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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: 186   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Straight dark brown pour- almost black with a beautiful off white head. The aroma is all the delectable goodness of Pannepot with tart horsepen, some acetic acid, and farmy funk. Don’t be fooled by the sour aspects- the malt character is massive. Raisin, fig, plum, and huge notes of red grapes prevail. Some oak tannins make their way in as well. Simply exquisite. The flavor is tart dark fruit, doughy funk, and huge earth. The oak tannins are very prevalent The palate is thick, rich, pillowy in its effervescence, and finishes sticky and savory. Thanks Urbain!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2012
tap at cbc - pours deep brown with marroon head. Aroma of apple cider, soy, balsamic vinegar, toasted malt. Medium body with taste of anice, liquorice, salty caramel. Like!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Much thanks to OteyJ Pours a Dark brown with a light beige head. aroma is chock full of farmhouse spice, dark fruit, a touch of acetic acid, molasses, There is a touch of funky barnyard that melds well with the belgian farmhouse spices. Flutter of grape soda and oak. Flavor is rich, boozy, and tight concentration. oaky, intensely earthy, loam soil, dry brett throughout, most prevalent on the finish. Nice barrel notes, vanilla, some light fruitiness. Fucking great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle shared by Sliffy. Dirty reddish brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet malt, light wood and vinous characteristics. Flavors of sweet boozey fruits, soft tannins, light woody dryness. Sturdy body, sweet with interlacing fruitness/dryness, malty/dry/fruity finish...soft sourness throughout, the subtlety is superb.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Draught at Brasserie 4:20. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Sourness. Acid. Red wine. Fruity. Rubber. Vinegar. Balsamic. Light sharpness. Light boozy. Lovely.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maddog (385) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Draft at Ebenezer’s in Lovell, Maine. What a treat. The pour was dark brown, and the flavors consisted of chocolate, roasted malts which then changes to lactic acid tartness and brett. A beautiful beer from an amazing brewery served on draft at the incredible Ebenezer’s by Chris himself.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (7379) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle. Raspberry, light molasses, vinegar, and malt aroma. Ruby red color with minimal head. Vinous, rock candy, berry, wood flavor with a dry finish. Mild carbonation/acidity. Amazing complexity and blending. Another incredible Struise beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (3946) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Ah, now the legends continue - I never thought I’d get to try this one, yet here it is in my glass; its deep bronze body beckoning with a big off-white crown on top. Let’s see if it delivers: nose is amazing: cognac, booze, port wine, plumes, raisins, wood and hints of nougat and nuts. Some bretty tones in the back; very smooth and subtle. Taste is strong port wine notes, raisins, wood, cognac, tart black berries, deep dark malty tones, honey and hints of dades; all wrapped in a thin velvet of bretty sourness. Amazing. Mouthfeel is signature Struise; velvety and extremely smooth - like having your throat caressed by tiny elves carrying silk scarves... Guess beers like this make my imagination go rampant. :-)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Huge thanks to oteyj for picking this up from the de Struise online store. Pours an extremely dark red-brown with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is otherworldly; bretty funk, barnyard, oak, acetic acid, wine, sweet grape, fig, plum, raisin, molasses, and caramel. Good god this night is starting off well. Flavor is awesome; the dark fruit from the base Pannepot goes to the background, but it remains present throughout. The foreground is marked by earthy funk, a touch of vinegar, and a great dry finish. Palate has to be a 5-- full and flavorful, but the sour touch is so well done. Another unbelievable brew from de Struise.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottled. Tasted as blind # 19 @ yesprs. Dark brown coloured with a red gleam. LIght brown fluffy head. Aroma of sweetness, plums, light caramel, spice and a light sourich and grapy touch. Flavour of caramel, alcohol, ripe fruits, grape, sweetness, spice and wood. Medium to full bodied. Sourich and grapy end. This is a gem.


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