Pannepot Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

Pannepot ReservaPannepot Reserva
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Pannepot ReservaPannepot Reserva

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: 1,157 |  Reviews: 388
Photo of bmwats
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -4.4%
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 -4.4%
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 -4.4%
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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Photo of pmarlowe
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage. Tulip glass. Thanks to spry for opening this one.

Pours an opaque very dark amber, some lacing and medium colored khaki foam with some big bubbles and a ring of head. Smells like green apple, dark cherry, and some bright caramel. As it warms, dark fruit, barrel spices, and some apple comes out. Taste is fruity (apple), subdued caramel malt, and a hint of chocolate. Medium body and light carbonation, doesn't show the alcohol at all. Overall, a pretty tasty quad, balance with barrel characteristics which support the other flavors well. Nice job.

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Photo of BZero007
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at State line Liquors and cellar kept properly. Reserve year is 2008 in the now small bottle from DeStruise.

Pours a great Amber hue in to my Westy 12 Chalice with a great head formation. The head is off white and sticks around for a minute or two, not that long. The aroma was not very powerfully but was great as the sweet malts and candied dark fruits wash in very nicely. The taste is incredible and is a brew that I wish I could grab larger bottles of for a great price...Time to move? The taste carried a nice amount of heat from the alcohol which melted nicely with the quad flavors of candied dark fruit. The body was great and not over done at all. There was not much carbonation but I feel at the presetn state I had it anymore would only hurt it.

A great brew and would recomend to anyone who enjoys quads and old ales.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An 11.2 oz./33cL bottle (vintage 2006) poured to a 'La Chouffe' tulip glass. Tonight I was at the Rose Garden when the Blazers pulled off a stunning, come-from-behind victory over the Detroit Pistons - a reason to celebrate with a fine beer at home to end the night.

A: Pours a deep, purple-ish brown - instantly muddy then a flurry of swirling carbonation that glistens, then fades. A creamy ivory headbuilds to about a finger high, settling slowly. Plenty of streaming bubbles cut through the murk. Pretty lace criss-crosses up and down the glass.

S: A wallop of dark fruits - spiced apples, ripe cherries, mashed plums - wafts heavily from the glass on the first pour. with warming comes more cinnamon, cloves and a definitely 'baked apple pie' aroma.

T: Syrupy raisins, heavy caramel and those spice-laden apples. Beery and earthy yeast, a mildly tart, generously-sugared dessert beer. A little rummy, some caramel and mild squeezed citrus. Hints of tartness and a vinous 'white grape' woodiness (with some of the butteriness/creaminess or a Chardonnay), but still a more sugar-sweet version of the Belgian Pannepot.

M: Becomes a little heavy rather quickly, sticky but never over-the-top. A medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel.

D: A fine sipper: luscious feel, complex flavors, enticing aroma. Not quite as masterful as the Belgian, but still a delicious beer. A strong recommendation and a beer I'm glad to have a few more of on hand (and even more at the local market).

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Photo of DanGeo
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of megahurts4
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pannepot Reserva 2008

Appearance: dark dark brown, very small head, and some lacing.

Smell: dark fruits, caramel, and some alcohol.

Taste: dark fruits, caramel, and some spices.

Mouthfeel: medium.

This is a very nice brew. It is full of dark fruit flavor and very smooth.

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Photo of Damian
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
2008 vintage
Served in a goblet

The beer poured a cloudy, dark mahogany color and was topped by a one-finger head of bubbly, light tan foam that faded to a persistent ring of froth. Large spots of drippy lacing trickled all down the glass.

The nose was quite subtle initially. Some toasty malts came through along with slight metallic notes. As the beer warmed it became much more complex. Stone fruits were apparent. Strong raisin and Belgian yeast notes appeared as well. Some dark candi sugar. Quite spicy and sweet. Rich and phenolic.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but it was not as smooth or robust. Deep, dark and woody. Somewhat earthy. The malt profile was somewhere between toasty and roasty. Dry overall. Burnt raisins were noticeable. Some Belgian yeast notes. The finish was crisp, dry and slightly tannic with a bit of alcohol warmth. For a 10% ABV beer, however, this dark remarkably well.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. Smooth and slick on the palate with a fine, zippy effervescence.

After now sampling Pannepot, Pannepot Reserva and Pannepot Grand Reserva, I can say that there is not much difference between the three variations. These are all solid beers but they lacked the intensity and complexity I was anticipating.

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Photo of Crosling
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Photo of Reagan1984
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimmys
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 Reserva. poured into tulip.

A: pours a dark brownish/red. head is slightly off-white with hints of red. retention is decent. no lacing.

S: decent amount of oak with a lot of sweet unfermented sugar. a good deal of fruit underneath, but this is super sweet and relatively oaky.

T: a really rich drink. vinous. plums. figs. sweet heat, but not overwhelming. actually it is pretty mellow. oak is there and you can definitely tell in the finish. dries it out best it can. however, it doesn't completely. lingering fig flavor.

M: lower carb on a full body.

D: not too shabby. a full bodied brew with a good deal of flavor. very complex. the oak is present and adds one more dimension to regular pannepot.

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Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010. Chocolate, cherry, plum & oak. Very smooth.

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Photo of joshuaseresse
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 vintage. Picked up this bottle from Blue Max over the weekend. $8.99 a bottle. Poured into my Darkness snifter:

A - Sort of a metallic black with a quarter to half inch white crisp white head. Nice, solid ring foam forms around the edges with white murky, patchy clouds of foam and carbonation in the middle. Lacing retention is very good.

S - A kind of murky, musty smell. Smells like it was aged in wine barrels with moss and mold and grass. I'm sure with a few years of age it will settle down, but this kind of smells like a freshly wine barrel aged brew. Its ok, but needs a bit. A bit sweet with bits of fruit - apricots and plums, perhaps even a little bit like prunes.

T - The taste is pretty close to the nose, but the taste is pretty damn good. Wine-like and boozy, but you can find notes of mild citrus and a bit sweet. Its a hard brew to describe-and I usually don't like quads that much-but I really do like this one.

M - Creamy with a zest of carbonation. It goes down pretty smooth with a much desired wine feeling. The booze makes it kind of syrupy, but I do like this.

D - Yeah, it's 10% and only 11.2oz but this one is a pleasant sipper. Although the smell is kind of funky the taste and mouthfeel are really great. Like I said before, I don't like quads much but I do enjoy this one quite a lot. Yeah, it was $8.99 a bottle and yeah I did buy two, but I wish I bought 3 to spread out in the next few years to see how they age. Great, and worth seeking out.

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Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jujubeast6000
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 12/24/2008 (bottle):

Pours a clearish reddish brown color body. Suspended particles. Small off-white head. Dark fruity aroma, spices. A nice Belgian aroma. Somewhat musty, maybe coriander or something. Sweet spices, very aromatic. Dark fruity taste, plum and dark grape. Soft mouthfeel. Some smokiness present too. Very tasty, not too overwhelming.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage.

A: Pours a hazy purple/brown color with a small off-white head. Very little retention, quickly reducing to a ring on top, sporadic lacing.

S: Extremely heavy in dark fruit and sugar. Lots of raisins, figs, and plums. There is a bit of dark cherry in there too. At the end there is some grape and spices. A little bit of wood coming through.

T: Not as strong and fruity as the aroma lead on, unfortunately. There is still some fruit flavor, but it just seems a bit muted. On the sweet side with some candied sugar and light spices as well.

M: Very smooth, medium bodied. This where this beer shines, its almost velvety smooth.

O: A pretty good beer, just wish the flavor profile lived up to the aroma. Age could have played a factor with that one.

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

Photo of liamt07
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason, as part of the QuadShowdown. 330ml into a tulip, 2007 vintage.

Poured a dark brown, with a light tan/cream coloured soapy head. Fairly dense head, leaves some bubbles behind; unfiltered body. Nose is quite bold, some licorice, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, booze soaked dark fruits. Very complex, I could sniff this for hours. Taste is yeasty,with some grape, chocolate and licorice. Mouthfeel is a tad lighter than I'd like but still fairly full, a touch bitter in the finish. Lingering flavour and a bit of booze. Excellent quad and something I could keep my nose to for hours. Flavour holds up quite well to the nose on this as well.

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Photo of levifunk
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 vintage.

a - pour is dark brown with minimum head that dissipates immediately.

s - smell is carmalized brown sugar, plum, and spice

t - plum and brown sugar sweetness. very smooth. some booze flavor, but at 10% that's expected. some spice, but mostly a malty sweet flavor.

m - medium body. carbonation is low, but enough there to keep it from feeling syrupy.

overall - very tasty, I threw a second bottle in the cellar. This will age phenomenally. I'm surprised the lack of oak I taste/smell.

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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 Prost76
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheOakKing
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 94.5% out of 100 with 1,157 ratings
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