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


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RATINGS: 899   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep red-brown cola body with yeast sediment; no head. Cerealy nose with caramel, malt extract, grain, and rubber cement. Toasty, cerealy body with sweet barley notes. Modest oak. I loved the original beer, but this version is clearly past its prime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (490) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle, 2010 vintage, bottled 2014. Pours black with a cream head. Aroma: wood, prunes, raisins, apples, clove, nutmeg, dates. Taste follows with caramel, syrup, cinnamon, touch of roast. Sweet, but not cloying, nice complementing bitterness, creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Lovely, lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsvammel (3934) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty and light spicy, chocoalte, with oak aromas, vanilla. Similar taste. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice beer. I love the original and this is just as good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2285) - NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle shared with daje, edvard and Simonsen at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Dark brown, tanned creamy head. Smell of raisins, dark fruits, toffee, hints of toast, red wine and oak. Moderate sweet, port and other vinous characters, hints of funk, raisins and prunes, dark rich fruity malts, totally quite exequite. Moderate bitter, earthy hops. Very nice, though i have to say the regular Pannepot is better

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rami_pl (343) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Opis wersji "podstawowej": Butelka, 2014. Piekny wyglad - przy nalewaniu zachowuje sie jak bardzo geste, lepkie, oleiste. Piana sliczna, kremowa, nawet lekko wpadajaca w czerwone odcienie, bardzo drobna, niezbyt wysoka. Opada niezbyt szybko, pozostaje cienka warstewka, lekko zostaje na szkle, widac tez bardzo delikatne lzy na brzegach pokala. Aromaty bardzo bogate, karmel, ciemne owoce (sliwki, wisnie, banany), suszone owoce (rodzynki, sliwki suszone), przyprawowosc dosc nienarzucajaca sie, zbozowosc, slodowosc, kawa, nawet czekoladowo-kakaowe nuty. Alkohol praktycznie niewyczuwalny. Smak analogiczny - wszystko to czuc. Praktycznie brak goryczki. lekkie rozgrzewanie gardla od alkoholu. dlugie, owocowe, kwaskowate posmaki (jedyny zarzut ktory mi wpada do glowy - zbyt kwaskowate). W ustach pelne, niesamowicie kremowe, gladkie. Bardzo niskie wysycenie. Na chwile obecna: najlepsze piwo jakie mialem okazje pic w zyciu :)

W wersji Grand Reserva (2010, butelkowana 11/2014) piwo jest ewidentni inne - aromaty i posmaki z beczki po Calvados sa bardzo intensywne - winne, jablkowe (jablka nieco przytlumily inne owoce, ale wcale nie do konca), ciut bardziej kwaskowate w smaku i mniej kwaskowate w posmaku. Wszelkie zalety wersji podstawowej (poza moze piana - tym razem skapa i szybko znikajaca) sa zachowane. W ustach wydaje sie wrecz lzejsze,,, Niezwykle bogate i zbalansowane. Trudno mi byloby wybrac pomiedzy nimi - oba sa wyraznie lepsze od skadinad wszak tez doskonalej wersji Reserva.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
330ml bottle 2010 vintage from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours opaque black with menacing beige head. Aroma is light cocoa and liquorice, continuing to the taste with caramel, cocoa and light liquorice nudging in. Exceedingly drinkable with a soft complexity but impressively well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milo91hd (154) - Lecce, ITALY - MAY 12, 2015
Bottiglia vintage 2010. Colore nero con un cappello di schiuma beige abbastanza persistente, aroma di malto tostato, frutta sotto spirito e mi sembra vaniglia. Al palato è piuttosto oleosa come corpo con note di caffè, malto tostato e cioccolato e nel finale si fa sentire il Calvados, l’alcool non si fa mai sentire in maniera esagerata nonostante i 10°. Una birra favolosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
33cl bottle, vintage 2010. Near black in color, thin brown head. Chocolate first, then caramel sweetness, dark fruits, plum marmalade. Delicate aroma. Flavor has sweetness, syrup, dark fruits, plums, hops. Iicorice in finish. Nicely balanced. Sweet, but not sticky. So enjoyable, nice sipper. Sweetness hides the alcohol completely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (88) - ITALY - MAY 9, 2015
Grand Reserva 2010 imbottigliata 11/2014. Quasi nera con riflessi caramello, schiuma beige poco persistente. Aroma di rabarbaro, acetico, caffè tostato, cacao amaro, caramello, liquirizia, vino liquoroso, man mano che si scalda fanno capolino note legnose. Al palato stesse caratteristiche, la gradazione alcolica è sorprendentemente ben nascosta anche se riscalda la bevuta in modo impeccabile. Corpo medio, poco carbonata. Molto complessa e davvero notevole, un capolavoro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Axile (12) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
Flaska från systembolaget (2010). Mörk brun/svart färg med beiget skum. Fruktig doft av plommon, lite brandytoner. Maltig smak med toner av körsbär, plommon, lakrits och trä. Ingen direkt eftersmak utan ett ganska kort avslut på en i övrigt fin öl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Proeferius (106) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
bottle@home. Vintage 2010. Pours dark brown with no head. Medium body. Nice mouth feeling.

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