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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Pours a five-finger+ light tan pillowy head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color. Sweet spicy nose. Light-medium carbonation and very heavy bodied. Flavor is sweet, spicy and complex; high ABV is hidden. Clean finish. I don’t see anything wrong with it. $5.20 for a 330ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (225) - 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 (99) - 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 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 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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (535) - 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattiasA (622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. 2012 edition at Nya Tröls. Complex with loads of dried fruits and spices.

   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!!!

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