Pannepot Wild - De Struise Brouwers
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4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
08-10-2010 19:55:43 | More by DefenCorps
4.4/5 rDev +6.5%
Thanks, Alex. 750ml bottle.
Dark chestnut brown in the glass. Nicely carbonated, a gentle pour produces a small beige head that retains well.
Pretty funky aroma, but not outright sour - it still resembles Pannepot. It smells both tart and malty with fruity notes of plums, berries, red grapes. A bit vinous and spicy.
Tart dark fruit flavors are prominent; plums, figs, a little turbinado sugar. Medium-full body, lightly sour (on the acetic side) and moderately tannic, but more funky and musty than anything. Vinous and oaky finish, light lingering dark sugar sweetness. Really nice stuff, this exceeded my expectations.
08-09-2010 22:35:24 | More by largadeer
4.75/5 rDev +15%
Had this on tap last night while visiting Ebenezer's for the first time. 10z pour into a tulip glass
A: Thin, brown pour with no head or lacing. Looks like flat Coke. The only place where this beer doesn't shine
S: Dark fruit, cherry, some funk and smokiness. Seemed like a lot of aromas, I just couldn't quite pick them all out
T: Similar to the nose, but there seemed to be a grape flavor as well. Might have been my mind playing tricks on me. Started with a roasted malt flavor, then to the fruit, followed by some smoke/cooking chocolate
M: Creamy, yet also bubbly. Medium, bordering on full bodied
D: I can best describe this as a cross between a dry stout, a belgian strong dark and a toned down lambic. This was a great after dinner beer which I sipped slowly. Alcohol is basically non-present. Superb beer
08-06-2010 15:19:38 | More by Brez07
United Kingdom (England)
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
07-25-2010 16:25:25 | More by thepeter
4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
Had on tap @ Ebenezers.
A: Light creamy head fades semi quickly over the very dark murky color with a very slight brown stained light shining through on the edges.
N: Light wild Brett aromas that leads to some funk, with a little Barnyard, and little vinegar. Not too wild or funky, but definitely present. Some earthy malts to go with that, and the range of Pannepot fruits, figs, plums, nuts, spices, toffee, molasses and I even get a slight sour cherry note.
T: Again the very Panepot flavors, dark dried fruits, figs, plums, nuts, spices, toffee, molasses, some sweet syrups, etc. It has a creamy taste to it too, with a little Brett and wild fink again, some barnyard and some sour tart fruit too. Some light earthy malts too. It has some sour, but subtle, and definite spices. The wild flavors are subdued enough to not overpower, and pretty clean.
M: Medium body with lower but decent carbonation.
F: Light sweetness but mostly dry, with a slight sticky syrupy finish. SOme lingering spices, the typical Panepot spices as well as the same fruits and nuts. Again some creamy flavors lingering with a dry mouth smacking Brett wild funk hammering the dryness. A slight tart fruit wild yeast flavor too. A little warming booze on the finish as well that seems to come out more without the sweetness.
07-07-2010 01:55:53 | More by jlindros
3.8/5 rDev -8%
On tap at Ebenezer's.
Pours a very cloudy, muddy brown color with a small tan head that lasts.
Aroma is very vinegary. Besides that, all the notes you get in Pannepot are present: dark fruits, raisin and fig especially, caramel, toffee, molasses, and brown sugar.
Flavor is both sweet and slightly tart. Tastes a bit like a good fruitcake mixed with balsamic vinegar. The base beer also adds sweet caramel and toffee notes, oak, and spiciness.
Thick and syrupy on the palate; full-bodied with low carbonation.
Very interesting beer overall. I'm glad to have tried this one.
06-21-2010 18:18:08 | More by nickd717
4.7/5 rDev +13.8%
Big bottle of 08...small head and cola brown color. Rich aroma of brett, coca-cola, herbal spices, and strangeness. I really like this but I like unique brews. Not easy to detect 2 years of aging in a barrel, but no worries. Nice sourness, funkiness, some noticeable alcohol but very interesting and fun!
06-06-2010 04:05:00 | More by DenverLogan
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
This is still on Tap at Lion's Pride in Brunswick probably not much longer I was told once it is gone there is no more.
A - Nice dark some carbination really nice.
S - dark raisons belgian sugars some black liquorice.
T - Nice you can taste the wild mixed with the beer makes it nice.
M - smooth again a feel of the liquorice but not bad.
D - Would have again a hefty price point makes this one a bit of a smaller score.
06-04-2010 23:04:39 | More by Casey10
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
Shared a bottle with some fellow BAs. This was one nice treat!
A - Deep mahogany/brown body. Thick foamy tan head.
S - Dark fruits, brown sugar, spice cookie, with a noticeable Brett/sour funk.
T - Very smooth and complex sour Belgian Quad. All the right flavors are there. Very malty, sweet, funky and sour.
M - Creamy, bubbly on the tongue. Sour finish.
D - Excellent beer. Wish we had more than one bottle. I would love to try this on tap.
05-20-2010 23:21:17 | More by muttyd
4.43/5 rDev +7.3%
I'm reviewing the tap version because I thought it was better than the bottle.
This beer obviously looks like regular Pannepot. Rich dark color and a faint burgundy hue when put up to the light.
It has a very clean bretty funk too it. Very inviting for a wild beer.
Taste is perfectly executed. Brett is paired with the dark fruit and sweetness from Pannepot. There's a welcoming tartness as well. Something I didn't pick up so much from the bottled version. This beer is even better on tap.
05-20-2010 21:55:47 | More by BearsOnAcid
4.55/5 rDev +10.2%
10oz served in a chalice at the Lion's Pride, served at room temperature. Not sure how long it'll be there so get to it if you haven't! (Bit pricey though).
Pours a deep deep amber color with a huge fluffy looking head, leaves some patchy lacing along the glass, the head although very puffy settles down into a very light cap.
Smell has a huge aroma of dark fruit and sweetness, huge amounts of cherry and raisins, it's not overly cloying on the nose either since I could smell this beer all night long.
Taste has a medium to low carbonation (leaning towards the lower end), the dark fruit presence really takes the cake over any of the other spices, the cherry and raisin taste is quite divine, it is rather sweet but it isn't overly sticky or syrupy, the sweetness does a good job of masking the strength and any astringency it might have, definitely has a bit of a funk to it but it's more of an after thought so don't expect any huge sourness out of it.
Quite an interesting take on the quad, one of the better dark fruit presences I've had and the light funkness really makes it stand out. Personally, I prefer this version of Pannepot over any of the other versions I've tried.
05-18-2010 19:43:43 | More by deltatauhobbit
4.83/5 rDev +16.9%
Reviewed from my notes. I enjoyed a chalice of this rare beverage on tap at Ebenezer's Pub, the finest beer bar on Earth. The beer looks very much like its non-wild cousin. It is dark black in color with a big tan foam head. The receding head leaves behind a great pattern of lacework. There is visible carbonation clinging to the sides of my glass as well as rising from the bottom. I can can begin to tell this is a very different beer from the Old Fisherman's Ale once I begin to smell it. The complex spices I am familiar with are present. But I can also detect a sweet aroma, with notes of cherry and vanilla. All of this is rounded out with a healthy does of funk. When I sip, the flavor starts out bold, being both malty and creamy. There is a champagne-like crispness in the finish. I am hit with the sour funk right as I swallow. It is a very interesting flavor, as the wintery spices are still present throughout the beer. The wild yeast works well and adds a lot to this beer. I didn't think you could improve upon Pannepot, and thought this may not actually be a better beer, it is most certainly its equal. The body is of medium intensity and very creamy--much creamier than I remember the non-wild version of this beer being. There is a lot of carbonation that I can feel playing on my tongue. There isn't much coating, but what is present is bitter and sweet, but not sticky. It is most impressive for a quad. Like all of the other De Struise beers I've tried, this is oh so drinkable. the alcohol and funk never get too strong. I could drink this all day. If you can, get yourself to Lovell, Maine and order a glass.
04-29-2010 12:37:33 | More by ToasterChef
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
I'm just enjoying a whole bottle of this beer. The bottle looks great, the beer in the glass also. Deep black, creamy head. Dry-malty aroma. Starts strong-malty, a bit alcoholic, rusty, dry. Some fruity notes of grapes and raisins. Also a little bit smoky. Intense finish, frutiy again, a bit like a good dry red wine. Gets better with every sip. Very drinkable. A great brew!
04-06-2010 19:42:07 | More by kappldav123
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
Huge thanks to tpd975 for cracking this bottle at the RBWG at Redlight Redlight. Served in a tulip-shaped taster glass.
A - Looks a lot like regular Pannepot - dark, dark, brown color that verges on black. Big off-white foam that eventually dissipates to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. Maybe not quite as attractive as the normal version, but still quite nice.
S - You can definitely pick out the funk - I actually find regular Pannepot a little funky to begin with, but this is substantially more amped up. There's a lot of sweet fruitiness to the brett, with some light acetic acid and red wine in there as well. As expected, there is the regular backdrop of anise, dark fruits, and spices, but they've been pushed into the periphery. No trace of booze in the nose, which is an improvement over other Pannepots. Wonderful stuff.
T - The taste is a bit of a letdown compared to the aroma - it's a bit medicinal and slightly sour, and there is a large amount of earthy and tannic bitterness in the finish that I don't remember being present in any other variant of this beer. This is all in addition to the dark fruit and licorice malt backbone. Spices are less present here than in the nose. Again, it's less boozy - I was beginning to wonder if it was 100% wild fermentation (and thus a lower ABV), but after the description it starts out as regular 10% Pannepot before going into the barrels. I guess the added flavors and aging have tempered the heat of the young beer a bit. It's probably a 3.75 but I'll round up and be a little tougher elsewhere.
M - The carbonation is a little lower than I expected, particularly for a Struise beer. I actually thought it could use a little more sprtiz and effervescence to highlight the gueuze-like qualities. Soft, smooth, medium-full body, with a nice dry finish and minimal heat.
D - A very interesting experiment, but again I'm not sure it improves on the original beer. The aftertaste was pretty intense and would slow me down more than the ABV, although the entire 750ml bottle would slow down even the most intrepid drinkers by the end. I'd certainly have it again, but I doubt I'll ever have the chance - unless Urbain makes more (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
03-14-2010 05:53:33 | More by MasterSki
Pannepot Wild from De Struise Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.