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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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95
world-class

917 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 112
Gots: 170 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
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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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-26-2012 18:20:51 | More by ILiveOffHops
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a elongated tulip glass. Vintage 2009.

A very dark body on this beer. Practically, walnut black, walnut brown body, giving to a nice creamy tan two finger head with good staying power. Manages a good puck for a long time while drinking. I am impressed by how incredibly dark this looks. There's some snapping carbonation while pouring and loud spitzy hiss.

Nose is a bit subtle and simple. Spritzy clean, with a mild dark toffee and Belgian sweetness. Faint oak and round character, but mostly pretty subdued. Some small "figgy" character.

Taste is very impressive. A wine like body, with bubbly carbonation. Faint oak, and hints of vanilla. Very intense dark red fruits of cherry, raspberry sweetness. I am surprised by how little dark raisin and fig there is on this for a quad. There's even some faint roasty finish to this also, like a porter. As the drink warms up, there is a distinct black licorice coating and aftertaste.

Pretty fun drink, quite mellow, no heat on this at all either. Fun beer from these guys. Perhaps not a fav style, but I'll take it.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 03:25:19 | More by smakawhat
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zeledonia

Minnesota

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

2009 vintage. Thanks to TJBurgess for the sweet extra, many moons ago. Tasted 16 August 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours deep chocolatey brown, clear on the pour but murky in the glass. It looked like amber oil coming out of the bottle - a viscous unbroken stream. Gentle pour to leave the yeast, led to not much head. And minimal lacing.

Smell is straight-up quad. Big and sweet, with loads of dark fruits. Prunes and dates, with a bit of brown sugar. Smooth and inviting.

Taste is slightly more complex than the smell, with many of the same elements, but some additions. Fruit is toned down somewhat, and there's a tobacco-like dark leafy character. Tasty stuff. A bit of alcohol comes on late, but much less than I'd expect at 10% ABV.

Mouthfeel is viscous and syrupy, as the appearance would suggest. Carbonation is spot-on at medium-low, and the finish is lasting and mellow, allowing those delicious sugary flavors to float around my mouth and slowly fade away.

I love quads. I wouldn't put this at the top of my list, but it's definitely quite good. Strong dark fruit flavors, complemented well by some those dark leafy flavors. And just like that, my glass is nearly empty (which makes me sad).

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 06:16:24 | More by zeledonia
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2012 18:14:44 | More by hiphopj5
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cmannes

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-12-2012 22:46:42 | More by cmannes
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Yallnumbskulls

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-12-2012 01:11:30 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-10-2012 13:29:19 | More by millelacsmark
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drgarage

California

4/5  rDev -7%

08-09-2012 06:16:47 | More by drgarage
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-08-2012 02:51:14 | More by Thomas_Picton
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to Thorpe429. You rock, Mike.

2009 vintage

The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers dark malts, brown sugar, raisins. Smells nice. Great flavor and remarkably easy to drink. Alcohol hidden very well. A tad sweet, with lingering notes of plums, figs. Another great beer from De Struise.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:18:04 | More by Huhzubendah
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kell50

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-04-2012 04:47:20 | More by kell50
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. 2008 vintage. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this.

3.5 A: Murky plum brown color. A good bit of sediment came out, much more than what would just be yeast. Short lived frothy beige head. I'll cut it some slack since it's pretty old.

4.5 S: Great aroma on this. Tons of fruits, which are, in descending order - cherry, plum, more cherry, fig, date. Pleasant sugariness reminiscent of Pez candy. Plenty of caramel, candi sugar, and especially a "generic" spiciness. Light tobacco and raisin. This has an overarching earthy character, which I love in the Belgian quads. Lastly, oak to round things off.

4.0 T: The taste is also very good, but it lacks the power that the nose has. Oak is a bit more apparent in the taste. Otherwise, it's quite similar to the nose, but with less sugariness and fruits and a bit more earth. Same fruits exist, just less force from each. Same tobacco and raisin. The Pez thing isn't found in the taste. More dirty earthiness exists though.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good carbonation level, especially for this old. The carbonation could be a bit spritzier though, but overall it's okay.

4.5 D: The taste was between a 4.0 and a 4.5 so I'll make up the difference here. Very good beer and probably the best variant. The Grand Reserva covers up too many flavors for me to prefer that.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 20:43:56 | More by DavoleBomb
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

07-31-2012 14:56:53 | More by duceswild
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ejw127

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2012 02:00:52 | More by ejw127
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-20-2012 15:51:52 | More by SalMineo
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spdyfire83

Ireland

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

234th Review
33cl bottle poured into wine glass
Vintage: 2009
Lot 32253728050711
BB: 16/08/2016

Enjoyed next to Pannepot (2010) and Pannepot Grand Reserva (2005)

A: Medium brown. Half (tan) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Smells of sweet toffee, oak, and raisin. Hint of spice, but loads of woodiness here. Very nice!

T: Soft balance of dark fruits and fig along with oak, toffee sweetness, and touch of spice. Warming booze rounds this one out, but the balance of oak and dark fruit is sublime.

M: Full bodied with even carbonation.

O: Of the three, this was my second favorite. The oak character adds a lot to this beer and I think it is very well balanced and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 12:42:09 | More by spdyfire83
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Adamostella

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

07-16-2012 06:32:55 | More by Adamostella
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cld253

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2012 22:31:32 | More by cld253
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-27-2012 22:10:57 | More by AdamP
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-26-2012 00:25:44 | More by hoppymcgee
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SageO

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-24-2012 04:58:59 | More by SageO
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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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mantissa

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-26-2012 02:00:51 | More by mantissa
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite a beer, quite a beer. Poured at a good temperature with a small to medium sized, tan, foamy head and no lace. Color is an opaque brown in the balloon part of the glass and in the narrrower part a hazy/cloudy amber orange red with some particulates and some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is malt, yeast, roast, fruit, red wine. Flavor is like nose, very nicely balanced, with bitter, sweet, and tang all pronounced, yet harmonious. Body is full, lush, mouth filling and carbonation is perfect. Finish is like flavor, tapers slowly, and has only a little alcohol warmth. Wonderful beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 19:57:56 | More by drpimento
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage

A: Pours reddish-brown with high clarity. Mediocre head quickly dies down to a film of bubble.

S: Brown sugar and caramel. Raisin, strawberry, orange peel.

T: Starts off woody, then waves of caramel, vanilla, bready malts, toffee.

M: Fairly high carbonation, maybe a hair more than I'd like, but combined with the relative dryness, keeps it quite drinkable.

O: Good sipper. Not mind-blowing, but well-done.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 21:00:35 | More by kscaldef
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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