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


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RATINGS: 741   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1629) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, thank you! 2008 vintage, 5 years old at the time of drinking. Aroma chocolate, plums, alcohol sting, lightly sour. Dark brown colour. Taste is chocolatey, spicy, only very light sweetness. Alcohol not present in any big amount, as opposed to the 2006 regular version we drank earlier. Moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness, light alcohol. Very good, but sadly overall weaker than the 2006 regular, which managed to impress with a sofisticated complexity. With beers of this age, it was hard to say, if it lacked the 2 bonus years of aging, or something else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (283) - - DEC 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Drank with Thijs, at a wonderful night (21-12). Not better than regular pannepot in my opinion. Still a great beer though. Small amount of foam. Sweet taste, large hints of wine and small touches of roggebrood. Much depth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
Vintage 2008. Dark brown/black colour, a lot of beige foam. Moderate carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit and some chocolate. Very well balanced. Sweet with bitter finish. Hints of oak. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4384) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from Kaufmanized, he sent me as win from his charity LIF. Vintage 2008. Dark brown color with beige head. Coffee, some berries, raisins, sourness in aroma. Taste is surprisingly tart with coffee, raisins, plums, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood. Tart finish. Went nicely with chocolate cake. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (616) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks! Bottled in 2008. Overall delicious! A bit sour, a bit bitter compared to the pannepot In had prior this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks. Vintage 2008. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is sourish, coffe,red berries, raisins. Taste is sourish, medium sweet, raisins, bitter finish, coffee, chocolate. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. 2005 vintage. It pours a dark, hazy brown with a thin tan ring. Huge nose full of dark dried fruit, vanilla, and calvados. Luxuriant mouthfeel with notes of leather, dried cherries, dark caramel, vanilla, spices, and calvados. The high abv dries things out on the back end. Long finish. Superb beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Silvan7 (668) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle @ Il Porco, Corbetta. 2008 Vintage. schiuma beige finissima, colore tra il marrone ed il ramato con evidenti riflessi rosso rubino. Aroma molto intenso e persistente. Fruttato (frutti rossi /ciliege sotto spirito) , lievito belga, liquoroso come l’Alchermes, speziata, ricorda la liquirizia il cioccolato il legno e in certo modo la zuppa inglese. Molto complessa. Gusto intenso abbastanza persistente. Dolce amabile, poco amaro, solo lievemente acidulo. Dopo il primo sorso liquoroso si sprigiona un fortissimo gusto di liquirizia. l’amaro del luppolo è appena accennato, come da stile. il gusto di valiglia e legno è più intenso allo scladarsi della birra. Corposa, carbonata e molto rotonda. é alcolica ma non fastidiosa. Equilibrata e molto armonica. Capolavoro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2035) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2005 Vintage A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Mild Brown Head Ring, No Lacing S: Dark Fruit, Cocoa, Vanilla, Mild Maple T: Raisins, Plums, Maple, Vanilla, Cocoa M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sweet, Mildly Tart Overall, a nice barrel aged quad with a good, well balanced flavor. Dont go broke buying it but a great pick up for $5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Monk’s Struise Bar/Whiskey Paradise, Stockholm.
Appearance: Unclear ruby red/brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Malt, raisin, spices, alcohol, wood.
Body: Full body with a low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, raisin, dried fruit, spices.

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