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

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RATINGS: 2107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
2006. Incredible! Diversity of aromas is intense, and the flavor it produces is completely genuine. As a fan of quads, this Belgian strong ale has all the qualities of St. Bernardus or Rochefort, and in my opinion, surpasses them both. Wow, this may be the best beer around!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 (Bottle from the worlds greatest beer store- Ølbutikken) Pours dark brown with a huge head. Vineous, spicy, fruity aroma with plums, figs, raisins, cardamom, nutmeg and sweet cherries to coctail berries. Notes of sharp soap and grainy dark bread. A tiny bit roasted with hints of chocolate and a touch of warming alcohol. Nice sweetness and fresh spicy flavour with a fiery, light peppery alcohol sting. A bit burned with notes of coffee and chocolate. Soft, smooth, wonderful mouthfeel. Hints of dark dried fruits like raisins, figs prunes and burned fruit cake. Just a touch of anise. Really deep both in the aroma and flavour. The dark fruits ligers. Nearly full body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JK (5633) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 2006. This beer exceeds my high expectations. It did foam from the bottle, but not completely out of control. It is a thick beer and very dark brown. There is a thick layer of sediment in the bottle, which I poured in to the glass. The aroma has sweet maple, malt, and spices. I do smell the cardamom. There is just a touch of alcohol on the nose, but it does not overwhelm the other aromas. Flavor is predominatly sweet. There is malt, beef, gin, tobacco, fermenting pear, and unsweetened cocoa. The alcohol is expertly integrated and its only noticeable presence is a light and pleasant burn that only shows itself after the beer has been swallowed. Thick, and perfect mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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 (1064) - 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 (1486) - 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.


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