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

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RATINGS: 772   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, - NOV 13, 2012
Thanks to fredrik and Ludvig! 2008 bottle. Very dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma: malty, sweet licorice, apples and calvados, light chocolate, vanilla. Taste: Basset’s Liquorice Allsorts and other sweet licorice, chocolate, malty, fudge. Full bodied. Wow, this is tasty!
2005 bottle. Aroma: chocolate and lots of vanilla, less licorice than in the 2008. Taste: vanilla, cherries, rowan berries, licorice, more sour than the 2008, also some sort of sour candy. Medium to full bodied. On its own, the 2005 bottle would receive a lower rating due to the sour red berries in the taste. Nothing wrong, I just prefer the other. (8-9/4/8/4/16=4.0-4.1)


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (55) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
2009 vintage, 33cl bottle @ home. Pours deep mahogany with a beautiful but quick fading light brown head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, wood, chocolate and alcohol. Flavour is medium sweet and slighty bitter. Full body with a creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long with plums, dark fruits and alcohol dominating.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xlts (24) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Vintage 2009 version, bottle. Dark mahogany color. Aroma reminiscent of Westy 12: strong wine character, malty, slightly alcoholic. Sweet, malty, dark-fruity mouthfeel, full-bodied. Oaky and vinous finish. Amazing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4457) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Vintage 2009. Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Dark chocolate and pit fruit aromas. Dry with sweet, dark pit fruit and vanilla upfront turning to a warming, earthy roasted nuts and a toasty brown bread finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
Another superb Belgian strong. Starts with mild but entrapping aroma. Cant really describe in few word things thats going one there. Intense dark fruits, raisins berries, fresh ripe fruits, apples, plums. Theres quite intense malt background, caramel, light roast, noticeable wood, vanilla. Strong hop presence for Belgian. Aroma waves comes one after another and you just keep enjoying this awesome brew. Same goes with taste, mostly sweet but with decent bitterness and light sourness. Awesome balance

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
When opened- aroma is simply alcohol. After a while taste brings out its characteristics, could be more

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a Westy chalice. One of my favorite Belgian brewers: De Struise never disappointed me :) Grand Reserva Vintage 2006 - PNP No.4 Best Before March 2014 A: Pours a dark brown color with a medium to small beige head with medium retention. Few lacings left S: Very candy. Bit fruity. Belgian yeasts, coffee beans, oak and alcohol T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Roasted malts, yeasts, notes of coffee and oak. Nice hop bitterness aftertaste and a bit of alcohol too M: Very creamy. Full bodied. Low carbonation O: Excellent as expected [ BA Review @ 5/3/2011 ]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Sweet, dark fruits are checked by light, vinous tannins and mild bitterness. Soft, velvety carbonation somehow gives the impression of lighter body... dangerously easy to drink, considering the alcohol and process behind this beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - OCT 13, 2014
Aug. 22, 12014. Bottle at beerbistro. Vintage 2005. Lovely sweet raisins aroma. Dark reddish black. Very little head. This smells great. Cherry and grape flavours. Refreshing aftertaste. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Sweet, dark fruits are checked by light, vinous tannins and mild bitterness. Soft, velvety carbonation somehow gives the impression of lighter body... dangerously easy to drink, considering the alcohol and process behind this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is fruity, malty, taste is toffee, berries, fruity.


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