Pannepot Grand Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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Pannepot Grand ReservaPannepot Grand Reserva

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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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 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 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 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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Photo of kitschiguy
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
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!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
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

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of DIM
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2010 vintage.

For the most part this was the decadently boozy fruitcake of a Quad I was hoping for. It does mostly harken back to the other versions of Pannepot that I've tried and loved. I'm just having a hard time getting past the green apple at the finish. I understood going in that the Calavados barrel would impart some apple, but I can't help but perceive it as a defect. Aside from the apple, I can't discern much influence from the barrel.

This one is a miss for me and an expensive one at that.

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Photo of Martine
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage.

Pours a dark black cherry colour into a glass from a bottle. The liquid is murky and the one finger fawn head recedes to nothing after a short moment. The liquid seems well carbonated.

The aroma is magnificent; sticky plums and cherries, aged port-soaked oak barrel, candied figs, molasses and muscovado sugar. It's rather malty and sweet upfront but you can detect the woody vibe underneath.

The flavour is very rich and changeable; for a dark fruit and woody styled beer, there is a noticeable exchange of chocolate and coffee on the back of the tongue which is rather jarring next to the upfront flavours. Plums, figs and glazed cherries arrive on the sip, and something akin to medicinal cherry drops, before moving to treacle malts, a little black liqorice, and brandy, and ending on baker's chocolate, some vinous coffee and woody hops. It has a nice complexity, combining fruit, wood and malts in a way that is rich, but doesn't come across as cloying or overly syrupy.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly carbonated and smooth like silk.

Overall very nice, like an oaken, black fortified wine with plenty of malty character. Would be great to age it further to see how it progresses.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased and drank at Novare Res in Portland, ME. '09 vintage.

This pours a dark plum brown color, with a very small head, looks lightly carbonated.

Smells like chocolate, brandy soaked fruitcake, oak, maybe a little maple, port, caramel, and toffee.

This is absurdly good. It's decadent, but not overly ostentatious. It's sweet, but dry at the same time, from the oak, and a slight bitterness that I can't really place, with lots of dark fruit flavor, raisins/plums/etc, a hint of Calvados, full-bodied port wine, earthy maple, toffee, and caramel. It's classified here as a quad, feels closer to a BSDA or even a barleywine, or even something entirely different from any of those. Whatever you want to call it, I call it supremely delicious.

This is medium bodied, again, like Blue Monk SR, deceptively full, but not too thick, and a really drinkable for the style and ABV. It went down super easy, but I sipped it slow anyway, because it was so tasty, and I didn't want it to end.

More and more, I find that De Struise is becoming one of my absolute favorite breweries. I need to make it a priority to visit some day.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprising ability to retain carb, even on a 7-year old bottle. At that age, everything has, of course, smoothed out quite a bit -- subtle nose of light spice, a touch of booze, and definite sweetly dark malt. Palate relies heavily on the latter, molasses-y sweet, though not syrupy in feel thanks to the bubbly carbonation. Oak/Calvados presence really subtle at this point, maybe adding just a touch of spice to an otherwise very smoothly blended brew. Nice stuff, pleasant, but probably past its prime at this point.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle has a deep plum color or burgundy with tiny bubbles for a white head. Mouthfeel is well carbed and soft. Flavor is tannic with figs, raisins, and brandy.

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Photo of mothman
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5


Tan head. Caramel brown color.

Raisins, caramel, toffee, oak, and molasses. Barrel flavors are light especially for being a reserva.

Full bodied. Nice carbonation.

Very nice beer for being 10 years old.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. 2010 vintage.

A: Deep brown, near opaque. Small foam.
S: Caramel, toffee, and mildly oak. Some soy sauce.
T: Black soybean. Toffee. Medium sweetness. Low bitterness.
M: Full body. Low carbonation.
O: Great but worse than reserva version.

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

330 ml bottle, Beergium 2010 Vintage - Pours dark black with a very small tan head which quickly dissipates. Medium carbonation. Smell - light yeasty oaky, dark stone fruits, alcoholic. Taste - Sweet, dark stone fruits foretaste with a warm alcoholic but not overwhelming finish. Nice easy drinikng winter warmer.

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

11.2oz bottle, 2010 vintage, poured into a De Struise Brouwers cervoise.

The beer pours a deep burgundy color, garnet hues when struck by the light, very opaque with a fizzy cola head, taut bubbles that has limited retention and yields just a sparse spot of lace. The aroma is quite nice, fig, plum, raisin, rich grains, nice yeasty esters, caramel a bit of oakiness and some tannin-esque character as well, very complex, very rich and really inviting. The flavors offer plenty of richness as well, fig, prune, raisin, lovely yeast profile, dark bready grains, a bit of alcohol, earthy wood, brown sugar, a bit of wine like acidity that lingers long on the palate. The mouthfeel is nice, coats very well, assertive carbonation supports a lively medium body, zippy and playful that finishes easily with a gentle warming sensation as it goes down.

Verdict: A very, very nice Quadrupel from De Struise Brouwers, loads of complexity, nicely balanced and a pleasure to sip on. Perhaps one of the less thought about Quadrupels, but it holds it own with many of the best out there, a definite must try for anyone who loves the style.

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Photo of thierrynantes
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bière & Chopes.

Appearance : dark red brown color with a tan foamy head.
Smell : malty, roasted and dark fruit aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : a very complex flavor, dark malt, spicy notes.
Overall : a veru nive beer in the style Quadrupel.

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Photo of lohyewcheong
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I tried this immediately after Trappist Rochefort 10. And I actually found myself preferring Pannepot Grand Reserva; which is saying a lot, because Trappist Rochefort 10 is my favorite beer

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Photo of Doderlein_Bacillus
4.99/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible beer. Aroma deep and complex. Wood, dark malts, candi sugar, fruits like figgs and dry raisins. It has a very dark brown appearance, the palate is quite exceptional. Taste is so smooth and so complex without being overdone

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2010 Vintage-Pours a dark brown with a modest tan head. Smells of dark fruit, a little oak, chocolate, and yeasty sweetness. Taste follows the smell with tons of dark fruit, sweet chocolate, and some woodiness from the oak. There are also some wine-like tannins present as well as a bit of booziness. Nicely carbonated but also very smooth going down. You could age this for years on end and it would just get better and better.

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Photo of Beerzebub
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 bottle. Rich, dark, malty, bready aroma, with a bit of dark chocolate, and some dark fruit along the lines of dates and prunes. On the palate there is a touch of acidity, which adds some freshness and works well with the rich malty/bready/chocolaty flavors. Tasty; complex; full of flavor but mellow and balanced; this has aged gracefully. No discernible alcohol. No overt oak. No explicit oxidization, just some delicate nuttiness. Fine, creamy carbonation; some richness to the texture, but not at all heavy. Quite nice.

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