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


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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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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mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, very small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and caramel sweetish aroma, fruitiness and dark berries, light alcohol, faint spiciness. Body is medium to full, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, fruitiness and dark berries, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, fruitiness and alcohol. OK not so sweet strong ale.

Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2008 bottle shared by BOLTZ – thanks J! Pours murky brown with a thin tan head. The nose is caramel, dark fruits, spice and light tobacco. The taste is tobacco, toffee, dates and spice. Medium bodied. Good.

adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 6, 2011
11.2 oz 2008 bottle. Pours a dark sandy brown caramel color with a medium sized light beige head. Aroma of faint dates, candied malt, figs, brown sugar and light oak wood. Taste of candied malt, dates, figs, dark sugar and light hints of oak. Not bad, but not as good as the regular Pannepot.

RasmusOtt (2764) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, cherries, reisin, caramel malt, dark cocolate, I found all the stuff from the aroma in the taste along with some brown sugar, wood from the barrels and a sweet end.

BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
12oz 2008 traded bottle. Pours a nice dark brown color with a thin khaki head and active carbonation. Absolutely classic Belgian aroma with yeast and sugars (honestly reminds me of Westy here). Classic flavor too. More sweetness and a little fruitiness. Maybe a little hot but warming and not obnoxious. Outstanding strong ale and well done.

LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a thin white head. Aroma of bready malt, caramel, molasses, raisin, and dark fruits. Flavor of vinous notes, bready malts, sweet malts, and lots of dark sweet fruits. Sweet mouthfeel but not too sweet. Unfortunately I haven’t had regular Pannepot in ages and don’t remember it well (though according to my old ratings, both versions are very similar) Nonetheless a tasty treat! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

Update 4/19/2012: 2009 bottle. Aroma of dark fruits, fruitcake, and sweet molasses. Flavor is also sweet, sweeter than the original Pannepot, with spices in the finish. Tasty stuff!

popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Excellent beer. Combines Pannepot’s huge fruity, malty flavors with drying oak overtones. Raisins, plums, prunes, figs, dates, molasses, caramel, spice, sherry and wood. The taste is fairly sweet but ends with a dry oak flavor. Lush mouthfeel that, again, mostly dries out in the end. Just makes me hunger all the more for the Grande Reserva.

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Pours dark brown to ruby with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of dark fruits, spice, clove, oak, wine. Full to heavy bodied, soft foamy carbonation. Very subtle and delightful.

Zymurgeist2 (2246) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Pours brown with a tan head collaring the glass and dusting the top. Nice malt with high alcohol notes. Nice round mouthfeel. Lots of malt and alcohol. Not much oak here. Nothing stands out on this for me.

jaghana (6070) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 6, 2011
Bottle 33cl from brewery. A dark beer with no head. Smell is a bit vinous with champagne yeast notes. Aroma is medium sweet with toasted notes, spicy presence with a bit acid and vinous aroma as for Stille Nacht beer. Notes of apples, apricot, quite dry at the finish with a good dark chocolate presence.

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