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


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RATINGS: 999   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (13226) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color, perhaps we could call it mahogany with a fluffy tan head on top. S: There are lots of different dark fruit aromas here, perhaps some figs, plums, raisins, along with a non-dark fruit--pears. A lot of caramel malt, brown sugar, and a hint of bread. T: A mild spiciness followed by an intense dark, sweet fruitiness. Raisins, plums, figs, cherries, and brown sugar with a hint of alcohol and perhaps even a bit of oak. M: The body is medium to full with a very creamy and full level of carbonation. D: I like the regular Pannepot a fair amount and this is even better. A really fantastic beer and one that I would easily drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2005 75cl bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Big thanks for sharing this one. Pours a deep, dark brown body topped with just a bit of off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits, figs, lightly spiced, raisins and caramelized candi sugars. Flavor follows the aromas and adds a hint of alcohol and stone fruits. Very smooth, medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. I’m glad I was able to share this great beer with an equally great Ratebeerian!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2705) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2010
[bottle] Spiced aroma with some star anise, mocha, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Opaque black under a thin, light brown sheet that laces the glass. Flavour is sweet and smooth with some fruity spices up front that develop into gentle mocha and vanilla-butterscotch oak. After a few sips, the oak becomes really apparent, but it is well supported by the sweet and dark malts, though it is still a little dominant. Nice balance between bitterness, sweetness, and a little ethanol. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly warming, sweet coffee finish with some ethanol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
2005 bottle thanks to pantanap. deep chocolate brown with a cream head. nose is heavy sugar and yeast, big dried fruits, and alcohol. nice on the palate, thick sugary yeast, musk, apples, cherries, dried fruits, and no sign of alcohol at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
bottle thanks to mar. poured brownish with a beige head. aroma was cheese, dark fruits, brown sugar, and licorice. flavor was caramel, dark fruits, and licorice. medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 30, 2010
2005 750ml bottle courtesy of mar. Dirty brown color/ fleeting head. Earthy musty, sweet tangy pit fruit aromas. medium body. Nice spicy sweet cherry, belgian yeast, tart pit fruit flavors with some wet wood and cardboard brown malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2010
bottle thanks to JCapriotti, pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is sour peach and spice. Flavor is buttery with light funk. Vanilla coming in late with lots of red wine and apricot flavors. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by drew. Pours a murky brownish pour, lighter edges, a decent tannish head that dies to a firm film, laces ok. Aromas are brown sugar, zesty Belgian spice, vanilla, faint dark fruit, a decent fruitiness underneath. Initial is a bit underbodied, fresh apple sauce and brown sugar, vanilla, faint honey, caramel, toffee, pear, light spiciness, mellow and smooth on the palate. Vanilla tannins from the oak are gentle yet flavorful. Medium bodied, finish is mellow sweetness, faint bitterness, mellow spice sticks to the palate. Very nice, solid Belgian, priviledge to have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2010
Vintage 2006. Black colored brew. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, vinous, raisins, sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
33cl bottle. Pours a dark ruby/black color and a medium lasting nutty head. Aroma is wonderful: mostly malty with toasted notes and cookies. Spices, oak, alcohol and dried fruits in my nose too. Taste: the initial bitterness turns suddenly to a warm alcoholic sweetness. Dried fruits notes in the finish. Palate: full-bodied with creamy texture and medium carbonation. Overall, I found a very balanced beer between hops and malt where the 10° allcohol is well hidden. Anyway, I expected more complex and warming beer and, most of all, an evolving beer, something that changes face during the drinking experience. Still, a splendid beer!

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