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


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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The Pannepot Reserva was an idea from my brew colleague 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
05 bottle. Cork came out with a loud pop. Sepia pour with a lacing beige-cream head, large-to-short quickly but everlasting. Oxidized and sour nose at this point, cherry, sawdust, and light vinegar present, yet still a decent creamy malt base. The flavor is a bit better, lightly sour again and still hints of cardboard from the oxidation, but the sherry notes blend well with the malt base and create a quite sweet, yet still somewhat balanced experience, very pleasant and warming. Creamy, thin body leaving behind a moderately sweet, sherry-like finish. Wish Id had opened this earlier as its clearly past its peak, but its still rather drinkable. Until a more fresh bottle...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2010 330ml bottle. Pours a great clear dark brown color with a nicely formed tan head and good lacing. Aroma is fairly rich - sweet caramel and toffee and candied rum-soaked dark fruits. Some Belgian yeast also. Flavor is amazingly good. All the good parts of Pannepot are there: caramel, toffee, date, prune, fig, along with some oak barrel and slight vanilla. Incredible palate on this one. One of the smoothest beers Ive ever had. Medium-full bodied with fairly soft carbonation. An excellent beer overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2010
33 cl bottle, shared with Hanspanzer & Slve. Vintage 2007. Dark brown color, nice tan head. Aroma is lovely; dark fruit, roasted malt, spices, oak and vinous. Flavor is also fantastic; perfect sweetness, dark fruit, roasted malt, oak, moderate bitterness. Smooth and very complex. World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2441) - JAPAN - JUN 27, 2010
Geez its good, but it looses a lot of what makes pannepot so special. The body doesnt have the same velvety taste and the apple that is so apparent in the gran reserva, whilst toned down, is still overly prevalent. Still an extremely good BSA with a lot of richness, but in the future I will stick to the original.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2010
At a tasting, Thanks Dror, pours hazy brown with a milk chocolate head, powerful aroma of raisins, cherries, cognac, caramel, vanilla and nuts, feels nice and zesty with flavors of oak, vanilla, caramell, grapes, malt and some soy sauce, full bodied. Great brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2788) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2010
At a tasting, thanks Dror, small thickish head, murky reddish brown colour, aroma of cherry liquor, dried fruits, nuts and a hint of soy, flavour of dark bread, chocolate and dark almost burned caramel, long sweet sour aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
The pour reveals a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Excellent aroma of spices, licorice, oak and raisins. Amazing flavor of spices, oak, licorice, raisins and brown sugar. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and soft to medium carbonation. This is a very interesting variation of a beer I love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brix (648) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2010
Tasted 2010-06-11. Gusher bottle. Pours dark, red/brown with brown head. Aroma of rye bread, prunes, alcohol and a little molasses. Flavour less alcoholic than scent. Actually the acl is very well hidden in the flavour. Yeast, wood, dried fruits. very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
750 ml bottle; 2005 vintage; one of my fav beers; pours clear caramel brown with 1 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 its 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 Id score a 3.5 or so, but Ill keep most of my original rating and just say dont 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!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle at a tasting: raisins, vanilla, wet wood, yeasty, light bitterness, cherries, milk chocolate, weak roasted malt as well, very rich and complex, great.

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