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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%


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Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007)
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2007 Vintage

A-pours a hazy deep red with notes of purple and lots of sediment floating around. A tan creamy bubbly head sets on top, two full fingers. It lingers for a moment and slides down the glass slowly.

S-the nose is quite light. What is there is very solid, but it is so faint. Toasted grains set in up front, it is slightly bready behind. Dark fruits take over and hold on throughout the rest of the aroma. Cherries and plums in the back with notes of oak and vanilla.

T-the taste is much bigger than the nose and is extremely good. Bready and slightly toasted up front. Dark fruits dominate and take over quickly. Sweet malty goodness, dark cherries, plums, and raisins slighly soaked in rum. There is some light chocolaty malts lying underneath it all in the back. Notes of oak and vanilla are faint but present towards the finish.

M-medium to full body, extremely smooth and creamy. Carbonation is perfect, crisp finish but no bite or prickly feeling in the back. Very inviting and soft on the palate throughout.

D-this is extremely tasty and big, great feel on the palate, hides the alcohol extremely well. The oak aging is faint and subtle; but still present.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 01:40:51 | More by cpetrone84
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on a New Jersey shelf for cheaper than I found the original in PA. Stoked to try this one out, never thought I would see this. 2008 vintage.

Into the snifter Reserva pours out the standard bark brown deep dirty pond water out of the bottle becoming dark burgundy in the glass. With a tilted pour not getting any foam on top. Some swirls create some soda pop bubbles but nothing beyond that.

More wood focused in the nose as the original had a more dark fruit vibe. Big scents of wood/oak with underlining vanilla. Some apple and plum with with toasted malt, caramel, raisin, werthers.

Im blown away by how tame and tasty this is at once. Reserva is luscious while big in smooth oaky vanilla up front. The fruit takes a backseat but remains present. Some cocco, apple, plum, raisin, bourbon tones, just all together marvelous.

Feel is so smooth it's not funny. it just glides down the mouth leaving oak and malt sweetness but no heat or intrusion. Approaching full bodied with a light carb letting you know your not alone.

I really wish I grabbed more of this. It was a treat and a sipped mine for a hour or so smiling. Not being a great fan of the original, the barrel aging, or perhaps this vintage just clicked.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 03:34:00 | More by BARFLYB
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage.

For a 3-year-old beer, the head keeps this beer looking lively and fresh...it disappears to a skim pretty quickly, of course, but its mocha color is nice while it lasts. The liquid is a dense, muddy dark brown.

Aroma is a tantalizing, heady mixture of cinnamon, black pepper, coffee grounds, allspice, anise, yeast and alcohol. Nothing spikes out further than the other, all is in balanced accord. Even a bit of pumpernickel emerges with some warming. Smells like a pretty serious beer.

The nose hints at what's to come on the tongue, and does not falsely advertise. All of that is there, with the same balance exhibited in the nose. There's also a nearly astringent herbal essence that comes in, which seems like it must be hops, but with three years for those to fade, it's probably the unrevealed "spice" that the label touts. Some raising and less identifiable dark fruits emerge. The heady, vinous, almost charred-meat character is likely the wood, but even the French oak barrels this was aged in don't exactly scream "barrel" or "wood." There's nothing literal in Pannepot Reserva 2008; all ingredients and brewing techniques take on more interpretive, symbolic characters.

Soft and smooth on the tongue with just a little bit of carbonation caress. With all the complexity and depth of flavor, it's nice that the texture doesn't budge in too thick or cloying. Spice and wood mingle in the finish, with a nearly citrus-like sourness being hinted at but never totally delivered, all keeping the imagination soaring...

Man alive, this is one complex and satisfying beer. Another incredible Belgian delight.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 22:45:02 | More by Metalmonk
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Struise tulip.

2009 Vintage

A: Pours a dense and rich deep brown with 1/2 a finger of exceedingly creamy, dark khaki colored foam. Retention was excellent with some semblence of head lasting till the final sips.

S: Brown bread, banana, coconut, bruised dark fruit, rum drenched raisins, fudge brownies, and chocolate chip bread pudding.

T: See above with the addition of toasted caramel, clove, molassas, vanilla, and chocolate covered cherries.

M: Warming and sweet with an awesome alcohol burn that keeps everything in check.

0: Another classic entry in the Pannepot series. Keep 'em coming!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 16:52:02 | More by GbVDave
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morimech

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2006

Pours a very dark brown with a dense one inch of tan head that has great retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass surface.

The aroma is packed full of dark fruit, spice, candied surgar, and alcohol.

Complex flavors of figs, dates, prunes, raisins, not overly sweet, and some warmth from the alcohol. Spice is unusual and unidentifiable. I usually do not like alcohol flavor in my beer but it adds another flavor profile I was not able to appreciate in other beers.

Medium body with low carbonation. Semi-creamy texture to the body until the alcohol stings the tongue.

The 10% ABV is noticable but is not harsh. Not going to drink more than a bottle during a session. A bit expensive as well but I liked this Quad more than others I have drank.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 22:31:44 | More by morimech
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 00:35:39 | More by billab914
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cosmicevan

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was pumped to score 3 of the 2008's on a recent trip to IL.

a - opened the 33cl bottle and filled my La Trappe chalice. poured the classic deep brown almost plum color with some thickness and a thin creamy head. the entire bottle perfectly filled the glass.

s - YUM. strong candy with grapejuice. dark fruit but perfect sweetness. get out your notebooks my friends... this, is what a quad should smell like. top of the mountain.

t - exceptional. fantastic sweetness and deep strong grape flavoring. perhaps a touch too sweet, but damn if this isn't a finely crafted brew.

m - even before i could rip into that amazing flavor, my mouth told me that this was far and away the creamiest richest most wonderful quad to pass through my lips. on the money...really feels like something you'd drink in a monestary.

o - every now and again you drink a beer that is in a space of it's own for the style. a beer that you feel ultimately exemplifies everything that you love and look for in a beer of that style. and for a style that i adore, this beer stands at the top of the mountain with few others even in the same ballpark. extremely glad to have 2 more bottles of this exact vintage. my hats off to you, de struise...my hats off to you.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 04:15:29 | More by cosmicevan
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flexabull

California

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle tasted blind courtesy of Retail1LO, thanks again!

Pours a really murky brown color, with a small white head. Not a very pretty looking beer in the glass.

Aromas are of nuts, caramel, and oak. Smells much better than it looks.

Taste is sugary sweet, hints of brown sugar, caramel, and nuts. Finish is warm, with some earthiness and light booze.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full, not heavy though, very nice body.

Overall, a very tasty brew, a bit one demensional with tastes being on the sweet side. Also kind of an ugly duckling...

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 22:29:12 | More by flexabull
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scottfrie

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottles. 2008 and 2009 vintages poured side by side.

A: Both vintages pour a murky mahogany woody brown. 08 definitely has less carbonation, but a thin dark tan collar briefly stuck around. The 09 has a nice dense finger of foam that slowly faded into a fuzzy film and collar.
S: The 09 is definitely a bit brighter and sweeter smelling, and the 08 has a few hints of musty damp oxidation, but other than that the noses are pretty similar with scents of dark fruits, raisins, leather, pipe tobacco and mild spice.
T: Both are actually fairly similar but the 09 flavors are a bit brighter. Powdery chocolate and dark fruits dominate, especially candied dates, raisins, and figs. Vanilla, oak, spice, nutmeg, and slight caramel, come through as well with a surprisingly earthy hoppy finish, slight sticky booziness, and slight bitterness.
M: Fairly similar as expected on both vintages. Maybe a bit more carbonation on the 09. Thick body, chewy mouthfeel, heavy and smooth, very soft carb, mellow, well-aged, and integrated.
O: Age has done wonders. 08 is amazing but I like the brighter (yet still very mellow) flavors of the 09 better. Both are some of the best quads in the world.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:40:36 | More by scottfrie
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An 11.2 oz./33cL bottle (vintage 2006) poured to a 'La Chouffe' tulip glass. Tonight I was at the Rose Garden when the Blazers pulled off a stunning, come-from-behind victory over the Detroit Pistons - a reason to celebrate with a fine beer at home to end the night.

A: Pours a deep, purple-ish brown - instantly muddy then a flurry of swirling carbonation that glistens, then fades. A creamy ivory headbuilds to about a finger high, settling slowly. Plenty of streaming bubbles cut through the murk. Pretty lace criss-crosses up and down the glass.

S: A wallop of dark fruits - spiced apples, ripe cherries, mashed plums - wafts heavily from the glass on the first pour. with warming comes more cinnamon, cloves and a definitely 'baked apple pie' aroma.

T: Syrupy raisins, heavy caramel and those spice-laden apples. Beery and earthy yeast, a mildly tart, generously-sugared dessert beer. A little rummy, some caramel and mild squeezed citrus. Hints of tartness and a vinous 'white grape' woodiness (with some of the butteriness/creaminess or a Chardonnay), but still a more sugar-sweet version of the Belgian Pannepot.

M: Becomes a little heavy rather quickly, sticky but never over-the-top. A medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel.

D: A fine sipper: luscious feel, complex flavors, enticing aroma. Not quite as masterful as the Belgian, but still a delicious beer. A strong recommendation and a beer I'm glad to have a few more of on hand (and even more at the local market).

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 06:52:58 | More by msubulldog25
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Overlord

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Tevering99 for the extra. I've been wanting to try this for a while now.

Pours a murky brown with an inch or two tan foam head. For the style, attractive.

Smell is sweet, sweet, sweet. Caramel, belgian candi, and ... brown sugar? The taste is much the same, overwhelmingly sweet with some spices in there to give it complexity. Plums and raisins make an appearance.

I was really afraid that I would drink this and be unable to tell the difference between this and the "normal" Pannepot. Unless my taste buds are completely deceiving me, they both share a similar fruity base, but are completely different animals. These has much less complexity in the fruit/spice background, and is a much sweeter beer (though they're both high on the sugariness).

Good, but I prefer the other.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 22:45:25 | More by Overlord
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Pretty brown hue. Smaller head. The color is quite attractive however. Light lacing.

S-Dried fruits, yeast, brown sugar. A bit of alcohol as well. Incredibly complex. Smells very, very smooth. Excited to try this.

T-The components are there from the nose but they melt into one delicious concoction. All the flavors mesh very well. The alcohol is detectable but adds depth. Very complex and begs to be sipped quickly.

M-Awesome feel here. Lighter carbonation. Fuller body. Perfectly smooth. A 'fuzzy' feel. Leaves the tongue feeling strange in a positive way.

O/D-Quite a delicious brew. Very impressed. Complexity is astonishing. Smooth as smooth can be.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 20:10:30 | More by VelvetExtract
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage.

A: Pours a hazy purple/brown color with a small off-white head. Very little retention, quickly reducing to a ring on top, sporadic lacing.

S: Extremely heavy in dark fruit and sugar. Lots of raisins, figs, and plums. There is a bit of dark cherry in there too. At the end there is some grape and spices. A little bit of wood coming through.

T: Not as strong and fruity as the aroma lead on, unfortunately. There is still some fruit flavor, but it just seems a bit muted. On the sweet side with some candied sugar and light spices as well.

M: Very smooth, medium bodied. This where this beer shines, its almost velvety smooth.

O: A pretty good beer, just wish the flavor profile lived up to the aroma. Age could have played a factor with that one.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:42:11 | More by mdaschaf
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prototypic

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pannepot Reserva pours a dark reddish brown color. It has a quite a hazy look, and light cutting through gives it a deep red appearance. Very attractive color. A soft tan head caps it off. It rises to about a finger and a half in depth before falling to a surface covering quickly. It held firm there for a quite a while. Lacing was light and spotty.

The nose is good, but isn't a stunner. It's lacking just a bit in terms of overall strength. Initially it features a nice mix of dark fruit and spices. Raisin, fig, and plum are all present. A little cherry is also noted. A little cocoa like chocolate is noted throughout. Honestly it smells a little like fruit cake. Oak is definitely in the mix and adds character and depth. Sweet caramel and faint honey are noted on the tail. Alcohol is noted, but doesn't smell very strong. Smells good, but needs more muscle.

The flavor is very impressive. It starts out with a nice cocoa flavor. Chocolate malts give it a very solid, flavorful base. There's a hint of sweet caramel, but it's not as strong as the chocolate. Dark fruit is very prominent and resonates throughout. Raisin, fig, and plum flavors are very tasty (and a little tangy). Spices complement the other flavors well, but aren't overly strong. Secondary flavors include cherry, oak, tobacco, and musky and earthy notes. Alcohol is blended very well and isn't strong at all. Finishes tangy and a little spicy. Very deep, complex, and satisfying.

Pannepot Reserva has a medium body that's very svelte and smooth. Carbonation is light lends much to its smooth feel. Drinkability is very high. This is tasty stuff that goes down incredibly smooth and easy. Unfortunately this bottle contains only 11.2 ounces. More, please.

There's not much bad to say about Pannepot Reserva. Aside from the nose being a little weak it's extremely impressive. The flavor is very deep and complex. Personally, I don't think it's quite as good as Pannepot-Old Fisherman's Ale, but it's not far off at all. This is very impressive beer that needs to be experienced. Find a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 03:31:53 | More by prototypic
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nickd717

California

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle.

Pours a great clear dark brown color with a nicely formed tan head and good lacing.

Aroma is fairly rich - sweet caramel and toffee and candied rum-soaked dark fruits. Some Belgian yeast also. Similar to a more balanced Pannepot, without too much oak presence.

Flavor is amazingly good. All the great aspects of Pannepot are there: caramel, toffee, date, prune, fig, along with some oak barrel and slight vanilla.

Incredible palate on this one. One of the smoothest beers I've ever had. Medium-full bodied with fairly soft carbonation.

An excellent beer overall. The others there didn't think it was quite so impressive, but damn, I thought it was good, and it's pretty rare too.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 22:54:06 | More by nickd717
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 2008 vintage.

(A)- Pours a very dark brown color with very faint mahogany highlights. Produced a good frothy tan head with good retention behind it. Some stringy lacing left behind.

(S)- Very dry with an earthy clay, yeast, and banana aroma. Some dark ripe fruits of plum and dates, but subtle.

(T)- Very similar to the smell, only totally backwards. A huge dark fruit profile of plum, raisin, and dates. Subtle banana. A light dusty cocoa in there too with a dry earthy clay finish. Very nice.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Smooth and rich, with great ABV integration; in no way does this feel like 10%. Thicker and richer than the original Pannepot.

(D)- A great take on the style. Thicker in texture than I expected, but it added an additional richness to the beer somehow. Smooth as can be with great flavors. Extremely easy to consume and enjoy; my bottle did not last long.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 17:31:48 | More by sweemzander
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Crosling

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown colored beer with a firm tan head. Rockin aroma showcases the intricate complexities of Pannepot, with added notes of vanilla, red burgundy and a very light toasted wood. Nose is awesome. Flavor is mildly disappointing. The barrel seemed to mellow and tame the original Pannepot, but it seemed to lose a bit of its flavor intensity and concentration. Doesnt quite have the depth of flavor or body of regular Pannepot. That being said, still a killer brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 15:43:07 | More by Crosling
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Found a bunch of 2008 vintages at a local store, was gonna buy a ton but probably just get a few, already tastes extremely OLD and worn down.

A- Extremely dark brown with a big, creamy light tan head that has good retention. Nice cloud and tons of fine lace.

S- Mostly stale caramel malt like an old ale. Some vanilla, dark fruit and light spice. Slight alcohol.

T- Flavorful but does not jump out and impress me like the 2006 Pannepot I had a few weeks back. Dark fruit comes in pretty big followed by some spice and vanilla. Oak not amazingly present.

MF- Light body feels kind of watery even. Low, silky carbonation. Pretty warm from alcohol.

DB- The regular Pannepot blew me away with complexity. This one just seems too old, I will have to find a newer bottle, it reminds of the 2007 Van Der Kaiser Blauw I had months back. A ton of stale caramel malt and nothing much else.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 16:58:11 | More by cbutova
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Churchkey.

A: Dark, dark brown, with a bit of translucence mixed with some leatheriness that made it difficult to totally see through, but not impossible. There were a few bubbles posing as a head, but nothing fancy.

S: Strong, buttery smell of oak killed the Belgian quality making the score barrel-aging - 10, Belgian funk - 2.

T: I would best describe this as delectable bourbon infused date juice, with brown sugar. Additionally, the finish was about the smoothest one I've experienced this side of the Milky Way galaxy.

M: Not a trace of booze or undesirable bitterness. It was absolutely remarkable how easily this one goes down considering its high octane. The was virtually no lacing on the glass OR the palate.

O: I'd been wanting to try this one for a while and it definitely didn't disappoint. I'm usually not a big fan of Quads, but this was no Quad, this was candy!

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 18:19:50 | More by Chaney
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harrymel

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2008

A: pours a dark brown ale with very limited clarity. Two fingers of graham head falls to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.

S: Graham, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter. Some yeast, sweet malts. Not incredibly complex.

T: wow, aromatic in the oral cavity! Super duper herbal. Alcohol, buttery malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, grain. Woody flavors are really raw.

M: Heavy body with moderately high carbonation. Resinating finish is semi dry and viscous.

O: Really complex beer here. The nose doesn't impress, but the flavor and mouthfeel are nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 07:02:54 | More by harrymel
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason, as part of the QuadShowdown. 330ml into a tulip, 2007 vintage.

Poured a dark brown, with a light tan/cream coloured soapy head. Fairly dense head, leaves some bubbles behind; unfiltered body. Nose is quite bold, some licorice, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, booze soaked dark fruits. Very complex, I could sniff this for hours. Taste is yeasty,with some grape, chocolate and licorice. Mouthfeel is a tad lighter than I'd like but still fairly full, a touch bitter in the finish. Lingering flavour and a bit of booze. Excellent quad and something I could keep my nose to for hours. Flavour holds up quite well to the nose on this as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 18:33:56 | More by liamt07
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claspada

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a semi-hazy, dark brown body with a wispy, khaki colored head. As it recedes I get some decent spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with a melange of dark malts and toasted oak wrapped up in a luscious, sweet-smelling raisin/plum syrup. Medium-dark fruit and a light cola like rooty, spiciness.

The tastes begin with toasted brown bread soaked in caramel, tangy plums, golden raisins and an herbal, almost root beer spiciness. As it warms you get a little more of the Belgian esters from the Belgian yeast.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with moderate to light carbonation. Finish is dryish and semi-sweet. Finish is farily dry for such a big beer but dont get me wrong there is some candy sweetness here as well.

Overall this is a great Quad from a great brewer. I really need to sample this, the original and the Grand Reserva at the same time because I really can't recall a great difference in flavor but a horizontal tasting will hopefully alleviate that. Probably my favorite (and decently available) brewery of the Quad style.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 03:25:42 | More by claspada
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery in Woestvleteren.

From a bottle into a chalice. Sampled directly after Pannepot 2008.

Note: This vintage has the name spelt out on the label using the Dutch spelling: "Pannepeut." A 2007 vintage.

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1 ½ finger medium-thick tan head with great retention. Deep sienna brown in color, opaque, with no visible carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a healthy foam cap that stays until the finish, but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A bit of a muted nose unfortunately. Some caramel malt and hints of spices and herbs, but not much else there. Pleasant, but not bold enough.

TASTE: Lots caramel malt and brown sugary sweetness. Some dark fruits, grapes and raisins perhaps, as well as notes of red wine through the middle. The finish shows some sweet and spicy alcohol along side some hop bitterness as well and leads into a bold but short lived aftertaste. Tasty for sure, and much more impressive than the nose had indicated.

PALATE: Medium body and not quite as creamy as hoped. Goes down smooth though, with a bit of an alcohol burn at the finish, though well measured, and finishes slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: Essentially, this brew is Pannepot without the added spices and herbs. Though Pannepeut is a nice beer on its own right, I don't think it even compares to Pannepot in terms of complexity and enjoyment. On the other hand, I can definitely see the appeal in this brew, and can understand why some would chose it over Pannepot. This is one I would have again, but would reach for the regular Pannepot nine times out of ten. Worth checking out to make up your own mind if you get the chance, and especially fun for a side-by-side.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 19:17:02 | More by Jeffo
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rye726

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark mahogany with a silky tan head and some light lacing. Settles to a velvety cover.

Nose has dark bready malts, raisins, figs, oak, red wine, vanilla, tart cherries, spices, toffee and chocolate fudge.

Taste also has a great burgundy wine presence over rich malts, ripe pitted fruits, cocoa, vanilla, wood and dark caramelized sugars.

Creamy body is delicately carbonated. Another amazing beer from Struise. Urbain is the man! Great malty quad, perfectly compimented by the barrel aging that adds a slightly dry wine and oak presence.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 02:32:09 | More by rye726
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3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Generously shared by nickd717. Thanks Nick. From notes.

A: Pours a very dark maroon body with translucent edges. The pour produces a finger of light tan foam. Good retention, leaving a moderate collar and some scattered film on top when all is said and done.

S: Plums, raisins, coriander, pepper. Light booze. Oak. Vanilla, caramel, green apple.

T: Has a savory taste of plums, raisins, and green apple up front. Cocoa powder, caramel, brown sugar or molasses, vanilla, and oak come through in the mid-taste. The finish is spicy (pepper and coriander) with a light booze warmth to it.

M: Semi-dry for the style. Light booze warmth. Low-medium carbonation.

D: It's decent, but I prefer the original and the Grand Reserva to this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 18:19:46 | More by Arbitrator
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