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

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RATINGS: 1825   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, - NOV 15, 2012
Quite the impressive little bottle alround, aroma is pretty top notch - dark fruit (plums, raisons, figs) caramel, toffee, alcohol and burnt brown sugar. Soft carbonation, classic smooth and slightly sticky/lusicous mouthfeel. Flavour is big - caramelised fruit, toffee and underlying alcohol warmth, teetering on the edge of going over-the-top but staying on the right side of the line. Lingering malt/toffee/fruit finish with a side dish of alcohol. Could taste it for ages afterwards, the bottle still has an enticing aroma a week later! Very nice, thanks for sharing this NN.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RemieRon (1) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Vloeit lang uit.. Chocolade. Het aroma zou een licht zuurtje als smaak geven echter dat is nauwelijks te bespeuren.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1735) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
A great ale. Pours a deep mahogany brown. Aromas are bubblegum and dried fruit. Flavors are dried fruit, coffee, raisins. So good and smooth. One of the best Belgian ales out there.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
titvs (93) - PORTUGAL - AUG 29, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 5528260913- AROMA: nice dried fruits aromas, reminiscent of raisins and dried figs, with a sweet and caramel/vanilla malt background. no roasted aromas, nor hops and diacetyl. alcohol aromas are spicy and pleasant and not solventy, with an old Port like quality. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with a slight ruby tint. nice moussy brown head with good retention. TASTE: well balanced flavours similar to the aromas (raisins and dried figs) with a sweet and caramelly/vanilla Port like background. moderate bitterness that balances the sweetness. finishes medium-dry. no roasted flavours. gente alcohol warmth and not solventy. PALATE: smooth medium body with medium carbonation with a smooth alcohol warmth noticeable. OVERALL: a very nice, complex dark belgian ale with a plethora of aromas to dive in. And very dangerous...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
At common table with Colin, Jacob, Justin, and friends. Pours brown dark with almost no lacing. Aroma is caramel, nice sweet, smooth alcohol. Nice warming. Taste is big smooth alcohol, caramel, molasses, thick and warm.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mainuh_man (112) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours black with a thick, brown head. Sweet aromas of cereal malt, vanilla, alcohol, cotton candy. Falvor is quite sweet up front, dark fruit and vanilla. Morpths into a complex sweetnes, a bit hard to pull out inidividual flavors, but it moves quickly through quie a few of them. Finishes with enough dark malt bitter and hop to cut the sweetness. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, some nice complexity to this beer. Definitely good for desert!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HugoG (28) - PORTUGAL - AUG 24, 2014
Beautiful dark brown colour, minimal head. Aroma: Red fruits, caramel, toasty. Taste: Malt, spicy (cinnamom), dark chocolate. Licorice. Alcohol is noticeable, but not that much. Very complex and tastefully and extremely balanced. One of my all time favs!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (648) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma is deep malts, molasses, light caramel, plum and raisin. Taste is some light sour notes from age, deep rich malts with a nice sweetness. Dark fruits compliment the fruit body nicely. Appearance is a amber /black body with a thin beige head that retains fairly poorly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (620) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, vinous, dark fruits, spices, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, spices, fruits, and some alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tresmonos (1) - Málaga, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
Esta exquisita cerveza de Struise cuenta con muy poco aroma, pero con una amplitud de sabores sumamente profundos y dulces. Sabores maltosos, acaramelados y tostados. Me recuerda al chocolate, a la miel y al pan negro de centeno recién salido del horno. Es absolutamente sublime.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReverendMoon (142) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
When I poured this, I was so excited. It took me a while to find it, and I was emotional. When I saw the color of the pour, I actually got giddy. Super nice dark mahogany color. All in all, very very nice, although I will admit it's not my absolute favorite among those in it's class. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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