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Pannepot Wild - De Struise Brouwers

Not Rated.
Pannepot WildPannepot Wild

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

88 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 121
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-14-2010)
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one I was very excited for and am greatful to have gotten the chance to try it. Pours a muddy, murky brown with a thin tan head that lasted throughout the beer. It smelled of Bretty funk and musty grapes, dark fruit, toffee, and a bit of booze. The taste was quite similar a bit more in the way of the dark fruit and brown sugar realm and less so of the funky musty flavors. A bit of acidity, but just a touch. Also there was a hint of a Metalic taste some warming alcohol at the end. There was a nice medium bodied feel to it and slightyl less carbonation than I was expecting but thought that was a good thing. In the end I thought of it like some sort of a Pannepot/Orval hybrid. I could certainly drink a few more if I ever got the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 16:25:25 | More by thepeter
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Kinsman

California

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany color with ruby red highlights and just a tiny showing of thin white head.

Aroma is similar to reserva, fruity sweetness suggesting figs and raisins mixed in with some hints of spice. Wild aspect adds a bit of a funky amonia character but without the tyipcal potency of sours.

Taste is rather sweet and fruity and does have a strong a phenolic spice character as reserva had. Not much of a woody character but a definite sour flavor sets this apart from the other Pannepots. Still though, I'm not sure the funk adds much to what is an already great tasting quad.

Mouthfeel is crisp and a bit try but not quite as puckering as I would have expected. Overall, an interseting twist on the quad but I still prefer Reserva.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 23:58:22 | More by Kinsman
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2013 00:22:37 | More by Photekut
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-22-2011 00:58:03 | More by cbutova
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MaineMike

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2011 05:39:29 | More by MaineMike
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-08-2011 12:51:33 | More by nathanjohnson
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-31-2012 14:37:58 | More by beef13
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Schade

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-13-2012 20:34:19 | More by Schade
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-19-2012 15:20:06 | More by GreatBloomer
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-14-2011 00:42:48 | More by spycow
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-31-2013 20:51:44 | More by ajcormier
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2012 18:28:23 | More by seeswo
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Faina

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2012 03:32:16 | More by Faina
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2012 05:28:33 | More by DoctorB2B
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 23:23:46 | More by whartontallboy
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Miamilice

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2012 16:04:08 | More by Miamilice
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Nuggethops

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2012 12:23:46 | More by Nuggethops
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-16-2012 04:32:47 | More by teddyarrowhead
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-15-2011 00:29:58 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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SStein

Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-07-2013 07:28:27 | More by SStein
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 Bottle; Sampled June 2010
Interesting, the beer has a light pellicle on it in the bottle, so is obviously still actively fermenting. Oh well, I am going to cut that short by opening this today. I decided to serve this just lightly chilled, perhaps in the mid 60s. A soft pour produces almost a finger of darkly browned, dark-tan colored froth. The beer is a concentrated, dark brown-plum color that shows a clearish, dark plum hue when held up to the light. Interesting, the aroma smells of overly ripe cheese that is not quite rancid, though a rich plum like fruitiness is perhaps a stronger influence on the nose. Some alcohol contributes to a warming sensation in my nose and this mixes with some fruity acetate type aromas. Richer notes of molasses, dates and prunes as well as some lightly toasted dark grain all remind me of a dark, rum soaked holiday cake or even fruit-cake. The ripe cheese note along with the acetate definitely is the most noticeable part of the aroma (it sort of reminds me of rotting fruit), but it is not so strong as to be objectionable and there is just enough other things going on here that the nose is fairly enjoyable.

Lightly sweet tasting up front, the beer has a richness to it through the middle and actually feels quite a bit lighter than one might expect from a beer of this strength. Still there is a lot of viscosity to this brew and the palate gets coated well enough that a rich, dark malt character lingers on after each sip. A healthy carbonation helps to make this beer more drinkable; though despite all this the beer is most definitely a sipping beer. The ripe cheese quality is more reduced than it is in the aroma, but the rotting, though really more fermenting, fruit character seems to be a bit more noticeable. Flavors of concentrated plum (though not quite prune), fig, some date like notes and fermenting raisin are each present and are accentuated by a light tartness. Malt / dark sugar flavors are also found here with notes of molasses, sweet rum, rich almost umami like concentrated malt flavors, light toasted grain flavors that have been soaked in brown sugar add to the general richness here. Some nail-polish like flavors as well as higher alcohols add a warming, almost heat to the finish.

This is actually quite vinous in character, though admittedly in a foxed sort of way; the aroma starts to pick up notes of Concord grapes as does the flavor. Really though there is a soft oak character here (that contributes a touch of oak-spiciness, hints of buttery richness, and a soft wood character) as well as a berry-like wine character, and flavors that I just can't quite put my finger on, but most definitely make me think of a complex red wine.

This manages to be quite rich and decadent, but without having a heavy body; the wild process has definitely dried out the base beer here. This ends up much more enjoyable than it started out as, but still falls short of that brilliantl 2006 batch of Pannepot that I finally polished-off my last bottle of recently. I really like the texture that this beer achieves, rich without being overly heavy, or anywhere near cloying actually. While the acetate, touch of acetone, and higher alcohol heat is always present, it isn't at such a level that I can't enjoy this beer; without it and with more sourness, this beer would be thoroughly brilliant. As it is I'll have to settle for the subtle oak, signature wine influence and rich Pannepot flavors, something I am perfectly happy to do.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 14:13:08 | More by Gueuzedude
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you, Alex, for sharing this rarity,

Dark brown with a dense, tan head with good retention and moderate lacing, this isn't as good as the regular Pannepot. The nose is quite excellent. A blend of the regular Pannepot with a mild Brett influence, this is complex and nuanced with a little smoke, a little chocolate and a moderate spice character. Great balance on display here. Some dark fruit and alcohol appear. The Brett character is excellent. A little understated (and thankfully so), there's just a touch of funk to keep things interesting.
The palate is solid. Smoke, fruit, plums, and a light spice are all present, along with some toast, Brett funk and a light sourness. Just a touch flabby, I find the finish a little disjointed. The Brett character is light, with a mild funk and some tannins. Some brown sugar is also present. Medium in body with low carbonation, this beer has a great finish, long-lasting with toast, spice and chocolate. Excellent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 19:55:43 | More by DefenCorps
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this bottle is lively. Gushed all over the place, but luckily some of it wound up in my glass. Thanks for sharing Dave!

Pours a dark, murky, brown-red with a thin ring of light tan foam. Leaves some nice lacing behind.

Sweet cherry and Belgian spice on the nose. Sweet acidity and some barnyard funk. Earthy and musty with a hint of caramel. Nice complexity.

Blegian spice and sweet cherries on the tongue. Much like the nose. Earthy oak. Cherry is the dominant fruit followed by red grapes. More earthy and funky than sour. Nice brett presence. Interesting take on the regular Pannepot. I like it.

Mouthfeel is earthy and dry with a touch of sweetness. Almost saison-like. Slightly tannic. Good carbonation.

Overall, I like this beer quite a bit. A nice addition to the Pannepot series. Tastes more like a fruity brett saison than anything else. I found my glass to be enjoyable, but due to the rarity of this beer I don't think I'll be seeking out another. Worth trying if you have easy access.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 19:15:53 | More by sisuspeed
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First beer of the day at Ebenezer's last weekend. Had a small taste of this at a previous Ebenezer's venture but got a proper pour this time and enjoyed it much more.

Poured into an Ebenezer's glass looking much like the other Pannepi. Dark brown body with a beige head that retains quite well, eventually reducing down a partial cap near the end. A bit of lace left.

Bretty funkiness is prominent in the scent, but the intense chocolate/yeast/dark fruit of the base beer shine through and meld well.

Like the scent, a good balance and melding of flavors. Has all the yeast, dark cherries, red wine notes, chocolate and leather of Pannepot, with a good dose of brett, light fruity notes and oak brought on by the Wild.

Very smooth mouthfeel, exceptionally drinkable and light for 10%.

Quite a complex beast, easy drinking, could've easily drank 2 glasses of this. 2006 Pannepot still regins supreme in my eyes but this was one of the better variations I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 16:42:44 | More by Chico1985
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oline73

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the 2007 version poured at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Poured into a tasting tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy mahogany with a finger of tan head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet with some dark fruit and caramel notes. I'm also getting some vanilla and mild alcohol warmth. Not getting too much from the wild yeast, maybe it cut the sweetness a tad.

Taste: This one retains the maltiness of the original with some caramel and vanilla notes. Getting some dark fruit and a very mild tartness. The finish is slightly bitter and sweet. I'm having a hard time describing the actual difference the wild yeast made, but they were there and I enjoyed them. I guess I need a more sophisticated palate.

Mouthfeel: The body is syrupy with medium carbonation and a super dry finish. I think the extra dryness comes from the wild yeast.

Overall: This is a very nice beer. The finish just sucks the moisture out of your mouth. The wild yeast seems to have lightened things up a bit and added a tart note, but this is not a sour beer by any means. Very good.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2012 11:25:00 | More by oline73
Pannepot Wild from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.