Struise Pannepot Wild

Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Back in 2008, Urbain had the idea to age some Pannepot on wild yeast strains. As this was yet another of his crazy experiments, the risk was calculated and minimalized to an amount of 450 litres of Pannepot that was used on 2 barrels only. French red wine oak barrels were used were from Chateau Tour Baladoz, a superb Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Urbain used these barrels before to age Earthmonk and he has huge faith in the owner of the vineyard. After 2 years of peaceful aging, Alex from Brasserie 4:20 in Rome came by, and he did not want to leave without buying at least one barrel of beer at the brewery. Urbain cried when he had to prepare one of his barrels for shipment. Then he decided to bottle the other barrel, so he could start all over again.

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CanIHave4Beers (4194) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of whoever dropped it off at the center table, sheesh thanks whoever did that!
Pours a hazy brown color with a very small head.

The aroma is huge and rich, briny and leathery with some light tart fruit, some musty basement, and some plum.

The flavor is rich and boozy with only a light but well integrated sourness. There are some leathery notes and some plum... but the wild yeast seems to have eaten up a lot of what causes Pannepot to be sweet as this one is really fairly dry.

A really fun beer.

tom10101 (6194) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). 2008 vintage. Shared by verbalessence, thanks! Dark/amber brown with a small ring of beige foam and little to no lacing. Aroma is dusty and old with mushrooms, red fruits, wooden notes, oxidation, light vanilla and winey notes. Taste is also dusty with caramel, mushrooms, red fruits, oxidation notes, wooden notes, wine, vanilla and caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. This is a very strange beast. There’s notes of the regular Pannepot, but they are buried under dust and the light sourness. The 10% alcohol is quite well hidden. Interesting.

ThirstyBird (2967) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Thanks koelschtrinker! A bit of a gusher. Pours super dark black/brown with a small tan head. The smell is dark fruit, cherry, dark malt. The taste is rich malt, dark fruit, a bit of slight tart sourness. The body is with nice carbonation.

BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2008, retired exclusive brew, with wild yeast, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex sour brew, vinous/spicy and slightly woody/sweet, not too heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew

LomYst (905) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
@borefts 2012 great clash of tastes! lots of yeast and sweet liquorice... nice sweet sour balance

Marheb (5900) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Vineux comme un porto, fruits foncés en abondance, chocolat, légère acidité. Brillant liquide que j’ai gardé sur la table tout le long de la soirée.

solidfunk (9189) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
This is a cool, velvety beast. Bretta is very subtle here, almost overpowered by the rest of the beer - and that’s saying a lot. Pours whiskey dark without head or lacing like the other pannepots. Had this after a taster served up by Chris at Ebenezer Kezar’s on a whim with pannepot reserva and pannepeut. Finishes with nice tang.

50belair (3670) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at Ebenezar’s Pub. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Sour brett aromas. Dry with dominating brett characteristics. Some boozy heat with spices and caramel malt notes. Average body and mouthfeel.

AirForceHops (7538) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft @ Ebenezer’s in Lovell, ME. Muddy, dark brown color. Aromas of burnt sugar, plums, oak and off wine notes. Flavor does have the Quadruple flavors and base with the sour being real subtle. The wine barrel did some really interesting things to this flavor profile. Nice level of complex Barrel aging. Very good and maybe my favorite Sour Red / Brown brew, as I don’t really drink much of the style.

AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
So freaking stoked to finally be able to try this. Draft at Ebenezer’s. Same appearance as regular pannepot with dark black and amber hues on the edges Nose was sweet and sour with lactic tartness and fruitiness. Taste is otherworldly. this has taken a fantastic belgian quad and made it into a sour brown ale. No booziness, not too sweet but I could drink this all day. it’s a fantastic beer.

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