Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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3.93/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
05-21-2009 02:31:45 | More by largadeer
3.73/5 rDev -13.3%
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.
09-21-2013 16:57:29 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
2005 vintage thanks to ygtbsm94. Served in a Great Northern Brewers Club tulip.
A - Pours with voluminous tan foam that settles to a thin cap, and splotchy lace. Body is a hazed glowing brown ruby-red.
S - Oak, vanilla, roasted grains, spices, caramel, nutty, nuts and berries, cake and bread.
T - Taste is more smooth out at this stage, but doesn't display obvious oxidation. Finish is slightly musty. Alcohol is well-hidden. Otherwise mostly bread, fruity esters, honey cake.
M - Medium carbonation, medium-full body, very chewy with lots of residual stickiness mixed with barrel tannins. No obvious heat.
D - Split the bottle three ways and it was easy to finish this bad boy. I like this better than the recent vintages, but I'm not sure it's a big improvement over the other Pannepot variants. Still, well worth trying!
08-14-2011 20:21:57 | More by MasterSki
4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
Beer is dark brown and hazy with a strong tan head of tiny bubbles that leaves a TON of lacing on the glass, it's completely coated. Beer served in a Russian River tulip. Carbonation steady.
Aroma is sweet and caramelly with some dark fruit and candy in there.
Beer is sweet and medium to thick in the mouth. The roast comes up late and is separated from the total beer. This is a nice, caramel candied beer. Oddly dry late on the palate though. Beer is very drinkable. It's very awesome. If you like Quads, this is a must try. Low bitterness, easy finish, a great great beer.
The oak is not pronounced in oakiness or vanilla in this beer though, if it were more oaky in it's nature I think I would appreciate the oak aging more. Personally.
08-14-2011 23:29:08 | More by drabmuh
4.43/5 rDev +3%
Had @ Lion's Pride.
A: Has a big frothy 2 finger + head that's bowing and sticking over the top of the glass. Very hazy and sediment filled maroon brown color.
N: Some aged sour fruity malts, some crisp aromas come through with some light spices and almost a funky wild yeast like aroma.
T: Starts slightly sour with an almost funk and fruit taste, some candi sugar that's lightly sweetening it. The great crazy Belgian yeast really sticks its head out to let you know. Some light creamy chocolate and more dark plum like fruits. More spices and spicey yeast, a light oak and vanilla. Lots of complex flavors blended together well.
M: Semi thick with lots of carbonation and light spice
F: Almost bready qualities coming through now, pretty dry but still somewhat syrupy in the center. The long Belgian quad like taste seems to teeter out over time, but the Belgian sweetness, sour fruits, and funky yeast really just stick to your taste memory for a while.
11-02-2009 13:58:57 | More by jlindros
3.78/5 rDev -12.1%
09 vintage totally not worth the hype. pours a clear caramel color with a red trace and a minimal white head that fades to nothing in seconds. the smell is just fine, sweet residual sugars from a big ass malt profile, a touch of molasses, and plento of booze. the flavor is a letdown to me though. it has none of the complexity im accustomed to in a quad. nothing woody about this, nothing spirited and clever in the malts used, and just way too much sugar and booze. this is not an elegant beer. the mouthfeel is flat and watered down, made caustic from the alcohol, which should have mellowed out by now. sticky sweet feeling left after the last sip, a funny buzz, and a turning tummy. this isnt anywhere near one of the best quads ive had. good beer by other standards maybe, or maybe my bottle was bunk, but this was a huge letdown for me.
10-23-2012 23:39:42 | More by StonedTrippin
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
From 09/25/10 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC. 2008 Vintage - aged 14 months in French oak barrels.
a - Pours a murky mahogany color with one inch of white head and light carbonation.
s - Smells of oak, spices, dark fruit, sour cherry, and caramel malts. Smells great.
t - Tastes of dark fruit, sour fruit, caramel malts, spices. A step down from the nose but still good.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation; quite easy to drink.
d - I thought this was a great quad; the nose on it was great. Would love to try this one again.
09-29-2010 00:53:22 | More by mdfb79
3.74/5 rDev -13%
My favourite style from one of my favourite breweries. Pannepot Reserve 2010 vintage. "Belgian Ale Brewed with Spices and Aged in Oak." I've had all the other Pannepot variants; really excited for this one. I try to avoid buying Belgian beers while in the U.S. because I know how much cheaper I can get them in Belgium, but I couldn't help myself when this came to my local beer store. Acquired for $7.99 USD. Expections could not be higher; every Pannepot I've had has been incredible. I loved the Grand Reserva. 10% ABV cofnirmed. "PnP No. 4" Bottle lot: 29|01|HH. Unpasteurized, unfiltered, and bottle conditioned. Imported by the Shelton Bastards. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with unbranded standard pry-off cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.
Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a lovely tan colour head, about 1.5 fingers in thickness. Nice soft complexion and creamy succulent texture. Colour is quite appealing given the style. Even consistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Supple, luscious, and inviting. No bubble show. Retention is quite good, around 7 minutes I'd say. The last of the creamy head clings to the surface, tantalizing the consumer. Soft and approachable.
Body colour is a a very dark ruby-black; solid and opaque. Some ruby glow at the bottom of the glass from scattered light. No yeast particles are visible, but it's nontransparent. Colour intensity is mild.
Looking good for a quadrupel. Very excited for this one.
Sm: Great. Dark fruits - including plum and fig. Cocoa powder, caramel, biscuit malts. Berry skin. Cream. Subtle supple oak in the background. Buried raisin. Dark currants and cherries emerge as it warms. A delightful mix of beautifully integrated dark fruit with very subtle oak notes. Luxuriously appealing. Traces of biscuity yeast. Some grape. Plum is dominant. An extremely subtle aroma with magnificent complexity. Mild in strength. No alcohol comes through. Can't wait to drink this one.
T: Ripples of luxurious dark fruit throughout - dates, dominant plum, fig, dark cherry, dark currants... Fruity notes are more overt than in many other top of the line quads; it lacks the masterful delicate subtlety of something like Westvleteren. Caramel. Hints of nutty notes. Biscuit malt. Some brown malt. Light cocoa powder. Some grape. Fruity sweetness up front slowly gives way to a bit of a more dry raisin body which still feels smooth and wet in spite of the hardening of texture. Nuanced. Oak isn't as splendorous as the aroma indicated; it's too restrained and timid here. I get the sense that the oak helps lend cohesion and focus to the many different flavours, but it doesn't offer much in terms of oaky or wooden taste. Not getting any subtle toasty or vanilla notes you might expect in an oak aged beer.
Overall, it's far more fruity than I expected. As a result, it's not quite as well balanced and built as other top Belgian quadrupels. Do I like it? Shit yes.
Mf: Supple, soft, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation; the bottle conditioning definitely helps it feel natural and apt. Good thickness and body. Good presence on the palate. Feels custom-tailored to the flavour profile. Extremely well done.
Still, it lacks the delicacy or fragility of superior quads.
Dr: Definitely a fine quad, no doubt. I'd definitely get it again at a better price; I can't justify the cost in the U.S. again knowing how little this would run be in Belgium. Hides its ABV very well and shows signs it would develop nicely with age. I'd definitely recommend this one to friends. Another jaw-dropper from De Struise. I tend to be hard on quads since they're my favourite, but this one I hold in high regard. I'd happily drink more than one of these in a night. I'm glad I'm not sharing it with anyone else.
Constructively, I'd like to see still more complexity and subtlety, as well as a refined fragile and delicate mouthfeel. Also, bring that oak out more, please! And maybe tame the fruit a bit. A bit too sweet and syrupy; I'm sure some reviewers will accuse it of being reminiscent of cough syrup but that's juvenile and reductive.
06-11-2013 03:21:52 | More by kojevergas
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
This version of Pannepøt special beer brewed and named as a wink to the Danish market presented at the Danish beer festival 'Københavnske Øldage 2006' exclusively at Ølbutikkens stand. It is produced to express the brewers gratitude to all the Danish beer amateurs that drink their products daily.
Much thanks to egajdzis for breaking this out so we could do a side by side comparison with the original version, which faired differently...
Appears a hazy, dark amber with a light beige head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Lots of streaky lacing is left all around the glass.
Smell is of dark brown sugar, mineral water, caramel, ripeened dark fruit, nuts, & mild anise notes.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a mineral water flavor that reminds me very much of the Westy brews.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, mineraly, with caramel and brown sugar.
This version was much better than the original version IMO with not even close to the amount of spices as the other version had. This one was also lighter in color.
04-02-2007 16:55:57 | More by weeare138
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
Review from notes taken on 11/12/10.
2008 bottle poured into a snifter, this brew appears a clear very ruby reddish amber color. A cap of yellowish tanned head resides on the surface slowly receding. Each swirl revives the cap back to a finger's strength. Spotty lace clings to the glass.
The smell of this brew is candy-like with some citrus hops and a bit of tangy fruit quality mixed in the background with more herbal and earthy hops. A light amount of oakiness with some faint vanilla sweetness mixes with the candied fruit character.
The taste is again candied sweetness with some minor herbal bitterness and an evident amount of alcohol that is present in both taste and warming factor. It is very enjoyable with some belgian yeast spices like clove and a very faint amount of banana. The spiced finish sets the stage for the well balanced mix of flavors in the aftertaste: candy, alcohol and hoppy bitterness.
Medium feel with a modest level of carbonation. This brew is super drinkable for 10% with an alcohol presence that increases with the warmth of the beer's temperature. Along with the increase in temperature comes a bit of a more grainy sweetness instead of candy but it still has a caramel quality about it which is very enjoyable.
08-14-2011 20:26:27 | More by stakem
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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