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


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RATINGS: 999   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2010
Medium brown head. Brownish red body. Linoleum and old carpet aroma with roasty soy sauce and earth notes. Dry-sweetish alcoholic chocolatey earthy taste with dried fruit and spice notes. Full-bodied. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish-sweet alcoholic earthy licorice and fruit aftertaste with honey notes. Very mild and balanced. Admirably light and delicate. (0.33l bottle shared by Ole_R.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
2006 vintage. Dark reddish brown with a medium-sized pale beige head. Good head retention and nice lacings. Deep and rich malty aromas. Lots of fruity notes (cherries, plums, figs, currants) - this is like a fruit basket! Tagging along the fruits are notes of wood, cola and chocolaty fudge, and wonderful caramel notes. Very vinous. Some spicy yeast. Very complex, almost overwhelming. At first, the taste is very reminiscent of red wine- fruity notes, wood, earth and spices make for one vinous experience. After a few sips, things get easier to sort out and the red wine character decreases to some extent. Some malts, but not very powerful. Lovely balance of sweet caramel, fudge, and notes of ripe dark fruits (but not as complex as in the smell). Dry woody notes linger on, Belgian yeast, spices and earth. The sweetness is balanced by a gentle tart note that sticks around to the finish. The finish is mildly bitter with notes of well integrated warming alcohol, currants, wood, mild phenols and hints of iron. Beautiful and rich, very well balanced. Surprisingly light body with rather high levels of carbonation. The mouthfeel definitely makes the beer dangerously easy to drink. All in all, very good, better than the Grand Reserva version. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2009
Deepest, darkest brown with a tan coloured head that fades to a constant film, aroma is sweet and crammed with anise spices. Taste is sweet, malty, dark chocolate and a deffinate licorice hit with a jammy finish. All in all one hell of a cracking beer - MUST stock up with more next year in Brugge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2009 Bottle. Wow, a surprise from a friend. 3 way blind taste test alongside pannepot grand reserva 2006 and westvleteren 8. Nice dark appearance with a creamy beige head. A very clean ripe white fruit smell, I get pears here mostly, and something reminiscent of soap also gets me. Taste is quite malty, lot’s of those pears still around and a good boozy taste. Beautiful silky smooth mouthfeel, a real success.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle, 33cl. Pours very alluring dense and dark mahogany, with generous off-white head. Extremely complex aroma of sweet dark fruits, chocolate, liquorice, spices and caramel. Very well blended on the palate, with perfectly smooth mouthfeel. A truly great ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle. 2007 Vintage. Pours a deep mahogany showing nice reddish tint when held up to the light. Large tan head. Hangs around for a while leaving plenty of lacing. Aromas are quite sweet with heaps of malt and plenty of dark fruits. Wood shows through really nicely. Flavours are quite sweet with plenty of caramel and malt. Dark fruits and wood are also there in the taste. Heaps of complexity in the beer and plenty of flavours I cant describe. Mouthfeel is spot on with minimal carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11558) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2009
’05-750 ml bottle-pours a tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is anise, orange peel, alcohol. Taste is earthy-medium/dark malt, anise, orange peel, (hot) alcohol. Thanks Todd for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
This one was actually a huge disappointment to me, it tasted way off what I expected, after smelling just fine. I enjoy the original, but this one just didn’t do it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2009
[Vintage 2005] Bottle @ the HotD dock sale... Poured amber with a light, tan head. Overall metallic and acidic with roasted, oaky malts and soft, berry-like fruits.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2009
Dark brown in colour, fine beige mousse. Aroma is mega complex, it smells like porto mixed with the famous westvleteren 12. This beer makes me happy ! And I am happy because I could buy some of the last 2006 bottles at the Struise shop. The taste of this beers is maibe the best i have ever tasted. It is rich and elegant, spicey, malty and soft. aftertaste is refined and complex a true masterpiece.

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