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Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 158
Gots: 148 | FT: 12
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 03-20-2008)
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

2009 Vintage poured into a Westy chalice.

Spicy, fruits, a bit of jam. Creamy and smooth. Light head retention lingers as the level in my glass gets lower.
Almost couldn't believe I saw this on the shelf. 10/10. would buy again

benbking, Today at 10:26 PM
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4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

O my God! What is this for a brew? I know almost all Struise beers but never had this one. Generously gift of my alltime beerbuddy Matt, CRooney5787. I owe you one Matt!

2005 vintage like the most. Poured in my Struise glass this beers looks like all Struise beers; fabulous. Urbain not only makes them very tasty but also very good looking.

Deepbrown colour and a four finger head which leaves nice lacing in the glass.

Smell is not as overwhealming as the Pannepot but absolutely great.

And then the taste; sheer heaven. Alcohol is well hidden and the taste is between the Pannepeut and the Pannepot, a bit less spicy.

This has to be one of the best beers i have ever drunk...

I have to review this one cause i drank a 2005 bottle yesterday. Now this beer is about 8 years old and it just becomes better and better. Wow!

Brabander, Sep 02, 2011
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4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle tasted at the Kulminator in Antwerp.

Beer poured a block hole like color, dense, with a tan head, bubbley. The aroma is pleasing to the nose. Oaky, toasted malt yet a bit sweet. Dried fruits in the aroma a bit. The taste is complex to say the least. Up front there are potent spicy notes, banana, corriander maybe, some dried fruits and definite oak tones. The high abv is a bit hidden by the complex flavors but you can still feel it on the back end. A very full bodied beer and definitely worth the wait to try it.

ggaughan, May 14, 2008
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4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

33cl bottle, unlabeled, shared with Urbain and his brother-in-law Phil and Danny Debeule, an accomplished home-brewer from Hamme, Belgium.

Urbain opened 2 bottles and poured them during the brewing of a batch of Pannepouet at the Deca Brewery February 29, 2008.

Poured a rich very dark brown/black, very much like an Imperial stout.

Aroma was very complex. Rich dark malts, dark fruits,vanilla, licorice, cocolate, cocoa, coffee, spices, dark candi sugar, molasses, very rich oak, wine, port, sweet cream and cinnamon.

Flavor followed through with all the complexity of the aroma. Extreme flavor components, great nuances of oak, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee; great complex sweetness combined with a slightly sour offset. This beer is a wonder of flavors.

While tasting this beer at Deca, I thought it might have been the best beer I had ever tasted; even beating out Westvleteren 12. However, I have tasted this beer once again in a commercial bottle, and while still an excellent beer, not of the caliber of the one I had at the brewery.

A Top 10 beer.

belgiumking, Apr 14, 2008
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4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2006 vintage
Look: the beer pours a dark-brown color with a medium head.
Smell: Sweet caramel, brown sugar, malts, Belgium yeast, dark fruits (figs and raisins), nuts, light spices and Madera wine.
Taste: Malts, dark fruits (figs, and a lot of raisins again), grapes Belgium yeast, oak, bourbon, Madera, brown sugar and spices. The sweetness and spices are perfectly balanced.
Mouthfeel: a medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Fantastic brew. Quite a bit different from the 2005 version I had some weeks ago though (that one had much more red fruits in the taste). What an amazing brew, leaving you to want more!

rvdoorn, Jul 22, 2011
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4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - From a 2006 vintage bottle, pours an opaque dark amber-brown into my De Struise tulip yielding a three-finger thick, pretty, bubbly and creamy tan head that grows slightly after the initial pour, retaining well; it finally settles down to a one-finger thick tan head. (5)

S - Intense nose of dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, alcoholic phenols, oak and bready yeasts (4.5)

T - Intense caramel sweetness upfront with slightly vinous and leathery notes following closely; thick chocolate flavors, molasses and dark fruits with suggestions of raisins, plums and dates, fill the middle with a masterful yet light touch of alcohol; bready malts and spices come through towards the finish which suggested flavors of maple sweetness, raisins, caramel, chocolate and a light touch of oak (5)

M - Luscious full-bodied mouthfeel with a slight syrupy stickiness and a creamy smooth texture; very pleasantly warming as it goes down (5)

D - Godly delectable and complex flavors compounded with a mouthfeel that's kissing perfection, this is a beer that's definitely amongst the few pinnacle selections on my list (5)

Comparing the 2006 Grand Reserva and the 2007 Reserva, oak notes were stronger on the nose for the Grand Reserva and the flavors on the Grand Reserva exhibited vinous, leathery touch remiscent of wine (this is probably due to the barrel aging). Chocolates were also more towards the front, unlike the Reserva (and the regular Pannepot) to form a thicker and more well-blended flavor with the dark fruits, molasses and alcoholic phenols. Over here, the mouthfeel is pretty much perfected at full body and with a light touch of syrupy stickiness.

About half way through my Quadrupel marathon and here's the ordered ranking thus far, starting from the best: 2006 Pannepot Grand Reserva, 2007 Pannepot Reserva, 2006 Pannepot, 2010 La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged, 2009 La Trappe Quadrupel, 2009 Ommegang Three Philosophers

basica, Feb 12, 2011
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4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2005 vintage

When I saw this at the store I got so excited I had to buy it. $11.99/341ml isnt too bad for a 8 year old beer. Brewed in 2005 and aged for two years in french oak wine barrels and an additional 5 years in bottle.

Mild carbonation which dissipated quickly. Beer is almost flat but is to be expected. Smells of wine, oak, dark chocolate. Great mouthfeel, so smooth despite the lack of carbonation. Taste brings notes of grapes, and heavy on the wine.

Overall this beer was a game changer for me. I can see myself comparing any other aged strong dark beers to this. It doesnt taste much like a quad, the flavours have mellowed out so much. You get the fruity bouquet youd expect from a quad but it isnt as in your face as you normally get from a beer like La Trappe. I wish everyone could try this beer. My store only had a case.. and it looks like I will be going there for opening tomorrow to grab as many as I can!

Top 3 beer ive ever had, hands down.

schnarr84, Jan 21, 2013
Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.