SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle; 2005 vintage; one of my fav beers; pours clear caramel brown with 1Ē tan head; aromas of stale dark fruits, an almost sour note, mild oxidation, mildly creamy texture again with some oxidation and mild sourness; missing that big sugary malt base that I remember from before; not all that bad overall, but a slight sourness is evident in this bottle and itís certainly not what it once was; too bad as I was saving this one for the end of the year; used to be one of the best; this one Iíd score a 3.5 or so, but Iíll keep most of my original rating and just say donít age this one too long!!
Original rating 2/19/09 (Score - 4.3): 750 ml bottle; thanks after4ever!! 2006 vintage; pours clear, roasty brown with fizzt tan head; oh, man this is one of the greats and reminds me of how much i loved my first pannepot; very complex aromas of oak, dates, candy spice, yeast, chocolate and who knows what else; all the same there in the flavors; creamy texture goes down like silk and not a trace of the 10%; pretty much perfection and looking forward to another bottle!!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a tasting: raisins, vanilla, wet wood, yeasty, light bitterness, cherries, milk chocolate, weak roasted malt as well, very rich and complex, great.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
08 vintage. Uber dark brown pour with reddish tints and a large, frothy, creamy beige head. Aroma is full of vinous notes, spice, yeast, raisin, caramel, red grape, apple, pear, and a touch of boozy molasses. Flavor is just simply awesome; full of all sorts of fruit, including plum, apple, pear, grape, and even a touch of nectarine. Also some great caramel, brandy, oak, and some tannic qualities. Once again, de Struiseís yeast puts this beer up onto a level that most just simply canít compete with. Booze also comes through nicely, but the palate is just amazingly smooth. Phenomenal brew.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with a huge fluffy beige head. Aroma is vinous and delicious, with some typical pannepot yeast characteristics and some dark fruits, pear, raisins, dates, caramel and toffee malts, apple brandy. Flavor is decadent pear, apple brandy, red grape, nice de struise yeast burnt sugars, tasty
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a lively off white head. The aroma is loaded with dark fruits has that raisin-fig-prune note that the regular Pannepot exhibits with lots of tannic vinous notes and a slight apple note. The yeast character is bready and fruity, demonstrating some mild spice. The flavor is massive dark fruit and beautifully balanced dark and tart fruit. Brown sugar, molasses, and caramel also prevail. The palate is thick rich, and tannic in its woodyness. The finish is dry and a bit sugary.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown with a small head which surprises me as all Struise beers Iíve 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
Pailhead (6144) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. Iíll take the regulat Pannepot.
jkwalking05 (4446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.