Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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4.63/5 rDev +7.7%
I poured this from a skinny 11.2oz brown bottle into a stemmed globe shaped glass.
A= Poured a slightly murky brown color with some reddish highlights and a 3/4" cream colored head. The head dropped to a skim and did not leave any real lacing behind.
S= Sweet and complex aroma. I noticed dark/dried fruits like raisin, plum, fig, etc. I also got a good bit of candi sugar and molasses in the nose as well as some Belgian yeasty character. Very very nice.
T= Taste followed the nose with the sugars and the dark fruits again dominating, and the yeast adding its own character secondarily. If I had to compare this to another beer, I would say it reminds me of what a blend of Rochefort 8 and Gulden Draak might taste like.
MF= Medium bodied and showed a medium carbonation level for the style. Lacked effervescence.
D= Very good beer here, and one I will certainly seek out again. Its been a while since I had the regular Pannepot so I believe a side by side is in order!
05-26-2011 05:00:20 | More by spointon
4.93/5 rDev +14.7%
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a deep amber to brown color with many particles floating around. Head is medium and very beige. Retention is slow, however it never disappears completely. A small bubbled layer remains with many lacings left
S: Very fruity and sweet. Strong candy on the nose. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Wood. Roasted malts and yeasts. Earthy hops
T: Taste is intense. Very tasty beer. Sweet upfront. Candy, roasted malts, liquor, dark fruits. Notes of chocolate and coffee
M: Extremely creamy beer. Molasses. Low carbonation
O: Very close to the regular Pannepot. A bit milder on alcohol and taste but, of course, a brilliant beer
10-17-2009 17:01:53 | More by eduardolinhalis
4.13/5 rDev -4%
Drank from an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
Served in a goblet
The beer poured a cloudy, dark mahogany color and was topped by a one-finger head of bubbly, light tan foam that faded to a persistent ring of froth. Large spots of drippy lacing trickled all down the glass.
The nose was quite subtle initially. Some toasty malts came through along with slight metallic notes. As the beer warmed it became much more complex. Stone fruits were apparent. Strong raisin and Belgian yeast notes appeared as well. Some dark candi sugar. Quite spicy and sweet. Rich and phenolic.
The flavor profile was similar to the nose but it was not as smooth or robust. Deep, dark and woody. Somewhat earthy. The malt profile was somewhere between toasty and roasty. Dry overall. Burnt raisins were noticeable. Some Belgian yeast notes. The finish was crisp, dry and slightly tannic with a bit of alcohol warmth. For a 10% ABV beer, however, this dark remarkably well.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. Smooth and slick on the palate with a fine, zippy effervescence.
After now sampling Pannepot, Pannepot Reserva and Pannepot Grand Reserva, I can say that there is not much difference between the three variations. These are all solid beers but they lacked the intensity and complexity I was anticipating.
10-25-2011 21:37:16 | More by Damian
3.95/5 rDev -8.1%
2008 Vintage. Pours a dark brownish-red color with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is candied dark fruits with light alcohol and brown sugar. Taste is very well-balanced and complex with hints of oak and vanilla. A little bit of caramel as well with some nice spiciness. Finishes with a bit of booze and more dark fruits. Carbonation is a bit lacking for this style IMO, but still very nice and drinkable. Overall, it's a very good beer, but I don't know if I'd prefer it to Rochefort 10 or St Bernardus 12.
03-25-2011 07:03:46 | More by DovaliHops
4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
The Struise Brouwers were at the Borefts festival in Bodegraven, the Netherlands with a lot of super beers. In De Molen, a fine dutch brewery, were a lot of good breweries but the best brewer was The Struise.
Poured in my the Molen tasting glass this beer looks absolutely perfect. This is one of the best quads when you don't like the oaktaste.
Typical aroma of a banana, licorice and vanilla mix. Sweet spicey complex flavour.
Loved every sip of it. I asked Urbain when he is going to brew this pannepeut again because i need a crate of this beer!! I will have to wait a while.
12-26-2013 11:55:26 | More by Brabander
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
2007 bottle tasted blind as part of a top 10 quad blind tasting.
A: Deep brown body with the faintest hints of red. Healthy khaki cap.
S: Plenty of dark fruits, figs and raisins. A little clove and possibly nutmeg.
T: Spice (nutmeg?) and loads of dark fruits up front. Nice malty base with caramel and brown sugar.
M: Medium-full bodied. Smooth and velvety.
O: Very nice. Layered and complex. Top notch quad.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2011 01:24:09 | More by callmemickey
4.43/5 rDev +3%
2008 vintage on-tap at Ebenezer's. Cellphone notes. (Also had a 2008 bottle at a tasting later on, changed some things.)
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Eventually turns to a thick ring and leaves a bit of lacing.
Much like the smell of the regular Pannepot but less intense. (Chocolate, dark fruits, leather.)
Taste is still excellent, a bit more complexity I think. Chocolate, brown sugar, toast, licorice, biscuit malt, spice, leather, dark fruits and a bit of hops. Absolutely no alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is good but would definitely improve with age.
I love the regular Pannepot and this was close I'd say, but it would only get better over time. The oak adds another level of flavors and smooths things out a bit. Didn't mess with the formula too much unlike Pannepot Wild which I wasn't a fan of.
08-22-2010 21:13:46 | More by Chico1985
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
11.2oz bottle (2008 - code A 4 DD) poured into a chalice. Pours a clear dark brown/mahogany with a soft, 1-finger khaki head that leaves behind a nice thin layer of lace.
Aroma is sweet candi sugar, dark fruit, spices and alcohol.
Taste is sweet dark malt, Belgian yeast, candied raisins and figs. Tons of plums, prunes, and other sweet sticky fruits. No hint of alcohol on the palate.
Mouthfeel is clean and smooth, just the right level of stickiness with a dry finish.
Overall a solid quad that hits all the right notes.
10-31-2012 04:19:16 | More by draheim
4.88/5 rDev +13.5%
A-very dark brown with a thin tan head
S-strong dark belgian grains and caramels. some brown sugars. smells potent. some oak in there.
T-comes in with amazing taste of creamy dark belgian malts and dog breath. ooo this tastes like a true belgian. some peppercorn. oh this beer just makes love to every inch of my mouth. it pleases every sense. i'm truly impressed. the after-taste is awesome with good dark belgian malts and sugars. wow this is a good beer.
M-so thick and creamy. good amount of carbonation with a dry finish
O-i think every sip i take, i taste something new and different. this beer is too complex to accurately review. so much is happening. so much is going on. its so drinkable. i'm not sure where the 10% is, because i can't taste it in this quad. simply put, best quad i've ever had.
10-04-2012 01:25:38 | More by AdamBear
Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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