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


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RATINGS: 788   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 Řlbutikken 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 Řlbutikken so they could be the first to launch its commercialisation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (197) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Struise glass. Pours a very dark brown colour with a very concentrated beige head which last quite well. Aroma is hugely complex with raisins, dates, caramel, oak, vanilla and much more that I will want to find the next time. Compared to standard Pannepot, Gran Reserva is clearly barrel aged with additional oaky notes and smoother mouthfeel. Couldn’t say whether it is better than "normal" Pannepot however, it is certainly worthy of another Pannepot version and I will happily buy this whenever the opportunity arises.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3701) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2009 bottle purchased at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Couldn’t wait to return home. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma and taste of dark fruit, malt, chocolate, calvados, oak, caramel, and spice. Very, very, very tasty!! Rich, smooth, creamy, and well worth getting one of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (564) - Ząbki, POLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło rubinowa, zmętniona. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości, dość szybko opadająca i pozostawiająca jedynie niewielki wianuszek przy ściankach. Aromat: początkowo faktycznie nieco winny, drewniany i lekko waniliowy. Jednocześnie kwaskowy i wyraźnie alkoholowy z akcentami rodzynek, czekolady, ciemnych słodów oraz cukru kandyzowanego. Smak: zdecydowanie pełny, umiarkowanie słodki, z czekoladą i rodzynkami. Następnie bardziej wytrawne akcenty zbliżone do czerwonego wina i wyczuwalna goryczka. Na koniec zdecydowana alkoholowość, przyjemnie rozgrzewająca przełyk. Mocne ale leżakowane przez 14 miesięcy w beczkach z dębu francuskiego, a następnie przez kolejnych 8 miesięcy w beczkach po Calvadosie. Akcenty beczkowe są wyraźnie zaznaczone, choć nie tak bardzo, jak oczekiwałem. Ogólnie wszystkie parametry są na bardzo przyzwoitym poziomie, ale do ideału brakuje tu przysłowiowej kropki nad i... Bardzo dobre piwo, choć za tą cenę można moim zdaniem kupić ciekawsze propozycje.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle (2009) at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Ł10(!) but what the hell, YOLO and all that. Murky purple brown, a thin film of light brown head. Pure alcohol, figs, dark chocolate, molasses in the aroma. The taste is a tempered sweetness with just enough bitterness creeping through. Bittersweet muscovado sugar and cooking chocolate aftertaste. Warming alcohol in the finish which envelopes you completely. Dried fruit bittersweet aftertaste. The right amount of tongue-tickling carbonation. Nothing short of incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (740) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle@Voldby. (2009 vintage). Pours dark brown/black with a light brown head. Sweet malty taste of dark fruits, oak, hint of chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Oily texture. Creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Nice warming finish. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is quite strange, chocolate, licorice and humbugs. Taste of dried fruit, molasses, oak, some sharper fruits. Medium to thin body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Lots of dried fruits, raisins, figs, vanilla, some light yeast, some sweet malts, hazelnuts. Heavenly stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1221) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Shared bottle at Mi2 15.09.14. 2009 vintage. Black. Pale brown head. Aroma of spices, ash and liquorice. Similar taste. Well-balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2900) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Vintage 2009. Deep mahogany body with a light brown dense film leaving excellent. Vanilla, booze, rock sugar, dark dried fruits. Sweet, pungent malty, alco warm. Silky smooth and full bodied. Dry tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tandembrauer (262) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Cardinal, Stavanger. Bottle labeled "Vintage 2009". Pours dark brown. Aroma of raisins. Very harmonic taste, nice mouthfeel.

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