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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Photo of brentk56
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2006 bottling

Appearance: Pours a rich, coffee brown color with ruby highlights; despite the age, the carbonated foam billows in the bottle and leaves a nice pattern of lace on the glass

Smell: A stew of dark chocolate, dried fruit (cherries, figs, dates), burnt brown sugar, spice cake and a touch of molasses

Taste: The dark fruits drive the flavor from start to finish, layering cherry, fig and date into the spice cake, chocolate and licorice elements; the booze sneaks up in the middle bringing with it the burnt brown sugar and molasses; with six years of age, all of the harsher elements have mellowed out and the flavors blend nicely in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Tasted side by side with a 2006 Pannep√łt and this is by far the superior beer - the flavors are brighter, more balanced and a touch less sweet than the Danish cousin

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of yamar68
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle to tulip glass, 2011 vintage:

Pours a nice medium coffee brown with a soft mocha head that retains forever.

Complex on the nose for sure... Belgian style dark fruit character with layers of roasted malts and coffee. Some all spice, nutmeg, basic spice profile. Some fig/date/raisin. Some Belgian yeast far beneath.

Overripe dark fruits, some vanilla bits, there is still a very attractive hop profile at work, some sweet funky notes like cherry and more fig. A touch of coffee off in the distance. A wonderful, tasty beer.

Overall, a must try for most any beer lover.

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Photo of stevefinny
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Bobbak
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jjheinrichs
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of HalfFull
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage poured into a globe glass from a 330 ml. bottle. Pours clear deep brown with ruby highlights. Offers a nice creamy tan cap of foam, good retention and lacing.

Nose of of alcohol and light chocolate/spice with warming. Cooler there is more chocolate, some brown sugar and a touch of sour bread.

Flavor expands with warming with light roasted malts, touch of alcohol and brown sugar. Feel is solid with a decent spice feel. Overall a quick review after I was auto logged off for lack of activity. A decent Quad with no riveting aspects yet nothing to push you away either.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Rifugium
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure when or where I first had this one. This review is from notes on a recent tasting on tap at Farmers' Cabinet.

Poured a reddish-mahogany color with a half inch or so of creamy tan head that retained well and left some doily lacing on the glass. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, hints of cocoa and spice. Sweet caramel malts in the taste, toffee, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, with lesser notes of cocoa and brown sugar; slight earthiness in the finish. Heavy-medium body, slightly chewy, smooth for such an elevated ABV. Nice beer overall.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle, poured to Maudite tulip. 2010 vintage.

Appears dark brown, no light through glass. Decent carbonation. 1/4" plus of caramel head.

Smells of dark fruits, sugars, molasses, caramel, malts. Very light sweet floral notes.

Tastes of fig, molasses, spice. Fruit esters shine just enough. Typical, wonderful quad.

Mouthfeel is sticky and dense. Leaves a deep want for more.

Overall...a beer I could have a serious committed relationship with.

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Photo of Bobheed
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage

A: Fairly dark brown, coffee color with a one finger ivory head

S: A lot of typical Quad smells. Dark fruits, lots of sugary sweetness, a slight roasted quality to it as well. Alcohol a little bit detectable

T: Follows the nose pretty well, pretty big dark boozy fruits initially with a nice caramel and molasses finish

M: Fairly thick, very smooth and no alcohol feel to it

Overall this was quite good. Wouldn't be my go-to Quad, but it's worth seeking out

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4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL into a Glencairn glass. Vintage 2010.

A: Two fingers of excellent, frothy head with amazing retention. Incredibly dark ruby; midnight purple. Only barely translucent. Heavy lacing.

S: Not much. Some fruit. Heavy spices.

T: Thick figs, spicy fruits, solid apples. A pretty excellent quadrupel, if not an exceptional one. High marks for a dark, spicy, heavy, deep beer. That said, it's not Rochefort 10 or even Abt 12.

M: Moderately spiced, definitely interesting, mediocre presence.

O: A pretty great quad (my favourite style) and highly recommended. Would drink again.

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Photo of seeswo
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
4.33 out of 5 based on 2,392 ratings.
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