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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2242   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the early 1900s, the village of De Panne, close to the French border, was famous for two things -- the ‘Pannepots,’ or fishing boats, that could be seen along the coast, and the unique dark ale enjoyed by the local fishermen. Our Old Fisherman’s Ale is a tribute to these hardy sailors and their rich, flavorful brew. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Bottle-conditioned in 33cl and 75cl.

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smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
pours the color of cola with moderate khaki head. aroma is spicy with cinnamon, brown sugar, banana, toffee, chocolate, some coffee and a little alc and allspice. taste is very sweet with cinnamon, apple (kinda like apple pie), brown sugar, molasses, and some toffee. good spicy finish. tasty desert beer.

4.3
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009
2006 Vintage

7/12/2007: The first time that I had Struise Pannepot was after Dark Lord Day 2007 during the tasting that evening at the hotel. I remember it being light brown in color, somewhat fruity, and very spicy. I didn’t like it very much. However, this time the experiece was completely different and so much better... Struise Pannepot pours a very dark brown color with a diminishing foamy brown head. The aroma is caramelized malt, a hint of Belgian fruitiness and banana, and some smoke. The sweet, malty flavor also has some dark fruits, spice and smoke. There is some alcohol and char in the finish as well. It feels thick and vineous on the palate. This beer is so complex that it really must be opened and enjoyed on its own and not during a tasting. This is one of those beers that is just wonderful and packed full of so many unique flavors and meld together for create and excellent beer. I can’t wait to have this again. Next time I will do a side-by-side tasting between the regular Pannepot (this one) and the Danish version (Pannepøt)...

11.2 fl. oz. bottle (10% Alc/Vol.; PNP No. 4) shared by tish. Thank you so much Tish! I appreciate it! Rating #422 for this beer. Score: 8/4/9/4/18=4.3
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2006 Vintage

12/04/2008: Pannepot looks murky. It is brown in color with a small ivory-colored collar. It has a Merlot/Shiraz-like aroma with some creamy tanins coming out. This beer tastes like weak port, sweet grapes, and has lots of caramel and a dry finish. It has a medium-full body with a smooth, mellow, and creamy texture.

11.2 fl. oz. bottle (10% alc./vol.). Total Score: 8/3/8/4/16=3.9

3.4
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2007
[476-20070728] 11.2floz (Vintage 2006, c/o ducttape, w/ him, jerc). Sweet currant and brandy-soaked Christmas pudding aroma with toasted bread malt notes. Brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Boozy sweet brandy flavour with dried fruit currant and roasted malt. Full body does not hide the alcohol. Not very beer-like, this is overly rich and more like brandy.

4.1
xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 The beer pours with a huge head that never quite dissipates. A vinous, caramel aroma gives way to a deep complex beer. And that is not even the start! When slightly cool the beer has a sweet, spicy taste that is good, but nothing spectacular, but as Pannepot warms up the beer opens up into a vinous, sweet and almost pumpkin-pie spiced ale. Very interesting beer that is sweet enough to be cloying, but is never sticky. The finish is very, very slightly bitter, which I would attribute to something like a stale hop addition. The beer is a little bready and sweet in a Belgian way, but very decent. A good beer. Apple PIE!!!! Yummy shit.

4.7
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Ultra dense brownish mahagony, thick rocky light tan head. The lacing was stuck to the glass from first sip to last drop. Decadent complex nose of black cherries sprinkled with cinnamon, fig, dried plum, toasted brown sugar, and touches of prune. Opened into further soft musty caramel and vinous-like tones as it warmed to room temperature. Rich yet lightly spiced dark pitted fruit flavors balance to perfection over warm bready caramel and faint Añejo rum notes. Dark sweet malt gets a quick parting shot of aged hops to keep the sweetness partially subdued. Full bodied, heavy and smooth, with medium carbonation throughout. This truly blew me away! Just an incredible beer....

4.4
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
pours failry dark with a carmel frothy head. aroma of roasted candies and some light coffee. dark fruit flavor and yeast. wonderful chewy and deep mouthfeel. finishes with a hint of bitterness and some alcohol warmth. absolutely wonderful.

4.5
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle of the 2006. Quite dark pour with a very creamy, frothy head. The flavors are of sweet roasted nuts and a hint of toffee. Delicious.

4.5
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2007
2006 bottle. (Kindly provided by Morten & David, thanks!) A very lively beer with a cloudy deep mahogny body. Two finger creamy light brownish long-lived head with everlasting lacework. Rich aroma of inviting toasted sweet dark malts, dried dark fruits, Christmas-spices and caramel. Scents of yeast and mild coffee. Sweet-flavored; a very delicate malt-sweetness along with caramel and a complex fruitiness, (like an English fruitcake) with a nutty, sweet bready and rummy character. Taste ends up full malty and gently bitter, and never stops. Fat body. Velvetly mouthfeel. A fantastic beer.

4.3
faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy dark brown colour with a nice well lasting beige head. The aroma is quite sweet with cane sugar, lots of dark fruits, toasted malt and some spices. The flavour is has plenty of dark fruits like raisins, some smoke, good toasty malt, yeast, spices like coriander and cardamom. the finish is dry and spiced with a soft bitterness. Great brew!

4.3
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Rating #200. Last bottle (2006) from Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. Thanks Joe! This one was a gusher. I’ll eventually learn to open Belgians over the glass/sink. Pours a dark brown with just a hint of deep red highlights at the edges and a creamy, tan head that diminishes to a small cap. Dark roasted malts, toffee, and dark fruits with a light alcohol note in the background. Full-bodied, oily and somewhat sticky, thousands of tiny bubbles tickle your tongue as you swallow to a fairly "warm" finish. Syrupy sweet dark malts and plum with chocolate and light alcohol at the finish. Lightly dry and tannic in the aftertaste much like dark chocolate paired with a dry red wine. This is a very nice beer and definitely deserving of its reputation.


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