Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale | De Struise Brouwers

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Pannepøt - Old Monk's AlePannepøt - Old Monk's Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by weeare138 on 04-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
471
Reviews:
229
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
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48
Gots:
100
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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fabianno
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blueberryann
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of blisscent
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too sweet, almost cloying. Pannepot has much better balance and overall flavor.

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Photo of bnes09
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A brilliant chestnut liquid fills the glass crowned by a clingy 3” tan foam collar.
S: Alcohol, fruit and fresh laundry.
T: Very malty with fruit and raisins dried fruit maybe a little fig as well dissolving into sherry with an alcohol finish.
F: Creamy, medium body, soft carbonation, warming.
O: A rich full flavored after dinner beer.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a tulip glass, Washington D.C.
Smell: very sweet, dark fruit smell, however very strong molasses smell.
Taste: Some prunes, cherry, dark fruit taste. Very strong molasses taste also. Sweet. Some maltiness. Strong hint of the high alcohol %
Feel: Luscious, chewy and viscous. Lots of aftertaste, which is great.
A very interesting quad. Not similar to other quad, which to me is either dominantly dark fruit or chocolaty. Not unlike a Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. Very sweet, and served well as a dessert glass.

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Photo of ferrari29
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Morey
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kodt
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lynn
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz 2012 vintage bottle poured on 03/02/2015. Bought at Coaltrain for 6.99.

Pours a murky flat brown under one finger of light tan head. Not special looking but I know better than to judge any beer from De Struise by the way it looks.

Remarkable aroma of raisins cooked in a concord grape jam reduction. A little swirl brings up caramel sauce, a touch of butterscotch, a something like the sweet aroma of warm mulch.

Surprisingly mellow in flavor. Some moderately oxidized malts (subdued but enjoyable) and the aged-out esters from the yest give it an almost nutty flavor. Not as sweet as the aroma made me expect, but pleasantly balanced. Relatively low bitterness. A slight twang of not so enjoyable oxidation makes an appearance near the end of the flavor.

Already thinning, this is not a beer for long aging. I have never seen it in any local store until the last month, so this is the newest vintage I can buy. I do believe it would be much better "fresh". It seems the last 3 years have be a little rough. Perhaps storage conditions were sub-par, there is no way to know. The original quality of this beer shows through however.

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Photo of SweetChicken
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PolarBear3
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark brown colour with an off white head that dissipates slowly to a thin film

S - Dark fruit such as Plums, Dates, some mild caramel/toffee sweetness

T - Similiar to the nose, dark fruit, plums, raisins, sweet caramel with some vanilla and I also get a nice pepper spice in there aswell

M - medium bodied with medium carbonation

T - Another terrific quad that is right up there with the best of them. Flavours are balanced nicely and once again de-struise doesn't disappoint

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Photo of avwrite
3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml Bottle from Whole Foods LV for $6 - 2011 vintage

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a below average size fizzy beige coloured head. It's hard to make out the level of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, butterscotch/caramel, chocolate

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste raisins/dates, malts, and some butterscotch/caramel. There is also something along the lines of chocolate and leather.

Overall - Seriously delicious stuff. Almost like a barley wine in some ways. The alcohol is very well hidden and it has aged beautifully.

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Photo of KimenTshom
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of azkkr
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
4.15 out of 5 based on 471 ratings.
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