The Official Beer Thread - Page 674
Bon Voeux, Moinette, Saison Dupont, Boon geuze,... Nothing crazy, but those are solid... Although 14€ for a 75cl bottle of Bon Voeux is ridiculously much...
Encountered a Struise based mystery this evening for which I call upon the collective expertise of our fellow members to solve.
In short, I opened a 2014 Pannepot tonight and I suspect the wrong label was on the bottle.
Poured a tad lighter than Pannepot with a slightly reddish hue but still very dark. Not a big foamy head like Pannepot is renown and a vinous and slight tartness with a very complex taste of overripe fruits and edging towards a sour but not at the sourness level of Ypres or Ypres Reserva.
I have sampled many vintages of Pannepot as well as the Reserva and Gran Reserva (I would hazard a guess over 30 ) and have always found them to be massively consistent so have ruled out an infected bottle and found the contents of this bottle to be delicious in it's own way - just a bit of a surprise when expecting the rich, fruitcake flavours of Pannepot.
To rule out any discrepancies in my memory (purely for experimental purposes you understand ) I opened a bottle of 2015 which displayed the usual Pannepot appearance, aroma, and taste.
I have deduced that it could have been a mislabelled bottle of Aardmonik which, if true, would please me no end as I have been seeking that particular beer for a few years now. Does this sound likely?
Any experiences on the Struise range would be greatly appreciated.
I am also conscious that I have not contributed much to the thread of late (bit of a detox) so here are a few highlights from this month.