overall
100
100
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1170   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Vintage 2005"
Our PGR has aged for 24 months on oak barrels and has been bottled for the first time on the 27th of December 2007. The main difference with the Pannepot Reserva is that PGR matured the last ten months on Calvados oak barrels, adding extra complexity to the beer. We dedicate this beer as a tribute to Jeppe & Michael of Ølbutikken in Denmark. Those gentlemen were the first to discover our beers on an International basis back in 2004 and are responsable somehow for our beers being all over the globe since then. As a token of gratitude towards Jeppe & Michael, the first shipment of PGR was scheduled to Ølbutikken so they could be the first to launch its commercialisation.

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4.1
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2005 Vintage. The label says 1 pt 9.4 fl oz, but this is obviously a 330 or so ml bottle. Pours a deep brown that allows no light to pass with clear transparent brown edges. There is a thin-moderate creamy light brown head that lingers until mid-glass and leaves partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of oak, malt, vanilla, dates, figs and just a bit of molasses. The flavor is malt and oak with malty sweetness along with some dates and figs. The flavor of the scotch emerges towards the finish and is somewhat boozey. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied and well-rounded on the palate. Very enjoyable.

4
drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
1/21/12. 2008 version on tap. Hazy dark brown with a nice big, fluffy khaki head that sticks and laces a bit. Rich aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, bubblegum, and juuuust a touch of sour. Nice sweet flavor of dark fruits, brown sugar, yeast, and another small dash of sour. Nice!

3.6
scotchzi (372) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pour is a heady amber copper with a sticky white head. Smell is figgy dry ashy. Taste is toasted raisons sweet malts thick delicious mouthful that really sells this beer.

4
djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2008 version On tap at Avenue pub. Pours a cloudy brown woth a large creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a rich chocolate flavor and sweet malt finish. Hides alcohol well, a very impressive Belgian strong ale from De Struise.

4.1
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Spicier than the reg reserva, nearly three years of barrel aging really beat up the original beer is pretty beat up but the nuances are cool. The original beer was so amazing.

4.1
ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Aroma is much the same as standard Pannepot, but with a little oak and more apparent coffee. Appearance is black with light tan head. Flavor is quite muted, with some dark fruits and coffee; I noticed the alcohol here, which I did not with the 2010 Pannepot. Palate is bubbly and chewy. Still excellent, but I liked the regular Pannepot a little more.

4.1
Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Dark brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, some oak, caramel, dark fruit, & light vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, yeast, oak, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit (notably plums & dates), raisons, spice, and some licorice; Finish is dry; Nicely balanced & complex; Tastes like a stout at this point - very good overall.

3.7
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2005 vintage. I can’t believe I haven’t had this until now. Pours to a super dark brown body that looks nearly black. A creamy lively light tan head sits on top. Aromas of light chocolate malt, raisins, prunes, Belgian yeasts, dust, and subtle green apple. The flavor is hay, chocolate, apples, sweet cola, lots of dubbel yeasts, moderate umami, with a light bitterness. Once in the mouth, the Calvados is pretty noticeable in the aroma. Oak too. The body is medium-full with a thick lively carbonation. Lightly bitter. Apples are everywhere. I like the other ones so much better I am glad I didn’t buy more than one of these.

3.8
Koelschtrinker (22074) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 10, 2012
Schwere Malznoten sind bereits im Antrunk vorhanden, ausgeglichen werden sie durch eine angenehme Säurenote. Dann holzige und honigartige Noten im komplexen Mittelteil, in dem die Säurenote nun noch etwas stärker wird. Würzige Malznoten, zum Ende dezent süß, erdig, vergorene Fruchtnoten, ein Hauch von Alkohol. Rund, vollmundig, super! 11/13/11/13/12/12

4
reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours deep brown with a medium tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has faint notes of black cherry, oak, and mustiness...slight soury note...brandy is present but faint. Flavor has notable apple brandy and oak...some musty/earthy hops and mild roastiness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky smooth...finish is dry and oaky.


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