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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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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3.9
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
33cl bottle picked up from the web shop. 2008 vintage appropriately served in a De Struise glass... A dark hued copper with hints of amber, slightly see through, a little darker than Pannepot. The head is a light tan, only rises a couple fingers, not much especially for a De Struise glass pour. Good retention and lacing though... The aroma is surprisingly restrained for an oaked version of Pannepot, Pannepot seems to have stronger and sweeter quad notes. Typical quad notes of dark fruits, figs, and raisins are there but they come off a touch sterile, metallic, chemical. I don’t get any nice caramel or candi sugar or oak. Sterile figs with alcohol. I’m sadly not loving this... The taste is much better as it really brings out dried figs and raisins, subtle oak, and some molasses. Very tastey and drinkable. However, the mouthfeel is super light, especially compared to the base beer. Incredibly crushable 10%. This is still a very good quad, just slightly disappointed in the nose and mouthfeel. I bought a dozen of these so hopefully they get better in time.

3.7
bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Brown-mahogony beer with a thin light tan head. Spice and malt aroma with caramel, light sweetness, and light fruitiness. Malt and caramel flavor with light brown sugar, light spice, and light apple. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light spice, light yeast, and light apple fruitiness.

4.1
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2008 33cL bottle. Thanks Jason! Classic luscious Pannepot, such a fantastic and wonderful beer. It’s got everything you want in a Belgian Dark Strong and more, spice, caramel, and dark fruit. This version gains a drier edge from the barrel that meshes up with the spiced notes, although, the notable presence of wood is minimal. I love the multidimensionality of this beer, complex in so many directions. Fluffy, warm, refined, boozy. Digging a little deeper, this seems thinner than the original and little dustier in the finish.

3.9
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
brown pour with a medium foamy head. aroma is dark fruit, rum cake. brown sugar and vanilla. flavour is dark fruit again, molasses, vanilla oak, alc flavour is very soft. Very drinkable.

4.1
Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
bread, toast, amber, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, nice soft beer.

4.1
Hansen (8621) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Dark brown with a red note. Light brown head, medium duration. Aroma of dark bread, dark fruit, yeasty, sweet sugars. Has a sweet flavor, lots of more dark bread, faint medicine perhaps, light pepper, more yeasty, light bitter finish. Heavy creamy texture. Soft carbonation.

4
Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2008 Bottle. Poured dark reddish/brown color with an average light brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex dark fruit, wood, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with medium to heavy fruity sweet finish and a small bite of alcohol. Standout brew.

3.8
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
2008 Bottle at home from A Tutta Birra, Milan. Poured a murky russet colour with a fading sullied tan head which clung to the rim throughout. Nose was sweet and vinous and permeated by dark fruit, molasses and oak notes. Rich and full bodied, the flavour retained the traits apparent in the nose, with yeast, malt and spices apparent too. Sllid down.with a warming booze hit. A really good beer for sure, but I seem to recall enjoying the original rather more.

4.1
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12 oz. 2008 bottle at near room temperature. Pours murky, dark reddish-brown with tan head. Nice lacing. Aromas of figs, raisins, caramel, dough. Very smooth and well balanced beer. A bit too much malt sweetness, though. I really enjoyed the first half of the bottle, but had to force the second half down.

4.4
crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2017 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


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