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

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

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Ratings:
1,147
Reviews:
382
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
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131
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Photo of Kshock
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice, deep ruby red color. little head retention, does have a nice lace. The head is a slightly off white color.

S- Very mild aroma, but is reminiscent of dark fruits. You can get a slight oak aroma out of it.

T- This beer has an awesome blend. You get dark fruits, brown sugar, and oak. All blend very seamlessly and has an amazing finish to it.

M- Another area where this beer shined. Incredible soft mouthfeel, with almost no residual flavors.

D- For a barrel aged Quad, this drinks very nicely. Could be a very dangerous combination :)

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Photo of Bierman9
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This 0.33l bottle is courtesy of Brabander. Vintage 2009, with PNP No. 4 and best by date of 16/08/2016 on the label. Enjoyed outside on a breezy, Fall day...

Poured into a small tulip; it is a very deep, dark, opaque brown. Head is tan, foamy and fine, sitting at 1/2". Carbo is steady and plentiful, while the lacing is decent. Smells of ripe, dark fruit and some caramelized brown sugar. Body is medium-plus, and it is quite smooth heading down.

It does have some oak in the flavor, along with good doses of dates, raisins and figs. Mix in a touch of caramel and some hints of rummy brown bread And molasses next. It also has light touches of roasty bitterness. A tasty, well-made brew. Thnx, Thijs! Prosit!

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Photo of ShadesOfGray
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2008. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Trois Pistoles(Unibroue) chalice. Pours a mild brownish color with a tinge of caramel. Fills the glass a darker brown with a faint dark red grape color. A medium size, about a finger and a half...of off white creamy head forms with decent retention and leaves nice, yet quick sliding fizzy lacing.

Aroma is nice, but a little disappointing...because it's not real strong. But overall, it's inviting. Plums, raisins, Belgian yeast, and malts. Picking up some booze and wood.

Flavor is definitely interesting. It's very good, but completely different from the traditional Pannepot. This has a lot more over-ripe fruit notes. Some raisins and dates, and also some sweet fruits like plums. Medium body, medium carbonation, mild booze...with basically no booze warmth/burn. Great tasting beer though overall from De Struise!

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Photo of pdoran10
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark brown color that lets almost no light through into a pint glass. One finger of off white head that leaves impressive lacing.

Smell is brown sugar, sweet cantdy breaded malt, a hint of alcohol heat.

taste is sweet nutmeg and nutty up front. A complex blend of Belgian malt sweetness and molasses. Very interesting flavors.

thick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. very robust well made beer here.

Highly drinkable quad not much alcohol heat. Really nice smooth beer.

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Photo of dgilks
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown colour with a smooth, tan head. Large head and good head retention.

Deep, dark caramel aroma with dried fig and raisin notes. Bold and complex.

Mildly sweet with the sugars being well attenuated creating a dark, rich caramel note. Plenty of fruit, herbal character and a light enteric thing that adds complexity without quite being offensive.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

I quite like this. There are some weird things going on but they all work together.

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Photo of ne0m00re
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/05/10- Had a 33 cL botle of the 2007 Pannepeut Old Monk's Ale.
A: Murky brown, pours a nice cream head that dies to an active collar and film.
S: Raisins, molasses, some leafy moldy hops, dark candi sugar, figs, bourbon (w/o the barrel).
T: Very sweet tar-caramel, cigar/molasses/raisins are big players here. Quick on the tongue. Mild leafy bitterness fades to a nutty bourbon roast finish. Mildly lingers.
M: Slightly thinner but with a mildly creamy carbonation. Sticky linger.
D: Pretty good, a little boozey.

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Photo of define333
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rapidsequence
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage. Dont remember where I got it or how much it was.

Appearance: Pours a dark iced-tea brown with a significant amount of chill haze. The head and lacing are disappointing for a quad-- especially a real Belgian one.

Smell: Very sweet smelling dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Dark berries, plum, raisin. Cakelike. Some pear and apple. Spicy, but not too much. Vanilla and woody oak.

Taste: Similar to the smell, except that the spice is much more prevalent in the flavor, as is the oak. Dark fruit, caramel and cake are there, but more present in the finish. It seems overspiced to me, and although the oak is nice, I think its a bit overdone too.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is slightly low I feel, and the oak and booze thins the overall feel a bit. Not at all bad, but not perfect.

Overall: A damn good quad. I like the oak, but I'm not sure its any better than the regular Pannepot.

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Photo of thepeter
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage, poured a dark brown. murky, mohogany with not much of a head that turned to No head pretty quickly. Not very much lacing left either. Got some of the expected smells of dark fruit, yeast, roast nut, candy sugar spice and a bit of funk. Tastes were a muted version of the smell the dark candied fruit and yeast were certainly present, along with a nuttiness and a bit of tart funk, which I did not expect. the feel was quite smooth but not as creamy as I remember it being in the past. Never the less I could drink this till I pass out. the Alc is not very present and the flavors are all wonderful, plus, in the end I think my bottle was not as good as others. Not sure what happened but know this beer is better than my experience this time around.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle of the '08 vintage, poured into a medium-sized Duvel tulip.

A: Clear, deep reddish brown body under a thin tan cap. Ok retention, spotty lace. Fairly pedestrian, but solid.

S: Incredible. Rich plum, raisin, spice, and vanilla. Very toasty, almost chocolatey malt. Wow.

T: A little less terrific, with all the flavors hinted at in the nose coming through in a subdued manner. Fruit and spice follow toasty malt, and significant booze closes things out. Not oas oaky as the nose promised, but still good.

M: Creamy medium body with tons of creamy carbonation. Nice.

O: This was a very good Quad indeed, but I felt that somehow the barrel subdued the powerful flavors of the regular version without adding as much new complexity as can be found in the Grand Reserva. Given the choice, I'd buy the regular over this every time.

Cheers!

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz, 2009 vintage
HF wine glass

A: Dirty brown. Reddish hues. Light tan thin layer of head. Forms a collar around the edges of the glass. Some lacing.

S: Oak. Dark fruits. Tannic. Some toffee. Some nuttiness.

T: Dark fruit: fig, raisin, prune, etc. sweetness. Malts. Some tannic notes. Finish is dry but some lingering sweetness.

M: Medium to full bodied.

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2006 vintage for the Danes into Cab glass

Beautiful dark chestnut body with ample carbonation. Chewy, maple walnut ice cream-colored head dissipates quickly and exhibits sufficient lacing.

Mildly soapy hop presence - brown sugar cinnamon with ginger and sarsparilla - a little tin presence when cold.

Creamy - almost like ice cream with strong spice profile of cinnamon, ginger root, sarsparilla in the chewy braised-like malt. Tough to shake the tinniness but after a while warming it starts to dissipate. Slight smoke and wood chips emerge with warmth.

Extremely hearty and chewy mouthfeel...like a warm caramel apple sundae. Tight grip, almost tangy.

Overall very enjoyable parts of the offering but they aren't necessarily synced up with each other as well as would be desired; strong effort nonetheless.

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Photo of hubearth
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Rochefort chalice from a 330ml bottle. Bottled in 2007.

A: a beautiful dark beer. Looks almost like a stout with a inche of red. I had to pour hard to get a head and it didnt last long enough to let me enjoy the smell before tasting it.

S: The caramel hits you first. There a fresh smell that I can't really identify and a vanilla aroma. No alcool smell.

T: Vanilla, cherry, strong alcool, caramel. Very sweet. It's strong alcool taste and it's sweetness remind me of the taste of curacao found in the "Babar bassin d'hiver". The after taste is like a mix of caramel and wisky.

M: Good, but the sugar leaves your mouth sticky like if you drink a not so cold coca-cola. Feels good, but more carbonization could give it a better mouthfeel.

D: I would not get two in a row. It's too sweet to drink often.

Overall, I think it's a really good bear, but I was expecting more. I had two traditionnal Pannepot 2007 before. For the first one, I had the same reaction. For the second one (not on the same day) I thought it was one of the best bear I knew. I found it better than the Rochefort 10. For this beer. the Pannepot Reserva 2007, I think it's between this two reaction. I would not get tired after a bear, but I could not drink more than one. And the Rochefort is still a better bear than this one.

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Photo of muttyd
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep amber/brown pour with a thin fizzy head that fades to just a faint ring. Coats the glass nicely. Big Belgian Quad aromas in the nose - loads of spice/clove, dark fruits, toffee malts, some burnt coffee notes as well. Pretty much what I expected, but still very complex. Taste follows the nose but the sweet (slightly boozy) big malt flavors really kick in. Not as thick/creamy as other quads I've had, but still a nice meal in a bottle. Glad I picked up a few bottles of this!

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Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle, approximately 3 years old.

A: A dark brown pour with a big fluffy very light brown head floating on top. Retention is good, takes a long time to fade away. Leaves some pretty heavy lacing on the glass.

S: Wonderful dark fruits like cherries, grapes and raisin. Maybe a little fig? Caramel malt and some molasses. Oaky vanilla. A bit of stinging esters. I get a whiff of cocoa here and there.

T: A lot going on in here. Up front, some oak and dark fruits, similar to the aroma. Sweet caramel and molasses (maybe a little toffee in the middle?). Some cocoa on the back end as the oaky vanilla finishes it off.

M: Fairly thick, not syrupy though. Smooth.

O: Pretty much you would expect, tastes like normal pannepot with some oak aspects added in. This is a little older vintage than my regular pannepot and the flavors seem to have melded a bit, making it a bit smoother. A good quad either way, very complex and intricate.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle served in my Bruery tulip. 2008 vintage, lot A4DD. Pours a dull chestnut with a slightly murky clarity. Head is half an inch, loose, off-white and embedded with tiny ringlets. Head quickly disperses into a solid skim and a frothy band around the edges of the bowl. Some spots and strands of lacing were revealed during the tasting. Nose is tannic, expresses some ethanol, dark fruit and a trace of oak, which was much more pungent off the cap pop, but is much more diffuse in the glass. Taste follows nose; however, ethanol character is not really present in the flavor profile and oak character all but disappears. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a mild, even carbonation and some very minor, residual alcohol heat at the finish. A very good Quad - great balance and a well-hidden abv contributes to its exceptional drinkability. Not sure how much aging would enhance the experience on this one, but it might be worth securing an additional bottle to sit on for a few years.

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Photo of mexikrainian
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 11oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: dark chocolate with off-white head and minimal lacing.

Aroma: prunes, raisins, cherries and sweet spices.

Flavor: caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts and raisins.

Mouthfeel: creamy medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall impression: lacking on the aroma and appearance but outstanding flavor. complex and unique, this is good but not worth the price.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened up a 2008 vintage into a tulip.

A: Opaque dark brown beer with crimson highlights. Nice small pinky of head that'd off white to tan, amazing lacing.

S: Has great classic quad smells, some ripe dark fruits, brown sugar, lots of nice belgian spices, and more. Caramel. A little sweet subtle oak.

T: All the smell is there with great balance, and a little extra spice and sweet corn mixture. A nice super dark caramel mixed belgian quad mix. Not super complex, but good.

M: Not thick, just medium.

Overall it's good, but doesn't stand up to some of the bigger ones IMHO.

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Photo of retry4z
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served room temperature in a snifter from a 33cl bottle. This is the 2010 batch. Bought for $8.50, which I hear is on the low end of the price spectrum.

Dark appearance with hint of cola color around the edges. Very fine carbonation, so the head disappears quickly.

Smell of an upstanding quad, with aromas of alcohol, caramel, spices, dried fruit, and malt.

Very smooth, dried-plum with alcohol taste, licorice, and cinnamon taste. Warm alcohol aftertaste.

With !0% abv, this is one of the better quads, but the licorice flavor is overwhelming.

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Photo of NoLiberty
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this lovely beer at Delirium Cafe in Brussels with GrassrootsVT.

App: Pours incredibly dark, almost black with a thick and chunky two finger head that leaves high lacing all the way around the glass. Head retains relatively well throughout the drink.

Aroma: This has a distinctly Belgian quality to it. The nose is of sweet malt, chocolate, and tart raspberry with subtle alcohol. The smell is overpowering and well balanced for the complexity. Refreshing and slightly sweet. Dried fruit, prune, fig and tartness as the beer begins to warm.

Taste: Very soft and smooth. Nutty and malty. Finishes sweet and just slightly tart with a nice alcohol warmth and taste. Softness of oak but very little other oaky characteristics.

Mouth: The mouthfeel is fantastic. Really mild with medium body. Soft and smooth, with really nice gentle but ery present carbonation.

Drink: Incredibly drinkable for a ten percenter, made quenching by the fresh tartness.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmwats
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Dark brown, with a ruby hue. A little carbonation. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head, which quickly settles in to a smattering of bubbles with a foamy beer ring. Not much in terms of lacing.

S: Roasted syrupy malt. A buttery toffee with a bit of molasses. Also, something of a salty, peaty tone.

T: Malt, butterscotch, a bitter peat, with hints of nutmeg. Sweet tea and bourbon.

M: Thick, robust, and syrupy feel. The sweetness comes out in the front, with a smooth transition to bittersweet, dry finish. There's a full on bouquet that coats the palette.

D: A strong nasal and palette experience. Lots going on.

Atmosphere is profound. Appearance is nothing transcendental, but a deep and dark hue with a nice enough head. Nose has a lot going on. Sweet and bitter notes, with a robust, malty base. Flavor is a great combination of sweet spices, robust malt, and a bitter counter-balance. Thick and dry. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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Photo of pschul4
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with my boy areich6 during a Bulls/Spurs game

A- Pours a dark purpley/brown with very minimal head which is to be expected from a beer of this nature

S- Strong dark fruit and tobacco scents fill the nostrils. Very fruity indeed

T- Loads of malt hit the tongue first then the dark fruit play on the background. A very tiny hint of the tabacco from the nose streak accross the palate towards the back of the sip

M- I like my Quads thicker but this is decent, some carbonation with a touch of smoothness

O- A solid quad with nothing left to be desired but nothing insanely great about it

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Photo of zoolzoo
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage

A: Murky looking brown color, one finger head, tiny floaties. Looks like carbonated apple cider.

S: Vinous...grape tartness, raisins and figs. A bready, honey drizzled note lingers in the background. A little bit of tingly alcohol, 10% rearing its head.

T: Sweet, spicy, and complex blend of dark fruits. Dark cherry, sweet plums, raisin. Candi sugar coats just about everything. Im not sure that I can recognize what the oak has contributed here, for better or worse. The finish is dry, slightly and pleasantly boozy.

M: Medium body, medium carb.

O: Overall an enjoyable quad. I guess I should try the other Pannepots too.

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my tulip. Picked up at Brawley’s.

A – Poured out a deep amber brown that was cloudy. Produced one finger of tannish head that dissipated quickly.

S – Beautiful smell with dark fruits like figs and cherry. Grapes, molasses and brown sugar as well. Nice and sweet in the nose.

T – Much like the nose this one is nice and sweet to start but not cloying. The dark fruits and brown sugar are noticeable in the flavors and balance well. I get a good bit of grape in the taste. Amazingly the ABV is not overbearing at 10%. Its warming and you can feel it but not like expected.

M – Smooth over the palate. Moderately carbonated. Medium to full bodied. Drying at the end.

O – Very nice brew indeed with just great tastes all rolled up together. Has a nice sweetness and makes a great sipper.

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