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:
1,148
Reviews:
383
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
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133
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230
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Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Burt
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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 harrymel
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2008

A: pours a dark brown ale with very limited clarity. Two fingers of graham head falls to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.

S: Graham, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter. Some yeast, sweet malts. Not incredibly complex.

T: wow, aromatic in the oral cavity! Super duper herbal. Alcohol, buttery malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, grain. Woody flavors are really raw.

M: Heavy body with moderately high carbonation. Resinating finish is semi dry and viscous.

O: Really complex beer here. The nose doesn't impress, but the flavor and mouthfeel are nice.

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Photo of flexabull
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle tasted blind courtesy of Retail1LO, thanks again!

Pours a really murky brown color, with a small white head. Not a very pretty looking beer in the glass.

Aromas are of nuts, caramel, and oak. Smells much better than it looks.

Taste is sugary sweet, hints of brown sugar, caramel, and nuts. Finish is warm, with some earthiness and light booze.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full, not heavy though, very nice body.

Overall, a very tasty brew, a bit one demensional with tastes being on the sweet side. Also kind of an ugly duckling...

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Photo of jakea
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of campfirebrew
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Metalmonk
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage.

For a 3-year-old beer, the head keeps this beer looking lively and fresh...it disappears to a skim pretty quickly, of course, but its mocha color is nice while it lasts. The liquid is a dense, muddy dark brown.

Aroma is a tantalizing, heady mixture of cinnamon, black pepper, coffee grounds, allspice, anise, yeast and alcohol. Nothing spikes out further than the other, all is in balanced accord. Even a bit of pumpernickel emerges with some warming. Smells like a pretty serious beer.

The nose hints at what's to come on the tongue, and does not falsely advertise. All of that is there, with the same balance exhibited in the nose. There's also a nearly astringent herbal essence that comes in, which seems like it must be hops, but with three years for those to fade, it's probably the unrevealed "spice" that the label touts. Some raising and less identifiable dark fruits emerge. The heady, vinous, almost charred-meat character is likely the wood, but even the French oak barrels this was aged in don't exactly scream "barrel" or "wood." There's nothing literal in Pannepot Reserva 2008; all ingredients and brewing techniques take on more interpretive, symbolic characters.

Soft and smooth on the tongue with just a little bit of carbonation caress. With all the complexity and depth of flavor, it's nice that the texture doesn't budge in too thick or cloying. Spice and wood mingle in the finish, with a nearly citrus-like sourness being hinted at but never totally delivered, all keeping the imagination soaring...

Man alive, this is one complex and satisfying beer. Another incredible Belgian delight.

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Photo of DIM
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
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 Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BigMike
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage

A: Pours a dark cloudy mohogany. A nice creamy, fluffy tan head tops it off.

S: Lots and lots of dark sticky fruits. Dates, figs, raisins. Lots of caramel, with a touch of vanilla and chocolate in the background.

T: First on the tongue i get molassass covered raisins. A nice alcohol presence. Lots of sweetness. Some vanilla and a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon.

M: Medium on the tongue. Coats the entire mouth with a sticky sweetness almost candy like. Very minimal carbonation but it feels like the perfect amount. Nice to sip on.

Overall: What can you say about De Struise? They make some of the best beers in the world. Pannepot Reserva, (while not completely mind blowing) is an excellent , excellent beer!

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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 ScaryEd
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
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 mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This thick and heavy looking brew came to me in a fine tulip glass. It had a tall head, beige and lingered until the end. It's garnet brown color made a striking contrast.

In the nose I find dark fruits such as figs and raisins. Some spices also. Smells sweet too with a hint of alcohol.

Drinks with some essence of cheeries and berries. Candied sugar weaves it's way through the beer. Malty sweetness. I think I taste some oak high lights I don't know.
Flows heavy across the palate with a smooth sweetness. hints of alcohol peek through too.
A well made beer thats easy to drink

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of chrismattlin
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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 Dentist666
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chaney
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Churchkey.

A: Dark, dark brown, with a bit of translucence mixed with some leatheriness that made it difficult to totally see through, but not impossible. There were a few bubbles posing as a head, but nothing fancy.

S: Strong, buttery smell of oak killed the Belgian quality making the score barrel-aging - 10, Belgian funk - 2.

T: I would best describe this as delectable bourbon infused date juice, with brown sugar. Additionally, the finish was about the smoothest one I've experienced this side of the Milky Way galaxy.

M: Not a trace of booze or undesirable bitterness. It was absolutely remarkable how easily this one goes down considering its high octane. The was virtually no lacing on the glass OR the palate.

O: I'd been wanting to try this one for a while and it definitely didn't disappoint. I'm usually not a big fan of Quads, but this was no Quad, this was candy!

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Pannepot Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,148 ratings.
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