Pannepot Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

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1,153
Reviews:
386
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.62/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

2010 bottle consumed on March 22 2016.

Pours good and looks great, with a hefty head that lasts for a while and some lacing.

Smells like raisins, flowers, sugar and countryside. A quad, yes, but a lot more nuanced/smooth.

The taste follows the nose, with dark fruit, figs, pureed dates, sweetness and a tad of freshly-licked oak.

Unfortunately the mouthfeel is shot and gone; watery-thin, oxidated and damaging to the quality of the beer overall.

Overall this brew is nice enough and rather drinkable for the ABV, but it falls way short of the expectactions.

I would assume that drinking this fresh(er) would be advisable.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
3.62/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle from Belmont Station. 2010 vintage. Westvleteren goblet.

A: Fizzes up from the glass. Very dark mahogany to the point of nearly being black. Creamy head disintegrates into leftovers. Leaves some pretty nice legs.

N: Greeted by a cavalcade of walnuts, sweet malt, raisins, prune, and oak. There's a touch of molasses about this. Some cola and plenty of clove. Cinnamon, peppercorn, fig and caramel. Very aromatic and pleasing if disjointed.

T: Heavy on the wood with a hint of savory flavors over the top of a bread sweetness. Tastes very exotic if a little overspiced and almost 'funky'. Shows some biting astringency. A little bit of soy sauce/salt.

M: Dense and full with lively carbonation.

O: I'd much prefer the base beer, the Monk's Ale or the Grand Reserva. Though this beer is very well rounded, it's almost got a wild element to it. Disappointed, I admit.

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Photo of Gfunk720
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2008 bottle, out of my 3Floyds glass.

A- Dark dark murky brown, almost blackish. It's quite creamy looking, with a small off white head. Light lacing...

S- The first thing that came to mind was a can of dip. I get some light oak and sweetness, but mostly tobacco.

T- I was expecting the worst with the tobacco smell, but it is pretty good. Smooth with a light sweetness. A nice blend of flavors, with notes of dark fruit, tobacco, and oak.

M- It's not light in body, but just a little watery. Has a nice mouthfeel though, and solid aftertaste.

O- Not bad. Not nearly worth the money paid for it. I'd much rather have a Weyerbacher Blasphemy or something similar. None the less, it's a solid quad with some light barrel flavor. Nothing crazy.

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Photo of harrymel
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2008

A: pours a dark brown ale with very limited clarity. Two fingers of graham head falls to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.

S: Graham, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter. Some yeast, sweet malts. Not incredibly complex.

T: wow, aromatic in the oral cavity! Super duper herbal. Alcohol, buttery malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, grain. Woody flavors are really raw.

M: Heavy body with moderately high carbonation. Resinating finish is semi dry and viscous.

O: Really complex beer here. The nose doesn't impress, but the flavor and mouthfeel are nice.

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Photo of Arbitrator
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Generously shared by nickd717. Thanks Nick. From notes.

A: Pours a very dark maroon body with translucent edges. The pour produces a finger of light tan foam. Good retention, leaving a moderate collar and some scattered film on top when all is said and done.

S: Plums, raisins, coriander, pepper. Light booze. Oak. Vanilla, caramel, green apple.

T: Has a savory taste of plums, raisins, and green apple up front. Cocoa powder, caramel, brown sugar or molasses, vanilla, and oak come through in the mid-taste. The finish is spicy (pepper and coriander) with a light booze warmth to it.

M: Semi-dry for the style. Light booze warmth. Low-medium carbonation.

D: It's decent, but I prefer the original and the Grand Reserva to this one.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.66/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kflack
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A special thanks to dogfishandi for this trade bonus!!

2008 Reserva LOT 4DD

A: Wow, thick! Small head the dissapears quickly.

S: Dried fruit,

T: A little sweetness, nice dried fruit. Mild hops. Kinda boozey?

M: Thin, but you can tell its bottle conditioned. Nice carbination for this style. Maybe aged a little long??

O: No hint as to the style off the bottle, just aged. I think its a good tripple?? Maybe a quad? Nice overall, but maybe aged a little long.

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Photo of headbucket
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
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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Photo of seeswo
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage bought from the Webshop.

Appears dark, almost cherry brown in color, with minimal head. Nose of oak and mild cherry. Smells decent, but reserved.

Taste is not too sweet, but with a touch of cherry or other fruit sweetness. A bit of oak. A bit boozy, though not too much. The taste doesn't totally come together for me, like it is missing a bit of punch or direction. Maybe I'm not good with subtlety.

Medium mouthfeel that comes in a bit thinner than expected. Taste doesn't carry long with a very slight dry finish.

Found it to be very drinkable and it was not as much of a sipper as I was expecting. Maybe a bit of alcohol burn holds this back a touch, but not too much.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery in Woestvleteren.

From a bottle into a chalice. Sampled directly after Pannepot 2008.

Note: This vintage has the name spelt out on the label using the Dutch spelling: "Pannepeut." A 2007 vintage.

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1 ½ finger medium-thick tan head with great retention. Deep sienna brown in color, opaque, with no visible carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a healthy foam cap that stays until the finish, but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A bit of a muted nose unfortunately. Some caramel malt and hints of spices and herbs, but not much else there. Pleasant, but not bold enough.

TASTE: Lots caramel malt and brown sugary sweetness. Some dark fruits, grapes and raisins perhaps, as well as notes of red wine through the middle. The finish shows some sweet and spicy alcohol along side some hop bitterness as well and leads into a bold but short lived aftertaste. Tasty for sure, and much more impressive than the nose had indicated.

PALATE: Medium body and not quite as creamy as hoped. Goes down smooth though, with a bit of an alcohol burn at the finish, though well measured, and finishes slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: Essentially, this brew is Pannepot without the added spices and herbs. Though Pannepeut is a nice beer on its own right, I don't think it even compares to Pannepot in terms of complexity and enjoyment. On the other hand, I can definitely see the appeal in this brew, and can understand why some would chose it over Pannepot. This is one I would have again, but would reach for the regular Pannepot nine times out of ten. Worth checking out to make up your own mind if you get the chance, and especially fun for a side-by-side.

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Photo of Philousa
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
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 jeffdr123
3.72/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the like the Port wine of beers. Thick, heavy, fruity. A real sipper. So much so, that I didn't finish it. Not because it wasn't good, but because I was done.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 9/20/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains apples, brown sugar, caramelized malts and Belgian yeast.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of brown sugar, fruit, caramel and some spice. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of brentk56
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%

2008 bottling

Appearance: A rather disappointing pour for a Belgian, with the head quickly dissipating and leaving the opaque mahogany colored liquid behind

Smell: Layered dried plum, oak, leather, caramel and brown bread

Taste: After sniffing the aroma, the taste is a bit of a letdown; the plum flavor is there in spades and the bread and caramel builds through the middle, but something is lacking; I am looking for a rich finish, but the oak and leather enters and fades without delivering; somewhat boozy

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: Expecting a six year old beer to deliver was perhaps a bit much, in this instance, but I thought the beer was going to be far more expressive and impressive than it turned out to be

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3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My favourite style from one of my favourite breweries. Pannepot Reserve 2010 vintage. "Belgian Ale Brewed with Spices and Aged in Oak." I've had all the other Pannepot variants; really excited for this one. I try to avoid buying Belgian beers while in the U.S. because I know how much cheaper I can get them in Belgium, but I couldn't help myself when this came to my local beer store. Acquired for $7.99 USD. Expections could not be higher; every Pannepot I've had has been incredible. I loved the Grand Reserva. 10% ABV cofnirmed. "PnP No. 4" Bottle lot: 29|01|HH. Unpasteurized, unfiltered, and bottle conditioned. Imported by the Shelton Bastards. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with unbranded standard pry-off cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a lovely tan colour head, about 1.5 fingers in thickness. Nice soft complexion and creamy succulent texture. Colour is quite appealing given the style. Even consistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Supple, luscious, and inviting. No bubble show. Retention is quite good, around 7 minutes I'd say. The last of the creamy head clings to the surface, tantalizing the consumer. Soft and approachable.

Body colour is a a very dark ruby-black; solid and opaque. Some ruby glow at the bottom of the glass from scattered light. No yeast particles are visible, but it's nontransparent. Colour intensity is mild.

Looking good for a quadrupel. Very excited for this one.

Sm: Great. Dark fruits - including plum and fig. Cocoa powder, caramel, biscuit malts. Berry skin. Cream. Subtle supple oak in the background. Buried raisin. Dark currants and cherries emerge as it warms. A delightful mix of beautifully integrated dark fruit with very subtle oak notes. Luxuriously appealing. Traces of biscuity yeast. Some grape. Plum is dominant. An extremely subtle aroma with magnificent complexity. Mild in strength. No alcohol comes through. Can't wait to drink this one.

T: Ripples of luxurious dark fruit throughout - dates, dominant plum, fig, dark cherry, dark currants... Fruity notes are more overt than in many other top of the line quads; it lacks the masterful delicate subtlety of something like Westvleteren. Caramel. Hints of nutty notes. Biscuit malt. Some brown malt. Light cocoa powder. Some grape. Fruity sweetness up front slowly gives way to a bit of a more dry raisin body which still feels smooth and wet in spite of the hardening of texture. Nuanced. Oak isn't as splendorous as the aroma indicated; it's too restrained and timid here. I get the sense that the oak helps lend cohesion and focus to the many different flavours, but it doesn't offer much in terms of oaky or wooden taste. Not getting any subtle toasty or vanilla notes you might expect in an oak aged beer.

Overall, it's far more fruity than I expected. As a result, it's not quite as well balanced and built as other top Belgian quadrupels. Do I like it? Shit yes.

Mf: Supple, soft, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation; the bottle conditioning definitely helps it feel natural and apt. Good thickness and body. Good presence on the palate. Feels custom-tailored to the flavour profile. Extremely well done.

Still, it lacks the delicacy or fragility of superior quads.

Dr: Definitely a fine quad, no doubt. I'd definitely get it again at a better price; I can't justify the cost in the U.S. again knowing how little this would run be in Belgium. Hides its ABV very well and shows signs it would develop nicely with age. I'd definitely recommend this one to friends. Another jaw-dropper from De Struise. I tend to be hard on quads since they're my favourite, but this one I hold in high regard. I'd happily drink more than one of these in a night. I'm glad I'm not sharing it with anyone else.

Constructively, I'd like to see still more complexity and subtlety, as well as a refined fragile and delicate mouthfeel. Also, bring that oak out more, please! And maybe tame the fruit a bit. A bit too sweet and syrupy; I'm sure some reviewers will accuse it of being reminiscent of cough syrup but that's juvenile and reductive.

High B

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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,153 ratings.
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