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Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 164
Gots: 153 | FT: 13
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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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sarlacc83
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rutager
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 bottle courtesy of the generous Alpineclimber. Thanks bro!

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown with a thin, light tan head.

Smell. Cherry, plum, orange-rind, brown sugar, red grapes, fruity Belgian yeast. Lots going on.

Taste. Tart dark fruits and old wood, red grapes, brown sugar. Complex but lighter than expected. Very nice. Alcohol well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium mouthfeel.

Overall. Very nice. Drinks way too easy for what should be a big sipper!

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is as smooth a quad as you will ever be able to find. I'm letting it warm up a bit to see if some additional character comes out on it, but there are some matured wood tones with the calvados peeking through. Well, sometimes it seems a bit more than just peeking through. Apple tones can be there pretty clearly. This is as easy-drinking for a quad as it's gonna get. A real nice production.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage courtesy of yeahnatenelson and buffs9

Pours dark cola with mocha head that settles into a ring

Smell is spices, oak, raisins, and grapes. Fairly subtle but well balanced.

Taste is magnificent. Raisins and oak, blended wonderfully. I get less of the grape flavor that I've noticed from the "regular" Reserva; which isn't a good or bad thing, just different.

Mouthfeel is just the right amount of creaminess and chewiness. Incredibly smooth

Overall, so glad to have another to sip later; I'm amassing a vertical and this shaped up to be the early favorite.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

235th Review
33cl bottle poured into wine glass
Vintage: 2005
Lot: A C BB
No BB date that I could see on the bottle.

Enjoyed next to Pannepot (2010) and Pannepot Reserva (2009)

A: Deep tan (almost drown). Single (soft khakis) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Smells of cinnamon, all-spice, fig, vanilla, oak, and caramel. Oakiness (and the barrel character) is very pronounced and the aromas are wonderful!

T: Loads of oak/barrel up-front followed by ZING of spice and dark fruit. Touch of caramel and vanilla finishes this one off.

M: Full bodied with appropriate carbonation. Goes down easy and disappeared too fast!

O: Of the three, this was - hands down - my favorite. The beauty and depth of this beer is unique, wonderful, and amazing. Age has down wonders to this beer and I think it will get better in due time. Nice work Urbain - bravo!

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle purchased from Etre. 2008 Grand Reserva- aged 14 months on French Oak and another 8 months on Calvados. Good till 8/16/2016. Poured into CCB snifter.

A- Pours a mostly opaque but slightly translucent very dark reddish-brown mahogany with a quarter finger of creamy mocha brown head that recedes fairly fast to leave no head, slightly below average carbonation.

S- Dark chocolate, vanilla, definitely a lot of oak, some spices, dried apricot, and a mix of other dried/dark fruits, some light booze in the background that blends in fairly well. About average aroma strength.

T- Oak, malts, apples, vanilla, some dried fruits, a tiny bit of apricot, cherries, light molasses. Lightly sweet but high complexity of a lot of different flavors that blend well together to give it a good yet interesting taste.

M- Slightly creamy, medium bodied, not too much carbonation, goes down very smoothly, just a tiny bit of alcoholic burn on the finish.

O- This was a very good beer with lots of complexity. There was so much going on in this that it was hard to distinguish all of the different aromas and tastes. With all the complexity it still was very well balanced and drank very easily. One of my favorite Belgians I've had to date. Definitely recommend trying it. Now I wish I could compare it to the other Pannepots.

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Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
96 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.