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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
noordhoek.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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382
Ratings:
1,130
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
15.26%
 
 
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Photo of ChrisPro
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 Tasted blind as part of top 10 quad tasting with callmemickey and sideshowe.

A - Dark brown with hint of ruby. Nice khaki head with a little lace.

S - Lots of molasses and caramel on the nose along with a subtle coffee or chocolate roastiness. A hint of raisin as it warms.

T - Deep sweet caramel with a slight roasted nuttiness leading to a light bitterness. This is very well balanced though it seems sweeter the more you drink it.

M - Great carbonation, full bodied and smooth. A little yeasty finish.

O - Incredibly drinkable and there are hints of brandy as it warms. Finished #5 of 10.

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Photo of adrock7309
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 2008 into a chimay goblet. Great dark brownish red color with almost no head and slight lacing along the ridge of the top of the glass. Some large bubbles centered at the top. Letting it warm a bit before i dig in.

Great yeast spice up front with a nice nose of alcohol. Tons of candy sugar notes and raisin flavors abound. Slight carbonation but enough.

Great Beer!!!

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Photo of bfields4
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark amber brown hazy body. Brown lacy head.

Oak barrel vanilla, peppery lots of spices. Sweet molasses malty and dark fruit aroma.

Lots of fruit from dark grape, plumb, fig, etc. to a nice lighter cherry. Belgian estery flavors and spices provide for a nice complexity.

Very smooth and lighter than expected. Still chewy, but not quite as heavy as some other quads. Lots of complexity, easy to drink and very hidden alcohol. Such a beautiful beer. I may perfer this to westy.

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Photo of IPA35
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage

A really dark brown beer, hardly any light coming through at all. A medium off white head with reasonable retention. Beautiful.

Smells very good: big sweet dark fruits in here, caramel/brown sugar, oak, vanilla. Basically a nice quad with quite some oakiness.

The taste starts out with fruity sweetness. Nice and than it moves towards a more malt dominated taste. Quite a dry, roast-like maltiness. The oak gives it that distict woody, vanilla and toffee flavour, especially in the aftertaste. It works really well with this beer. Complex. A tasty brew for sure.

The mouthfeel is medium, for example the Westvleteren 12 has a more rich mouthfeel. Still, this is not bad at all and still rather creamy. Low to medium carbonation, which fits the style if you ask me.

Overall a great beer, I really like what the oak did to this beer. Now I just need to try the normal version! My second beer from this brewery and again this is very good. I will look out for more of their beers!

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage. Old Fisherman's Ale Aged on Oak. Poured from 33cl bottle into Chalice. Thanks to Kendall for hooking this up.

A. Poured about an inch of head. Good retention. Moderate lacing. Almost permanent collar of head. Color is very dark brown.

S. Aroma comes wafting up as soon as I start pouring. Stong dark fruit smell, raisins, figs, and a some grape. Pretty sweet smelling. Candi sugar. Caramel malt. Really nice quad smell. Maybe a little bit of woody oak as it warms. Stronger smelling that Pannepot, and sweeter.

T. Taste has a nice caramel malt flavor. Really the dominant flavor, followed by some dark fruit. I actually do a get a little coffee on the finish with just a bit of chocolate as well. Very interesting. Really good tasting quad. A touch sweeter and a little more complex than regular Pannepot.

M. Medium/full bodied. Low carbonation. Sweet beer, but finishes pretty dry. Has a bit of lingering sweetness, and probably a little bit more than Pannepot.

O. Had Pannepot last night and thought it was great. I think the Reserva is probably a touch better. Both are excellent quads. Very smooth and refined beers. Tommorow brings Pannepot Grand Reserva, if it is anything like the first 2 I have had it will be a great beer.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my To ├śl chalice, 2008 Vintage

A - Pours a dark cola colour, with a one fingered head that reduces to a film and laces.

S - Aromas of plums and dark woody fruits, chocolate and molasses.Plenty going on here.

T - Up front some nice sweet plums and vanilla. followed by some molasses and chocolate with a pronounced woodyness. The finish is very long and port like with the oak lingering. The booze is warming but no overpowering.

M - Medium to full body and low to medium carbonation. Very smooth

O - One of those beer that I not forget in a hurry. Pronounced balanced flavours, plenty of aroma just a little let down by the appearance. Recommended.

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

A: Murky cola colored with a thin head and decent lacing

S: Lots of oak, booze, and spices: cinnamon and nutmeg; there is a vanilla and raisin quality as well; so boozy and complex with a great bready maltiness tying the aromas together

T: Not quite as strong and complex as the aromas indicated; really bready though with raisins, prunes, and other dark fruits; it gets more complex as it warms: breads, dark fruits, spices, a touch of butter perhaps---mmm

F: Fairly good, medium body with a nice texture that clings to the roof of the mouth

O: This is such a good, complex and delicious quad--such nice spice and bready toasty malts make this another damn good beer from De Struise

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle received in a recent trade. '09 vintage. Thanks Adam!

Pours a dark purplish brown, almost black, with a short lived half inch head, and no lacing. Looks still.

Smells pretty grapey, a bit vinous, with some chocolate, tobacco, sherry, and slight oxidation.

This tastes amazing, but I'm not sure it's an improvement on regular Pannepot. There's a great dark fruit flavor, raisin puree, dark cherries, grapes, wine, sherry, and some slight but pleasant oxidation. As it warms, I get a bit more malt complexity in the form of chocolate and tobacco. This is at an age where it's probably gonna start falling off soon- the oxidation is at a pleasant level, but it might get worse soon.

This is medium bodied, with a silky and oily mouthfeel, and a very low level of carbonation. It's a slow sipper for sure, but not because of the alcohol- it's not present at all at about 6 years old.

This is a really nicely done beer that has aged quite nicely. I don't know how it tastes fresh, but at 6 years old, it's quite tasty. Regular Pannepot is probably better, but I wouldn't kick this one out of bed.

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

2008 vintage

Appearance- Pour is a deep brown with a one finger off white head. Decent retention, some spotty lacing.

Smell- sweet and malty. lots of dark fruits, cherry, plum

Taste- Much like the aroma, dark fruits all over the place, a tad tart. Fairly complex, some earthyness from the oak barrels is coming through as well. Picking up some caramel and vanilla too. Alcohol is virtually undetected.

Mouthfeel- smooth and creamy. Goes down very easy.

Overall- Expensive... Yes. Worth it... Yes! This is excellent, its going to be tough to try to cellar my other bottles.

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

11.2oz bottle poured into Delirium tulip.

2008 Vintage.

A- Pours a nice molasses brown with a good fingers worth of head that recedes slowly and leaves some nice soapy lacing around the edge of the glass.

S- Rich, dark fruits, dates, figs, some black cherries. There is also a little pie crust filling graham cracker-ness in there as well. This is what a quad should smell like.

T- Hand down the best tasting Quad I have had. The cherries are pronounced and the other dark fruits are more than just a nuance of the beer. The malt is there and so is a touch of hops but there is so much more. The oak is barely noticeable, but lends a soothing touch to the brew.

M- Spot on, full bodied that just glides down the throat. Smooth in every aspect. The carbonation is there but doesn't take away from this beer.

D- If you can get your hands on this, do. This is my favorite style and it doesn't get any better than this. No alcohol present the entire time sipping this brew.

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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 haz77
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage

A - Pours a very dark brown with a red hue when held up to the light. An inch of tight tan head recedes to a firm cap. Nothing to dislike here.

S - Coffee, cocoa, caramel, apple, rum, dark dried fruit, cinnamon, anise. Lovely complexity and depth.

T - Initial flavour is all dark dried fruit. Milk chocolate pushes through before being nudged aside by sweet caramel and a soft spike of rum in the middle of the drink. Finish is light medicinal phenols and soft drying bitterness of hops. Subtle herbal hops linger in the aftertaste along with dark chocolate and woodiness. Great balance and an adept transition of flavours.

M - Full mouthfeel is made lighter initially by refined, yet fizzy carbonation. Once this fades more creaminess evolves. Doesn't quite reach the same heights as the Grand Reserva I had recently, but certainly very good.

D - Another variation of Pannepot and another winner. So easy to sip despite packing a big punch. Alcohol only revealed in the rum note and lightly warming aftertaste, otherwise expertly masked. A cracker.

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

About 10 months ago I set a lofty goal for myself: reach my 1000th beer review on BeerAdvocate.com before the end of the world (la fin du monde). For awhile I didn't think it was possible - I do have two kids and a full-time job after all. Well, here I am on 12/20/12 sitting at 999 beer reviews on BA.com. A process that I began in February of 2006 continues. Inasmuch as the Mayan calendar says we're all doomed tomorrow, what better way to go out than with my 1000th review?

Vintage 2008. Purchased a couple years ago; it was in my cellar until last night, when I moved it to the DBF. Here we go. . . .

A: Poured - carefully, so as to avoid disturbing the sediment - into my trusty Piraat tulipy-snifterish glass that has seen a significant number of those 999 beers. Body is cola-black with a small greyish head that settles quickly to leave a wisp of film on top. When backlit it's more chestnut-brown with ruby hues on the edges, and sediment/floaties are visible.

S: Very, very nice. First impression is the dark fruits. Raisins, plums, and some grapes. Also some spice - I'm thinking cinnamon, but maybe nutmeg as well. Also sugary - maybe light brown sugar and a touch of molasses.

T: First impression is the sugary sweetness of the taste and the heat of the alcohol at the back end. Sugar-dipped raisins and other dark fruit flavors (think prunes). A touch of sourness shows up at the back of the palate, but there's also a nice drying bitterness at the finish that at times seems tannic and makes me think of oak. Cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness is there at times, though in fairly modest amounts - the sugary sweetness dominates over the spices. As it warms and the palate adjusts to the sugary sweetness, I'm aware of a more vinuous, plummy character.

M: I'd call it medium-full in heft. Nicely creamy and yet fizzy (airy-fizzy, if that makes sense, kind of like I've come to expect from the best Belgians). That active but fizzy carbonation seems to help the flavors explode in your mouth. Nice dry finish, with a bit of sugar and the alcohol heat noted down the gulley.

O: Good stuff. A nearly 5-year-old beer that has held its carbonation quite well. It's a tad bit more sugary than I would like in order to give it a 5 in the taste category, but it's certainly deserving of just one notch lower.

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

Big thanks to my buddy Eric (turdfurgison) for this and my 100th review.

A: Pours a cloudy brown with a finger of tan head.

S: Caramel and bready malts with just a hint of banana. Warming brings out port like aromas and maybe some grape Nehi.

T: Sweet bready and caramel malts upfront followed by mellow alcohol heat. Dark fruits follow into some tobacco a hint of banana and then some smoke at the finish. Complex beer and if I sat here for an hour, I'm sure many other flavors would emerge.

M: Medium body with great carbonation. Sweet but not cloying.

O: I really enjoyed this beer and will drink more of this. Thanks again Eric.

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

A: Pours a dark, murky brown with a pillowy, lingering khaki head.

S: Aromas of ripe plums, red grapes, oak, spices, port, and dark chocolate are abundant on the nose. Complex and welcoming at the same time.

T: Notes of port, spiced pears, cream, pepper, plums, dark chocolate, red table grapes, and oak wash across the palate. The finish is spicy and sweet with notes of dark chocolate, oak, and port.

M: Full bodied, creamy, silky, and smooth. The alcohol is very well-hidden. Very easy to drink for an ale of this strength.

O: This is one of my favorite quads. It is also one of the best barrel-aged beers I've tried. This is one not to miss.

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

11.2oz 2008 vintage poured into a Rochefort chalice

A: Dark brown, opaque, 1/2 inch bubbly off-white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Strong, brown sugar, dark fruits (figs, plums) and almost a little sour apple, spicy alcohol.

T: Everything in the nose is there. The first thing to come is the sugar (brown sugar and molasses) and dark fruits(plum, fig, dates, little prune), there's some underlying spices reminiscent of a christmas food (likely nutmeg, clove, etc). Malt is a lightly roasted and has a nice spiced dark fruit cake tastes. Alcohol is present and acts a little spicy (not heat/pepper wise) and earthy. There's a decent amount of oak and a little vanilla in the background. There's quite a lot going on, the oak plays a light undertone, and everything is really well balanced (all the flavors/nuances are pretty much there from start to finish). Finish is nice and warm. I really can't think of any improvement besides maybe a bit more oak presence.

M: Carbonation is a bit high for a quad, but does work well. The body is very thick and viscous, almost syrupy and coats everything. Extremely smooth and velvety although the higher carbonation does break it up just a bit, but I like how fine the carbonation is.

D: I only had one bottle and had to keep myself from guzzling this down. It was extremely tastes and went down way to easily, the alcohol really only added to the taste/experience rather than being "boozy".

This isn't an earth shattering beer, but I found it near perfect for the style. Paired wonderfully with 18-month aged Gouda. My only regret was not buying more than one bottle! Finish this glass had me begging for more.

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

A 330ml bottle of 2006 vintage, served at cellar temperature and poured into a tulip glass

A - Poured a very dark brown, almost a cola like color with a very hazy and cloudy appearance pretty much obscuring everything inside and making it look a very thick consistency. A very nice three finger high head of tan colored lace came flying up to the top. Very active on the pour would be an understatement, this thing was all over the place. Almost came out of the top of the glass. After a few more minutes, it finally settled down and began to fold in on itself and become more of just a thin half-inch layer across the top. Tons of spider web like lace coating the inside of the glass, leaving tons of dripping lace. Hard to tell how much carbonation there was as it was just way to hazy. Some small amount of sediment visible on the bottom of the glass, which did not really move much, sort of just hanging around on the bottom of the glass for the duration of the session.

S - The aroma was very varied, deep and complex with different hints and small nuances of smell coming through at various different times during the course of the session. The first thing I was able to pick up with a very nice dark fruity aroma. Lots of raisins, figs, plums, and even a touch of grape showing up in here. Very well mixed and balanced between them but leading more toward the sugary notes as it started to warm up. Lots of spice was evident as well right from the start. A sort of odd nutmeg like spice along with a touch of cinnamon, and sugar. Some aromas of oak or other wood like characteristics starting to come through now as well. The profile is really starting to thicken up now and get a bit complex on me. Some light grassy like smells along with touches of earthy grains all floating around in there as well. Overall really quite full and at the same time very well balanced. Major factor here was the raisin like fruits that were the only constant in the aroma the entire time.

T - The first sip of this just started to bring on wave after wave of thick evolving flavor that really was showing off quite well and became increasingly more complex with each and every sip. The first notes that came across were very rich, sugary notes of raisins, which were just a wonderful way to start off the whole thing. Deep dark fruity flavors were the norm on this was with prunes and figs lining up behind it, quickly delving it deeper and deeper. A very strong presence of sugar was next up, really pushing through and drying to lighten it up. A touch of something sour playing around in the back, and just briefly showing up in the flavor before diving back down and out of site again. Rolling on some nice earthy, oak like notes starting to come now with spices becoming more and more dominant. Cinnamon and nutmeg, even some all spice and a hint of banana keeping developing it further. The finish brought everything back together again and just kept evolving it and drying you out, making you come back and get another sip so that you could bring it back to where it was before. Really, no hint of any kind of alcohol in this one, which to be honest was remarkable for something that should have been so big. Overall, I was quite pleased with the overall flavor and thought that it really developed quite well.

M - This was a very thick ale, not quite full bodied, but damn close and it had such a luscious and creamy smooth body that it was really a pleasure to take each passing sip, as each one was better then the one before that. Really a tremendously good beer here. The carbonation held up excellently and really pushed the entire thing into overdrive, allowing the flavors to really pop and explore the full range of possibilities. Great smooth finish, though not intensely dry, it was more sugary and long flavors of spice persisted for a good long time afterward.

D - Now see this category can become tricky at times only because you get the situation where something is so incredibly drinkable, but at the same time, it has a high ABV so it leaves you in the situation of what to do, In this case the answer was simple, you just keep drinking. It was really just that easy to do. There was just no hint of any kind of alcohol in this whatsoever and the flavors were so rich and bold, with such and in-depth and wonderful profile that it was truly hard to say no to this one. I could have easily had another without any incident, it was just that good. So smooth and delicious.

Overall, I thought this was a really great Belgian ale. The flavors were rich and pure, mingling so well and cross such a wide range of style that it was almost impossible to nail down where it was coming from .A deep dark ale; this one would surely please anyone who gives it a try. Does it live up to the hype? I will let you decide that, my feelings are kind of mixed on the subject personally, but one thing for sure, it is damn good.

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Photo of Hullabaloo2
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 bottle served in an Orval goblet on 11/16/2009

Aroma - Deep, rich aoma of dark fruit. Some apple. Very wine like. Mild alcohol. The aroma is very upfront in this beer

Appearance - Dark brown with a red hue. Very little light gets through. Tan head poured 1 fingerwidth and stayed at one fingerwidth. Very nice head retention. Ok lacing.

Taste - Much like the aroma a very deep rich flavor of dark fruits and dark sugars (molasses); however, it's not sweet. This is followed by caramel malt and spicesSome bitterness I believe due to the alcohol. Slight lingering spice and bitterness. Complex beyond my words.

Mouth Feel - Heavy body. Several reviews say low carbonation, but it has a lot of carbonation; however, it is very smooth. Alcohol is present, but is not hot and is very well covered. Lingering spice and slight lingering bitterness. Almost cloying.

Overall Impression - This is different from the quads that I ususally drink (St. Bernardus 12, Gouden Carolus Grand Cru, etc.), but it is definitely a great beer. If only I could get this on a regular basis. I can't speak to the accuracy of its world wide rating, but I can understand why people would rate it so highly. This is a must get if you can. I would even recommend mail ordering it if you can't get it locally. As and after thought, I think Gouden Carolus Grand Cru is still my favorite quad.

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

Thanks to Smalls for hooking me up with this beauty! Nice ruby-brown pour with a quickly fading head and great lacing. Unique nutty nose with prunes, oak, caramel, red wine, and a touch of vanilla. The taste mirrors the nose and is just as complex. The nuttiness and complexity makes this stand out from other quads I've had. It reminds me of a nice red wine. Very woody and smooth and the vanilla and oak get really noticeable as it warms. The alcohol is really well disguised. Definitely the smoothest, most drinkable and enjoyable quad I've ever had. Another world class offering from De Struise!

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

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Struise tulip.

2009 Vintage

A: Pours a dense and rich deep brown with 1/2 a finger of exceedingly creamy, dark khaki colored foam. Retention was excellent with some semblence of head lasting till the final sips.

S: Brown bread, banana, coconut, bruised dark fruit, rum drenched raisins, fudge brownies, and chocolate chip bread pudding.

T: See above with the addition of toasted caramel, clove, molassas, vanilla, and chocolate covered cherries.

M: Warming and sweet with an awesome alcohol burn that keeps everything in check.

0: Another classic entry in the Pannepot series. Keep 'em coming!

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

A - Poured from a 2007 vintage bottle into a Chimay goblet. Pours and has the highlights of dark raisin flesh. A medium, khaki head settles on top before dissipating into a film.

S - Strong sweet aroma of raisins, figs, cherries, malt, toffee and brown sugar.

T - Nice and sweet with a strong malt characteristic. Toffee and dark brown sugar, just a little bit of cherry tart. Potent alcohol taste lingers in the finish.

M - Medium bodied, chewy.

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

This is the 2008 vintage, aged in my cellar now a couple of years.

Poured into a big snifter, body is dark reddish brown, almost black. Poured to a half inch head, tan and foamy, that soon dissipated to a ring. Each sip leaves little puffs of lace clouds on the glass.

Smells of dark fruit, especially cherries, vanilla and old wood, and alcohol.

Tastes of cola, dark cherries, coffee, chocolate, oak wood, and liquor, to name just a few of the flavors in this complex beer.
Starts sweet with a bit of char, then has a nice tart midpalate with cherry flavor and chocolate that lasts into the long finish.

The body on this is medium and the carbonation is low. Creamy if you slosh it around in the mouth, otherwise the mouthfeel is lightly fizzy.

This is an interesting, complex beer. It is moderately strong in alcohol and makes a good evening digestif.

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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,130 ratings.
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