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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#543
Reviews:
390
Ratings:
1,161
pDev:
8.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
132
Gots:
232
Trade:
20
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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 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 JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ScottP
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncaudle
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

From a 2008 lot A 4 DD, served in a Chimay Chalice

Brown with a reddish hue, lots of carbonation in the glass but thin off white head that sticks around the way down. Very little lacing on the glass.

Sweet metallic aroma. Smell reminds me of a Duchesse De Bourgogne. Can smell some of the alcohol.

Sweet up front dried fruit in the middle with a nice light spice finish.

Very smooth and velvety, a little burn from the alcohol.

This was one of the best beers that I have had so far. I could drink quite a few of these if I could get more of this. Blown away by this one.

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Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Dentist666
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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 loganburgh
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of koopa
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DIM
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: Dark, murky brown; served with a small fizzy head.

s: Soft, dark fruits abound. Rich, boozy plums and raisins with a hint of chocolate. Floral heat comes out as this warms.

t: Incredibly rich fruit flavors of raisins, plums, and figs plus chocolate and sherry(?).

m: Soft and full bodied.

o: Decadent.

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Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of spoony
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (2009 vintage) into a chalice. Reviewed from notes dated November 10, 2014.

A-The beer is very, very dark...nearly black. A short, creamy head of mocha foam lasts for quite a while. Not much in the way of visible carbonation.

S-The aroma is more like a stout than many quadrupels with some nutty, chocolate and roasted flavors coming through. That being said, there is still a healthy dose of Belgian flavors like nutmeg spice, molasses, brown sugar, molasses, prune, and raisin.

T-The taste is more fruity than the smell with plum, raisin, prune, and grape flavors hitting my palate. I also taste brown sugar, tobacco, and a light kick of black pepper spice on the finish. Alcohol is mostly concealed but a little bit of medicinal flavor comes through. My bottle was a 2009 vintage so I'm not surprised that I taste a bit of oxidation.

M-A lovely, creamy, mild carbonation rolls across the palate. The body is medium to full. Very nice.

O-This is another really good De Struise beer. The Reserva, like their other BDSA/Quad style beers is a nice mix of traditional flavors that have been tweaked just a bit. The high point of this beer is the mouthfeel, which is damn near perfect. Really well made beer here.

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

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,161 ratings
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