Pannepot Grand Reserva
De Struise Brouwers

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De Struise Brouwers
Quadrupel (Quad)
4.31 | pDev: 9.98%
Nov 19, 2022
Mar 20, 2008
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Rated: 2.2 by stephenlee93 from England

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a plum-tinted, amber-brown color with a half finger of tan-colored head that quickly fades into a wisp and crown that leave strong lacing.

The nose is comprised of leather, strong stone fruit (cherry, plum, date), vanilla and a hint of cinnamon.

The taste has some similar elements, but is dull in comparison. The fruitiness is there up front, but seems watered down in the finish. There are hints of cardboard along with the leather. A little nuttiness and wood show as well, not really doing the beer many favors. The vanilla note is still pleasant, but there isn’t the same harmony as in the aroma.

Lightly syrupy feel with surprisingly strong fizz.

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Quad and I had particularly high expectations for this one. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by the extreme body of contemporary “big beers” and am judging this too harshly. Some elements are glorious. That said, it tastes past its prime. 1/12/19 vintage date.
Aug 16, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 4.55 by mishi_d from Romania

Feb 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
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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Rated by icecreamcake from Korea (South)

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Had a chance to taste a 2011 vintage. Simply the best.
Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by desint from Belgium

Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Sep 07, 2019
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Light for 10%.
Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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
Rated: 4.22 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 09, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by SaraMatt from California

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by Michaelde333 from California

Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by steverx8 from England

Dec 02, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
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
Rated: 4.31 by Kurmaraja from California

Sep 07, 2018
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Reviewed by mmilyko from Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
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
Rated: 5 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jun 20, 2018
Rated: 4.62 by TheGent from New Jersey

May 28, 2018
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.31/5  rDev 0%
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
Rated: 4.35 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by emincems from Turkey

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
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
Rated: 4.24 by Dazka from Italy

Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 2.54 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Aug 16, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Aug 03, 2017
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Reviewed by schavuytje from Netherlands

4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
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
Rated: 4.08 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 13, 2017
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Reviewed by unclekeith from Alaska

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
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
Rated: 3.83 by fthegiants from California

May 22, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by schinebd from Massachusetts

May 22, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
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
Rated: 4.39 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 08, 2017
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