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


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RATINGS: 1748   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Rated on June 4th, 2012. This one’s been aging six years now, and I thought it would grand time to revisit it, along with the Grand Reserva version. Pours a dark marroon red. Within the highlights one sees a certain clarity to the beer, unlike Westvleteren’s typical chunkiness. The frothy off-white head dissipated quickly leaving behind a soft stream of bubbles that trail to the rim of the glass. The smell is vivid, deep but with bright notes of cherries and pipe tobacco. Dark malty undertones of bitter unsweetened chocolate and coffee beans softened with creamy vanilla. Finds itself more aligned with St. Bernardus in the nose, although even brighter perhaps. As the beer warms up, plum, caramel and some wispy alcoholic tones appear. The first sip is unctuous, thick, rich with smoky tobacco flavors that roll onto the tongue in a wave of syrupy sweetness. The slight carbonation tingles as a burst of cherry and caramel develops. Smoothly the Pannepot transitions off the palate and into a long and powerful finish. Pannepot is one of those few beers that manages to balance amazing complexity with a punchy distinctive flavor that doesn’t lose its focus. It’s the difference between a symphony and a cacophony. I think of this brew as a true counterpart to our favorite trappists. I wouldn’t call myself a believer, but the Pannepot truly invokes a spiritual feeling. My biggest thanks to Urbain and Carlos for an incredible experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (224) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
Aroma is dark fruit and licorice, taste is dark fruit, malty, alcohol, some sweetness, aftertaste is short. Lacing is mild to moderate, head dissipates quickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimonTja (97) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Blind quad test against Westvleteren 12, Pannepeut, Rochefort 10, St Bernardus 12, St Amatus 12, The Sixth Glass, & Chimay Blue My prefered order was; Pannepot, Rochefort 10, St Amatus 12, Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus, Pannepeut, Sixth Glass and last Chimay. Pours much much darker than the other quads, and has a tan head. Aroma is coffee, raisin, some vanilla wood notes, a bit oak touch, and a lot of dark fruit. Taste is upfront bitter roastiness, but then explode with dark fruit and complexity, this is really good, it has a licorice touch to it, and just has an amazing mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_xls (10) - - APR 14, 2014
AROMA full of spices, caramel, banana, raisin and sugary notes. some fresh notes of the hops are showing, resinous. APPEARANCE is good, red-brown clear robe with a thin brown foam of regular sized bubbles. Taste is really spicy, coffee, fresh in fruits, but from dry fruits. Really sweet ant a bit sour. Long lasting PALATE of sugary candy taste, medium body of thin texture. average carbonation. OVERALL I was expecting a great beer and was indeed pleased. Super well balanced between the different notes and tastes. One of a kind ! Poured from a 33cl bottle from fridge in Teku glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (531) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo en octubre de 2012. edición 2009 --PNP no. 4 Brows brew-- bastante buena con sabores tostados y ligeramente dulces y especiados. Para repetir nuevamente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Jesmond. 2006 Vintage: Drank after 8 years; Black-brown in colour with ruby red highlights. It has very rich red fruit flavours, sherry spicy fruit notes and a warming leather and slight ’wet-paper’ off notes on the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tstamba (214) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle to a snifter, 2011 version. Deep brown pour with ample tan head. Dried fruit, dates and raisins. Sweet roasted maltiness. This is an amazing beer!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (197) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
Pours opaque chocolate brown. Brown head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is mostly dark malt, coffee. Rich flavor, full body. Long, roasty finish. Carbonation is just right. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. 2012 edition at Nya Tröls. Complex with loads of dried fruits and spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cram (8) - - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Flesje 33cl, zwart met bruine schuimkraag. Smaak is perfect. Heerlijk belgische strong ale. Struise chapeau.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarauckelman (133) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
Dark mocha chocolate brown, opaque, with oily residue. Aroma of dusty barnyard followed by saline, and hints of malt. Strongly malta favor with lots of coffee. Palate is full though oily, but despite the strong coffee flavor does not have the astringency of coffee.

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