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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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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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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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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of time4abeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nicely spiced quad.

Presentation: 33 cl brown capped bottle. Gradient label in orange-burgundy with a framed illustration of a sail boat. Narrative notes ingredients, background, and main characteristics. Shows vintage 2010 and 10% Alc. by Vol. Served in a snifter.

A - Hazy deep dark brown pour, noticeable swirls under a generous frothy ecru head, good retention and surface memory with nice touches of lacing.

S - Pleasing if a bit soft nose initially with a fresh fruity sense and notes of light caramel cream… This was very much served at cellar temp... with time the fruity esters expand a bit more with touches of berries and sugar, but not much more...

T - Sweet fruity salute, prunes, caramel tied to a coated yeasty sense and a De Struise touch before coffee notes emerge… Leading to a complex bitter/hoppy finish. Spicy notes emerge as the brew lingers, pepper and clove with an earthy touch. Some berries before the hops close over the candied malty touches.

M - Medium/full to full body with softly balanced carbonation providing a nice constant tingle… Slight sticky touch under the bitter finish with an emerging boozy dash.

O - Nice long sipper…

Notes: Pretty remarkable and maybe a bit over/hyped… I like it but not to an extreme. And while not bad in any way that De Struise touch I am starting to recognize might not be particularly akin to my palate...

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Photo of s1ckboy
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A very dark brown, with a finger or so of medium brown head.

S - Bready, figs, sweet,

T - Like the nose, bready, yeast(y), dark fruits, fig, plum, some roast character, sweet. A lot going on,

M - Medium, nice carbonation.

One of my fave quads after rochefort 10.

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Photo of larryi86
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle, 2010, poured into a goblet

A- Dark brown/black with a nice two finger tan head.

S- Dark fruits, caramel malts, candied sugar, some alcohol. Great smelling beer!

T- Dark fruits, figs and plums really stand out. Getting dark chocolate and roasted coffee, some yeast. Good balance and complex.

M- Medium to full body, smooth.

O- A nice Quad, really enjoyed it. Good complexity, but not as complex as Reserva or Grand Reserva. Definitely will get this again!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cgarviereg
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle on many occasions ... Deep brown ... thin dark tan head ... Deep fruity malts... sweet rich dark vinous fruits... dark sugers ... light touch of meatyness in nose ... rich sweet dark plums... light treacle ... soft roast toffee malts ... light green raisins ... possibly a touch rough but very well balanced .. soft fruits ... wonderful ... a beer thats well worth the savouring

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of herman77
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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