Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale | De Struise Brouwers

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

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De Struise Brouwers

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of kuhndog
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A nice aroma of yeast, malt, and dark fruit. Typically like a quadrupel.

T: Tasted of dark fruit (plums, raisins), spices (pepper), Belgian yeast, and caramel. A well done, not too overpowering flavor. An easy to drink flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a solidly made, focused, and drinkable beer.

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Photo of alamode
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of angelmonster
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the 2011 version.

Pours a murky, dirty looking coffee color. Head is tan and one finger tall. Lots of sediment floating around. Head retention is good and lacing is very good.

Smell is of roasted nuts, sugar cookies, and spice like ginger, allspice or nutmeg. Hops arent detected and smell of alcohol lingers through out.

First taste I'm getting is of a spiced rum cake or maybe some pancakes with maple syrup drizzled on top. Notes of candied fruit or nuts are also there. As typical to the style, no hops detected and alcohol is present but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is alittle thinner than I was expecting. Its not watery but I was hoping for a more syrupy texture. Head adds some thickness to body and beer is well carbonated.

Overall this beer was good, not the best in its style but drinkable. Body was slightly too thin for the style in my opinion, flavors were just off the mark from being exceptional. Liked the beer but dont think I'd pay another 8 bucks for it

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Photo of zac16125
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet
2011 Vintage

A: Pours an opaque cola brown with 1/2 fingers width of light khaki colored head, which dissipates down almost immediately to only an outer ring. Leaves only the faintest patches of lacing on the side of the glass.  

S: Dark fruits including overripe plum and raisin, red wine, booze, nutty. The aroma is reminiscent of alcohol soaked chocolate covered cherries.  

T: Lots of dark fruits, booze, bakers chocolate, peppy spice which I didnt detect on the nose, tart red grapes, touch of bitterness.  Lacks of strength of flavors that some of the best quads possess.  

M/D: Full bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, carbonation on the low end, drinkability is good.  

O: Overall, this is good, but not great and somewhat disappointing for a sytle that demands excellence.  This is the 3rd Pannepot Ive had the pleasure of trying (others being regular Pannepot [old fishermans ale] '11 and Pannepot Reserva '09).  This is my least favorite of the 3, and the old fishermans was by far my favorite of the three.  As a whole the flavors could be stronger, and this one is quite boozy, perhaps to a fault.  Maybe Im just spoiled on Westy and Rochefort, but with latter being so much better than this offering and almost always readily available, I doubt I will have this one again in the near future.  

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Photo of KTien
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of od_sf
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2006 bottling

Appearance: Pours an ice tea brown color with a rather modest head that leaves the occasional dot of lacing

Smell: Caramel, dark fruit (fig, primarily) and spice cake

Taste: Caramel, spice cake and a developing fig flavor that adds brown sugar sweetness, after the swallow; spice cake flavors linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: Tasted side by side with a 2006 Pannepot and this one came up way short; the carbonation level was notably lower and the depth of dark fruit and chocolate flavors was missing - this one had more spice cake elements and was a tad sweeter

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Photo of stevefinny
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of BostonHops
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a deep mahogany tone while yielding a 3/4" tan head that lapses into a collar around the glass fairly quickly; some lacing evident. the nose features a lot of the usual suspects: brown sugar, dark fruit, belgian yeast, and spice. very nice.

flavor follows and exceeds the nose. lots of brown sugar, spice, belgian yeast, raisins, figs, and a little cherry. on the sweet side but never comes close to cloying. almost a citric rind like note in the background. delicious brew. medium plus bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a fantastic quad. not quite as good as rochefort 10 or westvleteren 12 - or even old fisherman's by the same brewery - but it's very, very good. a must try for quad fans; unfortunately they just don't make 'em like this stateside. not to be missed.

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4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle (Label: Pannepeut 2010). Oversized glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Dark brown color, dark amber to the light. Beige, close froth leaves a collar on top when dismissed. Toasted malts, caramel malts, chocolate hues, toffee & ripe figs to the nose. Spiced aromas –clove, vanilla, cinnamon- Flavor profile as aromas. Creamy maltiness, low bitterness. Fruity & voluptuous. Full body, soft carbonation. Ripe fruits & dried nuts showed in a lasting finish. ABV?? Who, cares?

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Photo of Bobbak
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of drpimento
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured at a good temperature with a small to medium size, light tan head that soon settled and no lace. Color is a hazy amber cherry with a couple slow bubble trails. Aroma is malt, burnt sugar, toffee, yeast, wine. Flavor's like nose, subdued and dominated by mild sweetness and bitterness with little carbonic tang. Body is ok and carbonation is a little flat. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and kind of forgettable. Think I got a less than decent bottle.

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Photo of Heretic42
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of korguy123
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage into Leffe goblet.

A- Dark and murky brown pour with a finger width off white creamy head. Lacing is excellent.

S- Brown sugar, vanilla, dark stone fruits. Slight cinnamon and vanilla with a touch of what appears to be licorice. Very aromatic and complex.

T- Dark stone fruits, brown sugar, bread pudding, cinnamon, vanilla and a touch of cherries. Very sweet and decadent with a little alcohol in the back end.

M- Creamy and full bodied, smooth carbonation and a little touch of alcohol warmth.

O- This is a truly remarkable experience, the feel of this beer alone is magical. The decadence of this beer is something I've never experienced ever.

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Photo of hardy008
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a less than one finger light tan head with good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma is sweet with dark fruit, green apple, caramel, and candi sugar.

The flavor is somewhat sweet and has dark fruit, green apple, caramel, candi sugar, some hop bitterness, and alcohol. There is not a lot of alcohol heat, but I can still taste it.

Medium bodied with average carbonation and a lightly sweet aftertaste. A nice beer which I would buy again.

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Photo of kaelingirl
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2015. 2009 vintage. Acquired from a Belgian webshop some time back.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A dark, hazy reddish hue, with plenty of yeast sediment left in the bottle. Produces a decent head of creamy tan foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. A rich, fruity aroma - notes of figs, fruitcake, plums, vanilla, dried fruit, peel and earthy yeast. A warm, spicy booziness in the background, as if a tot of rum had been added into the mix...

Tastes intensely sweet and fruity, with a boozy finish. Notes of fruitcake, orange, figs, dried fruit, peel, vanilla and dry yeast. A spicy alcoholic flavour in the background, with phenolic hints. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, with pleasant carbonation. Quite dry, and rather astringent. Aftertaste of fruitcake and booze - tasty!

Pretty good - a complex, fruity quad that lives up to the style. Doesn't quite match some others that I've tried, though I can't pinpoint why. Orange seems to come through in the flavour, and the alcoholic notes definitely remind me of dark rum. All said, a solid effort that is well worth trying.

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Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Bobheed
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2007

A: Dark murky brown with a tight one finger ivory head. Very, very hazy with a bit of sediment

S: Very sweet. I got an aroma reminiscent of cherry rum cake and some vanilla and molasses. A bit of woodiness in there as well

T: Hugely fruity. Got tons of raisins, plums, banana, all dipped in rum. Lots of vanilla and baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg

M: Quite thick, smooth, rich and syrupy, with no alcohol kick

Overall this was excellent. One of the best Quads I've ever tried. No doubt about it

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.57/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours mahogany with a mild off-white head. Nice deep colour, fairly solid head retention.

S: Fruitcake, fig, some brown sugar. Classic dark Belgian notes.

T: Mission fig, raisin and dried plum. Very dark fruit flavours, though not as yeasty as I thought it'd be, but still truly Belgian.

M: Medium-bodied, thin at times with a very mild carbonation, has a light spiritous quality.

O: I was hoping for a more full-flavoured brew, but I got a solid effort, just wish it was less expensive.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 29/4/12 cheers liamt07 for the bottle 2009 bottle

A murky dark brown with a fast falling thumbs width of tan head that leaves just a few random patches of lace

S plum and prune with some rum raisin and soft caramel, there's very little booze for 10% and lots of fruit cake

T faint orange rind on top of what I smell, slightly spicy and lots of caramel, tastes good but I'm not blown out of the water like some other brews I've had from this brewery

M thick and syrupy with enough bubbles to fluff it up a bit, very little booze detected, slightly sticky on the lips and a aftertaste of caramel and Christmas fruit cake, feels very nice

O solid stuff that I'd drink again, a few years on it has mellowed out the booze nicely and its fairly easy too drink. I like the spicy sweetness it creates a strange balance

a malty fruity brew that's well worth trying but I preferred the fisherman's ale by these guys. thanks again liamt07 for this little gem

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Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of madcal
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Pannepøt - Old Monk's Ale from De Struise Brouwers
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