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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

934 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 111
Gots: 174 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007)
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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%

11.2 oz poured into a snifter
2010 Vintage

A- Pours muddy dark brown. Turns black in the glass. A surprising two finger brown head. An intimidating looking beer.

S- Dark fruits, plum, figs, raisins. A caramel and candy sugar. A Belgian yeasty twang. Nice stuff

T- A syrupy beer. A good bittersweet balance. A massive dark fruit flavor profile starts this beer off. Candied raisins, ripe plums, a cherry pit flavor and a fig newton taste both in fruit and breaddy crust. A Roasted caramel and breaddy backbone. A slight char. A bit of dryness and crisp feel from the oak barrels. A bit of chocolate and pepper. A slight twang and spiciness from the yeast but the body and bold dark fruit flavor dominates the nose.

M- So much feel to this beer its fantastic. Silky smooth and great carbonation. A treat to the tongue.

O- Not a cheap beer but a fantastic value. $8.50 a bottle? I may need to get more. The best quad I have had to date, simply fantastic stuff. If this is the Reserva, whats the Grand Reserva taste like?

TwelveOunces, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Zach136, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.36/5  rDev -21.9%

4 oz. served into a tasting snifter at ChurchKey. From notes; 2010 vintage.

A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is little more than a thin khaki film. Still, it's very stout-like in appearance.

S: There are some evident tones of nuts, dark fruits, oak, and spicing here, however it's not nearly as evocative as I expected. What is here, at least, is well balanced and pleasurable.

T: The opening is mildly nutty and spicy. This will progress into a middle of earthy toffee, with a light oak finish. Solid complexity, but the flavors themselves aren't blowing my mind.

M: It's medium bodied in texture. The alcohol (seemingly in typical De Struise fashion) is well concealed in spite of its (also seemingly in typical De Struise fashion) dry finish. Very drinkable, as well.

O: Decent, but pretty disappointing. The only brew from De Struise this night that didn't wow me. Mayhaps the keg isn't in fantastic shape? This would probably be better if it were bottle conditioned, in fairness.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of SnaxStL
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SnaxStL, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Michigan
4/5  rDev -7%

Michigan, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of FranzBC
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

FranzBC, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

vrbulldog22, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

nmann08, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

WOLFGANG, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of gueuzegossage
4/5  rDev -7%

gueuzegossage, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of TobiasG
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

TobiasG, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

innuendobrewskiman63, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

IHyphySF, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of JakeDebus
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JakeDebus, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

2008 bottling poured into a La Trappe chalice. The pour is dark and mysterious with nice mahogany highlights along the sides of the glass. Not much head, but enough to leave a nice thin lacing on the surface. The nose is simply divine. I smell gingerbread, dark fruits, cocoa, cookie dough, and rum. There is just so much there and all of it smells delicious.

Full-bodied, velvety smooth feel, and a luscious, extremely rich, malty flavor. The beer tastes like liquid spiced cake. Loads of rich, bready malt, brown sugar, honey, dark chocolate, toffee, raisins, and dates all meld together perfectly. That distinctive puff-pastry taste of Belgian yeast adds the perfect dry, biscuity, earthy hint to the richness. A warming, rummy alcohol whiff on the finish merely makes the flavors richer and gives the beer a port-like character.

A phenomenal beer. The flavor is so far off-the-charts I need new charts. I suppose it feels just a bit thin for all that flavor and I hate to compare every quad to those nice bottle-conditioned Trappist Ales, but this one did come off as a tad under-carbonated. Still, if you like quads and come across this one, you must pick it up. Expensive, but definitely worth a try. The flavor and complexity are simply unsurpassed.

deadonhisfeet, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of nrb1
4/5  rDev -7%

nrb1, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of retry4z
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%

Served room temperature in a snifter from a 33cl bottle. This is the 2010 batch. Bought for $8.50, which I hear is on the low end of the price spectrum.

Dark appearance with hint of cola color around the edges. Very fine carbonation, so the head disappears quickly.

Smell of an upstanding quad, with aromas of alcohol, caramel, spices, dried fruit, and malt.

Very smooth, dried-plum with alcohol taste, licorice, and cinnamon taste. Warm alcohol aftertaste.

With !0% abv, this is one of the better quads, but the licorice flavor is overwhelming.

retry4z, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Devi0us, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Quackus, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

t_carterb, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kawilliams81, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

vbiliyar, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

shehateme, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

AOShabaz, Jun 15, 2013
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.