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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  rDev -7.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this from a bottle in Colorado, thanks to a friend who discovered it.
I've had a few American beers lately that follow its lead, Goose Island's Black Mission comes to mind (which was fine), but this beer shows the way!
Dark pour with minimal head; ruby red on the edges.
Aromas of spice, fig and dark, sweet fruits.
A bit more sour on the taste, which is fine with me!
This beer warms nicely. Plum, fig and raisin emerge more and more. Outstanding.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

233rd Review
33cl bottle poured into wine glass
Vintage: 2010
Lot 32255711
BB: 24/09/2016

Enjoyed next to Pannepot Reserva (2009) and Pannepot Grand Reserva (2005)

A: Deep brown. Single (light mocha) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Smells of fig, raisin, vanilla, molasses, and caramel. Touch of spice - cloves and nutmeg. Inviting!

T: Follows smell with acute accuracy. Dark fruit and toffee sweetness are most pronounced, but very smooth, balanced, and rounded.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Yum!

O: Of the three, this received the lowest score - not because it is bad, but because I enjoyed the complexity of the other versions more. This is an excellent base beer and all-around very easy to drink! Urbain knows how to rock n' roll.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

2011 vintage.

A: Dark Brown body with 2 finger head. Lots and lots of lacing.

S: Caramel, malt, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits.

T: Follows the nose mostly,but I can taste more chocolate. I can taste the booze a bit in the middle, then quickly followed by sweet malt. Lingering after taste is dark chocolate.

M: Smooth smooth smooth. Quite dry finish though. Alcohol burn is noticeable.

O: Very very nice! I think this could benefit from aging though.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage. Reviewed 6/27/12.

Very dark brown, nearing black, body with a ton of sediment. Thick, brown head builds up and slowly fades to a small cover.

Sweet and decadent aromas: Belgian candi, dates, figs and some cinnamon. Musty and earthy yeast. Bready malts and some alcohol esters.

Lots of Belgian candi at first, with dark fruit flavors. Lightly roasted, bready malts with some caramel. Earthy towards the end, with a big, boozy bite. The flavors really start to pop out as the beer warms, and the complexities are just amazing.

This is one of my favorite Belgians, yet I've never had it fresh (the other one I had was aged 7 years). Don't pass up this beer; it's simply wonderful.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of BostonHops
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a mahogany / chestnut shade while yielding about a finger of tan head; good retention and lacing evident. rich, bold nose offers lots of dark fruit and spice with secondary notes of caramel/toffee and molasses. also a breadiness at play.

flavor opens with a a sweet caramel-like presence which gives way to its dark fruit character and spice notes; there's a nutty component to it along with elements of bready malt and molasses. some warming alcohol in the finish... medium-plus bodied mouthfeel with roughly medium carbonation.

overall a phenomenal beer, tasty and complex with enough uniqueness to set itself apart; for me this is right up there with rochefort 10 and westvleteren 12 in the realm of quad supremacy - slightly behind those two but not by much. i think i prefer it to the reserva.

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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%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
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