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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

914 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 111
Gots: 171 | 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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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 15:45:05 | More by polishkaz
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2013 15:23:51 | More by orangesol
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2013 15:21:34 | More by drummermattie02
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2013 15:13:38 | More by TurdFurgison
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7%

01-18-2013 01:55:54 | More by yourefragile
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2013 02:09:27 | More by doucmehu
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devilben02

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I finally broke down and opened this 2008-dated bottle that I had stashed inside my kegerator for around three years. It pours from the bottle with a warm chestnut brown color that is light enough that the many floating specks of sediment are easily identified. A big, foamy beige head helps to redeem the appearance, though. The aroma is sadly a bit muted, but it does convey some nice notes of dark brown sugar and dried grains. The flavor is certainly more assertive, with moderately rich, dry toffee-like sweetness, some mild floral and dried herb characteristics, and some slightly tangy yeast. The medium body and light, fine carbonation do a very nice job lightening the profile without taking away substance. Overall, this isn't a standard setter for a Belgian quad and lacks the same dry, fruity depth of the best in this class, but it is mouth-pleasing and quite a bit more drinkable than it's 10% ABV would suggest.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 14:29:29 | More by devilben02
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Chrily

Norway

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-14-2013 11:39:51 | More by Chrily
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2013 20:34:15 | More by AlexFields
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dav

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-12-2013 03:58:35 | More by dav
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-12-2013 02:35:10 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a GI goblet

A - Dark chestnut brown with a slight reddish hue. Looks to have a medium body. Only a small layer of foam sits on top like a layer of moss on a pond

S - Malty nose. It is bready, has dates, figs and raisins, tart cherries, brown sugar, and light oak.

T - Up front, there are dark fruits with dates and figs. There is also bread malt, brown sugar, and light oak. The finish is slightly astringent with light lemon and oak as well as a brandy-like alcohol kick

MF - Creamy body that just rolls and coats the tongue. Low carbonation overall. Finish is slightly astringent with oak and it is warming alcohol that lingers on

O - Great beer. The time in the barrel allows the flavors to mellow out and blend together better than they do in regular Pannepot.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 21:05:59 | More by jeonseh
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davelag

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-05-2013 07:06:59 | More by davelag
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Paulkasykes30

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-28-2012 17:25:17 | More by Paulkasykes30
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Kendo

New York

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

About 10 months ago I set a lofty goal for myself: reach my 1000th beer review on BeerAdvocate.com before the end of the world (la fin du monde). For awhile I didn't think it was possible - I do have two kids and a full-time job after all. Well, here I am on 12/20/12 sitting at 999 beer reviews on BA.com. A process that I began in February of 2006 continues. Inasmuch as the Mayan calendar says we're all doomed tomorrow, what better way to go out than with my 1000th review?

Vintage 2008. Purchased a couple years ago; it was in my cellar until last night, when I moved it to the DBF. Here we go. . . .

A: Poured - carefully, so as to avoid disturbing the sediment - into my trusty Piraat tulipy-snifterish glass that has seen a significant number of those 999 beers. Body is cola-black with a small greyish head that settles quickly to leave a wisp of film on top. When backlit it's more chestnut-brown with ruby hues on the edges, and sediment/floaties are visible.

S: Very, very nice. First impression is the dark fruits. Raisins, plums, and some grapes. Also some spice - I'm thinking cinnamon, but maybe nutmeg as well. Also sugary - maybe light brown sugar and a touch of molasses.

T: First impression is the sugary sweetness of the taste and the heat of the alcohol at the back end. Sugar-dipped raisins and other dark fruit flavors (think prunes). A touch of sourness shows up at the back of the palate, but there's also a nice drying bitterness at the finish that at times seems tannic and makes me think of oak. Cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness is there at times, though in fairly modest amounts - the sugary sweetness dominates over the spices. As it warms and the palate adjusts to the sugary sweetness, I'm aware of a more vinuous, plummy character.

M: I'd call it medium-full in heft. Nicely creamy and yet fizzy (airy-fizzy, if that makes sense, kind of like I've come to expect from the best Belgians). That active but fizzy carbonation seems to help the flavors explode in your mouth. Nice dry finish, with a bit of sugar and the alcohol heat noted down the gulley.

O: Good stuff. A nearly 5-year-old beer that has held its carbonation quite well. It's a tad bit more sugary than I would like in order to give it a 5 in the taste category, but it's certainly deserving of just one notch lower.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 03:25:32 | More by Kendo
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BartMcStout

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2012 20:17:16 | More by BartMcStout
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-05-2012 22:36:23 | More by jtdolla911
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mechamifune

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super deep red/near brown. Hardly any head to speak of....what is there is slightly tan, very whispy. Looks a little thin. Nothing offputting but nothing iniviting.
Smell is dark fruits, candi sugar and alcohol
Taste stays in line with the smell, followed by a distinct warming sensation. After a few sips I notice a lingering spicyness in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel seems a little thin given the abv . As I get further through the bottle though it starts to feel about right as the flavor profile doesn't overwhelm and feels smooth. Carbonation seems about right....a sipper for sure.
Overall this beer is about what you would expect if you are familiar with the style. A bit smoother than most (this being from 2008 helps that a bit I would imagine) in the genre. As with most quads and bsda's I can appreciate the complexity of the taste and can enjoy it as a slow sipper, but I just can't find that flavor note that makes me really fall in love with it the way I do a great IPA or IS. Then again, I paid $9 for 11.2 ounces of this, so maybe it's for the best.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 18:34:30 | More by mechamifune
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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-27-2012 01:57:30 | More by gtermi
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Phelps

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In my Lost Abbey glass, this beer is a murky, deep purple hue. About an inch of brown sugar-colored head fizzles quickly to a thin ring.

Sweet, rich nose. Dates, maple, brown sugar, chocolate, sherry. Just a touch lighter than I'd like.

Bigger, better, brighter flavor. The dark fruits are huge here -- raising, figs, dates. Tangy, like juice. The swallow brings a bit of chocolate and more than a little alcohol flavor. Maybe even some oak. I'm liking it more and more as it warms.

Moderate bitterness, mild alcohol heat. Silky medium body with mild, fizzy carbonation.

The dark fruits are a little too big and tangy for my tastes -- I prefer more of the deep malt flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 19:30:56 | More by Phelps
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stonermouse

Massachusetts

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

Great find a Vinnin Liquors in Swampscott, MA. 2008 vintage, poured into a snifter.

Pretty pour. Manhattan cocktail-colored, with a touch of red. Great lacing with a super head and perfect carbonation.

Smell is of toffee and dark fruit. It's a bit hot in the aroma, even at 4 years in.

Taste is wonderful, for a number of reasons. Complexity is number one. Mild sweetness compliments the plum and raisin primary flavors. There's a bit of musty wood from the oak, which, even though I haven't had the chance to try the regular Pannepot, seems to add depth and complexity to the flavor. Agrees with the aroma, in that there's still some booziness there. But it adds body and umph to the already impressive flavors here.

Mouthfeel is quite nice- just a bit sticky, with nice finishing flavors.

What a nice treat. I can count on one hand the number of Quads I've tried, and this one crushes all of them. I may need to look further into this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:49:28 | More by stonermouse
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TBoneJones

Texas

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

Pannepot Reserve 2009
Thick very dark brown/ black pour, with lighter brownish/ near-ruby highlights when held in the light. Real thick look to it, nice head fades quickly, but looks healthy.
Smells figgy and fruity, of dark types. Maybe a berry or licorice hint. Pleasant. Slight alcohol.  
Great mouthful upon first sip. It immediately reminds me of a tasty big quad like St. Bernardus. Oaky with dark fruit notes. Chocolate, nutty for sure, raisin as well. Smooth burning of a finish.
Mouthfeel is great with medium feel, ample carbonation. Alcohol present to the end.
This is a great Belgium take overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 02:21:48 | More by TBoneJones
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

11-18-2012 14:41:08 | More by mrebeka
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-17-2012 03:25:54 | More by ASUBeer
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brikelly

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-11-2012 23:41:56 | More by brikelly
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.