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


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RATINGS: 2085   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
In the early 1900s, the village of De Panne, close to the French border, was famous for two things -- the ‘Pannepots,’ or fishing boats, that could be seen along the coast, and the unique dark ale enjoyed by the local fishermen. Our Old Fisherman’s Ale is a tribute to these hardy sailors and their rich, flavorful brew. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Bottle-conditioned in 33cl and 75cl.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 2011. Absolutely gorgeous beer: deep, dark brown that progressively devolves into mahogany, red, orange, and yellow as you get to the edge. Beautiful, substantive tan head and a little lacing. Sweet, seductive aromatics: figs, prunes, toffee, a suggestion of guava, caramel, black cherries. Awesome! The alcohol does prickle inside the nostrils, but the sweet bouquet of fruity esters and sweet malts is irresistible. On the tongue, it’s equally delicious, if less alcoholic. It starts out sweet, toys with the tart for a bit, and has a somewhat dry finish, evoking something like sweet limetta peel (or some other sweet citrus peel anyway). The mouthfeel is truly amazing, with playful carbonation and a medium-to-full body. The overall aftertaste is sweet and fruity, pretty amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
geovanicalixto (29) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2016
Cerveja excelente. Coloração escura com colarinho bege. Aroma adocicado. Alcool presente e bem inserido. Gosto de frutas escuras secas oresente e persistente. Retrogosto levemente alcoólico e adocicado

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dahlstrom (174) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Dark, dark amber with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of belgian yeast, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste reflects the aroma, but here I feel the spices and it give me a perfume-like feeling. Medium bodied. Low bitterness. And medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (529) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
2015 Edition.
ABV: 10%
Serving temperature 13C (55F) - A little bit to cold, I think.

Dark mahogny, brown/red beer with a tiny beige-brown head. No lacing stays on the glass.

Nose: Nuts, roasted malt, coffee, brownie, caramel malt, prune, raisin, cola and candied sugar.
The nose grows as the beer heats up.
Taste: Sweet caramel, licorice, espresso, roasted malt, maple syrup, raisin, orange, brown sugar and molasses.
Mouth: Full body. Complex texture. Medium carbonation with tiny bubbles. Sweet ending with a light, dry tone.

Oh! This is so good!

I’m looking forward to cellar this and try a bottle in a few years from now :)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
llucmaduell (135) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2016
There are beer and wonders. The first time I tried pannepot, years ago I discovered that there was life beyond the Trappist. Pannepot The only problem is that there are issues that are not wonderful, just wonderful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rafael52 (773) - Łódź, POLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Kolor: brunatny, zmętniony.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: ciemne owoce,wiśnie śliwki, trochę melanoidyn,aromatów opiekanych, lekki alkohol,
Smak: wyraźna pełnia, spora słodycz, nuty ciemnych owoców, jak w aromacie, nuty słodowe, karmelowe, melanoidynowe, delikatnie taniniczne, goryczka w kierunku niskiej.
Wysycenie: w butelce wysokie, wychodzi z butelki, w szkle już średnie.
Ogólnie: piwo mocno przegazowane, wychodzi z butelki, co negatywnie wpływa na ogólną ocenę piwa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brandon31g (30) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2016
Pours cola like dark brown colour with a small beige head gives no lacing but lasts long. There are toffee, raisin, licorice and spicy Belgian yeast aroma on nose. Taste is brown sugar sweetness and spicy upfront. After that, a light tartness reminds me of raisin. The finishing is slightly roasted malt and nuttiness along with hint of alcohol. This Belgian ale is complex yet perfectly balanced featuring a solid structure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (394) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Pours dark brown almost black with a frothy tan foam that quickly disappears. Chocolate, spice, plenty of alcohol... not as good as I was hoping given the great reviews.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinivini (1069) - BELARUS - MAY 13, 2016
Huge thanks to lern for sharing this. Deep brown. Opaque., tan moderate head. Average retention. Modest lacing. Rich malty aroma of candy, prune, brandy, belgian yeast. Medium to full body. Cratmy mouthfeel. Rich malty flavour with notes of brandy, prunes, some roast, light bitterness. Excellent balance. A classic of highest quality without its unique point nevertheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (657) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 11, 2016
2014 Marrom quase negra, totalmente turva, espuma marrom de boa formação e persistência. Aroma carregado de maltes, licor de chocolate, passas, cereja em conserva, torrado em segundo plano, complexa. Paladar de dulçor intenso, leve amargor torrado. Corpo denso/licoroso, leve/média carbonatação. Final de longa duração mantém o forte maltado, frutado de leve acidez, dulçor e torrado em ótimas proporções. Com o tempo de copo mantém a acidez frutada e trás notas mais achocolatadas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (359) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 Vintage 2011. Pours hazy brown with a large frothy khaki head with excellent retention and slowly fades leaving behind a thick cap maintained by moderate carbonation. AROMA: malty, cinnamon, peppermint, molasses, brown sugar, peppercorns, dried stone fruit, licorice, herbal hops, hazelnut, alcohol, basement aromas, herbs, raisins, floral, light yeast esters, earthy, smoky, rubbery and dry tomato paste. TASTE: malty, cinnamon, peppermint, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, peppercorns, dried stone fruit, licorice, faint hop spice/bitterness, slight rye, slightly woody, bittersweet, creamy, hazelnut, boozy, basement aromas, herbs, raisins, floral, earthy, smoky, rubbery and slight dark bitter chocolate. AFTER TASTE: malty, spices, molasses and dry dark stone fruit with a creamy spices bittersweet smoky finish.

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