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

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RATINGS: 1794   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5936) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2010 In short: A classy and complex fruity and spicy belgian strong ale. Original and trually excellent.
How: Bottle 330ml, vintage 2006. Compared side-by-side with Pannepot Grand Reserva
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy topped by a small persistent tan head
In long: Nose is rather spicy, almost smell like a Christmas beer. Taste is mixes a wide array of fruits and a complex array of spices. Its fruity character is rather complex with just about everything from red apples, bananas, figs, and the list goes on and on… The spicy fruity cake attack paves the way for a nice floral finish. The spices are particularly well integrated and after only a few sips they became an integral part of the beer instead of a distraction. Nice earthy notes. Unlike the Reverva and Grand Reserva the regular Pannepot spiciness brings a nice dryness. The Reserva is the best of the three but only slightly. No alcohol presence at all. Excellent, of course. But ratebeer top-30? C’mon, what are you guys on? Pannepot with extra pot?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2007
2006 11.2oz- Red/brown on pour, pushing forth a dark tan head of massive propotion. Grapes and mint on nose, cherries and chocolate on front, hops on back. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. 2006. Pours a reddish brown color with a tan head. Cinnamon and nutmeg aroma along with pine and malt. Dry flavor but very sweet on the palate. Malty with some spruce and apple notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2007
2006 Bottle. Sampled side by side with Pannepøt. Deep brown with a huge tan head that persists until my final sip. Beautiful aromas of sugar cane, ginger, spice and whiskey. Chocolate and dried fruit flavors up front with some warming alcohol towards the end. Fantastic. I need to get more of this!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 28, 2007
Pours a deep dark brown with a dense, rocky, light brown head. The head lasts to the very end leaving a small amount of foam in the bottom of the glass and thick lacing along the sides. The aroma is very good with notes of cinammon, chocolate, and dark fruits. Flavor is even more impressive as a symphony of chocolate, raisons, cinammon, raisons, nutmeg, and other flavors meld together. The palate is smooth with each sip a true enjoyment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Another big thanks to tpaliga. Head out of control. Good sweetness. Brown sugar. Dark fruit. Mellow, but very nice sweetness. This lives up to it’s billing....

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits, bananas, lemon, spices, and some alcohol. A very complex aroma. Flavor starts off light with the spices and bananas that give way to a slight roastiness of chocolate, caramel, and some molasses. Pretty thick on the palate. Finishes with some alcohol warming. Very delicious brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
NorCal tasting Feb 07 - This was just crazy good. A nice complex aroma of fruity esters, spicy bananas, nutmeg, ginger, alcohol and a sweet molasses angle. Appearance was a dark rusty brown in color, hazy with a nice 2 finger head. Mouthfeel was incredibly silky smooth and velvety. Flavors were nutty, dark fruits, anise, cookies with a sweet alcohol kick. Stunning beer that I am happy to have 2 more bottles of. YES!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Head was huge fizzy and slightly off-white. Excellent lacing could be observed. Color was almost pitch black, until the glass was held directly under light. Then the color was dark brown. Delightful bouquet that reminded me of a good port wine. With other notes of fruit and floral as the baring notes. Molasses, caramel, light chocolate, banana, prune, spicy, date, raisin, ginger and to my surprise some smoke and soy sauce as well. Incredible complexity in the nose and mouth. Full bodied with a average carbonation and light warming alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet flavor, with burned bitterness to balance this mother of all Belgian Strong Ale. Finish is sweet and fruity with some smoke like feel. Wow that was mind-blowing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - FEB 25, 2007
Lots of beet candy, dried dark fruit flavors and very spicey. The palate is sticky sweet but extremly silky smooth and creamy. It finishes with some vegetable (asparagus), slight carbonation, sweet and with some toffee tones.


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