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Pannepot Grand Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

442 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 161
Gots: 155 | FT: 14
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

udubdawg, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Burt, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

Holland, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ElGallo, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

BarrytheBear, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Beersnake1, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

campfirebrew, Feb 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

adspar, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2005 Vintage, apparently this is the first batch. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice very dark mahogany hue that would be clear if not for how dark it is. Nice half finger light tan head fades to leave a creamy halo and a thin cloud.

S - Aromas of well, an old quad. Definitely oxidation, light caramel, brown sugar, darker fruits, figs, faint vanilla. Like someone else said there is some sherry notes.

T - Taste is figs, oxidation/cherry, with a strong chocolate and coffee finish. Almost port like this is not bad, just not expected. What's really unexpected is the level of chocolate and coffee and lightly sweet dark fruits on the finish. Pleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, slightly silky, alcohol is hidden nice.

O - Overall, perhaps I should have drank this a few years back but still glad I did not. Nice complexity here.

rudzud, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Quackus, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

oglmcdgl, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

rbrefbeerman, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
2.78/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vintage '05 on the bottle. Pour is deep brown with a tight tan head. Nose has a ton of rich dark malt, figs, brown sugar, red grapes, a bit oxidized, nutty, cardboard, and boozy notes in back. Taste is also a good bit oxidized. The cardboard is strong with the rich malt being faded. Brown sugar and fig with booze in back. The cardboard lingers through the finish. Medium to full body, fairly good carbonation.

cpetrone84, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

warnerry, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

vinny21bal, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

scotv, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle poured into a De Struise tulip. 2005 vintage.

Appearance - Dark brown. Light passes through revealing a tinge or red and some floating bits suspended in the beer. Medium khaki head that resolves into a creamy collar.

Smell - Oxidation lends sherry to the nose. Nothing offensive, but this is getting old. Fruit and caramel malt. Some brown sugar and a hint of darker roasted malts.

Taste - Bright fruitiness up front. Almost a wine-like characteristic. Oak. Again, sherry oxidation flavors. Brown sugar turns into a chocolatey finish and coffee is left in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Slickness from the oxidation. Sweet.

Overall - This definitely has its drawbacks. The oxidation doesn't open up any exciting flavors. It's not too old, but it's old. Nonetheless, this is a fantastic and complex beer.

Alieniloquium, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

a74gent, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

auroracrisis, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

brycevolk, Nov 15, 2013
Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.