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


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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
2007 Vintage. Overall I prefer the regular Pannepot, but a nice beer. Nose is a bit too boozy, but some of the plum notes come through. Taste of port, figs,raisins, oak and spice. Has a more sour character compared to the regular version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
2006 vintage drank in 2009 - Bottle: Poured dark brown color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of oak and light warming alcohol with some dry figs and a light chocolate note also perceptible. Taste is quite a complex mix between some oak notes with dry figs and raisins malt, light chocolate and a bit too much residual sugar at the end. Body is full with limited filtration and some low carbonation and no alcohol discernable thought it can be felt. Not bad but I have too admit that the regular version is definitely better then this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (2062) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
Bottled at 1st Borefts Beer festival, Bodegraven. Another great beer, you just can’t go wrong at this festival. Very sweet malty beer, very complex yet smooth. Nevertheless a liked the Grand Reserva even better. But all Pannepots are simply brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joen (42) - Tricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2009
33 cl bottle, Reserva 2007. Dark brown coloured beer with smooth creamy lasting head. Aroma’s: coffe, caramel (malt) and liquorice. Sweet malty light bitter taste which evolves to a more smoky bitter. Wel balanced beer. No TMA results jet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Very dark, almost black pour. Thick tan head. Aroma of oak, spice, and dark fruit, yeast, a bit of booze. Flavor features tons of roasted maltiness, quite sweet, toffee/caramel finish that lingers for a while, very nice. Extremely balanced and well rounded from the outset, but this aspect of the beer improves even further as it warms. Sticky, syrupy mouthfeel. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
25 oz bottle, 2005 Vintage. Pours a mostly clear dark amber body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that had nice retention. Huge fruity nose, lots of yeast, light alcohol, just a light barrel character. Overall, it smells like this is to be a little drier than the regular version. The flavor is yeasty, very fruity with lots of fig, plummy, and caramel notes. Moderate but not overpowering alcohol, and surprisingly not a whole lot of oakiness. I was expecting this to be much more about the barrel. Still overall pretty sweet, but not so much as the regular. Pretty full bodied with a bit of sticky caramel, but it seems like this is a little thinned by the alcohol. A little too much overly fizzy and frothy carbonation keeps this from being better. Decent, but not as good as the regular version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
This beer had a great smoke oak flavor. It was almost like a nice smooth bourbon cut with spice, chocolate, and dried fruits. The head of the beer is excellent. This was my last Begian beer experience in Belgium during my 2009 trip. I was not dissapointed, but I was expecting a bit more from the beer...Maybe for complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2005 bottle. Pours a deep swampy brown color with a 2 finger thick beige head that left some spotty lacing on the tulip. Nose of candy sugar, figs, raisins, sweet oak. Flavor is very sweet with notes of candied dark fruits, brown sugar, oak, and faint booze. Been sitting on this one for a while......tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
provided by faroeviking, dark brown, small smooth yellow head. very nice faint dark fruity aroma, very balanced, but also very subdued. flavor is raisins, faint licorice, wood, dark fruits, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009

Source:2007, 12 oz bottle.
Glass:Tripel Karmeliet tulip.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a one finger tan head.
Aroma:Oak, vanilla, dark fruits and caramel.
Flavor:Oak and vanilla are prominent, with dark fruits finishing.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:Very nice. Perfect barrel aging here.

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