Pannepot Grand Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

Pannepot Grand ReservaPannepot Grand Reserva
BA SCORE
93%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 647 ratings
Pannepot Grand ReservaPannepot Grand Reserva
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SacoDeToro on 03-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#646
Reviews:
248
Ratings:
647
Liked:
602
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
9.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
186
Gots:
204
Trade:
18
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 647 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of schnarr84
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2005 vintage

When I saw this at the store I got so excited I had to buy it. $11.99/341ml isnt too bad for a 8 year old beer. Brewed in 2005 and aged for two years in french oak wine barrels and an additional 5 years in bottle.

Mild carbonation which dissipated quickly. Beer is almost flat but is to be expected. Smells of wine, oak, dark chocolate. Great mouthfeel, so smooth despite the lack of carbonation. Taste brings notes of grapes, and heavy on the wine.

Overall this beer was a game changer for me. I can see myself comparing any other aged strong dark beers to this. It doesnt taste much like a quad, the flavours have mellowed out so much. You get the fruity bouquet youd expect from a quad but it isnt as in your face as you normally get from a beer like La Trappe. I wish everyone could try this beer. My store only had a case.. and it looks like I will be going there for opening tomorrow to grab as many as I can!

Top 3 beer ive ever had, hands down.

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Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of wordemupg
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into tulip 16/1/13 2005 vintage

A the darkest brown with a deep cola edge, quite murky with lots of sediment upon closer inspection, thumbs width of dense mocha foam slowly falls to a thin film leaving some random lace

S sweet brewers candy, anise, root beer, burnt toffee, faint chocolate, candied cherries, fresh plum and some rum raisin with some woody earthy notes, the smell is complex to say the least

T a little spice and perhaps just a hint of banana bread, faint sour fruit I didn't notice on the nose, the oak comes out a little more in the mouth, not quite the same complexity as the nose but pretty tasty stuff

M not quite full bodied with mellow carbonation, has a little sweet and sour thing going on and a earthy anise finish

O great beer and its held up quite well, perhaps its peaked already but very solid today, the booze is completely hidden and no complaints anywhere

I swore I'd reviewed this one in the past but apparently not, I'm curious what this tasted like a couple years ago, I don't think I'd age this one beyond this point, drink em if you got em

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Photo of psychotia
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of M1A2
4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of scott2269
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of sommersb
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 11-25-2012
Freshness: 2005 Vintage
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Received in a trade

The label says this beer was brewed in 2005 and laid down in oak barrels for 2 years. So this bottle has aged an additional 5 years after that.

A: Black and opaque in color, with a thin tan head than dissipates quickly. A nice lacing clings to the glass.

S: Big alcohol aromas, plus wood/oak notes. Also smells of rich, dark fruits and a slight bit of sourness.

T: Rich and malty taste, with sweetness and alcohol warming. Fruitiness of dark cherries, raisins and dates. Bitterness is low.

M: Full bodied, and moderately carbonated, the finish is lightly sweet and malty with more of the oak and light sour flavors.

O: Very pleasant, strong dark ale. The aging seems to have done well to this beer.

Thanks to merc7186 for this one!

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Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of hansgruber
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

350mL bottle from the De Struise bottleshop. 2005 vintage. Drunk 10-10-12, reviewed from notes.

A: Coffee black. Thin creme lacing. No legs.

N: Plastic, biscuit, rose, alcohol. Raisins, plums, and prunes. Cola. Vanilla and tannins. Very complex and sweet.

T: Lots and lots of oak. Very biscuity with a touch of prune and raisin. Lots of bitter herb/cola. Rather surprised this isn't more sweet.

M: Not as quite as round and full as Pannepeut. Lots of alcohol here.

O: A solid beer, if not as good as it's brother. Worth a shot, but I'm not sure if this is better fresh.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rutager
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 bottle courtesy of the generous Alpineclimber. Thanks bro!

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown with a thin, light tan head.

Smell. Cherry, plum, orange-rind, brown sugar, red grapes, fruity Belgian yeast. Lots going on.

Taste. Tart dark fruits and old wood, red grapes, brown sugar. Complex but lighter than expected. Very nice. Alcohol well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium mouthfeel.

Overall. Very nice. Drinks way too easy for what should be a big sipper!

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Photo of ILiveOffHops
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 93% out of 100 with 647 ratings
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