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 slammgrass
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a tulip glass from the bottle (bottle states 2010). Opaque, black, creamy head, bubbly, no noticeable bubbles

Smell: cranberry or lingonberry jam mashed with vanilla, jammy, sweet, alcohol, very ripe fruit on the nose, after a while this becomes more noticeable as vanilla.

Taste: full, voluminous, fruit, jam.

Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, it’s got that really thick ripe crushed blackberry or blueberry coating that I really love about a hearty and deep wine.

Overall: Wow. Where to start. Pannepot has fruity and jammy notes without the underlying cinnamon which I find to be ubiquitous among Belgian “quad” styles, or ones that are double “dubbels.” As I began to drink and finish this beer I noticed it went beyond the style and I ended up appreciating it much more as a stout. It’s so complex, rich, and exactly what I love about beer; the ability to surprise and then win your heart. This beer was so utterly refreshing to try something that went beyond the style to produce a robust, strong, and unique beer.

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Photo of clarkw42
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of justintcoons
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2010. Poured into a snifter.

A: Appears almost black with ruby red highlights. Has 2 fingers of tight-laced tan head that persists to hang around until the end. The lacing is thick and coats the glass fully. Carbonation is either moderate or moderately-heavy, but it is hard to tell with how dark it is.

N: Concord grape, cherry, overripe plum, doughy bread, molasses and fruity esters.

T: Concord grape, cherry Jolly Rancher, overripe plum and notes of bittersweet chocolate upfront. Mid-palate really boasts molasses along with doughy bread, tobacco, prune and a nice huge earthiness. Finishes with some funk, hay, leather, dark Belgian candy sugar and maybe some charred wood.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, warming and really sticky.

O: Very complex and enjoyable. Extremely easy drinking for a 10% abv. Starts sweet with a ton of dark fruit then continues to play with your palate until it finally ends earthy leaving a candy-like linger. This is a very unique Quad sharing a lot of characteristics similar to and Old Ale or English Barleywine. I like. :)

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, 2010 vintage, into Bruery tulip. About time I tick this.

A - Pours black mocha-colored head, thin ring, thin film on top.

S - Struise yeasty malty sweetness, dark fruits, plums, raisins, candies. The booze is well-hidden the by the big sugary sweetness...not sure if that's good or bad. Pretty sweet.

T - Candy, spices, sweet dark fruit, slight boozy kick. More plums, raisins, figs, etc. Again, pretty darn sweet but I do get more booze on the palate when compared to the nose, so at least there's a little more going on here. Finish is an oaky fruity sweetness.

M - Full, smooth, good carbonation, dry oak finish.

O - A little too sweet and slightly boozy right now. I think the 2010 vintage needs some more time to smooth out and loose some of the overpowering sugary sweetness. I picked out some spices, but I think it's too sweet to really appreciate them at this time. It's a nice Quad, but no where near world-class for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of smarks2327
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Antnyd82
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of YaKnowBrady
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Brewsed
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

11.2 oz. bottle served cooler than cellar temp. Dark red-brown body with a khaki colored head. Awesome caramel notes in both the smell and the aroma. Also aromatic yeast and a slight alcohol notes as well. Very viscous beer, doesn't come off as syrupy though. High lever of carbonation. Mild bitterness, minimal hop presence. Spices and Belgian yeast pair very nicely. I can't put my finger on what kind of spices are used, but that is a good thing. Notable alcohol content, feeling warm. I have always liked this beer, and it gets way better with age. I found it tastes better as it breaths in the glass a little bit as well.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of prender1482
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 bottle, poured into an Ommegang flute. Pours a very dark red brown with ruby tints at the edges. Thin, fine light tan head with great retention. Intense aroma of dark and light fruit and fruit esters, sweet malt; slight mineral component. Nicely integrated dark fruit, sweet and caramel malt, cherry juice. Flavors a beautifully melded. Nice dark fruit finish with a hint of hops and a slight alcohol bite. Great carbonation and a creamy heavy body. An excellent quad. Almost too tempting, I just wanted to keep tasting it but had to pace myself because of the ABV.

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Photo of herrorara
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of time4abeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jono311
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance-Dark brown bordering on black with a thick tan head that stays fairly constant until the beer warms a bit then some good thick lacing.

Smell-Heavily on the caramel rich malty sweetness with some sweeter spice tones. Some might say cinnamon sugar or maple sugar like aromas.

taste- Follows the nose closely. Very little hop presence this is malty sipper for sure. Dried dark berries, a bit of bitter chocolate, and plenty of spice. Lasting finish.

Mouthfeel- Rich and nicely carbonated. The 10% provides some warmth mid sip and thins the beer out a bit at the swallow. You can feel the booze a bit in this one.

Drinkability- definitely a sipper, ideal for cold or damp evenings.

Overall a high quality quad but a little on the spiced side for my personal taste.

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Photo of raverjames
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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