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

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RATINGS: 920   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2009
2007 Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit, and a hint of oak. Tons of dark fruits, raisins, and more brown sugar on the taste. Very well balanced, big flavors, nice body, and delicious. Extremely good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (6297) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2009
(Bottle, vintage 2006, purchased at Ölbutikken, Copenhagen) Dark brown colour with huge, frothy, pale brown head. Malty nose with dried fruit (prunes, raisins), dark rye bread, brown sugar and just a touch of wood. Slightly estery. Malty taste with dried fruit, figs, dates, ripe cherries, clove, dark bread, brown sugar and a hint of oak wood. Delicate but superb wood finishing makes it more mellow and rounded than the usual Pannepot (a lot to learn for many brewers). Full body, with smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Sweetish. Alcohol well integrated, comes through at the back of the palate in the finish. Excellent beer in lovely balance!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
planky84 (2161) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2009
Pours dark brown with dissapating head. Aroma dark fruits, sultanas. Taste rich, vinous, dark plums, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Thanks to TheCheeseman. I think this was a 2005 vintage. Pours a cloudy dark brown with some yeast chunks. Aroma of sweet dark fruits and some funk. Flavor is smooth and sweet with dark fruits and a little alcohol. Nice brew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2009 Pours out black with lots of head. Very carbonated. Smells sweet, funky and a little tart. Taste is sweet, fruity, and some funk and wood. Smooth, sticky and mellow. Lots of flavors going on here. Great beer, more drinkable than expected.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Belgium, consumed at Kemmel campsite 11-06-09 Pours dark chesnut brown with a light beige head. Big malty aroma with dark sticky fruits, dates, figs and some stewed fruits start to show, there is also some candy sugar showing. Taste is really smooth, sticky and quite sublime. This tastes like a wonderful dessert with alcohol soaked dark fruits, the dates and figs showing again in the mouth. I don’t really get the oakiness but I think that the ageing has definately smoothed out this wonderful beer. A7 A5 F8 P5 Ov16 4.1

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 17, 2009
Vintage 2007 from crackedkettle.com. Cork, marmite, apple, coconut, oak, salt and glue showing up in both nose and taste. Sweet. Malt accentuated. Full bodied. Lively carbonation. The characteristics which appear from the ageing are quite prominent. Very low bitterness. Sweet malty finish with hints of apple and huge amounts of spinach and apricot. Dissapointing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours hazy brown with copper hues and tan head. The aroma is sweet with cherry compote, grape jam, sweet plums, dates and red candied apples. I get a bit of booze on a big draw. The taste is rich and fruity with a mild tart fruity candy note in the background. I get sugar coated raisins, ripe plums, ripe peaches and a sweet rich layer of cherry. It smooths out nicely into the finish. Brew brewed with yum!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2009
33cl Bottle (2007). Dark Red color with a small brown head. Sweet and vinous aroma with notes of plums,grapes, caramel, malt,cinnamon.Sweet flavors of grapes, caramel,malt,ripe fruit, spices and a warming alcohol feel. A powerful and complex beer.Masterpiece !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1330) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Pours murky brown with minimal tan head. Aroma is spicy, cloves, cinnamon, fruity, dates, raisins, wood pokes through, and a nice malty smoothness. Flavor is a bit more cohesive than aroma, nice malty sweetness up front with fruity and woody notes towards the end. Finish is velvety, woody and sweet. Subtle alcohol burn too. Very nice.


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