Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by jtingue:
4.38/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2008 Vintage; served in a Rochefort chalice
A- From what I've read this beer has a reputation for being "ugly". I actually think that the appearance is appropriate for the style, and the particular flavor of the beer itself. Thick, dark, brown which is translucent around the edges; a beer which is clearly full of flavor.
S- Strong alcohol mixed with a sweet vanilla and caramel. The goblet does no justice to the aroma of this beer.
T- Despite being almost 4 years old the high alcohol content is prominent, though it does not negatively effect the taste. Flavors quickly transition to a burst of sweet and smokey vanilla or caramel. The finish is long dry and bitter, but with a lingering smokiness. The oak aging has done this beer well.
M- The alcohol, again, causes an intense warming initial mouthfeel with little carbonation. This is followed by a long dry finish.
Overall this beer impressed me. It was a good elaboration on more traditional Quadruples that I have had. I will be returning to the store to by some more to age.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2012 05:45:07 | More by jtingue
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4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottles. 2008 and 2009 vintages poured side by side.
A: Both vintages pour a murky mahogany woody brown. 08 definitely has less carbonation, but a thin dark tan collar briefly stuck around. The 09 has a nice dense finger of foam that slowly faded into a fuzzy film and collar.
S: The 09 is definitely a bit brighter and sweeter smelling, and the 08 has a few hints of musty damp oxidation, but other than that the noses are pretty similar with scents of dark fruits, raisins, leather, pipe tobacco and mild spice.
T: Both are actually fairly similar but the 09 flavors are a bit brighter. Powdery chocolate and dark fruits dominate, especially candied dates, raisins, and figs. Vanilla, oak, spice, nutmeg, and slight caramel, come through as well with a surprisingly earthy hoppy finish, slight sticky booziness, and slight bitterness.
M: Fairly similar as expected on both vintages. Maybe a bit more carbonation on the 09. Thick body, chewy mouthfeel, heavy and smooth, very soft carb, mellow, well-aged, and integrated.
O: Age has done wonders. 08 is amazing but I like the brighter (yet still very mellow) flavors of the 09 better. Both are some of the best quads in the world.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 01:40:36 | More by scottfrie
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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