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


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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2009
750mL bottle, 2005 vintage, poured into a snifter. The cork popped out loudly on this one and pours dark brown out of the bottle and settles in an opaque near-black that is a deep, clear copper when held up to the light. The head is massive, cream-colored and very rocky on the bottom with tons of carbonation feeding the head throughout. Aroma is very sweet with tons of candi sugar and dark fruits, raisins, grapes, plums, etc. Has a cola-ish aroma to it with hints of the wood that leads to a sherry scent overall. The has the same candi sugar up front with some sweet dark fruit with a bit of sourness to them, just a touch. I agree with others that the wood seems to have smoothed the taste a bit and minimized some of the huge complexities that I really enjoy in the original. The booze and wood is definitely present in the finish, leaving a burn going down. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and medium bodied with lots of carbonation. It’s definitely slightly drier than the original with a bit more wood presence. Needless to say, this is a great beer, and the wood presence is subtle but makes it a different beer from the original.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2009
Wonderfull slick brew with a lovely smooth mouthfeel, a complex, extremely inviting oaky aroma and a vinous, multidimensional taste. Really somewhere in between Pannepot and the Grand Reserva wich is, in my opinion just right. Easy to drink aswell with no trace of the alcohol, finish a bottle of is not the slightest problem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2009
2005 vintage: Taste is sweet, metallic some nuttiness, caramel, winey, and oak, some alcohol. Lots of wine, dustiness, some sulphur, cherry, cidery. Aroma is metallic, cidery, cinnamon, sugary-sweet, more sulphur, and oak. Lots of rocky head that adheres to the glass even after the head dies down. Finish is sweet, still more metallic flavor, wine, some dryness and sweet nuttiness. Thick, sweet mouthfeel that does not cloy, nor does it get get overly bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 17, 2009
ZBF 2007 Säuerlicher Geruch, unter dem sich Hopfen verbirgt. Das Bier startet bereits komplex, das Bier ist hier süß, man erkennet den hohen Alkoholgehalt, ohne den Alkohol selber zu schmecken. Weiterhin hopfig-herb mit SEHR malzigem, immer präsenten Aroma, dabei ist minimale Bitterschokolade im Spiel, was sich zum Abgang hin steigert. Dort erreicht das Bier seinen komplexesten Teil, in dem das Bier überaus aromatisch und würzig ist. Herrlich vollmundig, ein super Bier!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to Gabe. Poured pitch black with big tan head. Aroma had a tart note to it with oak and spices. Taste was very complex. Oak, Spice, dark fruit, vanilla, raisins. Very silky smooth mouth feel. Easy to drink and enjoyed very much Thanks Gabe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2009
750ML (2005) bottle. Corked and capped. Dark in color, good head, good lacing. Tart almost sour aroma. Also some spices and dark fruits. Taste is slight oaky taste, tart, spices, dark fruit. Low carbonation level. Really easy to drink. Thanks Robert for saving me a bottle. I owe you! Overall another great beer by struise...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2006 version. I think this was also shared by Tom. The aroma is sweet and sugary, lots of candy, french toast, dark fruits, light tartness, wood. Pours a muddy red brown. Lots of dark malts in the flavor, dark fruits, fruity candy, a touch of tartness from the oak. Really an interesting beer. Glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Thanks to tocdog69 for a share of this wondrous beer! Lovely dark pour, amber but not murky. Its got a vibrant quality to it that exemplifies the complex flavors it contains. The nose is amazing, with a complex blend of barrel (woody and oaky, not that generic smoothness you often get with the pretenders), mild vanilla, rich and varied spices. The mouthfeel is amazingly silky, and the way that the regular Pannepot (itself a superlative beer) has been transformed is just a delight, with mild sour flavors enriching it. Awesome. I hope I have another chance to try this sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 RE RATE SON. Pours a dark copper brown with ruby highlights and one finger of creamy tan head. Nose has an upfront tartness and noticeable vinous quality. Notes of fig and spice with chocolate and caramel coming out with warmth. Flavor shows dark candy sugar and fruit with a mild sweet spice and some Belgian yeast character. Palate shows a nice vinous tartness with some warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Thanks tocdog69 for sharing this at the sexual chocolate release! Vintage 2005. Muddy brown pour with garnet hues. Fluffy beige head and drippy lace. Vanilla, figs, and chocolate on the nose. Silky mouth-feel. Dark fruits, oak, toffee, and spice. Long bitter finish

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