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


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RATINGS: 2026   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Enormous, dense head that sticks around a long time, leaving decent rings of lacing. Deep aroma of cocoa, red and purple fruits (cherries, cranberries, grapes, plums, raisins), yeast, breads, and a hint of ... Dr. Pepper? How neat. Flavor - this is the smoothest 10% ABV beer I have ever drunk. Holy moly - it is too easy to drink this! Best-hidden alcohol ever. Be careful, because it’s really tasty, too. VERY well-balanced on the acid front, which is typically my foremost complaint among some otherwise great Belgian Strongs. 5 on the palate for sure. I’d like a little more aftertaste, but what is there is really scrumptious - all the aforementioned fruits, especially the red ones, lots of creamy maltiness, and a finish of bread and fruit. Nom! My special orders for December have gone so well. I’m such a happy beer geek! UPDATE: I am now tasting some spices in addition to all that other stuff. This just gets more and more interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scrumpy369 (32) - - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle at csakajo. Darker brown colour, with a huge brown, longlasting head. Nose of caramel, dried fruits with some malts. Taste is medium bitterness, wih some sourness. Very well balanced beer. Nothing fancy, nothing tricky, just straightup fantastic beer. As it gets warmer, the dried fruity notes gets stronger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, hjemme: brunsvart med kort, beige skum. Pikant og tydelig aroma av lakris, brun kandis, rosiner, knekk og sviskeplommer. Smaken likeså, bare enda mer intens. Superb, balansert og myk munnfylde. Laaang ettersmak, og samtidig alt for lett å gripe etter glasset igjen og igjen. Må spare siste flaske...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wangsnap (10) - Kapellen, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
Drank this one fresh and vintage 2006. Both were amazing in their own way and an interesting and never been boring combination of flavours. The style isn’t completly my thing but if i had to choose one, this would be it! Obtained these at Belgiuminabox.com.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1808) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
Clear, very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma has boozy dried fruit, notes of chocolate and cherries. Lovely boozy, syrupy flavour. Subtle caramel and licorice. Warming and well balanced. I really deserved this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
de_belg (14) - - OCT 31, 2015
Tasted this beer at restaurant Moeder Lambik, De Panne. Very nice combination with a steak roquefort. Very complex flavour. Delicious initial taste dominated by caramel, chocolade herbs and sugar candy. Really really good!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leghorn99 (165) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 30, 2015
Si presenta di color marrone scurissimo, illuminato solamente da qualche riflesso ambrato; la schiuma beige è abbastanza generosa, rimane cremosa e compatta, lasciando un velo a copertura. L’aroma è molto intenso e ricco, pane nero, prugna disidratata, uvetta e datteri, frutti di bosco, caramello, melassa e zucchero candito. Il sapore è straordinario: note di caramello, frutta scura, noci e cioccolato fanno da solida base per note deliziose di liquirizia. Il finale è caldo, denso e leggermente amaro. Incredibile equilibrio di fronte a tale complessità, retrogusto profondo e persistente. Porta deliziose note di ciliegie sciroppate, cioccolato e vino liquoroso. Corpo pieno, dalla media carbianzione; bevibilità sorprendente nonostante la gradazione (10%), abboccata, cremosa e morbida.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gcontano (20) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2015
À boire comme une quadruple : Malgré un nez alcool et pauvre et arômes (on sent du sucre et un peu de levures), la bouche possède une grande richesse. L’attaque est vraiment présente, pas mal d’alcool et beaucoup de caramel ! je trouve des aspects cannelle, vanille en fond... La longueur est surtout sucrée et alcoolisée comme une bonne liqueur.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZodiacM (450) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Mooi donkerbruin bier. Geurig, kruidig bier, aroma’s van mout, kruiden, gedroogd fruit, caramel. Ook in de smaak komt dit volop terug. Een vrij zoetig, krachtig en verwarmend bier met een bijzonder prettige nasmaak, een wat kruidige, hoppige smaak. Prachtig bier, als je van zwaar, zoet en smaakvol houdt!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (398) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Deep dark, light brown head. Aroma of sweet cherry, dark syrup. Taste round sweet, syrup. Vanilla. Some notes of coffee,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (492) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 23, 2015
Bottiglia millesimo 2010, nera con schiuma beige non troppo presente. Aroma di caffè, cioccolato, prugne, frutta sotto spirito, zucchero di canna. Bel bouquet, allassaggio è incredibilmente liscia, quasi snella, con il cioccolato a farla da padrone. Ci sono i frutti rossi, il cacao, il caffè, lo zucchero di canna. Corpo piena ma tessitura leggera. Grandissima birra, di quelle da bere e Ribera. E godere.

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