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Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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504 Ratings
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 169
Gots: 164 | 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: 504 | Reviews: 215
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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to recieve this in Secret Santa '11. I poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle, 2005 vintage, into a snifter, somewhat murky brown pour, moderate white head. The aroma has a ton of dark fruit, oak notes. The flavor is very similar to the aroma, oak more prevalent. The body is full, good carbonation, very smooth for a high abv brew. Great quad, the calvados barrels seemed to add oak, didn't really pick up brandy notes.

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle courtesy of 2BDChicago. 2005 vintage served in my Ommegang tulip. Pours a murky plum-colored hue with a creamy, half inch, tan-colored head that eventually recedes into a consistent quarter inch cap. Creamy swaths of lacing are revealed during the tasting and exhibit excellent adhesion. Nose expresses vinous notes, dark fruit, anise and nutmeg. Taste consistent with nose; however, the dark fruit character is much bolder than in the nose. There is also a suggestion of Belgian yeast in the flavor profile as well as some metallic notes towards the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with a pleasant carbonation that falls just short of lively. Some residual alcohol heat also peaks out the finish. All and all, a very good Quad; however, I can't say that I really pick up any of the oak aging. That said, at the price point this beer comes in at, I would have to say that St. Bernardus Abt 12 is still the way to go.

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3.15/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A brown clouded brew, an off-white very small head, little lacing but good curtains.

A smelling mixture of yeast, old concrete and coke.

Tasting of candid, or burned, sugar, some anisette, finishing with some old cherry seeds, rather wooden sour.

Little carbonation, a bit flat and remarkably thin, a light dry finish.

This was vintage 2005, has most probably peeked a while ago.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.41/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2005 Vintage into a small Chimay Chalice.

Pannepot Grand Reserva 2005 goes in the glass a medium hue of brown with some tree bark like colors. The cap is real thin with dark tannish film like appearance. Smell is old dark fruit with plum being the focus. Faint sour apple with some faded roasted malt scent. Some port like quality with grape and small fig. Cant really pick up the barrel, this is an old bottle here. Taste is way left field at this point, perhaps past the point of no return. Dark fruit and some tartness has taken on effect. It's different and pleasant but not what im looking for in a quad. Plum and some apple with grape, sour grapes, Port like flavors, calvados. This is far off from a normal quad. Feel is a big medium and the carb is tame, yet this leaves a tart zing when sipped. I vastly preferred the Pannepot Reserva to this 'grand' version. Perhaps I should try another bottle of it.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vintage 2005.

The colour is dark brown, the liquid is clear. The low head is brown. No lacing.

The smell is heavy. Alcohol, dried fruits, Coca Cola, cinnamon, vanilla. Hints of oranges. It is overall quiet sweet.

The taste is a bit tart. Sweet notes of dried fruits. Toffee. It feels a bit tired and flat. Dried apples in the heavy and alcoholic finish.

The carbonation is light, the liquid is dry.

A beer with an extraordinary smell. Sadly, the taste feels a bit tired and old.

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3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. 2008 vintage.

3.5 A: Pours a ruddy brown color. Barely half a fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention isn't all that great either, but the ABV is up there. No lacing.

4.0 S: Strong green apple presence alongside candied plum, fig, and date. Vanilla with some oak, caramel, toasted malts, and a light nuttiness. Peppery spiciness. It's very nice, but everything about it is subtle.

4.0 T: Taste is like the nose for the most part. Candied dark fruits, green and red apple, vanilla and oak. Caramel, toasted malt, nuts. Pepper fromt the yeast. Here's the thing about this though. There's an almost "biting" woody aspect in here. It's not present in the normal Pannepot, so I assume it's from the Calvados. It's not a bad flavor, but it is a dominant one that doesn't fit in with the rest of the beer. Either way, still tasty.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. This could use a bit more carbonation and it would be better if it were spritzier. Could use a touch more creaminess too.

4.0 D: Good beer, but I can't say that I think all the extra stuff has made the regular any better.

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3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 vintage bottle that has been around MA lately.

A- Dark brown pour with red around the edges. Tan head forms with pretty nice size and frothy texture for such an old beer. Bubbly ring leaves legs and a few webs of lace.

S- Smoothed out dark red fruits, oak and brown sugar. Not picking up a ton but I do like what I get. Definitely not very aromatic for a Quad/strong Belgian.

T- More going on here. Starts out with a nice dark cherry, grape fruit presence with notes of oak, wine, spice and brown sugar/toasted malts backing it. A bit of smoke and cocoa as well. Pretty complex with a nice, smooth balance.

MF- Lower end carbonation in a smooth, somewhat oily thick body. Alcohol warmth has almost completely subsided and there is a spice bitterness.

Not sure anything will ever compare with 2006 Pannepot for me but this is still a nice beer. Spices sort of take over a bit too much as I go on.

Photo of woosterbill
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Small bottle with a label calling it a 750ml from 2005; the first part of that clearly isn't the case, I don't know about the second.

A: Deep brown body with a finger of fine tan head. Ok retention, great lace. Terrific.

S: Oak, raisins, vanilla, chocolate, spice, and only the faintest hint of booze. Splendid.

T: Smooth, rich, and oaky, with wood up front and strong Quad fruitiness finishing things out. Candied sweetness and light pice on the long, semi-sweet finish. Light booze. Smooth, complex, and great.

M: Super soft, well-carbonated, and absolutely luxurious. Perfect.

O: Incredible beer. I love regular Pannepot, and the Grand Reserve is a definite step up in terms of both smoothness and complexity. I do miss the more powerful spicing of the regular version, but I think the oak overtones more than make up for it. Great beer.

Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very, very dark brown colour with a smooth, small, creamy tan head. Looks quite nice.

Dark, figgy, plummy fruit aroma with lots of dark toffee and caramelised malt notes. Some earth comes out too. Very dense overall with the oak contributing additional complexity. I like that there is something of the Calvados oak that can be distinguished.

Rich malt with a slightly sharp darker malt note that comes through. Still lots of fruit but it seems a little sharper and less plummy than in the aroma. Still quite sweet with a mildly bitter toffee note adding more. The figgy, plummy, mildly alcoholic flavour comes out as this warms up, improving it a fair bit.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

This is certainly a rich and robust Belgian ale. The oak certainly penetrates the beer and the malt character is very prominent too.

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

Poured into a chalice. This one pours dark brown with about a finger of creamy beige head. Retains a solid cap with some sticky lace.

Sweet on the aroma with toffee, figs, raisins and brown sugar. Sweet with a dark malty profile. The taste is a lot of what the aroma would indicate. Dark malts with toffee and a grape skin flavor. Nice sweet edge to this.

The body is full and somewhat creamy with soft carbonation.

Overall a nice one to find on tap. The Pannepot offerings never seem to disappoint.

Photo of haz77
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage.

A - Pours an opaque, near black, brown with an inch of slightly frothy tan head. This falls to a thin layer of the course of a minute. All as expected.

S - Coffee, cocoa, caramel, cinnamon and other spices, cola, dried dark fruit, light grassy hops, a hint of port.

T - Initial dark fruit is moved aside by caramel and cocoa in the middle. Finish is coffee and grassy hops with a background chocolate note in the aftertaste. Also a lingering flavour of sweet wine. Layers of interest and complexity. Delicious.

M - Liquid velvet. Initially full bodied, with a light spritz of carbonation. The bubbles subside for the most part and the mouthfeel takes on a rich, creamy texture. This never becomes overpoweringly syrupy or cloying and the remaining carbonation and hops cleanse the mouth by the finish. Simply perfection.

D - A magnificent brew. Not drastically different from Pannepot (although the Grand Reserva has a more noticeable sour edge from recollection), but that certainly isn't a bad thing.

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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated Vintage 2005.

Pours a clear, deep mahogany brown with a dense tan bubbly head. Good head retention.

Aroma of oak mixed with a dark fruit sweetness. Vanilla. Raisins. Dates. Some alcohol heat.

Upfront taste is sweet dark fruit, raisin, molasses, roasty. Dark roasty malt middle. Sweetness follows through to the finish. Additional flavors of oak, red grapes, brown sugar, and a hint of alcohol in the finish. Lingering sweetness.

Full bodied and somewhat syrupy with low carbonation. Smooth. Really coats the mouth.

Overall delicious. Nice balance of roasty and sweet. Oak adds some nice complexity. Would like to compare this to regular Pannepot.

11/24/2011

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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