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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4.75/5  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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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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Homebrew35
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fingers worth of an egg shell colored creamy head. Deep brown hazy body. Some lacing and a bit of retention.

Smells of molasses, rum raisins, brown sugar, Carmel, lots of toffee, some dark fruits.

Tastes of brown sugar, lots of buttery like toffee, raisins and plums, light woody notes.

Medium bodied, medium carbing. This beer had a sublime feel on the palate. Soft, velvety and neutral felling.

Overall this is an awesome beer. Good smells, great taste and excellent mouthfeel. I have a second bottle I plan to cellar a few years, even though the alcohol is already well hidden.
$7 a small bottle.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of mavbrew
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage, poured into my Portsmouth Tulip.

A: Pours a deep dark brown with the slightest of amber highlights when held up to light. The head is big, tan in color and two fingers thick and dissipates very slowly.

S: Lots of raisin and molasses scent coming through up front. Slight hints of booze are prominent with spices and dark fruits.

T: Serious burst of flavors coming through immediately, I would classify it as very complex. The raisins and molasses are the first flavors, with some dark cherry and the bitters follow in the middle and carry into the finish. Not much spice in the taste and the finish is somewhat indescribable.

M: Medium/full bodied with average carbonation. The feel is a little creamy and smooth with some bite.

D: The flavors are very complex, there is a lot of powerful bursts in the palate when sipping on this. The spice was unknown but the it's not needed with everything going on.

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

2011 version from a bottle out of the fridge into a Founders snifter.

A: black to dark brown with a thin tan head and a lacing covering half the top of the beer and around the edge of the glass.

S: rich, deep malt profile with some spice that isn't overwhelming.

T: caramel to clove to unripened banana and rich malt with a slight roasted character with a bit of bitterness.

M: medium to thick body with a medium-heavy carbonation. Very nice smooth and fluffy, with a slight crisp bite.

O: very nice beer, but damn the Foodery is expensive ($12 for this). I'd love to try this again, but it seems like a good winter beer, so I'll wait a while. Side by side with this, Abt 12, Westy 12, and Rochefort might be in order.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Teleweizen2
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - pours a deep opaque chocolate brown. thick tan foam on top. Flood retention. Leaves streaks of lacing on the glass.

S - complex aroma. Clove, cinnimon and coriander spice notes are first noticed. Lots of dried dark fruit in the form of figs, dates, raisins and cherries. Hints of cocoa as well as black pepper come through as the beer warms.

T - Flavors of dark bread and a touch of cola like sweetness up front. Dried fruit notes enter mid palate along with a hint of alcohol which intertwine nicely with peppery spice flavors. There is a vauge woody note which seems to give the beer a more mellow character. Finish is long and a touch boozey with fruit and spice notes are left lingering.

M - medium bodied. Creamy feel with a slightly slick texture. Medium carb keeps this in balance nicely.

O - a very striking Belgian ale. De struise really hit the nail on the head with this one. While the flavors are deep and complex they play off each other well with no one flavor taking dominance. A truly fantastic beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
4.33 out of 5 based on 2,398 ratings.
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