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

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RATINGS: 1920   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Rerate: This is the most distinctive and flavorful beer I’ve had in a long time. A remarkable beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Ahh pannepot(2004), where to start. Fruity with sweet malt tones, outstanding aroma, one of the best. Taste is very similar and imencly full bodied, with fruit salad, good carbonation, only bad points are the molasses can kick in to much and make it too sweet, near perfect. Aging will make this one of the best in the world. RERATE: 2005 bottle, Kulminator. This is such an amazing beer. Its just increadibly fruity, candy sugar, its just one of the best beers in the world.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2006 Bottle at Kulminator. This was just great. aroma: peaches, dark fruits and yeasty. taste: sweet, brown candy sugar, licorice and other spices, fruity. finishes sweet, fruity but not very long. full bodied, average carbonation. nice!!!! Rerate vintage 2005: let’s cellar this one, hoping it’s sweetness is lessened over time! 7-5-7-4-18

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9979) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2005
2005 vintage; thanks to Per - pours a dark cloudy brown colour under a rocky creamy and slightly brown-tainted head; deep and incredibly complex aroma where the biscuity maltiness meets notes of orange peel, ginger, molasses and a touch of alcohol; very sweet and full-bodied; high carbonated with a moderate bitterness; oily and voluptous on the tongue; very long cookie maltiness in the finish, accompanied by more spicy and fruity (dates, figs) notes - this is absolutely marvelous !

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown opaque colour, huge foamy/creamy brownhead. Very complex aroma, malts, almond, nuts, alcohol, sweet fruit and caramel. Flavour of almond, nuts, sweet alcohol, raisins, plum and caramel. Aftertaste is plummy with strong sweetness. Absolutely lovely palate. Wonderful brew, which excellently hides it’s ABV. Smooth and soft yet very complex! Thanks omhper!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (2046) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 Dark brown coloured, beautiful lasting head. Fantastic aroma, malts, fruit, nuts, some alcohol, bit vinous. Very smooth complex flavour, chocolate, raisins and who knows what else. Fantastic soft mouthfeel. In the category of Rochefort and Westvleteren. Really, really good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2007 Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of plums, figs, raisins, oatmeal, brown sugar and some other fruits I couldn’t distinguish from one another. Tastes of grapes, apples, cherries, spices. Full mouthfeel and a sweet finish. Good, but a bit overdone.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2007 This was a beer I had trouble keeping in a glass. Pours dark brown and hazy with a frothy tan head that wouldn’t quit. Aroma was earthy and brown sugar sweet, Flavor was over the top sweet with some sourness mixed in. I believe down the road this will be a slightly sour beer as it ages. Sweet was all there is on the finish, Thx Per for the taste of this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2005
The aroma is earthy and slightly spicy. Body is hefty but not overly so, well-distributed yeast. This has some spicy (cinnamon) elements to it, but other than that is is fatiguingly sweet. Thanks to JCW for sharing!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10742) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Very dark colored, frothy head. 2005 vintage. Complex aroma: plums, pepper, nutmeg, maple syrup. Very sweet, sugary flavor with nutmeg, plums, apple, pear, cinnamon, chocolate and raisin. Lovely long aftertaste of apple dumplings. The alcohol is there, but fairly well hidden. I like this beer, but I prefer more body and less sugary sweetness, but the complexity is there. Perhaps this beer will further improve with cellaring. 2007 vintage, tasted in december 2012. Bottle. Marky dark brown color carmel and porto in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with caramel, red fruit and an upcoming tartness. Complex. Majestically matured.


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