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


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RATINGS: 925   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomat (2200) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2007
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Fruity with notes of vanilla. Taste is full of chocolate, malt and some wood. full bodied with a bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle from fonefan. Dark brown body with a large, fluffy tan head, lasting, nice lacing. The aroma is cola, light roast, oak, pitted fruits and toffee. The flavor is herbal, cola, candi sugar, plums skins, lightly medicinal with licorice and vanilla. Medium body is very soft and smooth with moderate, gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2007
3rd LCRBM. Bottle, vintage 2006. Aroma has plums, caramel/toffee malts, raisins, other dark fruits, oak. Taste is sweet with an evolving complex taste sensation. Very malty, very warming, very pleasant. It has caramel malts, some spices (cinnamon), some plums and raisins, dark fruits, cake and oak. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottles thanks to Mads and Marsiblursi, 2006. Rating #1900. Poured a very, very deep brown with a tall, well-retained cap of medium beige head.. left some nice lacing as it descended. The aroma picked up sweet, warm raisins and other dark fruits with a substantial oak presence.. lightly-toasted all-around with warm rummy notes especially at the back-end.. warm, complex, and engaging! The flavor found rich darker fruits and caramel at the core with light herbal hoppage.. sour oak serves as a lovely contrast/accent piece leading to the warm fruity finish. Heavier-bodied with nice carbonation.. creamy middle with sour oak accents.. complex.. warmed the belly. This is a very well-crafted brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10649) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 2005 bottle@ Kulminator Antwerpen. Complex beer in all aspects. Plums, raisin, raspberry, oak. Loads of dried fruit. Excellent. 2009 bottle, tasted jan ’13. Deep dark brown color. Chocolate, caramel and a hint of oak in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with dried red fruit and licorice. Hint of oak. Vanilla. Hint of alcohol.Full bodied. Probably needs a few more years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 750 shared by Jason. The beer pours to a really hazy unfiltered dark brown body with a dense tan head. Nice sheet lacing. The aroma is very strong with spicy fruit cake, white pepper, caramel, spices, cinnamon, candied cherries, and oak. Very complex and quite nice. The flavors are sweet malts, nicely blended spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, fruit cake, candied pineapple, and maraschino cherries. Ultra complex. Oak. The palate is delicate, nicely textured, warming, spiced, and slick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2011 Deep brown ... little smokey malts ... Very simelar dark malt fruit richness to the normal ... lots of deep fruityness ... little woodyness from the oak ... little non bitter chocolate and just a touch of zeztyness and tiny citric bust
I found this and the normal to be very slighly different making each distict but could not seperte them as one better than the other. These two beers were my top choice in an evening that included Narke Kaggen, Westvltern 12 and Nogne Dark Horizon so truly a stunning beer. Id also like to thank Carlo for the bottle.

Drunk 150611 2005 bottle Dark red burgandy brown ... thin tan head ... deep dark fruits ... raspberry ... plums ... cherry ... loads of fruits ... Dark malts ... toffee and chocolate ... plums ... oakyness ... cherry .. . hint of oaky sourness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5343) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Rerate, 330 ml bottle, vintage 2010, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10%. Dark brown colour, low beige head. Malty aroma, notes of spices and oak. Malty sweet flavour, notes of brown sugar, spices and oak. I’m upping it several points. Original rating: Bottle, RBESG 2007 in Glasgow, Grand Tasting. Pannepot Reserva 2006. Dark brown colour, nearly black, large tan head. Malts and farmhouse aroma. Malty sweet flavour (drank it too warm though), cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle 2006, many many thanks SS and served in my NB worthy glass: A slightly murky chestnut brown with a fading off-white head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of oak and vanilla bean, earthy and herbal yeast esters, tangerine zest, grassy hops and a hint of cinnamon vapours. The taste starts sweet and malty but a kick in the teeth of twangy fruit comes about to play and rounds off the palate nicely. The finish displays a lot of spice and herbs in an almost Saison like character. The mouth feel is sprite and mildly aggressive, vinous but not in a good way. Much like the "basic" Pannepot I am a tad underwhelmed by this brew. Strangely my problem with regular Pannepot is it is too sweet and the Reserva is not sweet enough....go figure!

That said it rocks when added to the pan (deglase) of my dinner of penne pasta, aged marinara, and spicy andouille cooked to a moderate charred BBQ like taste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle. Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Creamy fruity aroma, dades, raisins, caramel, grapes, yeast notes, some chocolate, biscuits, prunes, spicy notes, banana notes, earthy, oak notes, dryish, grapes, pears. Vinous woody flavor, raisins, creamy, prunes, spicy, yeasty, cream notes, roasted notes, caramel notes, pear, grapes, warmong alcohol, some red wine. Full bodied and with a very nice finish bringing fruits, cream, spices and raisins. Old rating from 2007: 3,7. Amber color, brownish head. Malty, roasted, sweetish aroma. Malty, fruity, sweetish flavor, some chocolate notes. A nice beer, but Im not finding it near as good as many others seem to do.

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