Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by dasenebler:
3.4/5 rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
33cl, 2008 Vintage.
Cap comes off with an uneventful fizzle, and the pour seems to lack carbonation. The color, however, is a beautiful and surprisingly clear ruby brown, with a small but adequate light tan layer of foam. All of the yeast and sediment sticks to the bottom of the bottle in an opaque layer. Lacing is nice.
The aroma is at first very oxidized and metallic smelling: not good. Somehow this disappears after a while, and a pleasant dark fruit character is revealed. Nice oaky notes.
The flavor is rich and malty, yet not as complex as I expected. The metallic, oxidized character is present, though not as pungent as in the aroma. Lots of caramel and dulce de leche. Oaky, woody flavors are present as well as some prune and fig. Kind of sweet, but with a dry, yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is thick and oily, though could use a bit more carb. I think the flavor would benefit from a livelier mouthfeel, too.
A lot of the Struise beers I've been getting lately have had an unpleasant metallic character. Whatever it is--cap contamination, premature oxidation--it must stop. Struise is better than this.
UPDATE 6/6/11: Second bottle was better. More carbonation, but still lacking pizazz in the mouthfeel department. The metallic, oxidized character is again there in aroma and flavor. I edited a few things in the review above, in addition to upping my numerical score (3 to 3.4). Still not as good as this beer could or should be.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2011 01:43:26 | More by dasenebler
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
*11.2 oz. Bottle* (2008)
I've been wanting the Pannepot Reserva for a long time. Went to Max's seeing they had the Reserva 2009. I tried a sample and it was delicious! So I seen this little goober staring at me in the fridge. I said, "That bottle is definitely coming home with me today"! Well, enough of my chatter box, (Coffee is kicking in). Lets get down to business. I poured this liquid into my Chimay Chalice.... Yes that is my goto chalice while reviewing brews. This brew looks like the standard BSDA and or Quad. Dark murky brown body with sediment chunks floating around. Looks like I'm going to enjoy this! There was no frothy head to speak of just a nice light khaki lacing around the Chalice. Well, we know what's next. The aroma on this brew is very complex of Sherry notes. Toffee mingled with dark fruits hints of raisins and tart cherries. There is charred oak that gives off a smoked meat note. There was a subtle amount of spicy yeast character and hints of alcohol. Yes this smell is outrageous! Yup, now its time to sacrifice. This tastes like the nose details. Dark fruits and Sherry notes of toffee and hints of alcohol. Yet not offensive. There is a subtle touch of chocolate and mild vanilla that paves a way for a toasted nut finish. More vanilla in the aftertaste which I am a fan of! The flavor is very mellow yet takes your palate on a joy ride. The feel on this brew is Medium-light with soft velvety carbonation.
Overall: Bam! This beer packs some enjoyment factor for me. This beer so far is my highlight of 2014. I should go back to Max's and get the 2005 Vintage. This brew is delicate and still takes you on a joy ride like it stole your neighbor's car. Belgian Strong Ales are one of my favorite styles of beer, and then age it in Oak Barrels? Yes, Please! This brew is Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 10:51:03 | More by Shroud0fdoom
4.41/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On draft at the Holy Grale in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dark ruby red to brown appearance. The nose is of sweet plums and cherries. The taste is very strong with dark malts, figs, plums, dried cherries, and a little smoke. Very smooth for an old. Overall very nice. It's definitely recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 05:01:05 | More by macher0
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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