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Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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world-class

410 Ratings
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Ratings: 410
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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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-28-2013 16:56:58 | More by AngusOg
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-18-2013 02:42:10 | More by kscaldef
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-27-2013 08:04:27 | More by popery
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-23-2014 21:06:56 | More by vinny21bal
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

06-13-2013 04:43:11 | More by tom10101
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 02:45:20 | More by AleWatcher
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brianmandell

New York

3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:23:06 | More by brianmandell
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adkirkish

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 20:19:39 | More by adkirkish
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 01:37:26 | More by Derek
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 00:16:28 | More by Reagan1984
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
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...

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 05:19:58 | More by TMoney2591
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
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".

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 16:23:22 | More by CuriousMonk
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 00:02:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

350mL bottle from the De Struise bottleshop. 2005 vintage. Drunk 10-10-12, reviewed from notes.

A: Coffee black. Thin creme lacing. No legs.

N: Plastic, biscuit, rose, alcohol. Raisins, plums, and prunes. Cola. Vanilla and tannins. Very complex and sweet.

T: Lots and lots of oak. Very biscuity with a touch of prune and raisin. Lots of bitter herb/cola. Rather surprised this isn't more sweet.

M: Not as quite as round and full as Pannepeut. Lots of alcohol here.

O: A solid beer, if not as good as it's brother. Worth a shot, but I'm not sure if this is better fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 17:20:17 | More by writerLJBerg
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-08-2013 03:02:35 | More by emerge077
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brystmar

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-12-2012 01:30:57 | More by brystmar
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OlieIPA

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 22:54:30 | More by OlieIPA
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-21-2012 06:04:00 | More by shagal
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whartontallboy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-04-2012 03:38:04 | More by whartontallboy
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drgarage

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-09-2012 06:16:52 | More by drgarage
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-01-2013 00:15:41 | More by djrn2
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

09-09-2013 13:24:23 | More by thegerm87
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this bottle came from wildone as part of CanBIF 5. If not - apologies.

Pours a ruddy brown with a creamy tan head, which eventually fades to a wispy covering. The aroma contains raisin, brown sugar and spice. The body is as you would expect - medium carb and weight. Raisins also come through strong in the flavour, as well as there non-dried, still on the vine counterparts. Beyond this there's layers of toffee, brown sugar and red wine. Its certainly a very juicy quad, perhaps too much so, and I have yet to be really impressed by De Struise.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 01:45:10 | More by bobsy
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank from my Westvleteren chalice, 2008 Vintage

A - Pours a dark cola colour with a one fingered head that reduces quickly to a film.

S - Plenty of malts with oak and a dark fruit aroma

T - Plenty of dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar but not much oak.

M - Medium body with low carbonation.

O - A little disappointed with this beer. Not enough oaky flavours and considering its so hard to get I wouldn't bother.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 20:14:36 | More by eric5bellies
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2005 grand reserva, definitely excited to try this.

Appearance:
Jet black with little head or carbonation. In the light the beer actually becomes a very dark brown. Quad-tastic, and it does not look watery.

Smell:
Tons of dark stone fruits, grape and some oak. A strong alcohol also mixes in, but it's subtle and masked.

Taste:
Some chocolatey fruits and a a little wood. This beer isn't nearly as rich as I had anticipated. The aftertaste is tobacco and lots of over-ripe fruit.

Mouthfeel:
This beer is a little hot with alcohol, but provides a lot of tasty fruit as well. The Belgian yeast doesn't come though as much as with other quads, but I'm assuming it's because there is so much going on with the barrel aging. It becomes significantly sweeter when it warms up

Overall:
This beer was quite overpriced, but still tasty. I would have liked to grab a 4 pack of 3 philosophers and allow it to age a couple years instead. Worth tasting, and I grabbed a few for down the road... So we'll see what happens

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 04:07:35 | More by ThePorterSorter
Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.