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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2141   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffe (3) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2008 does not count
2006 bottle from Belmont Station. Very nice. First thought was it smells fruity in a way similar to Trois Pistoles but it tastes a lot roastier and chocolatier, more so than Rochefort 10. Very sweet, with lingering roasty and fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Lovely beer. Dark brown and opaque in appearance. Mine poured with virutally no head. Complex aroma beyond my abilities of discernment. Flavor is huge and wonderfully complex--fruits and spices playing well off the malts, finishing with hints of chocolate and coffee. Touch of woody smokiness in there too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2008
11.2oz bottle sampled alongside its cousin, Pannepøt. 2006 vintage. Smelled of chocolate liqueur and dark fruits with a hint of sassafras. Almost perfume-ish. The alcohol burned my nostrils ever so slightly. Poured a dark brown color with a dense tan head that retained its height well. Only a bit of lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Nearly opaque with reddish-orange highlights. Medium to full bodied and slightly sweet. Ample carbonation, but less than I had expected. The alcohol was evident and had a warming effect. I tasted chocolate liqueur, fig, raisin, roasty malt, and molasses. The hint of sassafras came out again in the flavor. A bit of banana was there as well, especially with each burp. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2006 bottle. poured dark brown with small head. very complex variety of fruits. excellent balance. love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2008
2006 bottle. Hazy brown, nice head. Dark fruit and toffee aroma, flavour of plums and licorice. Impressive body, not being overly sweet. Great balance, excellent finish with a nice alcohol warmth. After the rather disappointing Struise Mikkeller, I didn’t expect much, but this is astonishingly good, up there with the best of them!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. There is something in the aroma I can’t place, but it takes me back to a time where that smell is the same. Must be one of the spices in there. A bit fizzy. Classic belgian yeast smell and taste. A bit brighter and less sweet which I like then its 2007 cousin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chindong (10) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2006 Version. What a wonderful beer. The thing that makes this stand out for me is the carbonation. I love the way that this beer dances on the tongue. Dark fruits and spice dominate the flavor. One of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2008
11.2 oz bottle, 2006. Pours a muddy brown color with a small tan foamy head with suspended brown particulates. Nose is vinous with dark fruits, cocoa, alcohol outlining citrus and spices. Mouthfeel of activate micro bubbles spread across the palate. Initial taste of caramel, liquorish, cocoa, cherries, cinnamon and earthy malts. Mid palates displays the warmth and spiciness of the alcohol. Finishing with raisins, brown sugar and balancing bitter hops. Good head retention, medium to full body. Palate duration is above average. A really great belgian strong!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (2101) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2008
On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà: Rom/Italy: Hazy red/brown colour,nice creamy head. Aroma of fruits, cola, raisins, chocolate, and a citrus ending. Flavor is the same, but is complex and has a nice spicynes, who gives a nice smouth mouth feeling,Medium body, and a mediumfruity finish. A Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BierGarten wine and spirits (12) - Jenks, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2008
What can i say...Wonderful beer here. Fruity taste almost but smooth as silk. Too bad it is not available in more states I had to get it from Belgium. The 2007 is great as well as the 2006. Try this its a must~~

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