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Struise Pannepot Wild

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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


abemorsten's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrew_drinks (116) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 15, 2014
Keg at CBC2012, from some old notes. Deep brown, no head. Aroma is raisin, dried fruit, prunes. Thin in the mouth, slight carb. Flavour is tart, then sweet and raisiny - like dried fruit soaked in orange juice - then a touch of funk and wood, slight vanilla. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - NOV 18, 2014
From tap at Brasserie 4:20, Rome, v2008. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty, caramel aroma, vanilla, funky dark fruity. Sweet taste, also funky fruity. Medium oily, soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Aroma: Burnt Leaves, Mild Cranberry Appearance: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Mild White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Grape Juice, Mild Tobacco Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of whoever dropped it off at the center table, sheesh thanks whoever did that!
Pours a hazy brown color with a very small head.

The aroma is huge and rich, briny and leathery with some light tart fruit, some musty basement, and some plum.

The flavor is rich and boozy with only a light but well integrated sourness. There are some leathery notes and some plum... but the wild yeast seems to have eaten up a lot of what causes Pannepot to be sweet as this one is really fairly dry.

A really fun beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). 2008 vintage. Shared by verbalessence, thanks! Dark/amber brown with a small ring of beige foam and little to no lacing. Aroma is dusty and old with mushrooms, red fruits, wooden notes, oxidation, light vanilla and winey notes. Taste is also dusty with caramel, mushrooms, red fruits, oxidation notes, wooden notes, wine, vanilla and caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. This is a very strange beast. There’s notes of the regular Pannepot, but they are buried under dust and the light sourness. The 10% alcohol is quite well hidden. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1707) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
Thanks koelschtrinker! A bit of a gusher. Pours super dark black/brown with a small tan head. The smell is dark fruit, cherry, dark malt. The taste is rich malt, dark fruit, a bit of slight tart sourness. The body is with nice carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2008, retired exclusive brew, with wild yeast, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex sour brew, vinous/spicy and slightly woody/sweet, not too heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LomYst (538) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
@borefts 2012 great clash of tastes! lots of yeast and sweet liquorice... nice sweet sour balance

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2307) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4493) - 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.


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