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


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RATINGS: 1888   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (455) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
Finally rating this. had this a lot of times, but this time it’s the 2013 in a head-to-head with westy and rochefort 33cl bottle. Pours an almost pitch black with almost no head. Aroma has lots of sweet, yeasty esters with prunes, dates, prunes and stuff, but compared to the other beers, this one has american stout-like notes, like sweet tobacco, some cinnamon, slight roast, anis, licorice and caramel malts. Both lots of candy, but also pretty different with the licorice and the tobacco notes. Taste again is sweet, but with lots of exotic dry and almost bitter notes, like again the roast and the tobacco. Low carbonation and nice, full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hockert (98) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Aged for almost one year. Pours dark brown, almost black with almost no head. Smells of dried fruits, spices and coffee. Taste is lean, spicy. Low carbonation. I find this beer very pleasant!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (661) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Goed Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (697) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 2, 2014
Very dark ruby, brownish colour, nice beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, candy sugar, biscuits, yeast, caramel. Taste is medium sweet and very well balanced. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Veeery good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1089) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with big fizzy tan head that turns to a very fine ring around the glass. Aroma is brown sugar, candied sugar, dark dried fruits(plums, dates, rasins, prunes) and a touch of molasses. Flavour is dark dried fruits, rasins, dates, plums, prunes, candied sugar, molasses, brown sugar, a touch alcohol warmth, mild chocolate and a faint bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (498) - LATVIA - NOV 30, 2014
Dark brown with samll light brown head. Bread aroma. Sour with some sweetness balanced with bitternes later.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
guiroul33 (110) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2014
Black color, minimal head. Aroma is very complex with notes of caramel, chocolate, nuts, banana, vanilla, wood. Same in the taste with a predominent sweetness first, counterbalanced by a nice bitterness. Low carbonatioon and oily texture. Definitely one of my top 3 beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
circinus (226) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle 33cl from Systembolaget, 2013 vintage. Dark mahogany, thin beige head. Syrup, dark fruits, dried fruits, raisins, some alcohol, fruity, banana, candied fruit, brown sugar, spices. Quite sweet. Medium body, low carbonation, sweet finish. A little too sweet for my taste, otherwise very interesting and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (355) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Aroma: Dark syrup, black currant, bit alcoholic hints of banana and raisins. Sweet fruity taste with just enough btitterness in the background to give balance, maybe a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ItyMeuh (35) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Part of a wonderful day in Bruges sampling Pannepeut, Pannepot, Reserva and Grand Reserva. The Reserva is clearly the best, especially in terms of balance of flavours. All must be tried. The wife thought Pannepeut was second best and really should be sought out more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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