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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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world-class

980 Ratings
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 112
Gots: 172 | FT: 13
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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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Photo of madcal
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

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

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev -7%

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.

Photo of WarnerJC8
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Photo of seancake
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of EROCK75
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Riggsy
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sergeantstogie
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

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

2008 Vintage on-tap at Max's Belgian Beer Fest. Tried directly after the 2005 Grand Reserva.

It looks the same as the Grand Reserva, but with a better head. The smell is much less roasty and lacks some of the mellowed characteristics I loved on the 05 GR. Very Belgian, sweet, sugary, malty. Moving to the taste, this is balanced and light, the taste is more focused on dark fruits, candied sugar, and Belgian yeasts. While it is balanced, it might need some age. Slight harsh boozy finish, medium body low carbonation. Pretty damn drinkable. This was very good, should have had it before the Grand Reserva. it's just not as good.

Photo of bmur112
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of derkfromwi
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009

A: Very deep, dark brown color, one-finger dark khaki head with good retention, bit of lacing

S: Banana bread, dark fruits, caramel, spices

T: A lot going on here, dark fruits, some sweetness, some tartness and spiciness, good from start to finish

M: Good carbonation, smooth, medium-bodied, nice warming alcohol in finish

O: Very good Quad, perfect as a winter warmer, lucky to come across this and will have to pick up some more

Photo of jthahn
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip.
'09 bottle, opened March of 2012.

A - nothing too special about the appearance of the beer. dark...one finger head..etc,etc

S - definitely has an oak smell to it. take any bourbon barrel aged beer and just remove the sweetness of the bourbon and keep the wood intact, thats it.

T - this is where this beer delivers. i tend to vassilate on quads but i like this one. its strong, so i hesitate to call it really drinkable but thats what it is. the alcohol holds back, mostly due to the large amounts of oak, molasses and caramel that come through.

M - its right in the middle, probably right where it should be. not overly heavy and certainly not light either. the beer lingers on your tongue for a little while after drinking it.

O - I would definitely put this quad in a lineup of beers that i regularly drink, which is saying something for it being a quad. although the price tag would probably prohibit that, $6.99 for a single 12 oz.

If you want a reason to get this beer, then i would say to utilize it the same way you would a big bold red wine. a steak, a broiled pork chop...it would suit these things perfectly.

Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Struise tulip.

2009 Vintage

A: Pours a dense and rich deep brown with 1/2 a finger of exceedingly creamy, dark khaki colored foam. Retention was excellent with some semblence of head lasting till the final sips.

S: Brown bread, banana, coconut, bruised dark fruit, rum drenched raisins, fudge brownies, and chocolate chip bread pudding.

T: See above with the addition of toasted caramel, clove, molassas, vanilla, and chocolate covered cherries.

M: Warming and sweet with an awesome alcohol burn that keeps everything in check.

0: Another classic entry in the Pannepot series. Keep 'em coming!

Photo of KAP1356
4/5  rDev -7%

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

2008 Vintage; served in a Rochefort chalice

A- From what I've read this beer has a reputation for being "ugly". I actually think that the appearance is appropriate for the style, and the particular flavor of the beer itself. Thick, dark, brown which is translucent around the edges; a beer which is clearly full of flavor.

S- Strong alcohol mixed with a sweet vanilla and caramel. The goblet does no justice to the aroma of this beer.

T- Despite being almost 4 years old the high alcohol content is prominent, though it does not negatively effect the taste. Flavors quickly transition to a burst of sweet and smokey vanilla or caramel. The finish is long dry and bitter, but with a lingering smokiness. The oak aging has done this beer well.

M- The alcohol, again, causes an intense warming initial mouthfeel with little carbonation. This is followed by a long dry finish.

Overall this beer impressed me. It was a good elaboration on more traditional Quadruples that I have had. I will be returning to the store to by some more to age.

Photo of areich6
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with my good friend pchul4.

A: Pours with very little, light colored head. Dark brown coloring that looks pretty inviting.

S: Smells like dark fruits such as plums and black cherries. However, it also smells a little like bourbon to me, which is weird cuz it isn't bourbon barrel aged. Idk.

T: Really good. Tastes pretty similar to how it smells, with the dark fruits, but I can also make out a slight citrusy flavor, in addition to a very faint caramel like flavor. The dark fruit taste lingers in the mouth for a while. Cannot taste the alcohol barely at all.

M: Very smooth, with no bite from the alcohol, a little creamy and very drinkable.

O: This is a very good quad.

Photo of pschul4
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with my boy areich6 during a Bulls/Spurs game

A- Pours a dark purpley/brown with very minimal head which is to be expected from a beer of this nature

S- Strong dark fruit and tobacco scents fill the nostrils. Very fruity indeed

T- Loads of malt hit the tongue first then the dark fruit play on the background. A very tiny hint of the tabacco from the nose streak accross the palate towards the back of the sip

M- I like my Quads thicker but this is decent, some carbonation with a touch of smoothness

O- A solid quad with nothing left to be desired but nothing insanely great about it

Photo of John_M
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

De Struise seems to make so many pannepot beers these days, it's hard to keep track of them all. The 2008 draft version of this beer was available at Max's during their recent Belgian event.

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with red highlights. Head retention is quite good in this beer, and there is considerable sticky lacking all around. The nose is surprisingly faint and mute, though I did get some light vanilla and chocolate, as well as a hint of cherry. On the palate, this beer is just delicious, with chocolate, vanilla, cherry and light coffee all combining to make for a very fine tasting beer. This moderately sweet beer is smooth, rich and long on the palate, with no more than a hint of alcoholic heat in the finish. The beer finishes well, and frankly this beer is all too easy to drink. My glass was gone before I realized it.

Another excellent pannepot beer from De Struise. What a surprise.

From 5/12/12. The 2009 is on tap at Max's today. It's every bit as good... consitent high quality from this excellent brewer.

Photo of siknessinwi
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
96 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.