Pannepot Grand Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
641
Reviews:
245
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
186
Gots:
204
For Trade:
18
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Photo of Jamison85
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 jakea
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Coorsy
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seangibbs60
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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 jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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 DeutschesBier
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

2006

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 jonj
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Whatup14
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danimal25
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pannepot Grand Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
4.27 out of 5 based on 641 ratings.
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