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


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RATINGS: 846   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The Pannepot Reserva was an idea from my brew collegue 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1217) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
2009 bottle - Pours a very dark brown with reddish orange highlights and a dense tan head. The smell is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, brown sugar. The taste is chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, roasted malt, a touch of alcohol ending dry and roasty. Medium/full body with a fine carbonation structure that is smooth and elegant. This is a very nice beer an perfect as and after dinner drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (164) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Excellent beer. All the tastes and aromas of pannepot just a little more subdued. Tastes of caramel, oak malt. Same chewy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2014
Sample draft @ BAB’14. Brune foncée, col beige léger. Arôme est typiquement belge avec un beau bouquet fruité noir, note caramel, grillé pointe boisée et de chêne. Palais également fruité noir, fort complexe, malté caramel, pointe de date et figue sur ce fini levure typiquement Struise. Pétillant est léger avec un boisé que je trouve un peu trop discret.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeKeller (780) - Kemi, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle, vintage 2009 @ ’t Brugs Beertje, Brugge. 4.9.2013.
Practically opaque dark brown beer with a thick beige head. Aroma reveals beer’s oak barrel aging immediately. There’s the oak, some cognac. Also heavy maltyness. Sweet malty flavour with dark fruits, oak and cognac. Full body hides the ABV very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Thanks Phil Penny for this 2009 bottle. Bottle to snifter. Pours cherry mahogany in color. Almost no head. Light on the carbonation. Beautiful plum filled nose with a hint of some berries. Brown sugar and malty! Not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VsXsV (1899) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Draught. Hazy deep brown liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, licorice, pumpernickel, red berries and toffee. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, dried fruit, raw sugar and chocolate. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite nice. Rerate two days later. This is fucken awesome. The perfect dark Belgian strong Ale. Such complexity. Very taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2062) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottled 2010. Reddish brown dark pour. Small but substantive head. Nose is raspberry and some yeast and plums. Taste is same but some roasty malts and candy sugars. This is a great beer but I?m not quite sure why its so hyped. Its good- great even- but I don?t know.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (395) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
2008 bottle from GothGargoyle thanks a ton man! Sampled side by side with a 2007 (not infected) bottle of the regular. Pours a dark murky brown a little bit darker than original. Nice white head that dissipates, and leaves a nice pattern resembling our fine province. Aroma - sweet brown sugar notes, a bit of herbal maybe? Surprisingly the aroma is muted compared to the 2007 bottle that smells like a fine sherry. Taste - sweet sticky mouthfeel, some bitterness, candy sugar, plumb like notes, with a semi sweet/bitter finish. The 07 is much more pronounced and rich in flavour for sure a lot of oxidation but it works well. The 08 reserva is very good also, a very different finish, less oxidation, with a more hoppy (bitter) finish, some subtle spice is mixed in but I don’t really pick up on the oak and overall the flavour is a bit muted compared the regular. Two very different beers. But both very tasty I like the regular better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2072) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft at Uber in Seattle. Gorgeous, still brown. Rich with small head. Deep, soft fruit, slight medicinal. Red grape, ruddy tannin. Sweet sip, terrific.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1049) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2009 bottle. Brown Carmel pour. Somewhat boozy sweet Belgian Carmel aroma. Taste is Belgian spice, oak, some banana. Had this after the regular 2011 and bought the regular was better. Still pretty tasty.

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