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.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,012 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(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
Belgium

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 random846
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of rderedin
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jaasen64
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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 Dactrius
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of crossovert
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
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

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 HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Phelps
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In my Lost Abbey glass, this beer is a murky, deep purple hue. About an inch of brown sugar-colored head fizzles quickly to a thin ring.

Sweet, rich nose. Dates, maple, brown sugar, chocolate, sherry. Just a touch lighter than I'd like.

Bigger, better, brighter flavor. The dark fruits are huge here -- raising, figs, dates. Tangy, like juice. The swallow brings a bit of chocolate and more than a little alcohol flavor. Maybe even some oak. I'm liking it more and more as it warms.

Moderate bitterness, mild alcohol heat. Silky medium body with mild, fizzy carbonation.

The dark fruits are a little too big and tangy for my tastes -- I prefer more of the deep malt flavors.

Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage.

Appearance – Pours a hazy brown into a tulip. Less than a finger of slight tan head is achieved with a moderate pour.

Smell – Lots of dark fruits, toffee, malts, slight oxidation. Honestly not much else.

Taste – As with the aroma, dark fruits up front. Plums, raisins, and prunes. Alcohol, spices, yeast. Slight rum and a hint of dark sweet cherries. More booze as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, lower carbonation.

Overall – A good quad, but there is a heavy metallic taste I just can’t get past. I have a couple other vintages I will re-rate when I try them.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage. Consumed May 19, 2013

A: Pours a very deep red, almost black/brown color with a fingers worth of tan head

S: Booze soaked fruits, spices, Belgian yeast, light oak, phenolic notes, and light alcohol all come through nicely

T: Follows the nose. Nicely complex right off the bat. Starts with the spices and dark fruits and moves into a light oakiness, phenolic notes, and warming alcohol. Finishes with lingering spices and oak

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation

O: A very good oak-aged quad. Regular Pannepot is solid, and the oak rounds out some of the harshness that it can have. It could also be rounded out due to the age itself, but regardless, it is a bit more complex than the regular version which is saying quite a lot. Definitely worthy of a purchase, especially if you can find it for under $10

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of alleykatking
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006 vintage. Poured from 11.2oz bottle. Review from notes.

A- Pours a darker brown color when held to the light shows some red hues. One finger tan head comes and stays for a short while before dying down. Light streaking lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Bigger darker fruits in the front end of this beer. Some light apple aroma as well that stands out than the darker fruits. Light caramel malts make up the backing of this in the aroma. Light alcohol in this as well that burns the nose.

T- Big green apple flavors clash with a light darker fruits. Caramel bready malts are the backbone of this beer. Light yeasty notes come in throughout the entire beer. Alcohol comes up in the backend and makes this beer more balance overall.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Alcohol dries the palate nicely with each sip. Big green apple burst left on the palate with some light alcohol and bready malts left in the aftertaste. Flavors are a little crushed together but it works out very well with this beer.

D- This was a very enjoyable treat that I wish I had a couple more of. I wouldn't mind getting a couple more to cellar a little longer. I think this one should be a staple on most people's lists of beers to try.

Photo of Ryan011235
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 11/16/10

Lot A 4 DD

Flat brown color, not quite dull. Looks murky until held to the light as a few crimson highlights emerge. Two fingers of toasted brown foam. Head retention thins to 1/8th inch layer leaving decent swaths of lace.

The aroma is deep with notes of raisin & other dark fruit hints, brown sugar, bread, a touch of caramel. A little sweetness to be had. Woody with undertones of yeast. Spices emerge after swirling the glass.

Dark fruit flavors (plum & raisins) intermingle with a toasted blend of not-too-sweet sugars - brown sugar, caramel & cocoa. Nice spicy aspect throughout. The flavors really start to gel over time. Once it starts to warm & open up, oak flavors become apparent. Some bready notions, especially on the second pour. A dash of cinnamon.

The feel is kind of watery but doesn't strike me as too thin; in fact it fleshes out as it warms. Carbonation has a bit of a kick initially but calms down half way through each sip. Finishes dry enough with a slight gritty feel.

At 10% abv the alcohol is very well hidden & drinkability benefits because of it. Appreciable heat is minimized, though it does have a warming effect. The second pour is actually murky, as some of the sediment made it into the glass; it also seems a hair sweeter. In any case, worth a shot.

Photo of hooliganlife
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage

pours a deep brownish black with huge fluff creamy head. bits of lacing. nice retention.

very bright with red wine and oak with old cherry.

alcohol is mixed in through out. add in some funk and sweet dark fruit. bits of aged oak really sticks out, some dry red wine really shines through out.

light and easy, slightly fluffy. mild to moderate carbonation. dry in the back.

taste vert fresh, i would think some time could really mellow this out. i'll have to maybe buy another.

Photo of randylangford
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Soto
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bmwats
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Dark brown, with a ruby hue. A little carbonation. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head, which quickly settles in to a smattering of bubbles with a foamy beer ring. Not much in terms of lacing.

S: Roasted syrupy malt. A buttery toffee with a bit of molasses. Also, something of a salty, peaty tone.

T: Malt, butterscotch, a bitter peat, with hints of nutmeg. Sweet tea and bourbon.

M: Thick, robust, and syrupy feel. The sweetness comes out in the front, with a smooth transition to bittersweet, dry finish. There's a full on bouquet that coats the palette.

D: A strong nasal and palette experience. Lots going on.

Atmosphere is profound. Appearance is nothing transcendental, but a deep and dark hue with a nice enough head. Nose has a lot going on. Sweet and bitter notes, with a robust, malty base. Flavor is a great combination of sweet spices, robust malt, and a bitter counter-balance. Thick and dry. Overall, this is a great quaff.

Photo of samEBC
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GJ40
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 330ml bottle purchased at The Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC. Bottle says 2009.

A - Deep brown with a reddish tinge. Some light makes its way through. A small beige head.

S - Brown sugar, molasses and dark dried fruits.

T - Rich and deep but so so smooth. Brown sugar, molasses and roasted marshmallows. A perception of sweetness without being sugary. The 10% alcohol is well hidden.

M - Creamy and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

O - Fantastic depth of flavors that intrigue and challenge you with every sip.

Photo of Paccamacca
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of hardy008
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2008 Vintage

Chestnut brown with a one finger tan head which vanishes quickly and leaves no lacing. The aroma has pears, candi sugar, grapes, dates, oak, and a heavy amount of alcohol.

The taste is just like the aroma. Pears, candi sugar, grapes, dates, oak, and alcohol. It is also sweet and boozy. A lot of alcohol heat in this beer.

Medium to full bodied. Sweet, smooth, decent carbonation, and a lot of alcohol heat. A nice tasting Quadrupel, but far from my favorite of the style. There is too much alcohol heat for my liking.

I suspect I would like the traditional Old Fisherman's Ale better.

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