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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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from wordemupg, 330ml bottle into some tulips as part of the QuadShowdown. 2007 vintage.

Poured a very dark brown, a couple of shades off of black. Dark brown head with a thin head retention of a light film. Nose has some caramelized fruits, lightly booze soaked, with some spirit fruitiness. Licorice, some prunes, figs and light grape notes. Taste has more dark fruits, light chocolate notes, dark and rich malt flavours, caramel and a hint of roastiness. Unbelievably smooth mouthfeel, great creaminess to this. Low carbonation is perfect for the style. An exceptional beer, with great complexity. I would love to revisit this on its own.

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

A - pours pitch black with a thin cream to brown colored head. Great lacing.

S - smells very strong. Incredibly boozey and tons of dark fruit. Belgian yeast obviously.

T - tastes super fruity. Rich and sweet. Caramel, spices and plums.

M - medium to heavy body and medium carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this a lot. I prefer it over st bernardus 12

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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

2007 vintage, tasted alongside the Grand Reserva.

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black with a tan head and a little bit of lacing. Compared to the Grand Reserva it's noticeably darker and has much more lacing. Also has a more substantial head.

S: Has a bit of a cola smell - molasses and caramel, very nice.

T: Flavor isn't nearly as sweet as the smell indicates, it's still somewhat sweet, but incredibly balanced and easy to drink. It caramel malt definitely comes out the most here, but it's got a bit of nuttiness, chocolate and a hint of roast in the finish.

M: Medium-bodied with nice carbonation - perfect for this beer.

O: Pannepot really might be the best quad out there, in my opinion. This beer is absolutely fantastic and perfectly balanced. Not as sweet or light as Bernardus or Westy, not as dark and heavy as Rochefort.

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

Picked this up in a nice little specialty shop on Castro in SF. 2010 Release.


A: Pours a dark, oaky, burgundy. Effervescent indeed, gripping the sides of the glass to relinquish their grasp periodically. The off-white head is three fingers off the pour, but then settles within a minute to a cm coating. Very little lacing considering.

S: Dark fruits, mainly prunes and some cherry, raspberry, even blackberry. Extremely fruity, grape juice perfume. The 10% ABV doesn’t poke through in the nose.

T: Strong prunes up front, followed closely by cherries, and then, on deck, biscuits, cookies, and a pleasant toffee malt finish, although the fruits stick around as well, leading into a chocolate-covered cherry linger.

M: Excellent. Not too viscous, well done for the style and the punch. And the warmth from the alcohol is a great reminder that a pleasant buzz is coming.

O: This is effin excellent. Haven’t had too many quads, and if this is an appropriate indication of the style, then I’m stocking up.

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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was kind of surprised to find this at the liquor store around the corner. It's been a while since I've had a quad, but I'm looking forward to this one. 2007 vintage:

Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice, it has an extremely dark reddish brown. The hue is only really visible around the edges. In the middle, it's opaque. There is a lot of sediment floating around in the glass, and almost no head. Perhaps I was a bit too gentle with the pouring.

The aroma is quite complex. Slight raisin and dried fruit mixed with a hint of coffee. There is also a strong clove/spice aspect that balances out with some nice toffee notes towards the end. So far I'm impressed!

Balance is the name of the game when it comes to the flavour here. Smooth and slightly sweet throughout, it starts out with some slight crispness that gives way to dried fruits and a hint of coffee. Slight toffee notes come through towards the end and a hint of coffee bitterness finishes things out. The alcohol is exceptionally well hidden. I would never guess that this was 10%ABV.

It feels a bit on the light side, but it is a very tasty quad! The drinkability makes it perhaps a bit dangerous to have more than a couple around haha!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a short, 10oz clear glass reserve glass at Randy Melnick’s Corner Tap (Chicago, IL).

A: Very dark brown, opaque, bordering on black with ½-finger beige tightly bubbled head with surprising retention and several layers of lacing. (4)

S: Fudge and raisin aromas with a measured and restrained sweetness in the nose with very light herbal hopping (4)

T: Delicious fudgy flavor up front with nuances of cherry and rum raisin. Also some nutty flavors which meld well with the moderate residual soft caramel sweetness. The beer is not totally devoid of hopping as some spicy, herbal notes pop through. A very complex layered flavor profile which drinks really easily. (4.5)

M: Mouthfilling without being heavy with more lively carbonation than most in this style. Very smooth and satisfying. (4.5)

O: What a great find – a complex full-flavored beer with a superb balance of sweetness and flavor to complement the full but light-drinking body. This is a beer that makes me want to make a point to of drinking more quads. (4.5)

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Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
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