, very tasty.

M: Full bodied, don't remember the carbonation level.

O: This is a beer I want to a) try again fresh (2013 this year) and b) age and try a couple years old (like 2010 in a year or so). It's one of the best quads I've ever had, but it's not THE best. Definitely worth a try. When I try another bottle, I will edit my review with better notes.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nose is dark chocolate, some spices (nutmeg, clove), molasses, roasted malts and bready yeast. Taste is a bit light for the color and nose. Bready, yeasty, spice, roasted malts, chocolate and just a hint of booze. Pretty good but I don't feel like its the 90+ point beauty that I have heard so much about.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed a 330 mL bottle of Pannepot (2011 vintage, marked on the label) on the Sunday before Christmas Eve. Served in my St. Bernardus chalice, a perfect glass for Quads.

Appearance (4.5/5): Pannepot is dark brown, not quite black, and translucent. A careful pour produced a one-inch tan head that has exceptional retention. Beautiful looking dark ale with characteristic Belgian 'Abbey' beer appearance.

Smell (5/5): Tons of dark fruit, some spice and booziness, dark bread tones from the malt and yeast. Loaded with complexity and exudes strength and richness. This is an extraordinary smelling Quadruple-style ale.

Taste (4.5/5): Pannepot is (perhaps predictably) boozy, but very clean. Spicy with some coriander and lightly peppery. Fruit notes one can pick out are plum and black cherries. Malty, dark bready, refined even in its strength. Never cloying or overwhelming. The flavors open up as the beer warms–and you most assuredly do want to let this beer sit and evolve.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Very smooth, light carbonation/medium-heavy body, the spice creates a little prickle in the back of the mouth and tongue. A bit of light alcohol heat in the back. Not the most 'drinkable' beer in the sense that you're not going to be drinking more than one of these, but obviously that's not the point. This beer is meant for savoring.

Overall (4.75) Pannepot is an incredible Belgian Quad, one that may be just as good St. Bernardus Abt 12. Extraordinarily refined, spicy, fruity, yeasty, bready in all the ways a strong dark Belgian ale should be. Delicious.

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Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
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