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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1014) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1642) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (258) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Tap at Het Oude Schooltje, Oostvleteren - 23/03/13. Clear dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves light spotting atop the beer. Nose carries light sour tones, dark fruits, hint of chocolate, dates, raisens. Taste comprises toffee, dark fruits, yeast, brett notes. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry in the finish. Decent offering but I prefer the standard Pannepot - the balance of this one is a little of kilter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piero1987 (645) - Iglesias, ITALY - APR 3, 2013
Dark brown color. Caramel and chocolate aroma; also sour. Sweet with caramel and chocolate flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3266) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ de Molen. Brown pour. Aroma is fruity, roasty, nuts, toffee, brett. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly sour, nice balance and full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
(Draught at Ebenezer’s Pub) cloudy deep brown, nose of caramel raisins, tart, wet barrel, dates and figs, very complex. Taste of cinnamon, fig, rich, dark fruit, very complex and a bit of wine barrel, maybe Bordeaux. Palate finish is damn near perfect, so delicious to just drink. At 10% it goes down so smooth. Not too tart and that’s a great thing. This is near the top on my list of "want to drink again" beers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
Dark amber brown colour, light beige head. Aroma of wid yeast, sour berries, quite fruity, light spicy. Light sour flavour, light sweetness. Quite dry. Quite thin body, sour finish, berries, overripe fruit.
(Draught @ BBF ’12. Thanks for sharing, 77ships!)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2594) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
On tap at Borefts beer festival 2012. Small creamy light brown head on a cloudy deep prune mahogany colored head. Prune compot and chutney on the nose. Boozy, wild yeast, berries and plenty of remainig sweetness in the mouth. Dried fruits, prunes stand out. Complex. Full body. Dry tongue. Alco warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy brown color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light tart notes with some fruity ester and dry fruits notes is really nice. Taste is a great mix between some light tart notes with some oak and vinous notes that are well balanced against some fruity ester with dry fruit and a solid malt backbone. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very interesting beer with loads of complexity while retaining a very good level of drinkability.


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