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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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world-class

953 Ratings
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Ratings: 953
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 113
Gots: 175 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007)
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Reviews by birderbeerer:
Photo of birderbeerer
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 bottle, drinking date of this review.

Deep chestnut, the only color seen in direct light. A one inch head quickly settles into a tight, thin layer of head.

A wonderful, rich aroma. Loads of figs. raisins, cherries, sweet malts, molasses, licorice. Wonderful. So deep and rich. Bit of booze but there's enough other aroma to support the booze.

Very complex taste as well. Follows the aroma. Plus chocolate. And some light spice, which offsets the sweetness perfectly. Chewy. Very dry finish. Moves from sweet and refreshing to chewy and fulfilling to a lingering dryness.

One of the greats.

birderbeerer, Dec 13, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a bulb glass a deep amber tinged chesnut brown with a thick two finger tannish colored ead that held well.Aromas of deep dark fruit aka...raisins,prunes,and candied orange peel,almost a spiced cake element to it.Flavors again have a spiced cake note to it with some candied fruit,I dont really detect the calvadose barrel aging much though.A very good beer but maybe a bit overrated?

2008 vintage.

oberon, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep dark murky brown with a thin and bubbly tan head. Aroma is boozy and figgy with some liquorish. Cinnamon and candied sweetness follow. Flavor is sweet and bready with raison liquor and sugary booze. Touches of chocolate. Unbalanced towards booze and sweetness. Off-putting. Slick, boozy feel. Full bodied. Not very pleasing.

This is worlds apart from the Belgian version I love so much. This beer lacks the wonderful spice found in the first version. It's booze, equally pronounced, lacks the depth of flavor required to make it pleasant and its sugars do not add complex raison or fig character but rather detract making this beer too sweet to enjoy.

DaPeculierDane, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

tectactoe, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of ricke
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage.

A: Dark reddish brown with a medium-sized pale beige head. Good head retention and nice lacings.

S: Deep and rich malty aromas. Lots of fruity notes (cherries, plums, figs, currants) - this is like a fruit basket! Tagging along the fruits are notes of wood, cola and chocolaty fudge, and wonderful caramel notes. Very vinous. Some spicy yeast. Very complex, almost overwhelming.

T: At first, the taste is very very reminiscent of red wine- fruity notes, wood, earth and spices make for one vinous experience. After a few sips, things get easier to sort out and the red wine character decreases to some extent. Some malts, but not very powerful. Lovely balance of sweet caramel, fudge, and notes of ripe dark fruits (but not as complex as in the smell). Dry woody notes linger on, Belgian yeast, spices and earth. The sweetness is balanced by a gentle tart note that sticks around to the finish. The finish is mildly bitter with notes of well integrated warming alcohol, currants, wood, mild phenols and hints of iron. Beautiful and rich, very well balanced.

M: Surprisingly light with rather high levels of carbonation. The mouthfeel definitely makes the beer dangerously easy to drink.

D: Very good, better than the Grand Reserva version.

ricke, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of brownbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

SkiBum22, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2011 Vintage. Poured from the bottle into a chalice.

Pours a deep, nearly opaque brown with a dark tan head that fades away to a dusting on top. There is some obvious sedimentation and a fair number of floaties.

The aroma is quite amazing. Deep and malty sweetness, caramel, toffee, dark dried fruit, leather and yeasty bread all coming through. As it warms a bit, even hints of dark chocolate.

The taste slowly builds on the tongue. there's sweet malt and light fruit up front growing to bitter dark chocolate and dark roast coffee and even hints of soy, although it's understated. As it warms, I get more raisin, even some fresh grape. There is a long lasting dryness on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is quite amazing. It's rich and smooth and creamy with a little bubbly feel as well.

This is a pretty remarkable drinking experience. You must try it. Awesome.

SD-Alefan, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 release into a goblet

A - Pours a beautiful deep but translucent mahogany with half a finger of splotchy tan head. Head fades to a collar pretty quickly and leaves only small amounts of lacing.

S - Caramel and toffee, a bit of candi sugar, rum-soaked plum and fig, a bit of cinnamon and pepper. Very inviting aroma.

T - Initially a bit sweet, with candi sugar and caramel, but very quickly the sweetness is balanced with some spices that bring a bit of dryness, plum and a bit of raisin, and some noticeable alcohol. Finishes mostly dry, though there is some lingering sticky sweetness.

M - Initially medium with soem sticky sweetness. Finishes with some dryness.

O - Very enjoyable quad from Struise. There is some apparent alcohol, but it is not detracting in the least. It really works well with the fruits and spices.

warnerry, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, dated 2006. Pours a murky brownish tea color with a thin white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film.

The aroma is sweet brown sugary malts, figs, and a little wood.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts, some dark fruits, earthy yeast and some spices with a light grassy bitterness at the finish. The alcohol is present at the finish, but not overdone. The mouthfeel is medium to full with soft carbonation.

Overall, a nice dessert type beer.

Beaver13, Nov 24, 2007
Photo of Callmecoon
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Callmecoon, May 23, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Jason, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Prospero
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Prospero, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of kingcrowing
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a wine glass. 2008 vintage.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a thin light brown head. Nose is malty, funky and sweet. A bit of booze but not too much.

Taste is amazing. Possibly the best quad I've had. Rich and sweet, super complex and flavorful. Very easy drinking its so smooth and rich.

kingcrowing, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of dogfishandi
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage

11.2 oz bottle at cellar temp poured into an ommegang goblet. bottling code: lot B 4 DD translates to this being bottled in April of 2009, about 2 years in the bottle.

pours a very dark murky brownish red color with about one finger of off white- light biege colored head, slowly faded to a very retentive thick lacey ring and some bubbly patchy foam.

a very fruity aroma. apples, pears, grapes, some dark fruits behind that. some toffee, caramel, bits of dark breads, and some very slightly acidic yeasty notes. some alcohol with just a hint of vanilla and oak.

again lots of fruits, grapes and dark fruits mostly, but also some apples and pears. caramel, fig, vanilla, slight oak, dark breads, cinnamin and hints of other spices. almost a hint funky or something. some sweetness.

medium to heavy in body. carbonation is appropriate. feels a little lighter than it actually is. actually pretty easy drinking, but the alcohol is still there and becomes more warming as the beer itself warms.

i expected just a little more out of this. still decent and very different from a lot of the quads ive had. i have more bottles of this vintage, but i think id want to try this more fresh. im guessing this was aged in wine barrels as it states on the bottle " barrels from france" and there is a pronounced grape aroma and flavor.

dogfishandi, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Cynic-ale, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of mondegreen
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage, 11.2oz bottle. Poured into a balloon tulip.

Pours a cola brown. When held to the light, the soft brown flows into red highlights. A thin tan head bubbles up gently.

The nose is a delicate mix of spices, dark fruit, and subtle yeast.

Taste mirrors the smell, except there is a very very slight tart note on the tongue.

Mouth is nice and smooth, drinks great for a great big quad.

mondegreen, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

williamjbauer, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev -7.2%

jtladner, May 25, 2013
Photo of simoen
4/5  rDev -7.2%

simoen, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

stereosforgeeks, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a GI goblet

A - Dark chestnut brown with a slight reddish hue. Looks to have a medium body. Only a small layer of foam sits on top like a layer of moss on a pond

S - Malty nose. It is bready, has dates, figs and raisins, tart cherries, brown sugar, and light oak.

T - Up front, there are dark fruits with dates and figs. There is also bread malt, brown sugar, and light oak. The finish is slightly astringent with light lemon and oak as well as a brandy-like alcohol kick

MF - Creamy body that just rolls and coats the tongue. Low carbonation overall. Finish is slightly astringent with oak and it is warming alcohol that lingers on

O - Great beer. The time in the barrel allows the flavors to mellow out and blend together better than they do in regular Pannepot.

jeonseh, Jan 05, 2013
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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
96 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.