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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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935 Ratings

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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 112
Gots: 174 | FT: 14
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

MammothBrew, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev -7%

jh1982, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 2009 vintage cellared on 13-Jan-12.
- Poured into St. Bernardus balloon glass on 18-Apr-14 (aged about 5 years).

Smells like a sweet, creamy, sophisticated Barleywine with candied sugar.

Getting the bitter yeast because I poured a bit too much of the sediment (poured real carefully too... I hate it when this happens). Behind all the yeasty nasty I get from the sediment, I get the well-rounded, beautiful Quad with the velvet malty, caramel body and hints of spices.

One of the best Belgian Quads out there. Not sure if I appreciate the oak age as much because the regular Pannepot (and even Pannepeut) is just as good when aged. If you consider yourself a fan of Belgian Quads and have not had this one yet, then you're not complete yet.

Rollzroyce21, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of N8DAGR8
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

N8DAGR8, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Dubber55
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Pours a dark amber/chestnut color with 1/4 finger of bubbles that quickly dissipate.

Smells of Belgian yeast, banana, oak, raisins, pears and savory holiday spice like nutmeg, clove, allspice, etc.

Taste is much the same. Starts off with some nice oak, rum soaked raisins, clove, banana, bubble gum, pears. A slight hint of alcohol but very smooth and not out of place. Not overly sweet at all.

Medium to low carbonation. A little thin for 10%. Very nice balance of flavors. A slight bit tannic finish from the oak barrel.

I don't like QUads usually but this is excellent. Most Belgians are overpowered by the yeast but this has great balance of flavors. As good as this is, I had a regular Pannepot of similar age and I thought it was slightly better. This is still a great beer

Dubber55, Jan 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

todisht, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SFC21, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Teleweizen2, Jan 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

claaark13, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

THECPJ, Jan 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

bluesplit63, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

emaciated, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

enelson, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Faina, Jan 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

jrpapajcik, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of JaredKent
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2008 Vintage Bottle, poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance: This quad poured a nice finger of head. A very creamy looking, tan head stands up nicely over time. The color is very dark, typical of quadruples. A chocolate brown appearance with a very slight hint of garnet. Around a 27-29 SRM.

Scent: Raisins, prunes, lots of dried fruit up front. I get warm aromas; cinnamon, caramel, heavy malt. On the finish I get a bit of sherry. Very little hop aromas. There seems to be a lot going on in this beer. Lots of complexity in the nose.

Taste: Just like on the aroma rich, stone fruit as well as dried fruit flavors up front. The taste of oak is prominent throughout, but it doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. Mild sweetness is complemented by a strong malt taste, which provides a hint of bitterness towards the back of the beer. Just a touch of spice at the very end of this beer. Complex with minimal hop flavors and just a slight presence of the high alcohol content.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and heavy bodied. The mild sweetness works wonderfully with the slight bitterness of the roasted malts. Light carbonation on this beer.

Overall: I have had a few quadruples, but not many. This was definitely enjoyable and easy to drink. This Belgian Quad has been aged on oak but the oak doesn't overpower the beer. The flavors work wonderfully with each other and this 2008 vintage has aged exceptionally well. I wish I had more than one bottle of this vintage.

JaredKent, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of tsauce2
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 2009 Vintage. 11.2 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass.

A: SRM is dark brown. Nearly opaque. Head is cream/very light tan, very creamy, 1 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Light/medium carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Belgian yeast and spices. Mild malt base.

T: Oak is immediately noticable. Belgian yeast imparts its classic flavor. Spices are robust yet well integrated and restrained. Dark fruit appears to be incorporated. Balanced malt and hop presence. A bit of alcohol is noticable. Aftertaste is light malt and spice with a touch of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied overall, but a bit light for a quad due to the oak aging. Very complex mf with the big ingredient base and oak notes. Oak smooths out the beer noticably, creating mf that is rounded. Carbonation adds a bit of creaminess.

O: Fantastic. Quite a treat. Very well put together and for 10% ABV, quite easy to drink. Alcohol is very faint, which is surprising. Nice spice notes and a classic Belgian quad flavor. Will definitely drink again.

tsauce2, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

CelticAleMan, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

jophish17, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Chaney
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Churchkey.

A: Dark, dark brown, with a bit of translucence mixed with some leatheriness that made it difficult to totally see through, but not impossible. There were a few bubbles posing as a head, but nothing fancy.

S: Strong, buttery smell of oak killed the Belgian quality making the score barrel-aging - 10, Belgian funk - 2.

T: I would best describe this as delectable bourbon infused date juice, with brown sugar. Additionally, the finish was about the smoothest one I've experienced this side of the Milky Way galaxy.

M: Not a trace of booze or undesirable bitterness. It was absolutely remarkable how easily this one goes down considering its high octane. The was virtually no lacing on the glass OR the palate.

O: I'd been wanting to try this one for a while and it definitely didn't disappoint. I'm usually not a big fan of Quads, but this was no Quad, this was candy!

Chaney, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

danbar, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of jayhawk73
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Churchkey: 2008 vintage

Pannepot Reserva pours a dark brown color with a thin cocoa head in my snifter glass. Good lacing on this beer. The nose is oak, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit- really nice. The taste is the same as the nose, with a little coffee added in. The feel is out of this world. SUPER smooth, velvety and amazing. I've never had a big beer that goes down this easily, and is this amazing feel wise. Overall- Highly recommended you try this if you have a chance..

jayhawk73, Dec 20, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage

pours a deep brownish black with huge fluff creamy head. bits of lacing. nice retention.

very bright with red wine and oak with old cherry.

alcohol is mixed in through out. add in some funk and sweet dark fruit. bits of aged oak really sticks out, some dry red wine really shines through out.

light and easy, slightly fluffy. mild to moderate carbonation. dry in the back.

taste vert fresh, i would think some time could really mellow this out. i'll have to maybe buy another.

hooliganlife, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ive been staring at this at Sams for a good 3 months now, but thanks djbutters, I dont have to worry about it anymore.

Dark muddy brown in color. Off-white ring floats at the top of the snifter.

Smell is sweet, full of candied sugar, carmalized plums, and brown sugar coated raisins. Nice and complex, booze melds in somewhere, but isnt too much. I like it.

I really feel the brown sugar and caramelized sugars, but not too much. The dry feeling from the sugar is balanced by the latent sweetness from the brown sugar. Its really not as sweet as I would expect from a quad. It almost feels like SA Maple Pecan Porter. Maple and brown sugar really take the forefront. The dark fruits from the smell are noticeably absent.

Usually when a quad is very sweet, it leaves a sugar coating in your mouth, but the age has really mellowed out, and left the remnants of caramelized sugars. I like it alot more than the fruity, overly sweet quads

VncentLIFE, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

daleyke, Dec 18, 2011
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.