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


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RATINGS: 1047   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
"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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. A - Dark chestnut and garnet color. Extremely thick, creamy, frothy off-white head that lasts a long time. Great retention that finally settles in a thick creamy lace. S - Lots of dark fruit with date, fig, and raisin. Loads of dark toasted malt with some caramel and molasses along with a touch of chocolate. Fairly strong licorice/anise aroma. Some oak and vanilla is also present. T - Starts with strong dark fruit and licorice along with some Calvados flavor. Some dark roasted malt with burnt molasses and caramel provide a background base. Good amount of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, coriander, etc.) along with some yeast flavors. Hints of vanilla and oak come out toward the end. M - Medium to full body with good carbonation. Very smooth and creamy feel. D - Pretty drinkable beer with a great body/feel that is very smooth and creamy. Alcohol is present, but pretty well hidden. Good taste with a pretty good mixture. Notes: Vintage 2005. Pretty good beer, but I’m not entirely sure if the aging in the Calvados really made an improvement to either the normal Pannepot or the Reserva as it detracts a bit from the enjoyable flavors in those two. It does add a little something different though. This is another great beer from a great brewery, and worth trying, but I don’t really feel like I need to have it again if I can get other Pannepot offerings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2010
330mL bottle, 2005 vintage, poured into a snifter. Pours a murky chestnut brown with a thick beige head that recedes slowly to a creamy cap with some spotty lacing. The aroma is massive and sweet. There’s lots of candi sugar and dark fruits - raisins and figs. The barrel character comes out with some oak and booze. Some light spiciness as well. Wonderful smell. The taste has a light tartness up front, maybe with cherries or raspberries. The backbone is heavy on Belgian yeast and candi sugar. The finish is spicy with a light tartness and a heavy barrel character - spicy oak, alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent carbonation, maybe a tad thinner than I expected. it’s a little bit thinner than I would expect. This is another excellent beer from Struise - a big complex quad with an intriguing barrel presence - lots of oaky tannins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2010
Very dark brown pour thick biege head aroma spicy vanilla dried fruit apples flavour caramel liccorice coffee and vanilla apples figs and prunes good hop tastes mild alcohol flavours block out most of it finish smooth slighly dry good aftertaste of fruit spice hop and bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, caramel, malt, dried fruits. Flavour is alcohol, caramel, hop, sourness, bourbon, dried fruits, oxidation. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle (2005). Woody sweet raisin/prune malt aroma with a light astringent alcohol note. Opaque brown color with small head. Lightly sweet chocolate and raisin malt flavor with a mildly astringent alcohol finish. Unbelievably smooth body. Spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle, 33cl. Vintage 2006 Gran Reserva. Pours a totally opaque colour with a modest tan head. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee, promising! Taste is unbelievably complex: lots of coffee (unusual in these type of Belgians), dry fruits and a formidable malt backbone that doesn’t let the bitterness and alcohol overwhelm. Perfectly balanced. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6192) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 @1stBP, Bottle: Vintage 2005: No head. Darkbrown to black color. Smells like a somewhat typical brown beer. Taste is completely different; full spiced up body, hint of malt and hops, but lot of spices, a bit like medicine but very tasty and well balanced. Just slightly bitter, hint of liquorice, caramel and a grassy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle liberated from under the stairs after being imprisoned there for the past 18 months. Black pour with a light tan head. Caramel, fresh cream, milk chocolate and dark fruits in the nose. Caramel, toffee, butterscotch,licorice and chocolate flavours. Quite vinous. Good alcohol burn, warms the throat very nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Dark malty and dark fruity aroma with a light oaky hint. The flavor has a good balance of dark fruity sweetness and oaky notes. some spicy and earthy notes lie underneath. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2010
2006 vintage

head: 1 finger , beige
colour: black
smell: red fruits , coffee , iron, malts, candy sirup
taste: soft bitter start, alcohol background , sweet alcohol strikes in afterwards , overflow of sweet malts + candy sirup, end is oily and salty ...

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