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


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RATINGS: 1026   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Pours a murky brown with a small head which surprises me as all Struise beers I’ve had has a huge head especially Pannepot. The aroma has the same nice fruitiness like the original Pannepot. The taste was caramel, fruity, spices and cannot say I taste any oak, but it does not seem as smooth as the regular Pannepot which I like the best amongst all its variants

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6032) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark fruits, apple, raisins, vanilla, and oak. It pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a small off-white head. The flavor starts very yeasty with moderate apple. The finish has hints of raisin, oak, and a touch of plum. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat soft mouthfeel. I’ll take the regulat Pannepot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4370) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Cloudy brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, light fruit (apple, plum, grape, fig), candy sugar. Taste is of caramel, candy sugar, raisin, plum, and booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2010
2008 bottle. Murky, ruddy brown pour with a small, loose white head. The aroma is ripe dark fruit, a hint of molasses, some subtle spices, dense oak, chocolate and tobacco. The flavor is delicately sweet plum and fig with touches of caramelized brown sugar, tobacco, oak, spice, candi sugar, banana, and leather. Velvety medium-full body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2010
Pours a cloudy redbrown beer, creme-coloured head. Smells sweet, caramel, banana, raisins. Tastes a little sweet, full and round. A little sour touch. The aftertaste is all caramel and roasted malts. A little tart but not unpleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2010
Pours a brownish/red with thin beige head which leaves an attractive lacing. Aroma very complex, herbal, tar, leather, vineous, some smoke, reminescent of aged brandy. In the mouth the same glorious sweet, sticky maltiness as in the "normal" Pannepot with tones of oak. pinewood, earth leaves, raisins. A balanced mellow finish. Glorious!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle of the ’08. Where the hell did this beer come from? It seems radically different from all the other pannepot variants I have had. Aroma has big fruit and flowers up front with very light vanilla and a hint of paper. The flavor is dried apples and peaches with a dry, yeasty finish. Weird for pannepot, but pretty nice all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, 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 (2778) - 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.

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