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


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RATINGS: 1129   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2007 vintage on tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Chestnut brown pour with a slightly offwhite head. Aroma is dark fruit, figs, caramel, molasses raisins, a bit of wood. Flavor is malty, caramel, raisins, a touch of oxidation but in a good way. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I bought this beer to share with friends, not knowing how hard it is to come by in certain areas. Upon pouring it, one can’t help but notice the dark color of the body, coupled with the beige foam on top. Its taste was complex, as the malts and spices blend, creating a taste difficult to describe. Sweet, fruity, caramel flavors, with a note of ginger and raisins. It’s aroma was similar to that of plum pudding. After tasting it, I now understand why this is such a difficult beer to obtain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2011
Sample @BBF 2010. Nice beer! Strong hints of caramel and candy dominate the sip. So easy to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Murky mahogany pour with a thin eggshell head that left a decent amount of lacing. Nose is dark fruit, cocoa, and toffee. Flavor shows caramel, raisin, brown sugar, and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with the ABV well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, raisins, caramel, figs and brown sugar. Flavor was fairly sweet, rich and smooth with dark caramel, raisins, brown sugar, sweet dark fruit, light wood and a hint of toffee. A delicious and well balanced belgian strong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2011
(Draft at Amesbury Alehouse) Served in a tulip (sort of). Pours very dark brown with a sort of reddish hue. Brown-amber highlights. Very little head that disappears to just some specks. Still-looking. Aroma is fairly mild but has notes of fruit (cherry/plum), chocolate, port and burgundy. Served a little too cold to get a good sense of the aroma. Mouthfeel is heavy and smooth, very light evidence of carbonation. Very little lacing. Flavor of dark fruits, chocolate and burgundy with some swirls of caramel as it warmed. Has the oak aging damped out much of the flavor and nuance I remember from regular Pannepot, along with the body, or did I just get an odd glass? At its best this sample reminded me of something like Southampton Abt 12 but then the next quaff reminded me of something like a flat Angels Share.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle. 11.2 oz Split with James Pours a deep maroon amber with a thin, fizzy, creamy white head. Aroma of figs, grapes, sweet malts, green apples, honey, and sweet whiskey. Medium body. Soft, velvety palate with grapey, bready flavors and a bit of carbonation to balance the sweetness. FInishes juicy and rich, Great Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, very small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and caramel sweetish aroma, fruitiness and dark berries, light alcohol, faint spiciness. Body is medium to full, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, fruitiness and dark berries, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, fruitiness and alcohol. OK not so sweet strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2008 bottle shared by BOLTZ – thanks J! Pours murky brown with a thin tan head. The nose is caramel, dark fruits, spice and light tobacco. The taste is tobacco, toffee, dates and spice. Medium bodied. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
11.2 oz 2008 bottle. Pours a dark sandy brown caramel color with a medium sized light beige head. Aroma of faint dates, candied malt, figs, brown sugar and light oak wood. Taste of candied malt, dates, figs, dark sugar and light hints of oak. Not bad, but not as good as the regular Pannepot.

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