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:
1,151
Reviews:
385
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
230
For Trade:
19
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Photo of IckyT2012
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopdog
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. 2005 Vintage. Opened to a very lout and audible pop.

Poured a medium to deeper reddish tinged brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood, dark fruits -raisins and plums-, caramel, and some earthiness. The wood really came out more and more as I spent time with this one. Tastes of wood, the same dark fruits, and vanilla. Alcohol content well hidden.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Jamison85
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of JayQue
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2005 vintage

Purchased from Etre Gourmet. Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Murky, dense brown color with a minimal head and no lacing. A hard pure produces a covering of the top of the glass.

Smell is marvelous. Malt, brown sugar and dark fruit - plums and raisins.

Taste is great as well. Dark fruit and bready and caramel malts are dominant. Some sweetness.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. There is a little warming effect from alcohol but no burn. 8 years is a long time to age, provided much of the smoothness, but I wonder if there was any lost flavor during that time.

Enjoyed this one....an excellent Quad.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adamostella
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Roguer
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Small tan head, quickly fading. Extremely dark brew straddling the line between brown and black; relatively clear.

Classic quad aroma; prunes dominant; barest hint of dry spices; cola, vanilla, and a bit of oak.

Flavor is a lovely, thick, complex blend of all things Pannepot and oak: prunes, plums, and red grapes; dry spices; notes of creamy chocolate and coffee running throughout; slightly tart and very woody oak; brown sugar and molasses; kiss of vanilla on the finish.

Thick and extremely smooth mouthfeel; nice warming in the chest, but otherwise no real hint of alcohol; lively mouthfeel with no sting or foaming. Long lingering aftertaste, sticky and cloying and sweet.

A fabulous, one-of-a-kind quad, Pannepot again hits it out of the park. Just the right amount of sweetness.

2010 bottle, reviewed Jan 2015. No sign of oxidation whatsoever.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
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 mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ncaudle
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 2010 11oz. bottle into St. Bernardus snifter

A-Pours very dark burgundy with 1/2 finger beige head. Has minimal lacing.

S-Aroma is of caramel, fruits, toffee, malt, some oak.

T-Taste is of caramel, fruits, and roasted malt.

M-Mouthfeel is well balanced has a semi-stickiness to the tongue. Full bodied. Low carbonation.

O-Overall this is great quad a must have. Hides the 10% very well. Must get some more.

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Photo of user785335
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of msubulldog25
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
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 koopa
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,151 ratings.
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