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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

Pannepot ReservaPannepot Reserva

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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%

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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007)
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Photo of FtownThrowDown


4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 23:44:25 | More by FtownThrowDown
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep dirty cloudy brown color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of bubblegum ester with some candi sugar and some light spices. Taste is comprised of a sweet malt base which is well balance with some bubblegum ester and some light spicy yeast at the end. Very well balance with no apparent alcohol and a full body with great carbonation. I thought it was slightly less complex then the regular version but I would have to do a side-by-side comparison.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 17:47:16 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of DaPeculierDane


3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep dark murky brown with a thin and bubbly tan head. Aroma is boozy and figgy with some liquorish. Cinnamon and candied sweetness follow. Flavor is sweet and bready with raison liquor and sugary booze. Touches of chocolate. Unbalanced towards booze and sweetness. Off-putting. Slick, boozy feel. Full bodied. Not very pleasing.

This is worlds apart from the Belgian version I love so much. This beer lacks the wonderful spice found in the first version. It's booze, equally pronounced, lacks the depth of flavor required to make it pleasant and its sugars do not add complex raison or fig character but rather detract making this beer too sweet to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 15:59:07 | More by DaPeculierDane
Photo of NoLiberty


4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this lovely beer at Delirium Cafe in Brussels with GrassrootsVT.

App: Pours incredibly dark, almost black with a thick and chunky two finger head that leaves high lacing all the way around the glass. Head retains relatively well throughout the drink.

Aroma: This has a distinctly Belgian quality to it. The nose is of sweet malt, chocolate, and tart raspberry with subtle alcohol. The smell is overpowering and well balanced for the complexity. Refreshing and slightly sweet. Dried fruit, prune, fig and tartness as the beer begins to warm.

Taste: Very soft and smooth. Nutty and malty. Finishes sweet and just slightly tart with a nice alcohol warmth and taste. Softness of oak but very little other oaky characteristics.

Mouth: The mouthfeel is fantastic. Really mild with medium body. Soft and smooth, with really nice gentle but ery present carbonation.

Drink: Incredibly drinkable for a ten percenter, made quenching by the fresh tartness.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 00:32:05 | More by NoLiberty
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with no freshness date other than the year- 2006.

Pours muddy brown/red with a smallish tan head that reduces quickly. The aroma is of dark fruits, alcohol and belgian yeast. The taste is just what I was craving tonight. Tons of fig and raisin, dark cherries, delicious yeast, and vinous alcohol.

The mouthfeel is luscious and creamy. Tongue-massaging. Despite the fact that the alcohol isn't shy at all, this is very drinkable. Overall, this is very enjoyable. Although, I do prefer the non-danish version. Both brews foamed a bit as soon as I popped the crown, but the head was nearly nonexistent on this one. Also, despite having had over a week to settle in the fridge, the yeast refused to part with the beer and arrived in my glass in all their chunky glory. The taste was quite similar between the two, but I'd need to do a side by side in order to really pinpoint exactly what makes each unique in this regard.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 04:52:19 | More by jakon
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3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Poured a nice chestnut brown with a light caramel head. The head is made up of tiny uniform bubbles that lingered for a long time leaving a thick lace on my St. Bernardus chalice.

S – Sweet yet roasted malt, and dark rum soaked chocolate covered cherries. A hint of fig and raisin as it warms.

T – Begins with strong dark chocolate taste with hints of burnt brown sugar. Figs and raisins can also be noted.

M – Full bodied with ample carbonation.

D – Thick yet drinkable.

Overall: It does not rank up there the with ABT quads, but is a nice beer nonetheless. Nice sweet brown sugar tastes mingled with dark fruits. It's an easy drinker at such a high ABV. I am eager to try the Belgian verison to see how this one stacks up.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 19:07:52 | More by tpd975
Photo of Bitterbill


3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle from leftmindedrighty in a trade. Thanks Aaron!

This pours from 11.2oz bottle(2006) a very dark brown with about a 2 finger head of foam that lasts for the entire session as a solid thin layer and there's some good lacing.

The smell has notes of citrus, spice, sugar...it's fairly light on the nose.

The taste is tasty. Peppery notes along wiith some chocolate, dark fruit, fig, mild candy sugars...this is really smooth.

It has a fairly thick mouthfeel to it, the carbonation is medium to light, and it finishes with a mix of bitter chocolate and maybe, raisin.

The alcohol, I noticed during the swallow but not so much after the swallow. I think I could only drink one of these at a sitting but it's quite nice.

Thanks again go out to Aaron!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 23:27:21 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of brdc


4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle, 2006 on the label.

Dark, brownish and somewhat turbid but that is perhaps because I unskillfully dropped all the yeat into the bottle. Reddish and golden highlights, but a very thin light tan head covers the brew.

Spiced aroma, with peppers accentuating well that sweetish malt aroma, with hints of the high alcoholic content in the form of a smell resembling bourbon, along with caramel and lightly burnt sugar notes (like the ones on roasted peanuts).
Full bodied, quite pleasant on the tongue, taste is spiced and peppery as well, with a nice malty sweetness, caramel notes and a somewhat dry finish.

It is not the spectacular brew I was hoping for, but it is nonetheless very well crafted and pleasant. Worth picking up at least a six pack on my next chance.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2007 01:46:09 | More by brdc
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4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle. 2006.

Hazy, warm copper/brown liquid. Very tiny, very light tan head. Legs, no lacing.

Aroma seemed much less spicy than regular Pannepot. Citrus and a touch of grass. Again, not much of the classic Belgian scent. Overall, rather mild.

Taste was less sweet than regular Pannepot, but still pretty sweet overall -- fruity, cherries & raisins. Biscuity middle. Lots of grass throughout. Some spice, mainly at finish, much more mild than the regular version.

Medium body, seems lighter than it should be. Medium to high carbonation, very tingly despite appearance. Fairly dry.

Overall, Pannepot "Light". I think I prefer it to the regular version.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2007 18:45:17 | More by
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, dated 2006. Pours a murky brownish tea color with a thin white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film.

The aroma is sweet brown sugary malts, figs, and a little wood.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts, some dark fruits, earthy yeast and some spices with a light grassy bitterness at the finish. The alcohol is present at the finish, but not overdone. The mouthfeel is medium to full with soft carbonation.

Overall, a nice dessert type beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 05:45:32 | More by Beaver13
Photo of Drew966


4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pannepot - Old Fisherman's Ale (Denmark Version) pours a dark brown with only an off white ring of head around the edge of the glass, poured from a brown 11.2 ounce bottle. Dark fruit wafts out of the glass. The flavor is also dark fruit with a hint of spices. The mouthfeel is thin but appropriate. I can't put my finger on any differences from the regular version, I would like to sample them back to back one day. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 23:41:51 | More by Drew966
Photo of BlindPig


4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- 1 1/2" tan head on a very dark brown body. Left a nice lacing on top and lacing stuck to sides of glass very nicely.
S- Very nice big oak aroma with vanillas and the hot alcohol. Dark Fruits, toffee, alcohol all tickle the nose. Very light hint of grass hops in there also with little spice.
T-Right off the bat the alcohol from the barrels comes through very strong. The wood flavor is very strong also but not over powering. Toffee, cloves, spices, dark fruits, dry grass all come through and nicley balanced. The alcohol is very present but not over whelming, just makes it a great sipper. Dry wood and earthy notes are left in the aftertaste along with a nice bitterness on the tip of the tongue.
M- Full/medium body with medium carbonation. Had sort of the same carbonation feel as champagne just not near as much.
D- It starts out a bit rough but you really do warm up to it very nicley. I wish I could even find someone to trade this with me. Great beer and I would love to have it again but chances probably aren't to high. Thanks to Delirium Cafe for carrying this.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 21:32:13 | More by BlindPig
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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This version of Pannepøt special beer brewed and named as a wink to the Danish market presented at the Danish beer festival 'Københavnske Øldage 2006' exclusively at Ølbutikkens stand. It is produced to express the brewers gratitude to all the Danish beer amateurs that drink their products daily.

Much thanks to egajdzis for breaking this out so we could do a side by side comparison with the original version, which faired differently...

Appears a hazy, dark amber with a light beige head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Lots of streaky lacing is left all around the glass.
Smell is of dark brown sugar, mineral water, caramel, ripeened dark fruit, nuts, & mild anise notes.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a mineral water flavor that reminds me very much of the Westy brews.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, mineraly, with caramel and brown sugar.

This version was much better than the original version IMO with not even close to the amount of spices as the other version had. This one was also lighter in color.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 16:55:57 | More by weeare138
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