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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2011 bottling served in a Lost Abbey Teku. Very dark brown pour, clear with red highlights. Nice 2 fingers of fine head that dissipates rather slowly. Really nice nose. Sweet malt, puff pastry, plums, and spices.

Holy #$%@, does this beer taste good! Full body and nice firm, velvety feel. The flavor just explodes with sweet malt, spicy holiday cake, cookies, raisins, figs, and pastries. I swear I pick up a hint of chocolate in there too. Just super complex, intense, and powerful. The fruitiness one usually associates with this style is here, but is content to ride shotgun to the wonderful sweet malt and spicy phenols. Nice warming alcohol on the finish only enhances the flavor and gives it port-like qualities. I could sit in a room, listen to Mozart, and sip this for hours.

Overall, an absolutely phenomenal beer. One of the 3 or 4 best-tasting beers I have ever had. This is what perfection tastes like. Not much else to say. I wish I could buy more. A lot more.

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Photo of spoony
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From an 11.2 oz bottle (2011 vintage) into a chalice.

A-The beer was inky and nearly opaque with reddish brown highlights. The head was a thin, spotty mixture of tan and brown foam. No lacing, but the cap of foam never dissipated entirely.

S-The smell was earthy and slightly tart to start. After a minute, it opened up, and I got black cherries, brown sugar, toast, and some caramel. All of this was tied together by a whiff of sweet, warming alcohol.

T-The taste was a lightly boozy and complex mixture of dried fruits, peppery alcohol, toast, and brown sugar. All the flavors played well with one another and the whole package was mildly sweet.

M-The feel was creamy and mostly smooth. The carbonation was fine and mild, and the feel was medium to heavy.

O-This beer (my first from De Struise) is a fabulous example of the style. The flavors are well-balanced against one another, the feel matches the level of sweetness and carbonation, and the alcohol is fragrant and flavorful, but matched to the beer. I will definitely have to try this again with some age on it.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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

33 cl bottle poured into an unbranded chalice

Pours a very deep, dark amber with glimmering lighter amber highlights. Beige head that recedes fairly quickly, little to no lacing. Dried dark fruit, candi sugar and hints of spice on the nose. Opens with raisin, dried black cherry and plum, hints of date, joined by rich dark fig and yeasty esters. Finishes semi dry with lingering dark fruit, spice including light clove, caramel notes and warming alcohol. Full-bodied, light carbonation, smooth, light syrupy somewhat chewy mouthfeel. An exceptional quadrupel that is a must try for any fan of Belgian quads.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at 1702 in Tucson into 10oz glass. Pours a ruby red molasses brown with no head. Nice dried fruit and chocolate Belgian aromas. Taste is really nice belgian yeasty chocolate with a great sweet dried fruit flavor followed by a bit of peppery spice. Lots of heat with this one...abv is high and its noticeable.
Overall a fantastic quad...well woth the price.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. 2011 Vintage.

A- Pours a murky, mostly opaque dark brown color that's almost black with a 3/4 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large patch of surface foam. Lacing is a bit weak and slides down the glass quickly.

S- Boozy with some Belgian candy sugar aroma and a bit of yeast. There's some roasted malt but it's mostly lost within all the sweetness and alcohol.

T- Some booze in the front but it quickly smooths out to the Belgian candy sugar sweetness and dark roasted malt. Some spice and non-lingering hop bitterness. The finish brings notes of caramel and a bit of chocolate.

M- Semi-creamy and very unimposing allowing the liquid to slide down the throat effortlessly. Medium-low carbonation assists in this characteristic and the body has the perfect amount of fullness.

O- I had never heard of this until I saw it hiding in the bottom of the cooler in my local nothing-too-special package store. I saw how highly rated it is and decided to give it a go even though it had obviously been sitting there for over a year. So glad I took the chance because this is one of the best Quads I've ever had. Beautiful balance and pairs well with some havarti cheese. Cheers!

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Photo of rarbring
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark chestnut brown brew, a tan high head, little lacing but good curtains.

A smell of ripe oranges, raisins, figs, dates, almonds and Sherry.

Tasting of brown sugar, dark dried fruits and ripe oranges.

Medium high carbonation, soft and sticky, a good body, a light dry finish.

It is really a very good beer,

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of pelicon
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought all vintage 0,33 bottles in beer shop in Brussels. This is 2009.

A: Pours dark chocolate brown almost opaque color with good slightly off-white head into properly washed glass. Good lacing.

S: Dried dark fruits, malt, maybe some molasses, hint of caramel and chocolate.

T: Tongue follows the nose. Dried dark fruits mashed with malt, some molasses and caramel character. A hint of spiciness which rounds the beer. Overall very balanced with a touch of alcohol.

O: Definitely will buy again as many as I'll find. I always enjoy quads. Maybe I'll even put some age on newer ones.

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