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


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RATINGS: 964   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009

Source:2006 bottle.
Glass:North Coast snifter.
Appearance:Dark red color with a two finger off white head.
Aroma:Heavy fruit and caramel aroma. Several kinds of apples, dark fruits and cherries.
Flavor:Dark fruits, vanilla, cherries and caramel.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Excellent beer. Barrel aging drives this over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LanceUppercut (139) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2009
Aroma is yeasty, vinous and funky. Taste is complex: Red wine, apples, plums, oak, cherries. Finish is dry and acidic. The calvados-aging has made it an extreme beer! Not always so pleasant or drinkable, but very interesting!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2009
Aroma of yeast, smelly feet(?) and red wine. Appearance is dark red/brown with almost no head. Flavor of calvados, rassins, apple tart, red wine, prune and oak.Very weak carbonation and extremely dry. Overall a very interesting and extreme beer with grate qualities but with weaknesses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (4761) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2009
(bottle, 2006) pours the darkest ruby colour with a dense, short-lived beige head. aroma of dark fruits, caramel and dark chocolate, sweet spices, noteably cinnamon, clove and vanilla, with some oaky overtones, alcohol and perhaps a few hints of brown sugar. flavour is less spicy than the aroma, with strong notes of oak and some yeast and a long, lightly sour grainy finish, no alcohol presence at all. medium to strong body with very smooth carbonation - very easy drinking!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2009
’05 Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp!
Dark-mahogany with a lush, creamy beige head. Slight sourness blocks the nose like OldMrCrow describes, sweet, peppery, creamy malt behind the initial sour twang, also some light brown sugar and hints of berry. Flavor is similar, yeasty malt with decent background in dried fruit. Nice carbonation, not overly yeasty but with some punch and very long finish. Good beer, like most Struise, but the barrel knocks out some of the nuance of the regular.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yumyum (218) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
a very fine brew. I prefer the original pannepot yet this one did have a stronger more powerful nose than the orignal. The oakiness does add complexity to the flavour but I found that it also added sweetness (perhaps a bit more than I would like) Vanilla and dark fruiits are prominent. A fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5801) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2009 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of consists of dark fruits, apple, spice, chocolate, oak, and alcohol. It pours a dark orangish-brown with a small beige head. The starts with dark fruits and some apple. The finish has a fruity tanginess, light spice, light oak, and a hint of alcohol. Medium bodied with somewhat lively, but not prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Vintage 2006. Bottle at the Kulminator in Antwerp. Dry brown malt and leather aromas. dak brown with a brownish head. Flavors of dark chocolate and tobacco and vanilla and raisins. Dries out and sweetens on the tongue - dark woody notes. Light creamy palate. Good. Improves upon warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2009
Vintage 2006 edition. Dark brown colored brew. Aroma is dried fruit, oak, spices, malts. Flavor is much like the normal Pannepot, but sweeter and adds oak. Heavy spiced flavor, raisin, licorice. Overall a very nice brew to sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
Vintage 2006. Dark amber colored beer. A very complex beer. Medium malty sweetness but also notes of sourness. Resins, dark fruit, wood,... excellent beer.

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