1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

Not Rated.
Pannepot ReservaPannepot Reserva

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,012 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,012
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 112
Gots: 182 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 1,012 | Reviews: 357
Photo of korndog
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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

Vintage 2006

Pours garnet brown with amber edging, and a chill haze with fine particulates in suspension.
A solid two inch head of dense, beige foam reluctantly settled to a thick skim coat and plenty of whipped lacework.

Aromatics lead off with spice-dusted raisins, dark rum, and chocolate-drizzled grape jam.
Hints of coriander, nutmeg, white pepper, cloves, and anise. Some brown sugar steps forward as well as a trace of bannana.
Finishes with a mild vineous note.

Medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel and tacky. Lightly chewy and sticky.

Grape jam, ripe fruit, rich malt, and spiced rum start the pallet. A warming boozy note quickly steps forward and warms throughout.
Tangerines, grape bubblegum, sugar-crusted cloves, plump raisins, and doughy malt follow through.

Finishes with a lingering warmth, tacky sugars, and fading spice.

I think this one could improve even more with a couple more years in the cellar, minimum.

Very much looking forward to the new version, which will be unspiced, and as I recall, a bit drier.

Photo of Drew966
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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

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

Popped a bottle from 2008 and poured it into my goblet...

Poured a very dark reddish brown with a tan head that grew to just over a finger's width...

I smelled the oakiness, some spices (cloves and such), molasses, and some fruitiness- dried cherries, raisins... along with some hints of alcohol on the nose.

Tastes much like it smells, but smoother than expected... First sip brought caramel, and the dark fruits I was smelling, molasses and brown sugar, a little spice, then a hint of oakiness and some slight alcohol warming...

It had a full-bodied feel in the mouth, low carbonation (but that's great with this brew), and very smooth going down...

Overall, a very enjoyable beer for Christmas night... I was eating some toffee that was topped with almonds and milk chocolate while I had this- and the pairing was incredible!! Perfect beer for the toffee!

Photo of Absumaster
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.

Photo of jakon
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of rinhaak
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of andrewinski1
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of popery
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of CrellMoset
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Green's, Ponce location. Accidentally grabbed this one while looking for the regular Pannepot for a trade - once I realized what it was, I ran to the other Green's for my trade Pannepot and cracked this one right open! Poured into a Watou chalice.

Appearance: Pours a chocolate brown body with ruby hues and a coffee-colored foamy, bubbly, quickly-dissipating half-finger head. Floaties abound. Looks like what a quadrupel should look like, and (from my notes) is very similar to the import version.

Aroma: Mild, far more mild than the import. Spices are far more muted, fruits are kicked up a notch - and there are a lot of higher, sweet, lighter fruit notes in this one. Everything else remains pretty much the same, until ...

Taste: The taste. Yeah, this one's definitely all about the fruity, malty notes and less about the spices. There's still cinnamon and nutmeg there, maybe even a hint of Chinese five-spice, but it's largely raisins, dates, sweet cherries, pears, and banana, with hints of other toasted malts taking a definite back seat (springy, citrusy coffee). There's a dose of fusel, estery alcohol here, too, but it's actually a little better than in the import version, IMO, because of the way it melds with the lighter fruits - this may only apply to you if you like rum raisin ice cream. Rates a 4.5, but a very high, almost-5.0 4.5.

Mouthfeel: Big, pillowy, fluffy, crunchy, though a little uneven. Precisely what you'd expect from a good Belgian quadrupel.

Drinkability: A completely different beer from the import version, in my opinion. This one barely tastes spiced at all, and what spice that is present gets subsumed in the alcohol. In some ways it's better, in some ways not so good, but it's definitely worth seeking out, just like the original. Next time I'm down in Atlanta, I intend to pick up one of each so I can do a horizontal.

Photo of Postello
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jcartamdg
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a paper thin head with great lacing for a quad. Aroma of caramel, figs and raisins. Tastes sweet and fruity, oak notes in the back. Thick and chewy yet easy to drink, not too boozy, the aging has done this beer some good

Photo of billab914
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 vintage. Poured from a 33cl bottle into my Westvleteren chalice. It poured a dark, murky brown color with a little bit of a ruby hue to it in the light. It had a thin but fizzy head that clung mostly to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has some sweeter, malty flavors coming out with some notes of cherry, caramel and brown sugar present. I get a moderate yeast spice to it and a little of the oak as well. The oak adds some subtle vanilla and woody flavors to it that I really liked.

The taste has a sweeter, dark fruit component to it almost throughout the beer. I get more of the drier, woody oak coming out midway and lasting into the finish. The finish has a bit of alcohol mixing with some more fruity, sweet, caramel, cherry and fig like flavors as well as some yeast spice. Some more cherry flavors started to come out as it warmed and mixed with the oak very well.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being above average. Overall it was a great beer. The oak and dark fruits mixed very well for me. It was relatively balanced as well for the style with the yeast spice and malty sweetness kept in check. Very enjoyable beer overall.

Photo of spoony
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (2009 vintage) into a chalice. Reviewed from notes dated November 10, 2014.

A-The beer is very, very dark...nearly black. A short, creamy head of mocha foam lasts for quite a while. Not much in the way of visible carbonation.

S-The aroma is more like a stout than many quadrupels with some nutty, chocolate and roasted flavors coming through. That being said, there is still a healthy dose of Belgian flavors like nutmeg spice, molasses, brown sugar, molasses, prune, and raisin.

T-The taste is more fruity than the smell with plum, raisin, prune, and grape flavors hitting my palate. I also taste brown sugar, tobacco, and a light kick of black pepper spice on the finish. Alcohol is mostly concealed but a little bit of medicinal flavor comes through. My bottle was a 2009 vintage so I'm not surprised that I taste a bit of oxidation.

M-A lovely, creamy, mild carbonation rolls across the palate. The body is medium to full. Very nice.

O-This is another really good De Struise beer. The Reserva, like their other BDSA/Quad style beers is a nice mix of traditional flavors that have been tweaked just a bit. The high point of this beer is the mouthfeel, which is damn near perfect. Really well made beer here.

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Callmecoon
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of pwoods
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz brown bottle poured into a Westmalle chalice.

A: Pours very deep brown with no light shining through. Moderate head on the pour with some retention, mostly holding at a thick skim. Decent lacing.

S: Deep malty aromas with some complex spicing. No definite spices but a pleasant spiciness. Some light sweet aroma in the back, maybe from the oak. Maybe a touch of some blood/metallic. Overall, somewhat subtle.

T/M: Awesome flavor. The signature Pannepot dark spicy malts, almost brown breadish. Some pleasant alcohol that has mellowed and doesn't really have much heat. Moderate yeast profile with a bit of spice. The oak aging isn't huge in this beer and I think I'd actually like to see a bit more. Attentuation doesn't seem as high as much Belgians of this style but it does have just a bit of dryness in the finish. Carbonation doesn't seem quite as high as it should be, and might be causing some lack of dryness.

D: Very tasty beer and I could drink gallons of anything Urbain makes.

Photo of Beerontwowheels
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.