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


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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 9, 2010
11/10/10 notes: Pours hazelnut brown, slightly hazy with small cream colored head. Aroma has fantastic depth, focused around sweet malt, mixed nuts, oak and dates. Maybe some cinnamon notes thrown in as well. Palate is perfect in its decadent creaminess. Flavor follows aroma, and the richness of it all is absolutely fantastic. Lingering oak, sweet bread french toast with caramelized brown sugar on finish. Similar to regular Pannepot for sure, perhaps the enhanced oak and hint of tartness are new.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
monkeychugg55 (1055) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Rating #500. 2008 bottle. Nearly opaque mahogany color with a small bone colored head that resembles a thick liquid. The aroma is loaded with figs, plum, cherry, toffee, and caramel. The flavor mirrors the aroma, with tart cherries, mellow alcohol, and a woody finish. Soft and creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very tasty stuff, well worth the wait.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3499) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2008 bottle. Murky light brown in color with a small off white head. Dark fruit, brown sugar and cola aromas. Fig, cherry, and grape, with big oak and sweet malt/brown sugar characteristics. A great beer....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Pours brown with a small just-off-white bubbly head. Aroma is much like the normal Pannepot but heavier on the alcohol and on the wood notes. Flavor is not as good as the original in my opinion, kind of flat and the wood characteristics can overpower the dark fruits and sweetness that made the other one so outstanding. Good, but not as good as the original in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours a cola brown, same as regular Pannepot. Not much of a head on this one, just some scant bubbles. Its muddy looking. Aroma shows some slight dark fruits, vanilla, brown sugar, skittles. Definite oak presence. Some cocoa is in there too. This could use some more carbonation to bring out the aromas. Based on the nose alone I dont think its as complex and interesting as regular Pannepot. Flavor is a little flat with some grapes and other fruits. This is good I guess but nowhere near as good as the original.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle: A dark mahogany ruby color with a touch of ruby, light head, light carbonation and light lacing. The nose is chewy with big fruits; fig, cherry, juniper, raspberry and light tart yeast. Chewy malts and rye in the flavor with a fresh subtle hint of bitterness to balance but a continuation of the sweet fruity malty glory. Very little alcohol notes. Excellent. Thank you footbalm for bringing up this gem!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours cola brown. Nose of dried apricot, malts and spice. Taste is full bodied caramel apple, dried fruits, coffee, raisin and nuts. Very delicious and well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol and fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, fruit, marcipan and plum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4136) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Pours a deep burgundy color with a big head and lots of lace. The aroma is brown sugar and earthy notes with some raisins, some floral notes, and a good nutty and spicy character. The flavor is raisny again but has a nice spicy and earthy bit with some molasses and a warming booziness. The palate is very full but a little bit slick. Really a damn rich delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1189) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2008. Very raisiny, through and through. A tiny bit of chocolate. Awesomely balanced and dry. Slightly dirty. Spicy raisin fills your nostrils.

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