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Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Pannepot Grand ReservaPannepot Grand Reserva

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503 Ratings
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 168
Gots: 163 | FT: 15
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Belgium

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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Ratings: 503 | Reviews: 215
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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

Vintage 2005

A-Pours deep burgundy with 3/4 inch of tan head. Leaves stringy, soapy lacing.

S-Stewed fruit, prunes, milk chocolate, French oak and vanilla extract. Very blunt and flat compared to the non barrel aged Pannepot.

T/M-Thin and mildly roasty, with flavors of milk chocolate and vanilla. Doesn't show its age like I thought it would. Less herbaceous than the regular Pannepot. The finish is dry and slightly boozy.

O-Not all I hoped it would be. You'd never know this was 6 years old. It seems the extensive barrel aging has stripped away Pannepot's nuances, leaving behind a perfectly average quadruppel.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AleWatcher
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

sampled at a tasting-- side by side with an 07 pannepot and an 08 pannepot reserva.
This is a 2005 vintage.
Shared by khazaduhm-- aka justin beeber's stunt double.

Ahhhh the nose is nice. Little boozy hints of whiskey with rich oak and leather-- like my condo: It smells of rich mahogany and leather bound books. Walter Kronkite is a friends of mine... he comes by from time to time.
Little bite of vanilla from the oak... mmmm.
Some spices come through too.
This is oaky and spiced, with boozy vanilla notes.
As far as it goes, I think I prefer the regular Old Fisherman's Ale. I just love that beer.

Flavor is nice-- good finish that holds some sweetness still. Unlike the Reserva, the oaking hasn't entirely dried this beer out-- which I find to be nice.

Anyway... it's good.
Feel is solid. Firm and full body good carbonation.
Drinkability is really high.... but for my money, I'll take the regular version every time. The oaking adds some interesting aspects, but takes away a lot of those dark fruit notes and much of the sweetness that I love in the regular version.

Photo of adkirkish
3.62/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grand Reserva (2005)

A: Sour, green apple up front, tart, w/ a light citrus hop aroma, no diacetyl, and a strong apple aroma presence. Belgian yeast presence.

A: Pours Medium to dark brown w/ no head, no lacing, and little to no visible carbonation/

F: Flavors of sour and tart upfront, belgian malt makes up most of the mid body w/ alcohol, and smoky notes on the finish. No hop presence.

M: Little to no carbonation, medium bodied, and finishes dry.

O: A good example of a strong belgian ale. The apple aroma is a good touch. I couldn't really pull out the oak aroma out of this beer. Perhaps lost over the maturation of this beer. I would not age this beer for more than 2 years due to loss of key belgian flavors in this sample.

Photo of Derek
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2005 vintage.

A: Brown, almost black, with deep ruby highlights; tan head has a thin ring of retention that leaves some lace.

S: Sour cherries, raisins, prunes, figs, light spicing, brown sugar & hints of cider.

T: Sour cherry, candied pineapple, raisin, fig, christmas cake like spicing, brown sugar, roasted nut, hints of cocao & molasses, definite wood in the finish, modest bitterness, warming alcohol.

M: Slight residual sweetness, a little tart acidity and a drying alcohol finish.

D: Decent, but I'm not fond of the sourness in this one.

Apparently it was aged in French Calvados oak... I liked Biergotter's better.

Photo of brianmandell
3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2008

-Pours a dark reddish-brown with head reducing to fine lacing.

-Delicious aroma of sherry, plum / jammy dark fruit, sweet molasses, beef gravy and cardboard

-The taste is oxidized and one dimensional. Unfortunately that dimension is cardboard. There is a pleasant note of dark fruit finishing with with a hint of soy sauce and bitter malt. An unpleasant aftertaste develops.

-Mouthfeel is silky with very fine, creamy carbonation.

-I think this would have been a very fine beer in its prime. I recently had a 2010 Reserva that rocked my world. This is a shell of that beer. I am giving extra points to the overall score given that opening any beer at this age is a crapshoot and that Pannepot has not disappointed me in the past.

Photo of Reagan1984
3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Masterski for providing this gem. Alex is a great guy..

2005 Vintage on label.

Pours with a creamy tan 2 fingers of head that fades to a ¼ inch cap of foam. A deep brown shoe polish color with some orange tones at the edges. Not much in the lacing category.

The aroma reminds me of Coca-Cola. I keep smelling it and I keep coming back to that. There is certainly some dark fruit here, but Coke is where my brain keeps going.

Dark plum, rich deep malts start the show here. Then I get some figs mixed with a slight tartness. After the tartness fades I am left with a subtle molasses flavor and truly a little cola. (for the record, I haven't had a coke in a long time!)

Medium bodied, slick in your mouth and with tiny pin point carbonation.

This is pretty good, but I was hoping for a little more. The tart flavor held me back a bit to be honest. This is what happens sometimes when drinking an aged beer.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

2005 Vintage. Had to finally try this one after thoroughly enjoying the standard and Reserva versions. It pours a dark cherrywood topped by finger of dusty khaki foam. The nose comprises fig, brown sugar, toasted caramel, light oak, very light vanilla, dates, walnuts, dark fruit, very light cocoa, and a small touch of green apple. The taste holds notes of dark fruits, pear, oak, brown sugar, toffee, clove, light vanilla, and light white wine grapes. The fruitiness is a bit off-putting, particularly the sour-leaning pear and spicy grapes. The body is a straight medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a lightly grainy feel. Overall, it's a solid beer, but I think the barrel-aging detracts significantly from the great base by introducing a number of new flavors that clash with the pre-existing ones. Still pretty good, though, interestingly...

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750ml bottle (Vintage 2005) into a tulip glass. Pours cloudy dark/ruby-brown with a small, rocky, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), average hops (flowers, herbs), average yeast (horse blanket, earth, leaves) with notes of dates, vanilla, and cinnamon. Picked up alcohol smells as well. Taste of Beligan candy, bittwer sweet, oak, and champagne flavor. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Too much of a barley wine / champagne beer for me. I gave it a name, "The Dark Champagne of Beers".

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

2005 vintage.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, candied fruit, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with candied fruit, caramel, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that seems a bit old and oxidized at this point, but it's still fairly tasty as is.

Photo of OlieIPA
3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Stone IRS glass at approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit

A: Pours highly carbonated and a translucent brown into the glassware, where it then forms a cream colored momentarily. A few rigorous swirls invite the head back, but again, this aspect sinks quickly back into the body of the beer.

S: This beer entices the nose with blueberry, blackberry and oak off at first, but then follows through with some brown sugar, spice and apple-like characteristics.

T: Not as deep and rich in flavor as other Quad's I've run into, but the flavor profile very balance and pleasant to drink. A lot dark fig and spice character that is rounded out by a sugary consistency and flavor that I can't quite figure out. The oak character is robust and easy to detect as well, but compliments the other components within the flavor profile.

M: Probably the thing I disliked the most; very thin and overly carbonated. I think more body would have enhanced and brought forth more flavors that this beer obviously has, but is mask by this fact.

D: Again, not as rich and bountiful as others within the style, but I found it quite easy to drink. Especially for a 10% ABV beer!

Overall: A good beer, but if I were to introduce someone to this style, I would probably go with something else. A try it beer. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.