Pannepot Grand Reserva
De Struise Brouwers

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Quadrupel (Quad)
4.33 | pDev: 9.7%
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Guaro from Italy

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black with amaranth reflections, ocher foam with a decomposed grain and good persistence. Scent of chocolate, coffee, caramel and resin. On the palate, the roasted and hoppy notes have a good balance and there is also a slight sweet tone in the middle. Medium body and high sparkle.

Jan 14, 2021
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well son of a bitch, I will finally have a quad review that is legit. Not a style I'm into, but dare I say this is my favorite in the world. Pours a cola like color/appearance, soft light beige head on it, 1/3". Aroma was wood and raisin.

Taste was wood and raisin. I really liked how it wasn't all harsh dark fruit bitterness, was so much softer. The mouth feel was great, no alcohol heat, such a great meld. Light tobacco nuance. Light dark cherry influence in the smallest degree. Carbonation was nice and soft and totally appropriate (for a 2011 bottle drank in March 2019).

Thanks to Adam for bringing this out, can't believe he actually let me troll him for a bit about how this isn't that good of a beer. I really can't think of any other quad out there I would rather have.

Apr 17, 2019
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StJamesGate from New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruby brown with fading tan foam; big hit of booze + wood; sugared plums, a bit of pepper, slight vanilla + banana, brandy, sultanas, glace cherries, honeycomb + cinnamon with a cherry comeback; smooth, creamy + dry.

4.25 4.25 4.5 4.5 4.5

Shows all the grace + mellowness of age. Never cloys, burns or overwhelms. Doesn’t hit hard with anything: exquisitely smooth, round, + intricate. Melted Raisinettes, grown up cherry cola - comparisons don’t do justice. Dangerously drinkable.

Apr 16, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The best of the pannepots. The oak and calvados give the body the prefect boost to round out. The flavors of the underlying pannepot that I feel in love with are still very present, but now have other vehicles of delivery with enhanced booze, but not to the point of too much. Sipping on this in downtown brussels with my wife is a little piece of heaven. The wife loved it

Sep 22, 2018
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown which is nearly black topped by a dense finger of light tan head which retains well and fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells intensely of dark fruits and toffee with a little chocolate.
T: Taste is dark fruits with notes of plums and a little cherry, toffee and some slight chocolate along with a hint of lighty toasted malts, a little raisin as well. Hints of oak and vanilla come in at times to make their presence known. Swallow is more dark fruits with notes of plum and raisin with a little bit of spice and some dry oak with some slight chocolate
M: This beer has a fairly full mouthfeel that's a little sticky but not too syrupy. Carbonation is effervescent but not prickly from bottle conditioning and the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a very under the radar beer. Great flavors and complexity on this one make it a really interesting drink. It's definitely worth a try if you can find it.

Aug 03, 2018
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mmilyko from Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage drank in 2018.....WONDERFUL....and I thought the standard Pannepot was great....all the dark flavors bleed into each other effortlessly and every tastebud on your tongue and in your mouth goes “Ahhhhhh”.....Only had Westy12 and Rochford10 @ 4.75, but this takes a deserving place right next to them.
Pony up the dough and try one.

Jul 01, 2018
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EmperorBevis from England

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled, bottle conditioned and aged for six years
Pours a dark brown body with minimal tan head
spicy aroma hint of must
sherry vinegar and tart treacle

May 24, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

exceptional beer, 2005 vintage (possibly the first batch ever bottled?). aged 24 months in oak, which is obviously extensive, and at least part of that time is spent in calvados barrels, which really adds some depth to this. hands down my favorite of all of the variants of pannepot i have had to date, although the ancient vintage, relative rarity, and festive nature of my drinking experience may be making my enjoyment of this one a little biased. the age, its insane, like this is on some sort of controlled decay trajectory that has the malts just melting into themselves, dried and ripe red berries in the nose, a denser, sweeter, date and raisin complexion in the flavor, red wine notes with all the oak, oxidation, and tannins, and then the yeast, which here has anise and allspice qualities, black pepper and dust as well, decidedly belgian, but infinitely complex and intriguing too. i get some of the apple brandy too, the fruit sweetens this up a little and sets it right in the middle of all the malt. still somehow with good carbonation, this keeps moving and never feels to heavy, sugary, or boozy, although it sure is warming me from the inside out. rich and fancy tasting to me, with a ton of oak, cognac, tobacco, and spice. really the best of these beers by leaps and bounds, especially if you can find one this old. bull and bush christmas party for the win!

Dec 11, 2017
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schavuytje from Netherlands

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Hopdonders, Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva won vintage 2011; Dark to black with multicolor foam, scent of oak, old plums, a plum full of plum, vanilla almond and lightly fried oak, strong peasants taste high alchol sharp and sweet

Jul 16, 2017
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unclekeith from Alaska

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2011 11.2 oz bottle into a chalice at room temp

L: Dark as night, nice off whitehead with good lacing that never fades to a collar
A: Dark fruit, bready malt, chocolate
T: Rich sweetness balanced with some bitterness
M: Full body with endless carb, a bit of heat
O: A great quad - highly recommended

Jun 26, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a dark ruddy brown color with a slim white head that dissipated to a soft glaze of lacing. It slid nicely. The smell had a soft sweet dark fruit with a light sweet cherry, a little bit of coffee and a light chocolate shaping the aroma nicely. The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors and gave an extremely sticky dark fruity aftertaste leading to a sweet wet fruity finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was barely there but that’s okay considering this was a 2009 bottle. Sweet smooth sticky notes cling nicely to the feel of the beer over my tongue. Overall, oh wow, what a wonderful Belgian Strong Ale.

Jun 16, 2017
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another gift from my friend Thijs... a 2010 vintage 33cl bottle with a "best by" date of 15DEC19.

Filled a small tulip with a dense, opaque, oily colored brew. Head is fine and thin, a light layer of tan suds, with minimal lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits layered atop each other with traces of cocoa powder. Feel is mostly smooth, with a medium body.

Flavor has some currants and figs, raisins and dates in a vinous mix. Throw in a hint of dark chocolate, more cocoa powder, a bit of dark cherry and there you go. The alcohol is well hidden, with no burn at all to speak of. A very tasty, satisfying dessert bier. Prosit!

4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


Jun 07, 2017
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superspak from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into chalice, 2011 vintage bottling. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, apricot, apple, berry, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and oak; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, molasses, clove, vanilla, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt, fruity yeast, and moderate oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, apricot, apple, berry, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and oak; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, molasses, clove, vanilla, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light yeast spiciness and herbal/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruit, cherry, apricot, apple, berry, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, oak, light chocolate/cocoa/molasses, herbal, yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, fruity yeast, and moderate oak flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 10%. Overall this is an incredible oak aged Quadrupel style. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, fruity yeast, and moderate oak flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV. Incredible yeast/malt complexity in perfect balance; nice oak presence that is never overwhelming, tannic, or drying. A highly enjoyable offering.

May 20, 2017
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ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a goblet glass from a vintage 2011 bottle.

Appearance: Thin brownish Amber body with a tan head rising half a finger's length.

Smell: Light sweet raisins and hint of yeast.

Taste: Sweet and complex grapes with smooth malts. Feels a bit like wine and bread.

Mouth: Full bodied with hints wood and has a dry feel which honestly makes the brew pretty addicting.

Overall: Descent brew which exceeded my expectations. Juicy and touch sour but well worth it. Salud.

Apr 14, 2017
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SpdKilz from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

What a great surprise. I was expecting this to be heavily oxidized given the age. Instead this is one of the better quads I have had in quite some time. Pours with a dirty muddled color. Aroma is slightly muted but the dark fruits take lead here. Taste is slight oxidation, rich malty backbone, luscious dark fruits such as dates and figs, slight oak and a bready back end. No alcohol in aroma or taste - it is nonexistent. Mouthfeel is what leads here. It is thick and chewy; full bodied.

Feb 11, 2017
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage. Still has great carbonation well after the pour, fizzy and cola-like. Nose has lots of toffee malt, nice oak woodiness and a little of the classic dark fruit Belgian phenol. Taste is the same combo but with those phenols jostling for more attention. Definitely a classic quad with all the right flavors - fig, cola, chocolate covered cherry, phenol - though I struggled to discern the oak and what that brought to the table. It has been a bit since I have had the regular Pannepot but I don't think there was much added by the additional aging beyond smoothing out some of the flavors, which is certainly beneficial as I found regular Pannepot to have a tad too much tannin flavor.

Dec 30, 2016
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Bruno74200 from France

4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This beer is almost underrated on this site. Complex and simple. The 2011 version bottled in 2016 is balanced. The Fruity esters and the toffee brings a good fruitcake taste. You can almost taste rum even if the Calvados is present and the oak is there but so lightly, it brings only what's needed.
This beer aged well especially in French foeders apparently. The aging rounds up Pannepot but I almost prefer the original version, a bit more complex

Dec 05, 2016
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DispyDnb from England

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottle. Brown-deep mogany color with offwite head thst dissipates into a ring. Smell is oaky, alcohol, pungent spices. Taste is some dark fruits, prune and more things going on that i can't really explain. Mid carbo, mid body. Very good, as usual for the Pannepot series.

Dec 03, 2016
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Dzu from Russian Federation

4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from .33 l bottle.
L: dark brown with a tan foam head.
S: oak barrel, grapes, wine, prunes.
T: red wine barrel, caramel, prunes, tart, and multi dimensional.
F: awesome balanced tight body and no carbonation.
O: georgeous ale. Must try.

Nov 24, 2016
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kitschiguy from Hong Kong

4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage - Pours a very dark brown - quite clear - good head which died and left a film.

Nose is malty sweet with some dark fruit, cherry, fig and port wine.

Palate is less sweet with some coffee and a little chocolate in the finish - medium mouth.

Very good overall - complex, good balance - not too cloying.

Highly recommended.

Nov 22, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 Vintage Pours clear, dark reddish brown in color with minimal head. Taste is fig, prune, raisin with light oak and dark cherry. Sweet, medium bodied for the style, with moderate carbonation. An excellent quad. I think I prefer their regular Pannepot better, but wow what an excellent quad. Well worth seeking out.

Nov 19, 2016
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2011. Dark fruits, bourbon, roast, and wood make up the nose and taste. Dark, murky, brown color. Moderate feel, maybe even like "flat cola" too. Overall, a really great quad!

Oct 14, 2016
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, vintage 2010, bottled 11/2014 printed on the label. Found a bottle of this stuff sleeping on the shelf at the local bottle shop. "Old Fisherman's Ale Aged On Oak". I had the regular Pannepot Reserva, so now here's this..

Poured into a Central Waters snifter glass.

A - Pours a dark brown-black body, with some cola colored hues showing around the edges and near the surface. Conjures little under a finger's worth of frothy tan head that falls down a ring. Appears slightly sticky, but doesn't leave much lacing behind.

S - Aroma is musty, damp, woodsy, oaky. Subtle notes of cola & spice present themselves. Some bourbon-soaked dark fruit presence - figs, dates, prunes.

T - Taste follows the nose: damp, oaky, woodsy, & musty, with lots of lingering dried dark fruits - prunes, figs, dates.

M - Feel is smooth, slick, slightly creamy, with some dark roasty malt bitterness, dampness, mustiness, and pervasive lingering dark pitted fruit finish.

Overall, i was not terribly impressed by this one, especially when you consider the good scores this one has gotten.

De Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 2010 -----3.5/5

Oct 03, 2016
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 bottle consumed in September 2016. Thoroughly enjoyable, hits all the right notes... sweet, bready, heady, well carbonated. Notes of plum, raisins, "barrique", fortified wine and butterscotch. Lovely, delicate, assertive.

Sep 13, 2016
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2005 vintage. Holding up very well all things considered. Purchased at whole food las vegas for $10. RIP chris (their beer guy) who picked this one out for me.

Aug 13, 2016
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