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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle shared by pineypower thanks a bunch for this retired gem Dean. Pours a deep dark brownish red with a huge frothy super long lasting light beige head. This beer left so much lace on my Double Bastard glass that I couldnt simply rinse it out but it needed a full washing before my next beer. Aroma of dark fruit...raisin plum prune black cherry..brown sugar..yeast..wood..and a touch of butterscotch. Palate was medium body with stronger carbonation and a touch of sourness on the finish. Flavor on this one was some dark fermenting fruit..mainly raisin and black cherry..slight alcohol and wood. Wow was this one nice and complex sort of like that movie Memento I still dont think I understand who did it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
2007 vintage tasted at the Kulminator in September 2008. Murky ruby red with thin white head. Aroma of nutmeg and allspice, maybe some vanilla. Full-bodied balanced malt, hops and spice - figs and dates, raisins, that vary throughout, Complex mix of flavors and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Pours out a dark and cloudy slightly reddish hued brown with a moderate to larger lacing off white head. Impressive aroma, nice earthy/oak notes with some dark dried fruit notes and a slight alcoholic note. Taste is very complex, dried dark fruit, mainly cherries, figs and some raisin go with some very nice earthy notes, oak and some slight vanilla with an earthy/very slightly alcoholic finish. Velvet- like mouthfeel. Very impressive beer, well worth the hefty price tag that came along with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Very nice brew. Better than I expected. Smells like pancakes and christmas sugar cookies. Dark brown with a thin head. Flavor is musky, dark, and woody. Light spice and an alchohol burn that I could do without. The wood and vanilla dominates as the beer warms up. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2008
750, capped and corked. ’06. Thanks, Thewolf! Slightly hazy ruddied garnet. Loose, sudsy tan head. Big buttery caramel nose--very candy-like and pleasant. Creamy medium body. Butterscotch, toffee, cola, nuts and brown bread. Long mixed finish. Complex and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bchlala (42) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
I tasted this beer before I got my account with ratebeer, so I can’t really remember all the flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2008
75 cl bottle, thanks ekstedt. Brown, cloudy, with a mostly diminishing, light brown head leaving virtually no lacing. Dark bread, toast, raisin and brown sugar to the nose. Quite sweet with an averagely long finish. Medium bodied, creamy, chalky with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle. At Chris_O’s September 2008 DenCan bash. Huge thanks to ... oh damn: harrisoni? reakt? I’m sure one of you will let me know ... Anyway, 2005 vintage. As it poured it looked a lot like wine ... brownish, slightly cloudy wine, with a decent if diminishing head. Lovely aroma - stellar, just what I would hope for from any Pannepot - a lush melange of yeast, spice, sweet fruity malt, mild tartness and alcohol - nothing out of the ordinary, but done so, so well. The taste was ... a bit thin; frankly, this hasn’t aged as well as I’d like - the yeast and malt seemed to have pulled apart some. The body seemed a little wan, and I was surprised how the alcohol had started to overpower the malt and spice ... it seemed a bit on the overcarbonated side too, but at least the finish was decently sweet. I’m no expert, perhaps this will thicken in a few years, but it seemed thin when I sampled it. Still a very good beer for all that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 8, 2008
750 ml bottle, vintage 2006, thanks to Jeppe for keeping the beer for me. A cloudy dark ruby beer with a medium sized, beige, creamy, lacing and persistent foam. The aroma is very complex, malty, fruity (cherries, berries, dark fruits) and spicy. Lightly woody and alcoholic. The flavour has a medium sweetness and a light acidity. The oak is well integrated. Very malty, spicy and fruity and some light licorice and chocolate notes like the regular Pannepot. Warming and very complex. Medium to full body, average/lively carbonation, long finish with light bitterness, lightly alcoholic. World class, no doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2010 750ML bottle opened the night before i left for japan. My favorite of the series including GR. Dark brown body with etoh and spices radiating off my tulip. Dark fig fruit, liqorice, Solid beer. 4.1 New bottle i must say this is drinking so nice right now. Just a delicious belgian ale. Flavors are so balanced. Brown sugar, cane sugars, fruit tones. Dark plums and raisin notes. Really soft cinnamon and all spice. Hardly any warming i’d swear it was 7 or 8%, just decadent. Easily one of the BEST belgian beers i’ve had to date. 4.4

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