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


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RATINGS: 1041   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The Pannepot Reserva was an idea from my brew colleague Carlo who wanted to age Pannepot in genuine French oak barrels (barrique 225 liters). We have brewed 90HL at the end of 2005 which has been aging on oak ever since (14 months). 30 Hl was bottled Tuesday 8th May 2007. 60Hl has been transferred now to second hand calvados oak vessels and will be bottled again early autumn 2007, we will name that batch Pannepot Grand Reserva. As quality and results rule at Struise, the Reserva was already brewed again and aging on oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
2010 vintage bb 05/2019. Dark shoesole brown-mauvish pour, still fizzy, with quickly collapsing cola head. Mainly caramelised raisins and marmite in aroma, whiff of clove, Lebkuchen, speculoos and bayleaf. Minimals traces of Oude Jenever oozing through. - Starts off brown sugar sweet in taste, more dried caramel raisins and old dates, before going off on more complex savoury and even sourish tangents: fortified wine, vinsanto meet iron-y old filter coffee, loads of salty liquorish, cured wood and sauted mushrooms, a drop of fish sauce maybe. Both woody and chocolate bitter finish, with a salty sour edge. - Quite lively on the palate still, not nearly as unctuous and rich in the mouth as expected. Hence an easy sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (458) - - OCT 15, 2015
10%ABV. Belgian Strong Ale. Poured out of the bottle a dark translucent brown. 35ºSRM. Nose is sweet and malty. There are some nice fruity aromas of plums and prunes. Light almost candy-like sweetness. Clean and not cloying. There is a woody charactero the nose which reminds of a being in a skiff or the smell coming off wet pine. The palate on this thing is just divine. Carbonated and well balanced. It certainly isn’t light with a ponderous and well-formed malty base where you get black bread, caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, chocolate, coffee and other dark stone fruits like prunes and honey plums. There is a delicious date-like quality to the palate as well. There is a light brief peaty smokiness to the palate as well. The finish is bitter hops mopping up all that sweetness and the alcohol. There is a creamy buttery finish that then transitions into something fruity and clean and then ends with a nice combo flavor note of oak and hops. If you close your eyes, you can even imagine some sweet tobacco. For obvious reasons, Goes on Favorites List! This is afterall the base ale that goes on to become the king of all beers for me now, the Grand Reserva.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (63) - - OCT 13, 2015
Robe noir avec une bonne mousse beige. Arômes de chênes et de réglisse rouge. On ressent à peine le fort taux d’alcool qui est bien équilibré avec le corps. Très bon, mais je m’attendais à encore plus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rubin77 (480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2015
F: decent brown not long lasting. C: dark, non-transparent. A: vinous, cherries, cherries/plums fruit cake, vanilla, hint of oak wood, marzipan, rum, vanilla, dark fruits, hint of coffee, molasses, raisins, chocolate and many more… T: 2010 bottle, vinous, cherries, dry plums, raisins, chocolate, coffee, syrupy tones, figs, alcohol, cognac, vanilla, blueberry, some cocoa and many more…, admirable complex Belgian Strong Ale aging in oak, full body, good carbonation, worth to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sjohnh (594) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Colour of dark, shiny wood. Small coating of yellow / brown head. Lovely mouth feel - full and velvety. Aroma gently draws you in. Flavours are balanced and blended: malt loaf, vanilla cream, plums, dried fruit, red wine, oak, belgian yeast, chestnut, cherry. Top quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Aromas and Flavors of candied sugar, biscuit malts, spices and Belgian yeast. Brown sugar color with a pleasant and smooth palate. Complex and calming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
11-SEP-2015, 2010 bottle @Brussels appartment, from local shop, with Ulkløbben. Dark, dark Brown with low tan head. Sweet malt, Brown sugar, red wine, oak, dried fruit. Sweet, full body. Nice drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hohops (635) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
2010 bottle. Appearance- very dark, mahogany, a large cushiony light-brown head. Aroma- vinous, fruitcake, marzipan, Belgian yeast, cherry cake, vanilla, slight oakiness, toast, treacle toffee, molasses, rum and raisin, etc etc...Taste- fair bit of chocolate and coffee, roast malt, prune, raisin, plums, cherry, vanilla sweetness, hints of port, toasted coconut, brown sugar, malt loaf. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, leaving a nutty, dark-fruit filled finish. Just fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4664) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 11, 2015
pour at struise
special rserva margoux 2013
cherry cola, grape must, rdcurrant, slick, low carbonation, sweet grape, caramel, winey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1707) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Syrupy sweet. Oak. Tasted side by side with Grand Reserva. Dry. Yeasty. Tasted at my Whales and Whimps bottle share.

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