Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.8/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
2008 bottling poured into a La Trappe chalice. The pour is dark and mysterious with nice mahogany highlights along the sides of the glass. Not much head, but enough to leave a nice thin lacing on the surface. The nose is simply divine. I smell gingerbread, dark fruits, cocoa, cookie dough, and rum. There is just so much there and all of it smells delicious.
Full-bodied, velvety smooth feel, and a luscious, extremely rich, malty flavor. The beer tastes like liquid spiced cake. Loads of rich, bready malt, brown sugar, honey, dark chocolate, toffee, raisins, and dates all meld together perfectly. That distinctive puff-pastry taste of Belgian yeast adds the perfect dry, biscuity, earthy hint to the richness. A warming, rummy alcohol whiff on the finish merely makes the flavors richer and gives the beer a port-like character.
A phenomenal beer. The flavor is so far off-the-charts I need new charts. I suppose it feels just a bit thin for all that flavor and I hate to compare every quad to those nice bottle-conditioned Trappist Ales, but this one did come off as a tad under-carbonated. Still, if you like quads and come across this one, you must pick it up. Expensive, but definitely worth a try. The flavor and complexity are simply unsurpassed.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2013 20:31:53 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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
96 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.