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

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RATINGS: 869   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Thanks to fordest for sharing this one. I thought the aroma was a little lacking but the flavor was outstanding. Some sweetness from carmalized brown sugar, malts, and some burnt wood detected. Very smooth. I really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle thanks puzzl! Pours a beautiful deep brown/burgundy with a creamy khaki head. The nose has an ideal oak presence. Soft pine-wood notes, as well as some sweet Belgian malt notes of toasted brown sugar. Nice creamy carbonation. The flavor has mild oak notes, with a perfect presence. Nice soft Belgian malts play an important role in the flavor, supplying subtle sweet and toasted notes. Creamy and smooth. A delicious Belgian Ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 This is due for a re-rate, let me say that up front. I had only a very small sample, but I have another bottle which I will drink all to myself to properly assess this beer, hopefully within the next month. Has a woody, sweet aroma, cinnamon, pineapple, pine tar, resinous, with a sweet finish. Tobacco flavor is present but subtle, but palate is a bit thin and doesn’t offer the wonderfully refined sweetness of its brother. I look forward to having more than a few ounces of this. 7/4/7/4/3.9

update 6/30/08: Drank this alongside normal pannepot and pannepot GR. Man, what a beer. Pours a beautiful dark brown with an unbelievable head. Though the sweetness is not as complex as its unaged brethren, it has a light but beautiful sourness and wonderful tobacco notes. The body is extremely soft and an absolute delight to drink. A fantastic beer. 8/5/8/5/4.3

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Thanks to puzzl for sharing (huge thanks!) - one of the best beers at quite an impressive tasting - soft but complex aroma of wood, scotch, brown sugar, lavender - very soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel - light oak, brown sugar, light nutty character - very light tartness - dark fruit, red wine flavors, anise and chocolate way in the back - indescribably awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle thanks to Puzzl. I think brought back from Belgium. After accumulating enough in my glass as courtesy from a few in the room, just enough to sample and maybe rate. Very good, sweet and a bit oily (could be peoples mouth oils, eww). Still pretty good. Some spices and yeast with a bit of candi sugar. Not much wood in there for me but the fruits and spices are very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle, thanks to puzzl. Murky light brown pour. Aroma is really malty, candy sugar, dark fruit, bubblegum. Flavor is also rich and sweet; brown sugar, candy sugar, some dark fruit / plum. The oak is barely noticable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Big thanks to puzzl for sharing this one. Dark brown beer, thin tan head. Hazy, rich and very inviting. Incredible nose, rich Belgian malt, plums and sweet toasted oak. Soft vanilla character against the sweet fruitiness of the malts and the yeast. The tropical fruitiness that is so prominent in the regular pannepot is much more subdued here, with that component replaced by rich oaky sweetness. Toast, heavy caramel and a hint of molasses. Light licorice herbal character. Man, this is tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2008 Bottle thanks to Andy. Doesn’t hold its head as well as other Pannepots. Flavor is mostly applesauce. There’s a bit of Belgian yeast taste but the best part of this beer is the delicate mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Very mellow and smooth at first with flavors of malt, Annis, plums, and oak that grow strong, very rapidly. Somewhat carbonated with a slight numbing in the mouth from the alcohol. Overall, a very good find.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a brown head.Quite sweet with aromas of molasses and dates. Strong alcohol notes. Medium to ful lbodied with a lively carbonation. Good, but not quite what I expected.


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