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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Reviews: 360
Hads: 1,059
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 125
Gots: 196 | FT: 19
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

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Reviews: 360 | Hads: 1,059
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

*11.2 oz. Bottle* (2008)
I've been wanting the Pannepot Reserva for a long time. Went to Max's seeing they had the Reserva 2009. I tried a sample and it was delicious! So I seen this little goober staring at me in the fridge. I said, "That bottle is definitely coming home with me today"! Well, enough of my chatter box, (Coffee is kicking in). Lets get down to business. I poured this liquid into my Chimay Chalice.... Yes that is my goto chalice while reviewing brews. This brew looks like the standard BSDA and or Quad. Dark murky brown body with sediment chunks floating around. Looks like I'm going to enjoy this! There was no frothy head to speak of just a nice light khaki lacing around the Chalice. Well, we know what's next. The aroma on this brew is very complex of Sherry notes. Toffee mingled with dark fruits hints of raisins and tart cherries. There is charred oak that gives off a smoked meat note. There was a subtle amount of spicy yeast character and hints of alcohol. Yes this smell is outrageous! Yup, now its time to sacrifice. This tastes like the nose details. Dark fruits and Sherry notes of toffee and hints of alcohol. Yet not offensive. There is a subtle touch of chocolate and mild vanilla that paves a way for a toasted nut finish. More vanilla in the aftertaste which I am a fan of! The flavor is very mellow yet takes your palate on a joy ride. The feel on this brew is Medium-light with soft velvety carbonation.

Overall: Bam! This beer packs some enjoyment factor for me. This beer so far is my highlight of 2014. I should go back to Max's and get the 2005 Vintage. This brew is delicate and still takes you on a joy ride like it stole your neighbor's car. Belgian Strong Ales are one of my favorite styles of beer, and then age it in Oak Barrels? Yes, Please! This brew is Recommended.

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Photo of ggaughan
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle from 2006 Vintage. Shared with family a few weeks back.

The beer poured a deep black body with a very thick tan head, fluffy and rich. The beer had a deep earthy nose, some chocolate tones as well. The taste gave me dried fruit up front and then some alcohol tones as well. Very pleasing. There is some subtle but distinct wood notes as well from the barrel aging. This version of Pannepot is an excellent, well balanced and complex beer. I only wish I had tried this bottle along side the other versions of Pannepot. Maybe next time.

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Photo of morimech
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2006

Pours a very dark brown with a dense one inch of tan head that has great retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass surface.

The aroma is packed full of dark fruit, spice, candied surgar, and alcohol.

Complex flavors of figs, dates, prunes, raisins, not overly sweet, and some warmth from the alcohol. Spice is unusual and unidentifiable. I usually do not like alcohol flavor in my beer but it adds another flavor profile I was not able to appreciate in other beers.

Medium body with low carbonation. Semi-creamy texture to the body until the alcohol stings the tongue.

The 10% ABV is noticable but is not harsh. Not going to drink more than a bottle during a session. A bit expensive as well but I liked this Quad more than others I have drank.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown in color with little to no head that is gone after a few moments.
Smell is very rich, dark fruits and some alcohol as well. There are some raisins making there presence known as well.
Wow, this is a good beer. Incredibly complex and smooth. There's a bit of sweetness in the taste. Mouthfeel is medium, but it basically dances in your mouth then runs down your throat. Perfect amount of carbonation, almost perfect on the mouthfeel. This is a pure enjoyment to drink.

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Photo of crossovert
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle. Reserva, 2008 vintage, No4.

It is a beaut when it pours. It is black in the snifter with a plum purple/red colored hue when held to light. The head is off-white and tightly foamed. It sticks for a bit and recedes to a few spots of lacing.

The smell is full-force. It is HUGE and filled primarily with raisins, kirschwasser, almond extract, perfumey alcohol, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and spice.

The flavor is much the same, just a really flavorful quad. It has tons of dark fruit flavors, caramel, toffee, dark bread, and dark candi sugar. There is also a hint of spiciness but nto really too much oak as there was in the smell. It is medium-full bodied with a prickling carbonation, an alcoholic tinge, and a dry finish. It is sweet, but not overly so, it is smooth and drinkable

A fantastic brew from a great brewery

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Photo of brianmandell
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pannepot Reserva 2010

Pours a deep mahogany brown with a thin head reducing to clumpy lacing.

Aromas of sherry, sweet Marsala, raisin, toffee, brown sugar, apple cider.

Taste leads with soft brown sugar and explodes into raisin, cherry and dark fruits. The sweet sherry comes next and finishes with some soy sauce and oak. The alcohol is well integrated.

Mouthfeel is velvety and slightly viscous but not too thick. It has the silky mouthfeel characteristics that you get with a good barrel aged beer.

I can't believe how bright and alive this beer is for it's age. I liked the Pannepot 2011 despite its intense soy sauce flavor but this bottle knocks it out of the park for me. Every sip brings a wave of intense yet intricate flavors. The sherry flavors in particular are very interesting and enjoyable. Let this warm up a bit if you are taking it out of the fridge. I will look for more bottles of the Reserva. Can't wait to crack the Grand Reserva.

Update: April 15 - the second bottle was a different experience than the first. This was still a great beer but it was covered by a sugary apple cider sweetness.

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Photo of jayhawk73
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
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..

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Photo of BieresDesMoines
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep burgundy color with a big head and lots of lace. The aroma is brown sugar and earthy notes with some raisins, some floral notes, and a good nutty and spicy character. The flavor is raisny again but has a nice spicy and earthy bit with some molasses and a warming booziness. The palate is very full but a little bit slick. Really a damn rich delicious beer.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2007 Vintage

A-pours a hazy deep red with notes of purple and lots of sediment floating around. A tan creamy bubbly head sets on top, two full fingers. It lingers for a moment and slides down the glass slowly.

S-the nose is quite light. What is there is very solid, but it is so faint. Toasted grains set in up front, it is slightly bready behind. Dark fruits take over and hold on throughout the rest of the aroma. Cherries and plums in the back with notes of oak and vanilla.

T-the taste is much bigger than the nose and is extremely good. Bready and slightly toasted up front. Dark fruits dominate and take over quickly. Sweet malty goodness, dark cherries, plums, and raisins slighly soaked in rum. There is some light chocolaty malts lying underneath it all in the back. Notes of oak and vanilla are faint but present towards the finish.

M-medium to full body, extremely smooth and creamy. Carbonation is perfect, crisp finish but no bite or prickly feeling in the back. Very inviting and soft on the palate throughout.

D-this is extremely tasty and big, great feel on the palate, hides the alcohol extremely well. The oak aging is faint and subtle; but still present.

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Photo of shleepy
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Refuge in San Carlos; cylindrical, slightly curved glass. (Pasting notes & ratings from smartphone notes taken a few months ago). I had the 2009 "vintage."

A: Black, with short, tan head.

S: Cant smell too much because of the glass (was filled up all the way)... Mainly just some oakiness.

T: Cherry, chocolate, oak, hazelnuts, and lots of vanilla. Very, very tasty, especially upon the first sip. A little vinous (in a good way), probably from the high alcohol %. Lingering cookie-like aftertaste.

M: Medium-heavy body; bordering on just plain heavy... Maybe would have called it very heavy if I wasn't hungry. Flat mouthfeel, as expected, but feels syrupy and creamy.

O: Rivals the great oak-ages imperial stouts for level of complexity and tastiness.

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Photo of glid02
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2005 version.

Pours a hazy, rustic brown color with a big off-white head. The head recedes fairly quickly into a thin pancake of bubbles on top that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of booze and Belgian candy sugar soaked fruits - plums, raisins and pears - with hints of spices. I'm not getting a lot of woody aromas, but the spiciness seems toned down a bit from the normal version.

Tastes very good. Belgian candy sugar and fruits join a sweet malt background. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg come out every now and then.

Mouthfeel is great. This is the biggest improvement over the normal version of this beer in my opinion. It's almost velvety.

Drinkability is good. The sweetness from the Belgian candy sugar isn't overbearing, nor are the spices. This goes down easily, especially considering the 10% ABV.

Overall this is a tasty beer, but for the price I would recommend sticking with the non-Reserva, though if you're curious it's certainly worth a try.

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Photo of nickd717
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle.

Pours a great clear dark brown color with a nicely formed tan head and good lacing.

Aroma is fairly rich - sweet caramel and toffee and candied rum-soaked dark fruits. Some Belgian yeast also. Similar to a more balanced Pannepot, without too much oak presence.

Flavor is amazingly good. All the great aspects of Pannepot are there: caramel, toffee, date, prune, fig, along with some oak barrel and slight vanilla.

Incredible palate on this one. One of the smoothest beers I've ever had. Medium-full bodied with fairly soft carbonation.

An excellent beer overall. The others there didn't think it was quite so impressive, but damn, I thought it was good, and it's pretty rare too.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a deep amber to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, oaky and dark fruit. In the taste, dark fruits, a mellow oaky taste, and just a pinch of alcohol. A small alcohol bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry oak and small alcohol like aftertaste. A nice oak presence with a dark fruit sweet to dryness, a really nice sipper.

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Photo of cavedave
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage. Could not resist pulling this up from cellar despite my best attempt at willpower, and recent vow only to drink hb.

Dark brown with orange/red highlights top a finger of thick tan foam. It is a thick and opaque look. The head relaxes to a nice cap that hangs around.

Mmm what an aroma, caramel and candy, light spicy notes, figs, some really dark bread to it, wonderful herbal and earthy hints, very complex undernotes hard to describe, merest hint of alcohol.

Good gosh, where to start. Amazing taste that starts with spicy, sweet, fig, caramel, and quickly adds some earthy herbal, then it goes berserk on the tongue. It seems to morph into a million different subtle flavors, tickling the palate with deliciousness that finally resolves to a lingering sweet balanced with oak, deep vanilla and dark fruit, herbal and spicy bitter. The finish resists being as juicy and full of alcohol as it somehow should be, staying perfect on palate for the entire bottle.

In the mouth this is a star performer. This is as good as a quad gets, lively carb. that adds no flavor and keeps the profile bright, perfect viscosity, no alcohol presence, and a juicy finish that doesn't cloy nor build spice resin in mouth. As good as W12 or R10, perhaps better.

Overall this is one of the finest 4 quads in the world, perhaps the best of them. A touch less complex than W12, a bit less thick than R10. Almost like STB's more talented and mature brother. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2007 bottle

Whoops. A slow gusher. Pours a couple fingers of lightly tanned off white head and a dark brown body that is lighter brown and amber at the bottom of the Struise glass.

An aromatic beer for sure. Getting whiffs as I poured. Lots of dark fruit. Brown sugar sweetness. Peppery spice. Oak barrel wood, vanilla, and coconut. The coconut smell is so wonderful in this. Slight alcohol aroma at room temp.

The inviting nose leads into a wonderful taste. A great warming beer. Dark fruit especially raisins, dark bread, brown sugar, caramel and plenty of barrel character(tannin and coconut).

This is so smooth. Even with the gushing the carbonation is subtle and makes for a creamy medium bodied mouthfeel. Dry.

This was delectable. Pannepot is such a great beer and throwing it into a barrel is divine.

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Photo of Brez07
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Novare Res. 16oz pour served in my chalice. Not sure of the year on this one

A: Dark crimson hue. Just a whisp of white colored head. No lacing

S: Some crisp apple, cherry, caramel, molasses and a touch of oak

T: Slightly oaky. Notes of sherry. Some light fruit (apple/cherry), molasses. Kinda hard to lock down all the flavors in this

M: Full bodied. Very smooth. Some carbonation, don't really notice it though

D: Very complex quad. Zero sign of alcohol. As I said, hard to get all flavors because there were so many. Was very excited to see this on tap

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage.

For a 3-year-old beer, the head keeps this beer looking lively and fresh...it disappears to a skim pretty quickly, of course, but its mocha color is nice while it lasts. The liquid is a dense, muddy dark brown.

Aroma is a tantalizing, heady mixture of cinnamon, black pepper, coffee grounds, allspice, anise, yeast and alcohol. Nothing spikes out further than the other, all is in balanced accord. Even a bit of pumpernickel emerges with some warming. Smells like a pretty serious beer.

The nose hints at what's to come on the tongue, and does not falsely advertise. All of that is there, with the same balance exhibited in the nose. There's also a nearly astringent herbal essence that comes in, which seems like it must be hops, but with three years for those to fade, it's probably the unrevealed "spice" that the label touts. Some raising and less identifiable dark fruits emerge. The heady, vinous, almost charred-meat character is likely the wood, but even the French oak barrels this was aged in don't exactly scream "barrel" or "wood." There's nothing literal in Pannepot Reserva 2008; all ingredients and brewing techniques take on more interpretive, symbolic characters.

Soft and smooth on the tongue with just a little bit of carbonation caress. With all the complexity and depth of flavor, it's nice that the texture doesn't budge in too thick or cloying. Spice and wood mingle in the finish, with a nearly citrus-like sourness being hinted at but never totally delivered, all keeping the imagination soaring...

Man alive, this is one complex and satisfying beer. Another incredible Belgian delight.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 2008 vintage.

(A)- Pours a very dark brown color with very faint mahogany highlights. Produced a good frothy tan head with good retention behind it. Some stringy lacing left behind.

(S)- Very dry with an earthy clay, yeast, and banana aroma. Some dark ripe fruits of plum and dates, but subtle.

(T)- Very similar to the smell, only totally backwards. A huge dark fruit profile of plum, raisin, and dates. Subtle banana. A light dusty cocoa in there too with a dry earthy clay finish. Very nice.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Smooth and rich, with great ABV integration; in no way does this feel like 10%. Thicker and richer than the original Pannepot.

(D)- A great take on the style. Thicker in texture than I expected, but it added an additional richness to the beer somehow. Smooth as can be with great flavors. Extremely easy to consume and enjoy; my bottle did not last long.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle of 2006 vintage, served at cellar temperature and poured into a tulip glass

A - Poured a very dark brown, almost a cola like color with a very hazy and cloudy appearance pretty much obscuring everything inside and making it look a very thick consistency. A very nice three finger high head of tan colored lace came flying up to the top. Very active on the pour would be an understatement, this thing was all over the place. Almost came out of the top of the glass. After a few more minutes, it finally settled down and began to fold in on itself and become more of just a thin half-inch layer across the top. Tons of spider web like lace coating the inside of the glass, leaving tons of dripping lace. Hard to tell how much carbonation there was as it was just way to hazy. Some small amount of sediment visible on the bottom of the glass, which did not really move much, sort of just hanging around on the bottom of the glass for the duration of the session.

S - The aroma was very varied, deep and complex with different hints and small nuances of smell coming through at various different times during the course of the session. The first thing I was able to pick up with a very nice dark fruity aroma. Lots of raisins, figs, plums, and even a touch of grape showing up in here. Very well mixed and balanced between them but leading more toward the sugary notes as it started to warm up. Lots of spice was evident as well right from the start. A sort of odd nutmeg like spice along with a touch of cinnamon, and sugar. Some aromas of oak or other wood like characteristics starting to come through now as well. The profile is really starting to thicken up now and get a bit complex on me. Some light grassy like smells along with touches of earthy grains all floating around in there as well. Overall really quite full and at the same time very well balanced. Major factor here was the raisin like fruits that were the only constant in the aroma the entire time.

T - The first sip of this just started to bring on wave after wave of thick evolving flavor that really was showing off quite well and became increasingly more complex with each and every sip. The first notes that came across were very rich, sugary notes of raisins, which were just a wonderful way to start off the whole thing. Deep dark fruity flavors were the norm on this was with prunes and figs lining up behind it, quickly delving it deeper and deeper. A very strong presence of sugar was next up, really pushing through and drying to lighten it up. A touch of something sour playing around in the back, and just briefly showing up in the flavor before diving back down and out of site again. Rolling on some nice earthy, oak like notes starting to come now with spices becoming more and more dominant. Cinnamon and nutmeg, even some all spice and a hint of banana keeping developing it further. The finish brought everything back together again and just kept evolving it and drying you out, making you come back and get another sip so that you could bring it back to where it was before. Really, no hint of any kind of alcohol in this one, which to be honest was remarkable for something that should have been so big. Overall, I was quite pleased with the overall flavor and thought that it really developed quite well.

M - This was a very thick ale, not quite full bodied, but damn close and it had such a luscious and creamy smooth body that it was really a pleasure to take each passing sip, as each one was better then the one before that. Really a tremendously good beer here. The carbonation held up excellently and really pushed the entire thing into overdrive, allowing the flavors to really pop and explore the full range of possibilities. Great smooth finish, though not intensely dry, it was more sugary and long flavors of spice persisted for a good long time afterward.

D - Now see this category can become tricky at times only because you get the situation where something is so incredibly drinkable, but at the same time, it has a high ABV so it leaves you in the situation of what to do, In this case the answer was simple, you just keep drinking. It was really just that easy to do. There was just no hint of any kind of alcohol in this whatsoever and the flavors were so rich and bold, with such and in-depth and wonderful profile that it was truly hard to say no to this one. I could have easily had another without any incident, it was just that good. So smooth and delicious.

Overall, I thought this was a really great Belgian ale. The flavors were rich and pure, mingling so well and cross such a wide range of style that it was almost impossible to nail down where it was coming from .A deep dark ale; this one would surely please anyone who gives it a try. Does it live up to the hype? I will let you decide that, my feelings are kind of mixed on the subject personally, but one thing for sure, it is damn good.

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Photo of Hullabaloo2
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 bottle served in an Orval goblet on 11/16/2009

Aroma - Deep, rich aoma of dark fruit. Some apple. Very wine like. Mild alcohol. The aroma is very upfront in this beer

Appearance - Dark brown with a red hue. Very little light gets through. Tan head poured 1 fingerwidth and stayed at one fingerwidth. Very nice head retention. Ok lacing.

Taste - Much like the aroma a very deep rich flavor of dark fruits and dark sugars (molasses); however, it's not sweet. This is followed by caramel malt and spicesSome bitterness I believe due to the alcohol. Slight lingering spice and bitterness. Complex beyond my words.

Mouth Feel - Heavy body. Several reviews say low carbonation, but it has a lot of carbonation; however, it is very smooth. Alcohol is present, but is not hot and is very well covered. Lingering spice and slight lingering bitterness. Almost cloying.

Overall Impression - This is different from the quads that I ususally drink (St. Bernardus 12, Gouden Carolus Grand Cru, etc.), but it is definitely a great beer. If only I could get this on a regular basis. I can't speak to the accuracy of its world wide rating, but I can understand why people would rate it so highly. This is a must get if you can. I would even recommend mail ordering it if you can't get it locally. As and after thought, I think Gouden Carolus Grand Cru is still my favorite quad.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Smalls for hooking me up with this beauty! Nice ruby-brown pour with a quickly fading head and great lacing. Unique nutty nose with prunes, oak, caramel, red wine, and a touch of vanilla. The taste mirrors the nose and is just as complex. The nuttiness and complexity makes this stand out from other quads I've had. It reminds me of a nice red wine. Very woody and smooth and the vanilla and oak get really noticeable as it warms. The alcohol is really well disguised. Definitely the smoothest, most drinkable and enjoyable quad I've ever had. Another world class offering from De Struise!

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Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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!

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Photo of HeyItsChili
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 2007 vintage bottle into a Chimay goblet. Pours and has the highlights of dark raisin flesh. A medium, khaki head settles on top before dissipating into a film.

S - Strong sweet aroma of raisins, figs, cherries, malt, toffee and brown sugar.

T - Nice and sweet with a strong malt characteristic. Toffee and dark brown sugar, just a little bit of cherry tart. Potent alcohol taste lingers in the finish.

M - Medium bodied, chewy.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2008 vintage, aged in my cellar now a couple of years.

Poured into a big snifter, body is dark reddish brown, almost black. Poured to a half inch head, tan and foamy, that soon dissipated to a ring. Each sip leaves little puffs of lace clouds on the glass.

Smells of dark fruit, especially cherries, vanilla and old wood, and alcohol.

Tastes of cola, dark cherries, coffee, chocolate, oak wood, and liquor, to name just a few of the flavors in this complex beer.
Starts sweet with a bit of char, then has a nice tart midpalate with cherry flavor and chocolate that lasts into the long finish.

The body on this is medium and the carbonation is low. Creamy if you slosh it around in the mouth, otherwise the mouthfeel is lightly fizzy.

This is an interesting, complex beer. It is moderately strong in alcohol and makes a good evening digestif.

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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.