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Pannepot Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,070
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
1,179
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
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137
Gots:
231
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Reviews by Casey10:
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, 2010 vintage, bottled 11/2014 printed on the label. My first encounter with this brewery and this beer - "Old Fisherman's Ale Aged On Oak". Found this bottle lurking along the shelves of the local bottle shop.

Poured into a Unibroue Maudite snifter.

A - Pours a deep tawny caramel-cola brown body; blackish when in the glass. Brings about one finger of fastly dissipating khaki head that lingers on as a ring. Minor sticky spotty lacing doesn't really cling. Appears well carbonated. Looks excellent for what it is.

S - Pleasant barrel / oak-aged aromatics: mustiness, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, cream, dried dark pitted fruits.

T - Taste follows the nose: lots of dark pitted fruits (figs, dates, plums, raisins), caramel, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, cream. Good oak-aging on an already complex quad base.

M - Feel is silky smooth & creamy. Medium-full body with excellent carbonation. Not too sticky or sweet; good depth of dark fruit / oak character.

Overall, excellent depth and duration of flavor. A wonderful oak aged quad. Glad to have stumbled upon this bottle.

De Struise Pannepot Reserva 2010 -----4/5.

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Photo of Mtn
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage. Seems like an infected bottle, but still drinkable. Does not drink like other quads I've had, nor does it have any of the attributes I'm reading about in other reviews or the De Struise website. It's all oak and sour. Has a nice somewhat oud bruin quality, and not a drain pour by any means, but I don't think this is what the brewer intended to have in this bottle. Would like to review again

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Photo of BarrelAged1991
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

very good strong beer, a bit sweet, creamy, light cherry. Dark brown colour with a nice cream on top!

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Photo of Philousa
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 vintage.

Pours an inky mahogany with a bone colored head that is barely there. The foam comes up like a magic spell conjured from the drink, the bubbles small and delicate. Lots of vanilla with dark milk chocolate, wet oak, and an alcohol tinge in the aroma. There is some plum and other dark fruit in there, but you have to take a big whiff, since the chocolate is so prevalent. Lots of dark chocolate throughout the flavor profile. Young oak wood and subtle vanilla bean waft through. There is some definite plum and date flavors that are potent like a juice, but fleeting, like it's peeking it's head above the chocolate flavor for air. This beer is thick with flavor not unlike a brownie. This is a dangerous beer, as I cannot detect the alcohol at all. Feel is balanced with a somewhat dry finish. 

While I enjoyed this beer, I feel thre are more complex quads out there to be had for cheaper or the same price. The chocolate male is just too dominating.

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Photo of drewba
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, muddy brown and red peeking out when it moves around. Pours a finger tan head which produces some nice bubbles, but mostly a tight, tiny bubbled film on top with a healthy ring.

S - Lots-o-spice; orange peel, coriander, nutmeg. Some plum, raisin, sweet molasses and bread with a slight meaty & smokey quality, and a little booze heat. The spices aren't really my thing, so while this doesn't smell great to me, the nose is fairly pungent.

T - Lots of dark fruit, but isn't overstated and mixes in fairly well with the spices. Dry raisin, sweet plum, fig, leather, tobacco, nutty bread, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, molasses, mostly in that order. The oak is well done, lending a soft dryness, but it's very subtle. The interesting blend of spice is dominating here, going long into the aftertaste.

M - Comes out oh-so-creamy with a perfect amount of carbonation, but once that fades I'm left with an unusual grittyness in the mouthfeel.

D - I happen to not enjoy the spice cabinet things going on in this beer, so it severely hampers its drinkability for me. I do keep coming back for the wonderful mouthfeel, it's so damn creamy.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Roguer
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Small tan head, quickly fading. Extremely dark brew straddling the line between brown and black; relatively clear.

Classic quad aroma; prunes dominant; barest hint of dry spices; cola, vanilla, and a bit of oak.

Flavor is a lovely, thick, complex blend of all things Pannepot and oak: prunes, plums, and red grapes; dry spices; notes of creamy chocolate and coffee running throughout; slightly tart and very woody oak; brown sugar and molasses; kiss of vanilla on the finish.

Thick and extremely smooth mouthfeel; nice warming in the chest, but otherwise no real hint of alcohol; lively mouthfeel with no sting or foaming. Long lingering aftertaste, sticky and cloying and sweet.

A fabulous, one-of-a-kind quad, Pannepot again hits it out of the park. Just the right amount of sweetness.

2010 bottle, reviewed Jan 2015. No sign of oxidation whatsoever.

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Photo of monitorpop
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of IPA35
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage

A really dark brown beer, hardly any light coming through at all. A medium off white head with reasonable retention. Beautiful.

Smells very good: big sweet dark fruits in here, caramel/brown sugar, oak, vanilla. Basically a nice quad with quite some oakiness.

The taste starts out with fruity sweetness. Nice and than it moves towards a more malt dominated taste. Quite a dry, roast-like maltiness. The oak gives it that distict woody, vanilla and toffee flavour, especially in the aftertaste. It works really well with this beer. Complex. A tasty brew for sure.

The mouthfeel is medium, for example the Westvleteren 12 has a more rich mouthfeel. Still, this is not bad at all and still rather creamy. Low to medium carbonation, which fits the style if you ask me.

Overall a great beer, I really like what the oak did to this beer. Now I just need to try the normal version! My second beer from this brewery and again this is very good. I will look out for more of their beers!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of korndog
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark brown with creamy head that rapidly dissipates. Heavy aroma of prune juice and burnt sugar.
More dark fruit on the taste with some cherry tobacco notes, drying out somewhat, but not completely clean on the pallet.
Slightly tart finish. Possible orange peel note in finish. Alcohol still very evident through the heaviness of this beer.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

331st review on BA
bottle to snifter
11.2oz 2008

App- A lighter brown color with garnet highlights. The head was 1/2 inch quick receding with very little retention or lacing. Quite what I expected.

Smell- Big quad scents. The oaky vanilla is upfront with some medicinal cherry/dark fruit scents. A little burnt sugar as you inhale deeply with a little fresh bread.

Taste- Why are quads just so smooth and delicious. Retorical I know. Warming flavors with the cherries and the ABV coming through nicely. Pleasnt caramel sweetness with a balanced flavor profile with each ingredient doing its job.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carb level. A tad thin but okay and had a slight boozy cherry finish.

Drink- One of the best quads I have had. It was well rounded, not over bearing, assertive when it needed to be but yet delicate with the profile. Would like to have a few more vintages.

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of REVZEB
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Actually found myself liking regular pannepot much better. The barrel character beefed up the body, but did nothing but mute some of the glorious complex and nuanced taste of the original. Still an ok beer, but for a quad that relied on the flavoring combo it falls short of the greats

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to Thorpe429. You rock, Mike.

2009 vintage

The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers dark malts, brown sugar, raisins. Smells nice. Great flavor and remarkably easy to drink. Alcohol hidden very well. A tad sweet, with lingering notes of plums, figs. Another great beer from De Struise.

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Photo of DovaliHops
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage. Pours a dark brownish-red color with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is candied dark fruits with light alcohol and brown sugar. Taste is very well-balanced and complex with hints of oak and vanilla. A little bit of caramel as well with some nice spiciness. Finishes with a bit of booze and more dark fruits. Carbonation is a bit lacking for this style IMO, but still very nice and drinkable. Overall, it's a very good beer, but I don't know if I'd prefer it to Rochefort 10 or St Bernardus 12.

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Photo of nandemo1
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of headbucket
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2008 bottle, lot A4DD.

A: A nice brown with a light tan colored head. Lots of little floaties in the beer since I wasn't careful when pouring. Not much lacing left around the glass but there is a nice swirl of foam around the edges of the glass and over top of the beer.

S: Sweet/candied dark fruits, little bit of brown sugar, and a little spice in there.

T: Dark fruits and sweetness like brown sugar on the start of the taste, spice comes in next(can't quite pinpoint which ones, but it tastes like a belgian beer in the middle for sure) as well as a bit of oak/woodiness. Brown sugar mostly lingers in the finish, a bit of the dark fruits, but they are overpowered.

M:Not very carbonated but it feels medium thick and dense.

O:Pretty nice. Not my favorite quad and I don't know that I taste too much of the barrel aging, would be interested to know what was aged in the barrels before this beer, or if they were new barrels. Interesting and glad that I got to try it, but won't be buying it again for the price of it.

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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,179 ratings