Pannepot Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

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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Ratings: 1,171 |  Reviews: 395
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exceptional. Hard to beat in a quad. Unfortunately, hard to find in the U.S.

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4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the best gets better. Bottle shared by Rich from 2008 series. This one aged very well, still as smooth and slick as butter. Dark dried fruits, yeast, typical Belgian ale but oh so tasty.

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Photo of Rristow
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, brown sugar. Moderately sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar. Very nice Belgian beer that hides ABV very well.

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4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage. Pours burnt umber with a medium head that surprisingly didn't leave lace. Nose is quite woody with a hint of burnt caramel and sour cherry. Taste is vinous as expected from the nose. On the dry side for a big quad, although much of that may be perceived due to some tannins amplifying the bitterness. A touch of dates remain, but also red wine. Some light vinegar characteristics of an oud bruin as well. Interesting and complex, but the way it comes together actually detracts from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2008 Vintage

Look: Opaque cola brown with a thin eggshell colored head. No activity visible. It’s a bit muddy looking.

Smell: Rich and sticky. Toffee, dates, figs, caramelized sugar, poached plums, oak, and port wine. Very vinous.

Taste: The attack is all dried dates covered in honey. This drys up quickly to a quenching body of leather, tobacco, vanilla, burnt sugars, cinnamon, oak, red wine poached plums, slight alcohol, figs, and mores dates. The fruity notes continue on the finish with rich drying oak notes.

Feel: Surprisingly smooth. Quenching body with a dry finish. Mild carbonation. Aqueous. Alcohol is present but it is smooth as it warms the chest and not at all abrasive.

Overall: Pretty incredible stuff. It reminds me a lot of a rich Sangiovese wine given it’s deep complexity and the way it develops across the palate. There are so many rich and yet cohesive notes as the beer runs its course. The brew is also quite difficult to review given the age. There are no apparent off flavors or defects due to age besides a drop off in carbonation. Instead it is just so smooth. It actually seems to be almost watery because of how smooth it is. One of my most unique experiences in beer drinking. One of those beers that expands the mind on what beer can be. Incredible.

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4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up back in 2008. I thought I did a 10 year vertical of this last year but apparently not. Heck, that's my picture in this beer listing...

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a clear deep mahogany hue with no real head, just a little bit of wisps. Solid legs.

S - Aromas of sticky plums, caramel, sweet (but not cloy) malts, little bit of oak. Nice raisins. Actually quite enjoyable.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Definitely old, little bit of oxidation. Thankfully no real cardboard flavours. Sticky plums and raisins, little bit of alcohol sweetness. Rather woody, little bit of an almost smoky ester thing going on which is really bizarre. The raisin and caramel is quite nice, but, the other aspects clash with it.

M - Mouthfeel is rather nice, surprisingly, lightly carbonated but not cloy or sticky.

O - Overall it was a solid quad, probably should have drank it 2+ years ago but still, it was fun to try!

Serving Type: Bottle

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2010.
Poured from 0.33l bottle into chalice.
L: Pitch black color with a weak tan foam haed.
S: Whisky, red wine, plums.
T: Sweets, plums, caramel, grapes, oak barrel.
F: Tight body and low carbonation. Interesting aftertaste.
O: Fantastic balanced De Struise quad. One of theirs best.

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4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A 2010 bottle that I purchased in Iowa last fall and buried in the beer fridge. Pouring it in my Duvel glass for the occasion.

Look- Pours a dark brown with a ruby tint that makes it look like whiskey. It produces a small finger of creamy tan foam that slowly settles leaving a thick ring around the glass. No lacing is present.

Smell- Boozy alcohol like aged port or single malt scotch that opens up to figs, raisins and a hint of cherry. There's a little wood that creeps in.

Taste- Boozy dark fruit with plums, figs, dates, raisins and cherry. A touch of caramel sweetness and dry oak in the finish.

Feel- Velvety slick up front yielding to some alcohol heat and a slightly dry finish.

Overall- In a word? Wow! This is one complex beer that tastes and drinks like a spirit or port wine. It still packs a punch and the glow I'm feeling as I finish this bottle makes it seem bigger than a 10% abv. beer. I have a couple more left and will be keeping my eyes open for this again as I'd love to try different vintages. I was shocked to see this wasn't rated world class.

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4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage poured from cellar temp. Pours a dark brown, borderline black, color with little carbonation. Nose is incredible. Getting mostly sweet grapes, sour cherries, and oak. Taste is a bit of barnyard funk, a bit sour, a bit malty, and maybe a hint of tobacco. With 5 years of age, it might be a metallic and oxidized. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, pretty good but perhaps a bit past its prime.

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
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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3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage poured from a bottle into a snifter. A muddy brown color with a modest tan head. Aromas of raisins, figs, toffee, and cherries. The taste was spectacular: a seamless blend of rich caramel malt, stone fruit, and floral hops. Really wonderful with a silky feel. The ABV was well-hidden. An outstanding beer.

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5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. 2012 vintage. The body is dark brown with a thin tan ring around the glass. Aromas consist of dark fruits, molasses, spice, oak barrels, black licorice, herbs, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavors are the same, but there is a mild yougerty tartness. The feel is heavy bodied, with medium carbonation.

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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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