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

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RATINGS: 1156   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Pannepot Reserva was an idea from my brew colleague Carlo who wanted to age Pannepot in genuine French oak barrels (barrique 225 liters). We have brewed 90HL at the end of 2005 which has been aging on oak ever since (14 months). 30 Hl was bottled Tuesday 8th May 2007. 60Hl has been transferred now to second hand calvados oak vessels and will be bottled again early autumn 2007, we will name that batch Pannepot Grand Reserva. As quality and results rule at Struise, the Reserva was already brewed again and aging on oak.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (11818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. Reserva, 2008 vintage, No4. It is a beaut when it pours. It is black in the snifter with a plum purple/red colored hue when held to light. The head is off-white and tightly foamed. It sticks for a bit and recedes to a few spots of lacing. The smell is full-force. It is HUGE and filled primarily with raisins, kirschwasser, almond extract, perfumey alcohol, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and spice. The flavor is much the same, just a really flavorful quad. It has tons of dark fruit flavors, caramel, toffee, dark bread, and dark candi sugar. There is also a hint of spiciness but nto really too much oak as there was in the smell. It is medium-full bodied with a prickling carbonation, an alcoholic tinge, and a dry finish. It is sweet, but not overly so, it is smooth and drinkable A fantastic brew from a great brewery Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-13-2011 01:14:01

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very dark brown ruby highlights and a foamy, light tan head. The nose is full of date and fig with some very nice spice and yeast notes. Smells absolutely delightful. The flavor is rich with dark caramel, fig, date, other dried fruit, and a dusty bitterness. For some reason I dont think the oak quite fits. There is a good bit of spice in there too. Medium to rich body with average carbonation leading to a medium, fairly dry finish. This 2008 bottle was pretty damn good. I am eager to try another one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
2008. Dark amber hue with orange highlights, brilliant clarity, no head forms. Nose is oak and vanilla with sweet malts, dark fruits, and alcohol warmth. Flavor is sweet bread and grains with a very hot alcohol presence, opens up slightly to raisins and prunes, tones of oak from the aging, vanilla, and caramel, finishes sweet and hot. Full body, light carbonation, slick texture. A rich and sweet Belgian with plenty of depth from aging, delicious sipper.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmm635 (1000) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle, marked 2007. Pours a clear dark chocolate brown with reddish hues. Powerful aroma of raisins, figs, candi syrup, and brown sugar. Rich, sweet malty flavor. Carbonation was low with a silky smooth mouthfeel. One of the best beers Ive had in a long time.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
08 bottle in a lovely Odell skinny tulip - perfect glass for this beer. Flows into the glass with a deep ruby tint which subsequently is nearly overwhelmed by deep brown. A foamy tan head sits on top. The nose packs a punch - candy sugar and bubblegum are dominant, with raisins, figs, plums, and caramel assisting and a hint of musty oak alongside. The flavor is less sugar-dominated and carries through more of the fruity, malty tones - raisins, chocolate brownies, dark cherries, plums. Finishes smooth, rich, and velvety with a little hint of tannins. The palate is smooth as butter the whole way through - perfect carbonation on this one. The head is quite persistent, especially considering its lower carbonation level. All in all, this beer satisfies nearly every whim a beer drinker could dream up. Regular Pannepot is great, too. But this one takes the cake.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2008 bottle courtesy of GL2814. Pours slightly hazy reddish/mahogany with a very small tan head. The aromas are slight bubblegum, oak, vanilla, caramel, raisin, and brandy. The flavor is toffee and sweet raisin, woody and smoky oak, mild Chardonnay, and buttery oak. Also present are slightly tart tamarind, slight grape notes, and peppery yeast and citrus. Mmm. Low carbonation and full-bodied, with a creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Very good! [611]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2011
This was a very complex beer. This is the first beer that I actually caught the bubblegum aroma. Deep ruby color. Strong oak barrel flavors and aromas. Only really got a taste since I split a single bottle with a bunch of people. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2007 vintage on tap at Maxs in Baltimore. Chestnut brown pour with a slightly offwhite head. Aroma is dark fruit, figs, caramel, molasses raisins, a bit of wood. Flavor is malty, caramel, raisins, a touch of oxidation but in a good way. Really nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I bought this beer to share with friends, not knowing how hard it is to come by in certain areas. Upon pouring it, one cant help but notice the dark color of the body, coupled with the beige foam on top. Its taste was complex, as the malts and spices blend, creating a taste difficult to describe. Sweet, fruity, caramel flavors, with a note of ginger and raisins. Its aroma was similar to that of plum pudding. After tasting it, I now understand why this is such a difficult beer to obtain.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2011
Sample @BBF 2010. Nice beer! Strong hints of caramel and candy dominate the sip. So easy to drink!


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