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

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RATINGS: 884   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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"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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1028) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 20, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl chez Will, couleur marron, mousse marron et effervescence moyenne, une attaque sur le café et le calvados, attaque sur la pomme verte puis continuité sur l’alcool, deuxième bouche sur le tonneau et la pierre de fusil, ça s’amplifie sur le café et le caramel, fin de bouche énorme sur le calva. Tuerie !!!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015
Randomly found a 2008? 2010? bottle down at City Beer Store, SF sometime last fall. Doubt they still have them, but worth a check. This puppy was still absolutely gorgeous in every way. Subtle chocolately oaked vanilla throughout, hidden Belgian sugars,berries, tobacco, light hints at leather (reminiscent of HOTD Adam), toffee, other fruits, and more. If you can find one, buy it. It’s that fucking good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2620) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Clear dark ruby brown, light brown foam head. Nice warm wine aroma and taste, calvados apparently but I am not a wine drinker. Great beer. (Velp 201504)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2015
2008 draught at Mead Hall, 4/9/15.
Deep cocoa powder brown beer shows a high clarity and plentiful burgundy/auburn highlights on the edges. Beige head is medium-sized and recedes slowly to cover.
Soft, understated wood tannins combine with very light caramel and toffee malt notes while fruitiness, either from the yeast or the calvados helps brighten things somewhat. Most of the things you’d expect from wood-aging are present; vanilla, oak, mild astringency. However, there’s absolutely no harshnss, even upon warming, nor any fusels or heavy ethanol. Notes of dark berries, light tobacco, cocoa powder and black pepper all lurk behind the delightful yeast that makes this beer so endearing. Didn’t bother reading the description before drinking and was not aware this was calvados-aged. It’s subtle and I would not have guessed calvados, though it’s obviously not bourbon.
Much like the aroma, the flavor is "mild" for its size, with chewy, dry toffee-like malt notes providing a delicious base for the wood tannin and esters to play about on. Ample carbonation still, though not overdone, lending to more drinkability. Vanilla, apples, currants, blueberries and very light brown sugar notes. Alcohol provides some warmth, which seems inevitable at this level, but is never raw/grainy/harsh. I’ve had issues with calvados barrel-aged beers being very sharp/harsh (see fresh DDB Dulle Teve Reserva) but with this one I couldnt even tell it was calvados. I think the 7 years have certainly done this well, by the looks of the fresher ratings. Apple character has faded quite a bit. Lots to love here; the texture, the relative mildness and the cohesion of all the flavors (and the delightful yeast, of course). Not too much to find fault here and like the regular version, just a stupendous beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1134) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at home. 2009 Vintage, 12th April 15. Pours dark, aroma, fruit cake, spice, yeast, biscuit. Taste dark fruit, prune, slight liquorice, sweet caramel, some molasses, oak and vanilla, great complexity. Very nice, better than pannepot

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
opened with the Lone Pint guys, and Channing on his birthday .. . deep brown purple drapes .. solid foam .. . prune, toffee, dried fruit, and rich dark yeast .. . full, very well done brew .. . . if you watch even one minute of PBS without making a contribution, you are nothing more than a common thief.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerkeholic (17) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
Zeer donker bier. Geen schuimkraag. Lekker volle smaak waarbij je proeft dat ze in Calvados vaten hebben gerijpt. Chocolade aroma. Ik was al fan van de gewone Pannepot en deze kwalificeer ik als de Pannepot 2.0. Kortom heerlijk !!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (1165) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
0.33l fles gedeeld bij lion.Geur chemisch fruit smaak cherry cola vanille en hout op de achtergrond. Erg zoet, niet mijn ding

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franksv6 (419) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
Bottle vintage 2010. Dark beer with a small beige head, low carbonation. Tastes like chocolate, spicy, wood, liquorice, alcohol /port, light bitterness and cherries. Complex beer with lots of flavors, Very delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (569) - GREECE - APR 6, 2015
330ml bottle ate home, bought from the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown almost black color with beige brown head. Aroma is fruity, dark dried fruits, light wineous, roasted malty, chocolate, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste, malty, caramel, fruity (berries, raisins), chocolate, light wood and alcohol. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.


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