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

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RATINGS: 881   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 Bottle in connection with KØ07, thanks to Carlo and Urbain. Buttery aroma, some malt. Hazy dark brown colour, small head. The flavour is powerful, nicely citric and quite sweet. Also very vinous in its citricness. 8 4 8 4 19

Bottle 10% at Delirium Café, Brussels. Good malty aroma, slightly sweet, perhaps with a hint of anis. Very dark brown colour, nice light brown head. The flavour is also quite sweet with lots of brown sugar. Dark, soft, dried fruit flavour. 9 4 10 4 19

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2007
Thanks to Struise Urbain for opening one of the last 75cl bottles for me and my wife. Great hazy brown beer with a super creamy and long lasting foam. Aroma is in the same line as the famous Westvleteren 12. Great malty nose, sweet bread, caramel, candi sugar, soft sweet spices, wood and some port caracteristics too. The taste is very smooth and so complex. Soft carbonation, nice bready and malty body. Spices and wood are nicely melted together. Afthertaste is complex and very very very tastef.ull. Thanks Urbain for this special treat.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 #100 (On tap at Zythos Beer Festival 2007). This was the beer that I was most excited to try at Zythos, and it didn’t disappoint. Aroma was similar to regular Pannepot, but with a very balanced oaky presence. The aroma was a little less overwhelmingly spicy and more balanced than Pannepot, a perfect 10. Flavor was also quite similar, but it appears that the alcohol presence increased quite significantly as a result of the oak aging. Flavors are sweet caramel malts, dark spices, oak, and slightly hot alcohol. If the alcohol wasn’t so present, this would have been my #1 rate to date. I really enjoyed this offering, and it was the highlight of my trip to Belgium.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Urbain & lachesis. Pours an unclear, dark brown with an orange tint and a smooth, creamy, off-white head. Sweetish, vinous aroma with lots of caramel, overripe fruit, some spiciness and a very distinct, warming alcohol. Very rich and full body with huge caramel accents, wood, brown sugar and overripe fruit. Very warming alcohol. 170507

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2007
As many of other raters have said, a huge thanks to carlo and Urbain for bringing this one to the beerfestival in Copenhagen, Denmark loves you and I’m sure you know it! The beer it self has a muddy reddish, brown colour with a beige head. Malty, dark fruit sweet aroma with spicy notes and hints of alcohol and wood. Smooth and wellbalanced vinous flavor with alcohol and wood notes. Great beer from a great brewery.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
CBF07 sample from 75 cL bottle, placed on the RB table by the crazy Belgian brewers who drove alle Saturday to come to Copenhagen with this treat, cheers! Pours hazy deep brown with a huge light brown head. Aroma is wineous, roasted malt, dried fruit, raisins mainly. Flavour is soft malty sweet. Strong fruity and complex profile, really lovely blend. Alcohol makes a short appearance. Slight smoked note and soft malty caramel with a strong alcohol note in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle, thanks to the brewers from struise for bringinmg this to Københavnske Øldage. Hazy orange brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, wood, sherry tobacco. Flavour of dried fruits, wood, tobacco and sherry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Dark ruby colour with a huge mostly lasting light brown head. Complex aroma and taste of fruits, roasted malts and chocolate. Slightly alcoholic finish. but who cares with such a great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 75cl bottle at Copenhague beer festival 2007, ratebeer tasting with a lot of enthousiasts being present and lots of all round congrats for Struise bringing the Reserva up North. Pours a beautiful black brown beer with a little creamy head. Chocolate malty aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, light carbonated and dry. Much going on in the flavour, dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, hops and alcohol, some sourness present too. Fascinating and delicious. Long fruity and oak aftertaste. I did a rerate on this beer, having tasted 3 samples in the last two months, this are my average points

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
Københavnske Øldage 07. Thank you to the De Struise guys for letting me be one of those, who had this unique chance to taste these heaven sent drops... The color is deep red mahogany and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma is fantastic, harmonic and complex. I find notes of plum, raisin, dried fruits, berries, candy sugar, caramel and hints of chocolate. The flavour is impossible to describe, it’s very smooth and harmonic and fine, like velvet. And at the same time it has a unique depth. The dark, dried fruits like raisin and plum, berries, caramel, hints of chocolate are re-found in the flavour, where I also find a very well balanced sweetness, figs, hints of oak, citrus and a light, but perfect bitterness. The finish is very long, and like the rest of this beer, it’s very complex! 2189


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