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Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva

 (RETIRED)
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100
style
Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Draught @ Erasmus, Brugge, Belgium. Unclear medium to dark red brown - amber color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dryed dark fruit / berry, raisin, plum, fresh apple ad pear, cask wood, licorice, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, a very complex flavor and smooth. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;o)) (280208)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, murky, almost black. Shows initially a huge light brown head, diminishes into a little lacing and with little alcohol thick curtains on the glass. Aroma is peppery, vanilla, dark malty toned and slight woody. Also quite alcohol dominated aroma, but not burning or unpleasant. Smooth flavour, dark malt/cane sugarish spice notes, caramel, liqourish like toffee, mild raisin note - not sweet though. Mild chocolate note too. Alcohol presence. Finish holds a nice liqourice and alcohol finish, cane sugarish dry woody note into the far finish, smooth and pleasant. WOW.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 10100 - the presently highest rated beer available to me, that I haven’t yet rated. A deep red beer with a medium dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of herbs, spices, brown sugar, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, spices, herbs, and caramel and medium notes of plums and wood, leading to a dry herbal finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, dark, orangey brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Complex aroma of wood and vanilla. Full-bodied with strong notes of iron on the fore, then some sweet caramel and later an unusual lightly smoky edge. Also has an odd underlying salinity. Some alcohol in the finish. Quite an interesting beer - sort of a Belgian Old Ale. But far from my personal Top 50. 040308

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (19992) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Bottled (thanks ante!). Deep ruby brown colour, small, but creamy head. Aroma is malts, licorice, raisins, alcohol, wooden and some mild spicing. Flavour is mainly caramel malts, licorice, raisins, spices and some wooden notes in a nice balance. Wellbalanced brew, and quite easy to drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (19639) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a lacing off white head. Vinous and sweet aroma dominated by dried fruits and tobacco with notes of vanilla, fruits, pepper and yeast. Flavour of dried fruits, liquorice, tobacco, pepper, yeast and vanilla with notes of wood and alcohol. Peppery and warming alcoholic finish. Fizzy palate.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (18939) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Dark hazy mahogany colour, small beige head. Aroma of pear brandy and calvados. Fairly sweet with a wealth of caramel. The dense malty body almost disappear in the immense spritzy liveliness. Lots of wood, caramel and prickly pear. Very elegant. Ultra-complex and near perfect. Perhaps the calvados detracts a little more than it adds.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and oak aroma with some hints of chocolate aswell. Sweet malty and slightly yeasty dark fruit flavor with hints of chocolate, also some hints of oak. Warming malty dark fruit finish with some nice hints of oak in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Vintage 2005, 3 years old
It pours a dark chestnut color, almost black in my large Des Fagnes glass, with a medium sized head, persistent. Mild aroma, with sour chocolate, wood, cedar. Good body; there is a caramel and candi sugar flavor, with sweet liquorice; it has a too low bitterness. At the end, there is some warming alcohol feeling. Good, big, but lacking complexity, excitement.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, hops, wood, vinegar, alcohol and sugar. A little acetic.


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