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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 112
Gots: 170 | FT: 12
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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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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-20-2013 01:02:12 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage.

Pours a murky dark brown with a 2 inch tan head that fades to a small cap. Super thin rings of lacing line the glass on the drink down. Smells of caramel, malts, with muted whiffs of dark fruits (especially raisins) at first. However, as the beer warms there is a very nice smell of raisin puree. Taste is of raisins and prunes, brown sugar, caramel, and malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. Overall, this is a very good quad from Struise. If this was brewed in 2007 that potentially makes it 4 years old at this point. Time has treated this beer very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 01:10:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

11-14-2011 21:05:35 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to bmanning for sharing the 2007 vintage at a recent tasting with Azurelimits, Amyliz4, hhanson, and myself.

A: Pours a light mahogany with chestnut and ruby hues both coming through. Small off-white head.

S: Belgian yeast with quite a bit of spiciness atop a bit of miscellaneous fruitiness.

T: Nice spice notes of allspice, nutmeg, and clove in addition to a nice caramel malt sweetness coming through. Hints of vanilla and dark fruits.

M: Medium bodied with a very nice creaminess to it. Intriguing complexity.

D: Very drinkable, and one I definitely wish I had a bit more of to try. Another excellent beer in the Pannepot series.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-03-2010

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:44:40 | More by Thorpe429
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"I wish I was a fisherman
Tumblin' on the seas
Far away from dry land
And its bitter memories
Casting out my sweet line
With abandonment and love
No ceiling bearing down on me
'Cept the starry sky above
With light in my head
You in my arms"

--from 'Fisherman's Blues' by The Waterboys

That song, which is now playing over and over in my head, is the single best track from a wonderful Irish band that never got the respect they so richly deserved. It would also be fitting background music to this Danish version of what looks to be a well-respected quad. Here's hoping it's also a delicious quad. 2006 vintage.

Raspberry-chocolate with gorgeous accents of radiant raspberry red. Bright backlighting will be rewarded. The pale caramel crown looks pretty good for such a high ABV ale. No more than a few shards of lace are sticking to the sides of the snifter. With a better looking lid and more lace, the appearance would have easily earned a bump.

After solving the puzzle of the added herbs and spices, the aroma is a minor letdown. Great was expected... good was delivered. The beer smells like a well-crafted BSDA. Each sniff delivers dark caramel, a hint of cocoa, medium-dark fruit (especially berries) and a light sprinking of spice.

Pannepot is not a beer that overwhelms the taste buds with big beer bluster. It's much more refined than that. It's also growing on me more and more with each passing ounce. For starters, the mouthfeel and the well-masked alcohol make it feel like a much smaller beer than the ABV would suggest. Not that that's a bad thing.

The flavor profile is reminiscent of a well-aged English barleywine. There are boatloads of blackberry and cherry fruitiness. I also get oranges, plums and raisins soaked in chocolate liqueur, light molasses and vanilla. I'm guessing that it was oak-aged, at least briefly. The complexity is positively mind-boggling as the bottom half of the bottle approaches.

Coriander is easily appreciated. Cinnamon and thyme are hard to appreciate. This is a deliciously sweet sipper that has just the right amount of dark candi sugar. Flaked corn isn't used often, but it's hard to argue with the final product. In the end, specific ingredients don't really matter. If the beer works, it works.

The final pour murks the beer up from nearly opaque to opaque. It also adds more raisin and prune flavors to the mix. Although the mouthfeel is lighter than it could be, it also works in the grand scheme of things. Thick and sticky wouldn't have worked at all.

Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale (Danish Version) is a wonderful quadrupel that should come in 750 ml bottles. My measly 11.2 ounces is now gone (already?!) and I was just getting into a groove. It'll be interesting to see how the version brewed for the American market stacks up to this one. Pretty well, I'll bet.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2008 15:31:29 | More by BuckeyeNation
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metter98

New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color. It poured with quarter finger high tan head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose—plums and prunes seem to stand out in particular. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Much like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by flavors of plums and prunes with slight amounts of associated sweetness. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes nothing like something that is 10% abv—the alcohol is very well hidden.

Note: 2010 vintage

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 23:47:18 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-27-2013 22:27:29 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle of 2006 vintage, served at cellar temperature and poured into a tulip glass

A - Poured a very dark brown, almost a cola like color with a very hazy and cloudy appearance pretty much obscuring everything inside and making it look a very thick consistency. A very nice three finger high head of tan colored lace came flying up to the top. Very active on the pour would be an understatement, this thing was all over the place. Almost came out of the top of the glass. After a few more minutes, it finally settled down and began to fold in on itself and become more of just a thin half-inch layer across the top. Tons of spider web like lace coating the inside of the glass, leaving tons of dripping lace. Hard to tell how much carbonation there was as it was just way to hazy. Some small amount of sediment visible on the bottom of the glass, which did not really move much, sort of just hanging around on the bottom of the glass for the duration of the session.

S - The aroma was very varied, deep and complex with different hints and small nuances of smell coming through at various different times during the course of the session. The first thing I was able to pick up with a very nice dark fruity aroma. Lots of raisins, figs, plums, and even a touch of grape showing up in here. Very well mixed and balanced between them but leading more toward the sugary notes as it started to warm up. Lots of spice was evident as well right from the start. A sort of odd nutmeg like spice along with a touch of cinnamon, and sugar. Some aromas of oak or other wood like characteristics starting to come through now as well. The profile is really starting to thicken up now and get a bit complex on me. Some light grassy like smells along with touches of earthy grains all floating around in there as well. Overall really quite full and at the same time very well balanced. Major factor here was the raisin like fruits that were the only constant in the aroma the entire time.

T - The first sip of this just started to bring on wave after wave of thick evolving flavor that really was showing off quite well and became increasingly more complex with each and every sip. The first notes that came across were very rich, sugary notes of raisins, which were just a wonderful way to start off the whole thing. Deep dark fruity flavors were the norm on this was with prunes and figs lining up behind it, quickly delving it deeper and deeper. A very strong presence of sugar was next up, really pushing through and drying to lighten it up. A touch of something sour playing around in the back, and just briefly showing up in the flavor before diving back down and out of site again. Rolling on some nice earthy, oak like notes starting to come now with spices becoming more and more dominant. Cinnamon and nutmeg, even some all spice and a hint of banana keeping developing it further. The finish brought everything back together again and just kept evolving it and drying you out, making you come back and get another sip so that you could bring it back to where it was before. Really, no hint of any kind of alcohol in this one, which to be honest was remarkable for something that should have been so big. Overall, I was quite pleased with the overall flavor and thought that it really developed quite well.

M - This was a very thick ale, not quite full bodied, but damn close and it had such a luscious and creamy smooth body that it was really a pleasure to take each passing sip, as each one was better then the one before that. Really a tremendously good beer here. The carbonation held up excellently and really pushed the entire thing into overdrive, allowing the flavors to really pop and explore the full range of possibilities. Great smooth finish, though not intensely dry, it was more sugary and long flavors of spice persisted for a good long time afterward.

D - Now see this category can become tricky at times only because you get the situation where something is so incredibly drinkable, but at the same time, it has a high ABV so it leaves you in the situation of what to do, In this case the answer was simple, you just keep drinking. It was really just that easy to do. There was just no hint of any kind of alcohol in this whatsoever and the flavors were so rich and bold, with such and in-depth and wonderful profile that it was truly hard to say no to this one. I could have easily had another without any incident, it was just that good. So smooth and delicious.

Overall, I thought this was a really great Belgian ale. The flavors were rich and pure, mingling so well and cross such a wide range of style that it was almost impossible to nail down where it was coming from .A deep dark ale; this one would surely please anyone who gives it a try. Does it live up to the hype? I will let you decide that, my feelings are kind of mixed on the subject personally, but one thing for sure, it is damn good.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 13:49:13 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep dirty cloudy brown color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of bubblegum ester with some candi sugar and some light spices. Taste is comprised of a sweet malt base which is well balance with some bubblegum ester and some light spicy yeast at the end. Very well balance with no apparent alcohol and a full body with great carbonation. I thought it was slightly less complex then the regular version but I would have to do a side-by-side comparison.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 17:47:16 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a tremendous delicacy of a beer, the Pannepot takes the succulent Chimay Grand Reserve-like flavor, then makes is more savory and less carbonated- then the real magic happens. The oak aging delivers similar caramel, vanilla, and wood character that's given to bourbon with the same treatment.

The dark and purple-hued beer carries a more predominant brown color with yeasty haze that impedes light. Modestly carbonated at first, the rise of a thick blanket of foam reduces without the higher effervescent character of Trois Pistoles or Chimay Blue. Instead a swirl of the glass recaptures the espresso-like off white creme time after time.

Succulent aromas first explore the dialogue of fruity esters and spicy phenols with plumb, red grape, date, and vinous wines that balance against cracked peppercorn, light clove, and bourbony alcohols. Caramel, maple syrup, coffee, and toast round out the highly complex aromatic bill.

Malty flavors start the show with caramel sweetness, part from the barrel and part from malts, also show the taste of full bodied red wines, savory chocolate, coffee, vanilla, coconut, maple syrup, and mild toast. The interplay of plumbs, prunes, figs, dates, raisins, cherries against the oak tannin, peppercorn, cinnamon, and whiskey alcohols simply deliver wave after wave of complex flavors that just keep coming.

Full bodied, yet somewhat delicate to the palate- the beer's residual sweetness keeps it weighted, as does the milder carbonated value. But the patient development towards a semi-sweet, near-fusal alcohols, and powdery tannin texture closes the beer and allowing for a long savory-sweet finish to reward the palate long after the beer has disappeared.

With so much complexity built into the beer, it's an absolute delight to the taste buds as it will make a fine complement to any dinner in place of that port wine or cognac. For comparison's sake, there's just a few nuances that keeps it from competing with Rochefort 10.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 04:33:25 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

12-01-2013 14:13:10 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is a dark amber color, perhaps we could call it mahogany with a fluffy tan head on top.

S: There are lots of different dark fruit aromas here, perhaps some figs, plums, raisins, along with a non-dark fruit--pears. A lot of caramel malt, brown sugar, and a hint of bread.

T: A mild spiciness followed by an intense dark, sweet fruitiness. Raisins, plums, figs, cherries, and brown sugar with a hint of alcohol and perhaps even a bit of oak.

M: The body is medium to full with a very creamy and full level of carbonation.

D: I like the regular Pannepot a fair amount and this is even better. A really fantastic beer and one that I would easily drink again.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 01:06:10 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

11-15-2011 02:10:13 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-05-2014 03:05:44 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-21-2012 05:17:26 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-14-2011 00:42:22 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 23:25:59 | More by oberon
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GRG1313

California

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Old Monk's Ale" - 2007;

Pours dark brown with perhaps a deep red tint; thin tan head.

Nose is red plum, bright red fruit, grape/wine character in the nose;

Mouthfeel is creamy, malty and rich feeling.

Flavors are sweet-smoke sugar; sweet coffee and deep whiskey/chocolate with espresso. Complex, layered, sweet character and a nice alcohol character.

Drinks well and one of the few of this type I'd like colder than room temperature. this is more of a sipping dessert beer.

Nice a bit unique. Carmel/toffee/coffee/malty finish with just a burnt carmel bitter finish.

Probably couldn't drink a lot this; too rich and sweet. Nice for a small amount. Like dessert.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 04:48:33 | More by GRG1313
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

2008 vintage. Nice to see more random goodness flowing at the Firk. This one pours a nice obsidian topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises figs, brown sugar, light molasses, light black cherry, red apples, and some very light roasted malts. The taste holds notes roasted malts, light-ish molasses, brown sugar, figs, red apple, red grapes, chocolate, and some very light coffee. The body is a slightly hefty medium, with a light carbonation and a very smooth feel. Overall, a very nice quad that ends up being dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2010 22:29:58 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-08-2013 02:50:28 | More by emerge077
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-15-2011 00:29:36 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky tawny color with a large and long-lasting head that leaves a coating of foam on the glass. The nose is rich, full of chocolate, raisins and molasses. There's a faint red wine-like tartness, and a odd mineral aroma beneath the surface. On the palate it's fruity and slightly tart, like a semi-ripe blackberry. A big chocolate malt flavor makes up the foundation, with subtler notes of tannins, minerals and figs beneath that. The finish is semi-dry and semi-tart with a light astringency. The full body and chocolatey, almost roasty malt profile make this an unusual quad, and a fairly good one.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 02:31:45 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-14-2011 16:54:33 | More by JAHMUR
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 9/20/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains apples, brown sugar, caramelized malts and Belgian yeast.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of brown sugar, fruit, caramel and some spice. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 16:57:29 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-28-2013 01:28:53 | More by Jason
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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.