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Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Pannepot Grand ReservaPannepot Grand Reserva

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412 Ratings
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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 158
Gots: 137 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-20-2008)
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A post-Halloween party treat. 12oz bottle into a large Tripel Karmeliet goblet. 2005 vintage, perfectly good looking bottle, I might add.

A. Fizzy, dark chestnut. Cola - lots of yeast sediment here. Lower tan head, some spotty lace. Lots of bubbles stick to the inside of the glass, again reminding one of Pepsi.

S. Extremely Quaddish, this has it all. Candy-sugar malt, oak, vanilla, phenolic, slightly spicy yeast notes, cola again, toasted, Doppelbock-like bready malts... yes please. Covers all the bases very, very well and is smoothed out and pleasant.

T. Pannepot Grand Reserva is an excellent quad. I left most the yeast in the bottle, and the result is a dark, malt-forward, comprehensive beer, one of the better Quadrupels I've had in some time. The oak is very restrained, but adds (I think) more depth to an already very well crafted beer. While this doesn't break any new ground, Grand Reserva is right up there with the best Quads around. A real treat.

M / O. Thick and syrupy at times, medium-low carbonation and a very long, melanoidin rich and sweet finish make this a winner.
In sum, this is a denser, more rounded out version of the already good Pannepot. Worth $10 a bottle? Yes, at least once.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 22:51:40 | More by kkipple
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-Delicious aroma of sherry, plum / jammy dark fruit, sweet molasses, beef gravy and cardboard

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Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.