Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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3.6/5 rDev -16.3%
-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.
07-24-2014 01:23:06 | More by brianmandell
3.71/5 rDev -13.7%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
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.
07-05-2014 00:02:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.21/5 rDev -2.1%
grand reserva vintage
pours quite still, dark thick cola black. basically no head
sweet dark fruit candy, faint leather, sherry, and plum.
has some oxidation for sure however i do not feel its taking away from the flavors. the sherry flavor is quite nice. well rounded subtle complex dark fruits and rich candy.
mild to moderate carbonation, just enough to liven up the body and the flavors. felt it complimented the flavors perfectly.
old, yes. but still drinking well IMO
04-29-2014 18:52:46 | More by hooliganlife
4.19/5 rDev -2.6%
2005 vintage courtesy of Steve...thank you!
A nice dark brown with a good half inch cap that rings and puddles.
Plenty of wood and wet paper along with tobacco leaf and chocolate. There's a nice roasted coffee here as well that's unexpected.
Interesting quad and not wholly anticipated: coal, dark fruits, figs, and molasses encompassed by a sweet sherry-like sweetness. Red grapes and roasted coffee on the back end with lingering port qualities.
On the low end of carbonation with a moderate body that shows it's age while still holding its ground.
Sophie Marceau...aging but still plenty well put together.
03-12-2014 02:36:04 | More by BarrytheBear
Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.