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Struise Pannepot Wild

Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Back in 2008, Urbain had the idea to age some Pannepot on wild yeast strains. As this was yet another of his crazy experiments, the risk was calculated and minimalized to an amount of 450 litres of Pannepot that was used on 2 barrels only. French red wine oak barrels were used were from Chateau Tour Baladoz, a superb Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Urbain used these barrels before to age Earthmonk and he has huge faith in the owner of the vineyard. After 2 years of peaceful aging, Alex from Brasserie 4:20 in Rome came by, and he did not want to leave without buying at least one barrel of beer at the brewery. Urbain cried when he had to prepare one of his barrels for shipment. Then he decided to bottle the other barrel, so he could start all over again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LomYst (770) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
@borefts 2012 great clash of tastes! lots of yeast and sweet liquorice... nice sweet sour balance

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (4504) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Vineux comme un porto, fruits foncés en abondance, chocolat, légère acidité. Brillant liquide que j’ai gardé sur la table tout le long de la soirée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
This is a cool, velvety beast. Bretta is very subtle here, almost overpowered by the rest of the beer - and that’s saying a lot. Pours whiskey dark without head or lacing like the other pannepots. Had this after a taster served up by Chris at Ebenezer Kezar’s on a whim with pannepot reserva and pannepeut. Finishes with nice tang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3267) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at Ebenezar’s Pub. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Sour brett aromas. Dry with dominating brett characteristics. Some boozy heat with spices and caramel malt notes. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft @ Ebenezer’s in Lovell, ME. Muddy, dark brown color. Aromas of burnt sugar, plums, oak and off wine notes. Flavor does have the Quadruple flavors and base with the sour being real subtle. The wine barrel did some really interesting things to this flavor profile. Nice level of complex Barrel aging. Very good and maybe my favorite Sour Red / Brown brew, as I don’t really drink much of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
So freaking stoked to finally be able to try this. Draft at Ebenezer’s. Same appearance as regular pannepot with dark black and amber hues on the edges Nose was sweet and sour with lactic tartness and fruitiness. Taste is otherworldly. this has taken a fantastic belgian quad and made it into a sour brown ale. No booziness, not too sweet but I could drink this all day. it’s a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (3795) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
You expect a strong quadrupel like Belgian ale, based on a taste of sour wild yeast. This is exactly whay you get and it is awesome. It has some added complexity with notes of red wine and oak. Very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1240) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Backlog review, bottle tasted early 2011. Opens a gusher, pours dark prune with thin head. Aroma opens with dark vinegar, notes of red wine and oak- sweet, fruity notes become more apparent with warmth and Pannepot begins to peak through. Taste is not as sour as the aroma would suggest, with light vinegar wine qualities on the front, followed by dark fruits and an almost chocolate-like character at the end, finishing with a slight, round bitterness and vinous aftertaste. Medium light body, though viscous, coating the tongue. Quite nice, Pannepot is still there, but some great, almost oud-bruin type notes come out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
Sample at ’het Schooltje’ Oostvleteren. I always imagine that the quality of the beer deteriorates a little because it’s kept for a longer time in the ’tap trailer’. Though amazing idea! Appearance: black beer, though not pitch black. No head. Nose: red fruits, some brett, wood. Taste: wood, very sweet and little to no sourness noticeable, very vinous. Alcohol noticeable, coffee. Little disappointed in this version, since I like pannepot a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1547) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
Tap @ borefts beer festival 2012. Secretly dark reddish with a brown head. Smells like fruits of the forrest and just a slight hint of the wild yeast. Tastes like summer, berries and melancholy. Grassy hop, and again the yeast is not that overwhelming. Nice though! More interesting than the original imo.

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