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Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva

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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1047   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Vintage 2005"
Our PGR has aged for 24 months on oak barrels and has been bottled for the first time on the 27th of December 2007. The main difference with the Pannepot Reserva is that PGR matured the last ten months on Calvados oak barrels, adding extra complexity to the beer. We dedicate this beer as a tribute to Jeppe & Michael of Ølbutikken in Denmark. Those gentlemen were the first to discover our beers on an International basis back in 2004 and are responsable somehow for our beers being all over the globe since then. As a token of gratitude towards Jeppe & Michael, the first shipment of PGR was scheduled to Ølbutikken so they could be the first to launch its commercialisation.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2016
From a 330ml bottle (2012 vintage) on 20/9/2016. Pours a murky dark brown with pretty much no head. The nose is fruity, with a good whiff oak a some vinous notes. Flavour wise it’s big and sweet, with plums, raisins, prunes, cherries and brown sugar, against a background of warming alcohol and oak. The texture is thick and slick, with soft carbonation. A complex, nicely balanced sipper.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kittenbieer (36) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2016
Belle robe d’un brun intense avec une jolie mousse ivoire crémeuse.Un nez très prometteur: de bonnes odeurs de prunes,raisins...Un alcool en bouche qui fait penser au porto avec en prolongement une douceur et amertume parfaitement équilibrées! Une bière d’exception étonnante et excellente!!!(que je contiuerai de partager avec mon Appiantiqua....)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
appiantiqua (45) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2016
Goûtée dans un petit verre Duvel 18cl.(partagée avec mon Kittenbieer ...) Vintage 2011. Très belle robe Brun opaque avec carbonatation intense et mousse crème. Le nez annonce déjà un moment d’exception : arômes de prune et de raisin dans une complexité enthousiasmante. Le goût ajoute des notes de vieil alcool et de Porto avec un parfait équilibre douceur/amertume. La finale est très longue et renforce l’harmonie qui se dégage de cette originale et délicieuse bière. Une très grande réussite qui donne envie d’y revenir!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Bouteille 75cl, anno MMV. 11 ans de d’age, et une belle évolution en bouteille. Brune un peu acajou, col reste mi-épais avec une couleur beige et un léger filament doré au verre. Arôme au nez fruité noir, pointe d’épice avec un petit bouquet balsamique. Rétro est fin caramel, crystal avec ce bouquet belge niveau levure. Petite touche rappelant l’anis arrive en rétro. Palais garde le même caractère, profil marqué niveau balsamique avec une fine note oxydée. Rétro fruité noir alternant entre date, fige et pruneau. Légère chaleur des 10% se fait présente. Effervescence est bien là même avec l’age. Petite note aigrelette en fin de bouche mais sans incidence sur le caractère général de la bière. Malté, caramel et crystal, boisé avec un petit côté cacao en poudre et encore ce fini réglisse/anis.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1616) - HONG KONG - SEP 16, 2016


330 ml “2011” bottle bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Clear deep brownish black with a layer of dirt-like yeast sedimentsOne-quarter finger head with soapy light beige foam which fades in 40 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant rich dark malt, with strong caramel, toffee, rum, strong raisins, dark fruits, coffee, cream, cane sugar, nice oak barrel, cidery apples, strong Bel yeast and grass. Complex and nice!

Taste: Mid to strong sweet full dark malt, with fairly strong rum-like alcohol, liquorices, strong caramel, light toffee, dark fruits, floral, brown sugar, wood barrel, strong Bel yeast, spices, herbs, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and grass. <pBody: Full body. Quite thick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Wholesome dark maltyness in a somewhat watery but very slick background. Smooth and quite creamy. Nice rum booze set the tune, back with tasty oak barrel to showcase strong dark fruits, caramel, floral and brown sugar. Notable herbs and fair spices. Moderate lemon to round. Comfy and nice!

Hoppiness: Grass in nose. Floral, herbs, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is mostly liquorice for an abrupt, mid astringent sweet-malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Nice sweet and fair liquor bitter to mouth.

Comments: Compares to the original Struise Pannepot, this one has the nice cidery oak barrel aroma and subtle, very well-presented rum and barrel taste, at the expense of rich maltyness and dark fruity characters. It’s a ‘level-up’ in some way, but not as mind-bending as I expected. Glad I’ve tried this one, but I still preferred the rich Struise Pannepot original.

P.S.: A nice one to for my 1600th rating!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2651) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Dark copper with a thick tan head. Sticky syrupy sweet aroma. Soft texture. Roast meets sweet malty subdued flavor with a touch of barrel character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tinoh (54) - Houthalen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
33cl @home , bijna zwart van kleur met snel verdwijnende schuimkraag. Vol van smaak , porto , rozijnen , rood fruit. Topper

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
calern (34) - - SEP 7, 2016
Black liquid with brown foam. Very fruity aroma. Sweet with nice bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3504) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2016
2011. Dark brown, 1 cm tan head. Aroma stewed dark fruit, apples, bread, oak. The apples are fine but obscure much of the depth of the Reserva. Creamy texture that’s full but nimble and alive. The Calvados is back in the mix in the taste and matches OK with the old aleish dried and stewed fruit, bread and leather. An interfering complication to the normal version (whereas the Reserva I found sympathetically resonant). But still a very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1547) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2016
2008 bottle. Pour is deep murky brown with a short lived effervescent head. Some floaties in there too. Aroma is big toffee malt with dark fruit and brown sugar. A hint of brandy as well. Flavor is true to nose with rich toffee malt and some dried fruit. Sweet but not cloying. Earthy depth with a light woody and nutty finish. No oxidation to speak of. Lingering brown sugar. Tasty stuff.


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