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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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world-class

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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Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Texasfan549, May 21, 2012
Photo of Romulux
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
Photo of jk3
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jk3, May 20, 2012
Photo of zac16125
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330mL bottle poured into a goblet
2009 Vintage

A: pours an opaque cola dark brown, with 1 fingers width of light tan head, which dissipatea down quickly to a thin rim and outer ring which remains throughout the.drink, leaves small patches of lacing

S: some dark fruits, tons of booze, a red wine aroma, hints of dark cocoa, a touch of oak, the booze is really heavy in the aroma

T: clove, dark fruits, peppery spice, fig and plum, a touch of hop bitterness on the finish

M/D: smooth, decently carbonated, medium bodied, ABV is completely masked and drinkability is dangerously high 4.5

O: well above average but lacking the punch of the great quads.  In comparison to the regular pannepot, of which I drank a 2011, I'd say that one was better.  The booze and heat mellowed in this one (likely more due to the age than the barrel treatment) but unfortunately the quanitity of aroma and flavor has also mellowed, plus little of the oak character came out in this brew. Definitely worth a drink, but not as great as I anticipated/hoped, and no where near the level of westy 12 or rochefort 10.

zac16125, May 20, 2012
Photo of mhenson42
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

mhenson42, May 14, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in st. bernardus oversized wineglass. 2008 vintage.

pours a deep, murky chestnut while yielding a 3/4" light beige head that somewhat quickly dissipates into a ring around the glass; average lacing.

bready, (dark) fruity aroma with notes of brown sugar and spice. nice aroma, but not quite as robust as i was hoping for. flavor follows and exceeds the aroma with dark fruits, brown sugar, and spices pulling through in an amplified form, accompanied by oak and sweet malts. bit of a sour finish. very tasty; a nice recovery after the slightly underwhelming nose. as with most quads, as it warms the flavors of the beer really begin to emerge.

medium-plus bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. well-hidden 10% makes this one dangerously drinkable. in the final analysis i'd put it in my top tier of quads, though toward the back of the group.

original review on: 09-14-2010

BostonHops, May 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

brystmar, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, May 09, 2012
Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

atone315, May 06, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

whartontallboy, May 04, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle - vintage 2009, purchased for $8.99 per bottle. Poured into Orval Glass

A: Dark Brown, cola like but murkier. Half a finger head.

S: Spices, caramel, some dark fruit and oak notes

T: Chocolate, oak, caramel, dark fruits, fig, sweetness from brown sugar, a bit of boozy finish.

M: Relatively crispy mouth feel due to the amount of carbonation. Medium body.

O: I really liked this a lot. Maybe a tad bit too sweet for me, but well balanced, savory, and complex. Oak aging really added to this beer.

sukwonee, May 02, 2012
Photo of madcal
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

madcal, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of bfields4
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark amber brown hazy body. Brown lacy head.

Oak barrel vanilla, peppery lots of spices. Sweet molasses malty and dark fruit aroma.

Lots of fruit from dark grape, plumb, fig, etc. to a nice lighter cherry. Belgian estery flavors and spices provide for a nice complexity.

Very smooth and lighter than expected. Still chewy, but not quite as heavy as some other quads. Lots of complexity, easy to drink and very hidden alcohol. Such a beautiful beer. I may perfer this to westy.

bfields4, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of vandemonian
3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

De Struise Pannepot Reserva is a decent quad but I didn't love it. I had the 2009 version.

A: Dark red/brown colour and a 5 mm head that lasts pretty well. 4.5

S: Malty with a hint of alcohol. 3.5

T: Malty with strong dried fruit flavour and some acidity. A little alcohol noticable at the end.3.5

M: A little thin. 3.5

O: 3.5

vandemonian, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

brez8791, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of dgilks
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown colour with a smooth, tan head. Large head and good head retention.

Deep, dark caramel aroma with dried fig and raisin notes. Bold and complex.

Mildly sweet with the sugars being well attenuated creating a dark, rich caramel note. Plenty of fruit, herbal character and a light enteric thing that adds complexity without quite being offensive.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

I quite like this. There are some weird things going on but they all work together.

dgilks, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

WarnerJC8, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle, approximately 3 years old.

A: A dark brown pour with a big fluffy very light brown head floating on top. Retention is good, takes a long time to fade away. Leaves some pretty heavy lacing on the glass.

S: Wonderful dark fruits like cherries, grapes and raisin. Maybe a little fig? Caramel malt and some molasses. Oaky vanilla. A bit of stinging esters. I get a whiff of cocoa here and there.

T: A lot going on in here. Up front, some oak and dark fruits, similar to the aroma. Sweet caramel and molasses (maybe a little toffee in the middle?). Some cocoa on the back end as the oaky vanilla finishes it off.

M: Fairly thick, not syrupy though. Smooth.

O: Pretty much you would expect, tastes like normal pannepot with some oak aspects added in. This is a little older vintage than my regular pannepot and the flavors seem to have melded a bit, making it a bit smoother. A good quad either way, very complex and intricate.

Dope, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

seancake, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a luxury to get to have a 2008 Reserva right after trying the Grand Reserva 2005!

A: pours a medium brown into a dark brown-black, nearly opaque tulip; decent beige head settles into a thin film that lingered

S: notes of sugars and malts, some fruits and some cocoa

T: dark fruits pervade, fainter dryness than the 2005 Grand Reserva, more bold fruit and sweet malt flavors

M: a tad heavier than the GR 2005, but I was less aware of the alcohol (perhaps because I'd just had a GR 2005) - rich and sweet

O: man, what a double-header I just had - the Reserva 2008 is a heartier drink than the GR 2005 (IMO), a little sweeter and bolder, or less refined, if you will, but equally deserving and rewarding. My respect for De Struise's Pannepot line grows with every drink. Cheers!

...and then (over a month later (5-27-12)) got to compare the 2008 to a 2009 Reserva - quick notes: the 2008 was sweeter, smoother, and less sharp/spicy; the dark fruit tastes of the 2008 had a darker, riper flavor - and I know this may go against the consensus, but I think I liked the 2009 a teensy bit more - I like the crisper, spicier taste in this beer (probably why the standard Pannepot (2011 as of my reviews here), is my overall favorite (by a hair's breadth, mind you)).
And in the big picture, Pannepot, as a whole, is a top 10 all-time beer - one that immediately captured my imagination and tastebuds.
Buy any Pannepot you find.

Greywulfken, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jsurfs82, Apr 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

EROCK75, Apr 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Riggsy, Mar 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

sergeantstogie, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

330ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown with some amber hues. A finger of dense cream foam. Retention is quite good.

S: Strong dark fruits start off with caramel and light bourbon in the background.

T: Much drier than the nose, but the dark fruits are still there in the way of figs. I also get bready malts, toffee and brown sugar with some nutmeg. I really like how De Struise packs lots of flavor and complexity in this beer while not making it overly sweet like many quads.

M: Moderate to thick mouthfeel with creamy carbonation.

O: This beer is incredible. It's very complex yet easy to drink. There is no hint of ABV. It's fairly dry for a quad, but is packed with toffee and dark fruit flavor. Well worth seeking out.

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 29, 2012
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.