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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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941 Ratings

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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 112
Gots: 173 | FT: 14
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007)
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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle poured in a chalice.

A: Pours a deep amber to brown color with many particles floating around. Head is medium and very beige. Retention is slow, however it never disappears completely. A small bubbled layer remains with many lacings left

S: Very fruity and sweet. Strong candy on the nose. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Wood. Roasted malts and yeasts. Earthy hops

T: Taste is intense. Very tasty beer. Sweet upfront. Candy, roasted malts, liquor, dark fruits. Notes of chocolate and coffee

M: Extremely creamy beer. Molasses. Low carbonation

O: Very close to the regular Pannepot. A bit milder on alcohol and taste but, of course, a brilliant beer

eduardolinhalis, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev -7%

polishkaz, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage on-tap at Ebenezer's. Cellphone notes. (Also had a 2008 bottle at a tasting later on, changed some things.)

Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Eventually turns to a thick ring and leaves a bit of lacing.

Much like the smell of the regular Pannepot but less intense. (Chocolate, dark fruits, leather.)

Taste is still excellent, a bit more complexity I think. Chocolate, brown sugar, toast, licorice, biscuit malt, spice, leather, dark fruits and a bit of hops. Absolutely no alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is good but would definitely improve with age.

I love the regular Pannepot and this was close I'd say, but it would only get better over time. The oak adds another level of flavors and smooths things out a bit. Didn't mess with the formula too much unlike Pannepot Wild which I wasn't a fan of.

** 9/6/14 - Had my last 2008 today. At ~6 years old the flavors were feeling a little muted but still nice. Classic Pannepot yeast profile, brown sugar, caramel, spice and dark fruit aplenty. More oak than I remember previously, comes through pretty well. Very easy to drink, maybe one of the smoothest 10% beers in recent memory. Mouthfeel felt a bit on the limper side.

Chico1985, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of bmur112
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bmur112, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of facesnorth
4/5  rDev -7%

facesnorth, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of draheim
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle (2008 - code A 4 DD) poured into a chalice. Pours a clear dark brown/mahogany with a soft, 1-finger khaki head that leaves behind a nice thin layer of lace.

Aroma is sweet candi sugar, dark fruit, spices and alcohol.

Taste is sweet dark malt, Belgian yeast, candied raisins and figs. Tons of plums, prunes, and other sweet sticky fruits. No hint of alcohol on the palate.

Mouthfeel is clean and smooth, just the right level of stickiness with a dry finish.

Overall a solid quad that hits all the right notes.

draheim, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -7%

safaricook, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2010 Reserva poured into a tulip glass and you can immediately smell this beer. The aroma is big oak right up front, with sweet dark fruits in the background. I cannot wait to take the first sip.

First flavor is strong alcohol, but that quickly mellows out and this beer's true colors start to show. It's sweet, dark, roasty fruit. You can taste the wonderful oak flavor. It's deep and it sticks with you. Finishes with a boozy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is outstanding. Silky, with the perfect amount of carbonation for the style.

Overall, comparable with standard Pannepot, but just.. different.

dwagner003, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of DovaliHops
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage. Pours a dark brownish-red color with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is candied dark fruits with light alcohol and brown sugar. Taste is very well-balanced and complex with hints of oak and vanilla. A little bit of caramel as well with some nice spiciness. Finishes with a bit of booze and more dark fruits. Carbonation is a bit lacking for this style IMO, but still very nice and drinkable. Overall, it's a very good beer, but I don't know if I'd prefer it to Rochefort 10 or St Bernardus 12.

DovaliHops, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of callmemickey
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 bottle tasted blind as part of a top 10 quad blind tasting.

A: Deep brown body with the faintest hints of red. Healthy khaki cap.

S: Plenty of dark fruits, figs and raisins. A little clove and possibly nutmeg.

T: Spice (nutmeg?) and loads of dark fruits up front. Nice malty base with caramel and brown sugar.

M: Medium-full bodied. Smooth and velvety.

O: Very nice. Layered and complex. Top notch quad.

Serving type: bottle

callmemickey, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -7%

claytong, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Arsenal0328, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of AdamBear
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


A-very dark brown with a thin tan head

S-strong dark belgian grains and caramels. some brown sugars. smells potent. some oak in there.

T-comes in with amazing taste of creamy dark belgian malts and dog breath. ooo this tastes like a true belgian. some peppercorn. oh this beer just makes love to every inch of my mouth. it pleases every sense. i'm truly impressed. the after-taste is awesome with good dark belgian malts and sugars. wow this is a good beer.

M-so thick and creamy. good amount of carbonation with a dry finish

O-i think every sip i take, i taste something new and different. this beer is too complex to accurately review. so much is happening. so much is going on. its so drinkable. i'm not sure where the 10% is, because i can't taste it in this quad. simply put, best quad i've ever had.

AdamBear, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Hugonaut13
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Hugonaut13, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

shehateme, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 Reserva. poured into tulip.

A: pours a dark brownish/red. head is slightly off-white with hints of red. retention is decent. no lacing.

S: decent amount of oak with a lot of sweet unfermented sugar. a good deal of fruit underneath, but this is super sweet and relatively oaky.

T: a really rich drink. vinous. plums. figs. sweet heat, but not overwhelming. actually it is pretty mellow. oak is there and you can definitely tell in the finish. dries it out best it can. however, it doesn't completely. lingering fig flavor.

M: lower carb on a full body.

D: not too shabby. a full bodied brew with a good deal of flavor. very complex. the oak is present and adds one more dimension to regular pannepot.

Jimmys, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

monitorpop, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Tilley4
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to naproxen for this truly remarkable brew. Thanks, Aliza!!

2006 version into the Duvel tulip.

Murky brown pour with a thick creamy constant head that never fades out...

Superbly complex aroma of brown sugar, raisins, grapes, a touch of chocolate, perhaps some earthy oak, and loads of other things that seem to rush up out of the glass at me... Damn, this really smells delicious...I mean really delicious...

Oh... And I'm not disappointed at all... This is just terrific...a perfect blend of sweet dark fruits blended with brown sugar and vanilla with some definite chocolate notes that finishes with the slightest of booziness that sets this off....very earthy and dark...

I'm starting to find a real appreciation for Belgians and this is near the absolute top of those that I've had... I've been wanting to try this forever and to be able to secure the Danish version is extra special... You rock, Aliza!

Tilley4, May 21, 2008
Photo of mmmbeer
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle, unfiltered, unpasteurized and bottle-conditioned. This is Pannepot aged in French oak barrels; 2008 vintage. Pours deep crimson with some expected floaties, light carbonation and a thin cap of light tan head that retains throughout and leaves some lacing. Smells malty with fermented dark sugars (raisins, plums, cherries, blue/blackberries), spicy/phenolic yeast and some fruity alcohol. Tastes of spice, sweet citrus, raisins and prunes, dates?, and chalky yeast. A little sweet, with some bitterness underneath, and a light winey character that wants to contribute oak, but can't quite push it through. It is very thick and viscous, with low carbonation and a mild tannic dryness. As it warms it lightens and the carbonation increases, which is odd. Not terribly complex, but very tasty, with a pleasant, but restrained oak flavor. Quite an enjoyable brew that is very easy to drink. Well-worth picking up two of these - one for drinking and one for aging.

mmmbeer, May 10, 2011
Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jwat, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

hiphopj5, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Wowcoolman
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Wowcoolman, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of MaseFace
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MaseFace, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Drucifer
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Drucifer, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of SFC21
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SFC21, Jan 12, 2012
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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