Pannepot Grand Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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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 SacoDeToro on 03-20-2008

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Ratings:
639
Reviews:
243
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
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Photo of fthegiants
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schinebd
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
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.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of jroof1
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpdKilz
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lekker hoor, helemaal geen schuim, rode wijn proef ik ook, al ben ik daar niet zo'n fan van, cheers!

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Photo of dprtsk
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage, on tap at the brewery. Aged in St. Emilion casks. Phenomenal beer with a strong wine influence in smell and aftertaste.

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Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamFuel
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.4/5  rDev +3%
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.

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

Photo of Epiktetos
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of LocusSolus
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12/16/16 bottle 2011

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
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

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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