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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

911 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 110
Gots: 172 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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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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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2008 bottle into a Delirium tulip at low altitude. Expectations are quite high given the rating and recommendations from friends.

A: Pours a beautiful opaque ruby color with a creamy two-finger off-white head that fades away to a cap that lasts all the way through. Heavy lacing.

S: Maraschino cherries, caramel, some spice and a bit of oak. Alcohol is present in the background. The smell is good, but not quite excellent.

T: The taste is much more complex than I expected after smelling this. Cherry fruitiness up front gives way to prune and candy sugar sweetness; it's easy to appreciate the oak aging here. There's plenty of spice toward the end, most notably coriander. The finish is slightly boozy and cleanses the palate for the next sip.

M: Medium-bodied and quite dry. Suits the flavors nicely, but it's not particularly impressive.

D: This is a very good beer -- especially in terms of flavor -- but it could definitely use some improvement in terms of mouthfeel. The alcohol comes through to a significant extent and makes this one a bit of a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 01:42:32 | More by schlimenhaumer
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2008 Reserva poured into a Rochefort goblet.

Pours a very dark maroon with a 1.5 finger head that fades fairly quickly.

A nice nose with cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, prunes, and other miscellaneous baking spices.

Very, very thick and viscous in the mouth; it is almost like drinking a creamy milkshake.

Warm flavors with a bit of bubblegum, clove, molasses, coffee grounds, raisins, vanilla bean, rum, and cherry. A boozy finish warms the belly.

Despite all of the flavors present in the beer (and there are many), the tastes are surprisingly subtle, never knocking you over the head. A wonderful beer, nicely balanced, but I sort of wanted all of these flavors amplified about 10-15%.

That said, this is tremendously drinkable and I highly recommend it to any who can get their hands on one.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:54:11 | More by rinhaak
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, cloudy, brown body with a two finger thick, dense, foamy head. This looks very nice.
Smell is very sweet with plenty of toasted malt aromas and some mild spices. Also a little bit of dark fruits, namely raisins.

Flavour is big dark fruits; whiskey soaked raisins and cooked plums. A bit of caramel, and at 10%, a decent bit of detectable alcohol. This is a bit strong, but certainly very well crafted; a sipper, for sure.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and silky; almost oily, but not offensively so. Very well crafted, but a 'one and done' for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 21:27:41 | More by SilentSabre
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. The bottle says 2009. There is a nice off-white fluffy head atop a clear dark amber/brown body.

The aroma is full of prune and cinnamon spice. There is a slight note of molasses and vanilla.

The taste balances the fruity, prune-like yeast influence with the dark malts. There is a great vanilla note here as well. There is a hint of spice in the finish, but ultimately finishes with a burst of juiciness.

This is medium bodied, with smooth carbonation. This is a real treat. I like Pannepot alright, but this is definitely a step up.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 01:36:45 | More by andrewinski1
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popery

California

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, 1/24/11. Excellent beer. Pours dark brown with a small-ish beige head. Combines Pannepot’s huge fruity, malty flavors with drying oak overtones. Raisins, plums, prunes, figs, dates, molasses, caramel, spice, sherry and wood. The taste is fairly sweet but ends with a dry oak flavor. Lush mouthfeel that, again, mostly dries out in the end. Just makes me hunger all the more for the Grande Reserva. Edit: I later tried this beer against the GR and, while my scores for this beer dropped slightly, I definitely preferred it to the GR, which was a bit disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 07:49:59 | More by popery
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mondegreen

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage, 11.2oz bottle. Poured into a balloon tulip.

Pours a cola brown. When held to the light, the soft brown flows into red highlights. A thin tan head bubbles up gently.

The nose is a delicate mix of spices, dark fruit, and subtle yeast.

Taste mirrors the smell, except there is a very very slight tart note on the tongue.

Mouth is nice and smooth, drinks great for a great big quad.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 22:17:39 | More by mondegreen
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ShrLSU

Louisiana

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - dark creamy brown in color. a tight light tan head that sticks to the glass. S - creamy dark fruit and bready yeast T - nice malty taste with dark raisin and fig taste. maybe some slight apple taste. a bready yeast taste and nice caramel malt. M - nice and creamy. low carbonation and easy drinking quad. D - pretty dead on to what I expected. a standout quad. very rich in malt, dark fruits and yeast. complex enough for balanced flavors but not too complex to confuse the pallate.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 05:25:29 | More by ShrLSU
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Absumaster

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2007 edition - A dark brown beer with a creamy head that clings to the glass. Some yeast flakes visible in the beer.

Smell is alcoholic and full of cacao, candisugar and roasted malt. The clear character of the Belgian yeast brings some higher alcohols and some fenols.

Taste is very much cacao powder. Roasted malts are present, but very mild and smooth. The alcohol is warming, but still mild considering the 10% ABV. There is a nice candisugar twist to this beer. The yeast adds notes of juniper and to a lesser extent coriander. Mouthfeel is thick, a little syrupy and sticky. A very complez and heavy beer that is a real sipper.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 23:43:49 | More by Absumaster
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to bmanning for sharing the 2007 vintage at a recent tasting with Azurelimits, Amyliz4, hhanson, and myself.

A: Pours a light mahogany with chestnut and ruby hues both coming through. Small off-white head.

S: Belgian yeast with quite a bit of spiciness atop a bit of miscellaneous fruitiness.

T: Nice spice notes of allspice, nutmeg, and clove in addition to a nice caramel malt sweetness coming through. Hints of vanilla and dark fruits.

M: Medium bodied with a very nice creaminess to it. Intriguing complexity.

D: Very drinkable, and one I definitely wish I had a bit more of to try. Another excellent beer in the Pannepot series.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-03-2010

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:44:40 | More by Thorpe429
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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
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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korndog

California

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark brown with creamy head that rapidly dissipates. Heavy aroma of prune juice and burnt sugar.
More dark fruit on the taste with some cherry tobacco notes, drying out somewhat, but not completely clean on the pallet.
Slightly tart finish. Possible orange peel note in finish. Alcohol still very evident through the heaviness of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 22:08:02 | More by korndog
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Drew966

Florida

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
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
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Chincino

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured into a tulip glass. It's color was a dark brown with very little off-white foamy head. Alcohol is well-hidden and it doesn't drink like a 10% abv beer. It is medium-bodied with little carbonation. Drinkability is good with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 19:35:25 | More by Chincino
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wyattshotmaker

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a snifter, nice deep brownish amber color with nice lacing.

nose is boozey, oak, dark fruit, caramel.

big caramel and dark fruit flavor upfront, mild vanilla and toast, very boozey, slight medicinal phenolic flavor, finishes slightly dry with a subtle tannic note.

medium bodied, not too full, not overcarbed. very restrained but also very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 03:29:39 | More by wyattshotmaker
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-20-2014 20:33:01 | More by SkiBum22
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-23-2013 02:23:35 | More by Callmecoon
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-28-2013 01:28:53 | More by Jason
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-03-2014 23:12:33 | More by Cynic-ale
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-06-2013 03:45:39 | More by chickenm
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2013 18:52:42 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-24-2013 17:21:42 | More by Beerontwowheels
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MrVonzipper

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-24-2013 03:03:49 | More by MrVonzipper
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-13-2014 14:02:22 | More by Griffith
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-14-2014 13:51:34 | More by Mar02x
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nkersten

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 bottle poured into a new belgium glass. Opaque brown with ruby edges, small mocha head with some lacing. Smell is caramel and sweet malt up front followed by wet barrel, sweet tobacco, and a hint of orange peel. Taste is not as big as I thought it would be. Only slightly sweet, caramel malts with a touch of bitterness and milk chocolate coffee. Doesn't have the characteristic quad yeast flavor i was expecting. Long roasty aftertaste and alcohol is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is more like a stout then a quad - medium to heavy and a mild carbonation. A great beer overall, although I am not sure it is completely within the style parameters. As far as the BA style description goes, it fits.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 04:23:13 | More by nkersten
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.