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Pannepot Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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4.31/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#542
Reviews:
390
Ratings:
1,160
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,160 |  Reviews: 390
Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a dark tan head and visible carbonation. Smells like apple brandy, burnt caramel, raisins, cocoa and chocolate. The taste includes all those notes, and, in addition, a bit of cola and milk coffee. Full bodied with medium carbonation and a sticky-sweet and roasty aftertaste. My favourite by quite a bit, from the Pannepot series.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
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 nerdboy19
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a slightly hazy, very dark mahogany brown, with a half finger light khaki head that dissipate to almost nothing; no lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark stone fruit, raisins and figs, a bit boozy. Flavor is rich dark stone fruit, intense as if starting to be boiled down to syrup (but not at all syrupy), vanilla, raisins, a bit of date and figs, faint oak. Nice plumy finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A really nice dark fruit quad. I dry plums every year, and there is a point where they are almost done, but not quite dry that you can pull them out of the drier and the flavor has become incredibly intense and estery. This ale captures that flavor for me. The regular Pannepot is one of my favorite ales and tied for the best with St. Bernardus and Rochfort. This seems a bit more complex and rich and the touch of oak is welcome. Really a world class quad and ale.

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

Photo of deonreds
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sia478
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SayBoom
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Curmunchkin
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -6%
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 Kplummer82
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baldpacker
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First tried at Delerium Cafe in Belgium. Then purchased in the Faroe Islands. Both 2012 Pannepot Reserva Old Fisherman's Ale Aged on Oak.

L: Deep malty brown. Head dissolves very quickly.

S: Molasses, Fig, Malt.

T: Thick and complex. Caramel, Molasses, Malt, Figs, and a little Earth. Finishes dry, not bitter, with a lingering sweetness.

F: Great mouthfeel. Light carbonation with small bubbles that let the flavours dance on my tongue.

Overall: Quite possibly my favourite beer in existence. I'd like to compare it side by side with a Westvleteran 12, Abt 12, and Rochefort 10, but from my recollection of those beers the Pannepot has more complexity.

If it weren't 10% ABV and so hard to find I wouldn't stop drinking these.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage poured into a snifter.

Pours a dark mahogany color with a 1-finger caramel head. The head settles into a nice golden ring around the top of the beer.

The aroma starts off with a barrage of dark fruits: Fig, and lightly tart black cherries lead the way. Then comes the expected woodiness from the oak barrels. Finishes with a subtle tinge of alcohol, with some even more subtle notes of caramel and vanilla.

The flavor brings notes of fig, plum, and cherries, as well as a surprising amount of chocolate. There's a good amount of vanilla and oak throughout, as well as some molasses. Perfectly balanced sweetness.

The feel is medium-bodied with relatively light carbonation. Goes down about as smooth as a beer can, with just the faintest hint of alcohol warming as it goes down.

Overall, I had very high expectations for this given how much I love regular Pannepot, and this definitely met and even exceeded those expectations. This beer is rich, complex, and surprisingly drinkable. Definitely my favorite Quad to date.

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Photo of Studfarm69
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of babaracas
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 reserva. Pours a hazy dark red-brown, thin tan head settles to a thin ring, a few dots left behind. Smell: fig, black currant, molasses, baking spices, tobacco and bourbon notes. Taste: baked fig, black plum, a bit vinous, toasted brown bread, lots of caramel and a molasses note, cardamom-ish spice and herbal flavors dominate the finish. Medium-plus sugary body, moderate carbonation, sticky finish with drying oak at the end. Delicious.

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Photo of jakea
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houser
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 Vintage
Poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a very dark brown with a small head that disappears quickly.
S - Aroma is dark fruit, and I keep thinking if I breathe deeply enough some alcohol will come through.
T - Flavor follows the nose. Dark fruits with little sweetness, almost dark cherry. Some barrel.
M - Low carbonation, medium mouth feel.
O - Delicious beer. Make sure you let this warm to almost room temperature to let all the flavors come forward.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 Vintage. Dark chocolate pour with mahogany hues, and a reddish brown colored head @ 2 fingers. The head fizzles out quite quickly though docking the score a bit, although this is 10% to be fair and most in the know, know that more alcohol equals less head.

Deep, black cherry and currant with tons of oak barrel here on the nose. Some bourbon like sweetness and syrup and alcohol burn invades the nostrils eloquently.

Tons and tons and tons of flavor. Cherries, plums, currants, black licorice, anise, herbal, oaky woodiness, and straight beautiful burns from the alcohol. The sour qualities aren't there quite as much, but this drinks more like an intensely aged mahogany barleywine than anything. It's still delicious.

Insanely carbonated while being super sticky and wine-like at the same time with plenty of resins, vine, and grape juice qualities. It fades dry...super dry.

This beer drinks like a wine, punches like a barleywine, and tastes like a quad. This is a superb accomplishment. By the end of the glass I'll be gone, but I'll have enjoyed the ride immensely.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,160 ratings
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