Pannepot Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,153
Reviews:
386
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
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133
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230
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Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This thick and heavy looking brew came to me in a fine tulip glass. It had a tall head, beige and lingered until the end. It's garnet brown color made a striking contrast.

In the nose I find dark fruits such as figs and raisins. Some spices also. Smells sweet too with a hint of alcohol.

Drinks with some essence of cheeries and berries. Candied sugar weaves it's way through the beer. Malty sweetness. I think I taste some oak high lights I don't know.
Flows heavy across the palate with a smooth sweetness. hints of alcohol peek through too.
A well made beer thats easy to drink

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Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of spoony
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (2009 vintage) into a chalice. Reviewed from notes dated November 10, 2014.

A-The beer is very, very dark...nearly black. A short, creamy head of mocha foam lasts for quite a while. Not much in the way of visible carbonation.

S-The aroma is more like a stout than many quadrupels with some nutty, chocolate and roasted flavors coming through. That being said, there is still a healthy dose of Belgian flavors like nutmeg spice, molasses, brown sugar, molasses, prune, and raisin.

T-The taste is more fruity than the smell with plum, raisin, prune, and grape flavors hitting my palate. I also taste brown sugar, tobacco, and a light kick of black pepper spice on the finish. Alcohol is mostly concealed but a little bit of medicinal flavor comes through. My bottle was a 2009 vintage so I'm not surprised that I taste a bit of oxidation.

M-A lovely, creamy, mild carbonation rolls across the palate. The body is medium to full. Very nice.

O-This is another really good De Struise beer. The Reserva, like their other BDSA/Quad style beers is a nice mix of traditional flavors that have been tweaked just a bit. The high point of this beer is the mouthfeel, which is damn near perfect. Really well made beer here.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 2009 vintage cellared on 13-Jan-12.
- Poured into St. Bernardus balloon glass on 18-Apr-14 (aged about 5 years).

Smells like a sweet, creamy, sophisticated Barleywine with candied sugar.

Getting the bitter yeast because I poured a bit too much of the sediment (poured real carefully too... I hate it when this happens). Behind all the yeasty nasty I get from the sediment, I get the well-rounded, beautiful Quad with the velvet malty, caramel body and hints of spices.

One of the best Belgian Quads out there. Not sure if I appreciate the oak age as much because the regular Pannepot (and even Pannepeut) is just as good when aged. If you consider yourself a fan of Belgian Quads and have not had this one yet, then you're not complete yet.

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Photo of Chaney
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Churchkey.

A: Dark, dark brown, with a bit of translucence mixed with some leatheriness that made it difficult to totally see through, but not impossible. There were a few bubbles posing as a head, but nothing fancy.

S: Strong, buttery smell of oak killed the Belgian quality making the score barrel-aging - 10, Belgian funk - 2.

T: I would best describe this as delectable bourbon infused date juice, with brown sugar. Additionally, the finish was about the smoothest one I've experienced this side of the Milky Way galaxy.

M: Not a trace of booze or undesirable bitterness. It was absolutely remarkable how easily this one goes down considering its high octane. The was virtually no lacing on the glass OR the palate.

O: I'd been wanting to try this one for a while and it definitely didn't disappoint. I'm usually not a big fan of Quads, but this was no Quad, this was candy!

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330ml bottle (2006) into a tulip glass. Pours an opaque dark maple syrup / hazy brown color with medium, lasting, even head of uniformly sized medium foam. Aroma is rich, spicy (savory), and seasonal with notes of nuts, dried fruit, caramel, plump raisin, vanilla, and typical Belgian candi. Flavor is an interesting amalgam of standard Belgie strong ale flavors, nutmeg, sweet hops, and a long savory finish again reminding of caramelized roasted foods. Medium palate is fully appropriate and strong alcohol is mostly unnoticed except for the nice buzz.

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Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jsanford
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of thebigredone
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of brewandbbq
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2006

Pours garnet brown with amber edging, and a chill haze with fine particulates in suspension.
A solid two inch head of dense, beige foam reluctantly settled to a thick skim coat and plenty of whipped lacework.

Aromatics lead off with spice-dusted raisins, dark rum, and chocolate-drizzled grape jam.
Hints of coriander, nutmeg, white pepper, cloves, and anise. Some brown sugar steps forward as well as a trace of bannana.
Finishes with a mild vineous note.

Medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel and tacky. Lightly chewy and sticky.

Grape jam, ripe fruit, rich malt, and spiced rum start the pallet. A warming boozy note quickly steps forward and warms throughout.
Tangerines, grape bubblegum, sugar-crusted cloves, plump raisins, and doughy malt follow through.

Finishes with a lingering warmth, tacky sugars, and fading spice.

I think this one could improve even more with a couple more years in the cellar, minimum.

Very much looking forward to the new version, which will be unspiced, and as I recall, a bit drier.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a luxury to get to have a 2008 Reserva right after trying the Grand Reserva 2005!

A: pours a medium brown into a dark brown-black, nearly opaque tulip; decent beige head settles into a thin film that lingered

S: notes of sugars and malts, some fruits and some cocoa

T: dark fruits pervade, fainter dryness than the 2005 Grand Reserva, more bold fruit and sweet malt flavors

M: a tad heavier than the GR 2005, but I was less aware of the alcohol (perhaps because I'd just had a GR 2005) - rich and sweet

O: man, what a double-header I just had - the Reserva 2008 is a heartier drink than the GR 2005 (IMO), a little sweeter and bolder, or less refined, if you will, but equally deserving and rewarding. My respect for De Struise's Pannepot line grows with every drink. Cheers!

...and then (over a month later (5-27-12)) got to compare the 2008 to a 2009 Reserva - quick notes: the 2008 was sweeter, smoother, and less sharp/spicy; the dark fruit tastes of the 2008 had a darker, riper flavor - and I know this may go against the consensus, but I think I liked the 2009 a teensy bit more - I like the crisper, spicier taste in this beer (probably why the standard Pannepot (2011 as of my reviews here), is my overall favorite (by a hair's breadth, mind you)).
And in the big picture, Pannepot, as a whole, is a top 10 all-time beer - one that immediately captured my imagination and tastebuds.
Buy any Pannepot you find.

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Photo of DRBiser
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of byronic
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Overlord
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Tevering99 for the extra. I've been wanting to try this for a while now.

Pours a murky brown with an inch or two tan foam head. For the style, attractive.

Smell is sweet, sweet, sweet. Caramel, belgian candi, and ... brown sugar? The taste is much the same, overwhelmingly sweet with some spices in there to give it complexity. Plums and raisins make an appearance.

I was really afraid that I would drink this and be unable to tell the difference between this and the "normal" Pannepot. Unless my taste buds are completely deceiving me, they both share a similar fruity base, but are completely different animals. These has much less complexity in the fruit/spice background, and is a much sweeter beer (though they're both high on the sugariness).

Good, but I prefer the other.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFC21
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickd717
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle.

Pours a great clear dark brown color with a nicely formed tan head and good lacing.

Aroma is fairly rich - sweet caramel and toffee and candied rum-soaked dark fruits. Some Belgian yeast also. Similar to a more balanced Pannepot, without too much oak presence.

Flavor is amazingly good. All the great aspects of Pannepot are there: caramel, toffee, date, prune, fig, along with some oak barrel and slight vanilla.

Incredible palate on this one. One of the smoothest beers I've ever had. Medium-full bodied with fairly soft carbonation.

An excellent beer overall. The others there didn't think it was quite so impressive, but damn, I thought it was good, and it's pretty rare too.

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Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Crosling
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown colored beer with a firm tan head. Rockin aroma showcases the intricate complexities of Pannepot, with added notes of vanilla, red burgundy and a very light toasted wood. Nose is awesome. Flavor is mildly disappointing. The barrel seemed to mellow and tame the original Pannepot, but it seemed to lose a bit of its flavor intensity and concentration. Doesnt quite have the depth of flavor or body of regular Pannepot. That being said, still a killer brew.

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