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


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RATINGS: 975   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Enjoyed some time ago at Springlickers Fish Fry. 2005 bottle. A great improvement on an already great beer. Creamier than the regular but with the same sharp edge to the finish. Oak and yeast are there and some noticeable spices. Plenty of dark fruit and malt. Prunes and dark fruit with cream all over this fireside delight. Just a nice drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (4541) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2009
(bottle, 2007) pours the darkest clear ruby colour with a frothy, quickly-diminishing light brown head. complex but restrained aroma of different kinds of fruit, some cherries, strawberries and banana, oak, yeast, subtle hints of vanilla and cinnamon and very little alcohol. flavour is dark grainy toasted malts and yeast, with light notes of fruit and spices and a chewy, bready warming finish. medium to strong body with lively carbonation, alcohol is well-hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
Shared 2007 vintage 33cl bottle at Monks Cafe, Wallingatan Stockholm. This is a big beer with lots of licorice, grape, wine and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hirigalzkar (2481) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
2007 bottle. Vinous, chocolaty and fruity with a small touch of licoriice in the finish. Smooth and elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle at Springlslickers fish fry. Pours a murky dark amber with a tan head. Aroma of dessert breads and spice. Flavor of christmas spices, dark fruit, and caramel. You sense but not taste the alcohol on the finish. I picked up some metallic notes as well. I wish I took better notes on this, but I do know that I like the regular MUCH better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 14, 2009
2005 750ml bottle from pantanap. Thanks Kan!!! What I admired most about this was how it staved off oxidation for this many years. Another monument to Struise’s unbridled excellence. As far as the goods, I found them a full, balanced single note: raisins. Everywhere. The Struise house yeast saves the day as usual but I find 12 oz bottles of Pannepot to be crushingly complex in comparison. Just IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2009
750ml Bottle courtesy of Immy at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown, vintage 2005. Pours cloudy copper in color with tan head. Aroma sweet, malty and brown sugar. Taste spicy, malty and woody with bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2009 Rating #700. Bottle shared like a baller by ajm -- big ups for securing this through a trade. Pours prune with a beige head. Smells gloriously of raisins from across the room. Upon closer inspection wood, vanilla, and tart fruit are also apparent in the aroma. All of these flavors along with plum and brown sugar are concentrated in a Normandy-like assault at the front of the palate, followed by tannins on the mid, and oats landing on the shore after the battle. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle, 2007. Very dark brown with a beige head. Sweet, leathery aroma with pear drops. Taste is richly malty and immensely sweet, like crystallised dates. A curious backtaste of baked apple served with custard and golden syrup. Some late dryness. Near perfection, but I must say I began to find the sweetness a little cloying towards the end.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
There’s really nothing more to say that someone might just call this the "special edition" of the best beer in the world. I never thought I would try this one, until Urbain came walking in with half a crate! I will be forever grateful that I had the opportunity to try this gem!

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