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


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RATINGS: 1742   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (1461) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with nuts, hops, toffee, earthy notes, licorice, chocolate and ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, toffee, chocolate and earthy notes. Exquisite belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2014
330ml bottle. 2011. Dark brown pour, thin, slightly frothy tan head. Nose is dark fruits, coffee notes, milk chocolate, earthy notes, sherry, cherries, wood, leather and hints of whiskey. Really nice. Flavour has lots of the above, with some liquorice, bitter, heavy coffee. Really intense, powerful flavour. Heavy body, some nice light but fizzy carbonation. Incredibly, flavour opens more as it warms. Slick, oily mouthfeel. Finish is heavy, dry liquorice. Definite hints of the big ABV, warming in the finish. Astounding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Bière très foncée, mousse moka assez fine. Au nez on sent l’alcool et le sucre mais au palais se rajoutent des arômes de graines torréfiées, figue et sucre candi. Superbe équilibre !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freretoc (441) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl estampillé 2012, une couleur brune intense avec une mousse brune très peu marquée et qui tombe vite, en bouche c’est un feu d’artifice, très sèche pour commencer elle éclate sur une attaque sur le sucre Candy et le grillé de type noix de macadamia, elle est longue en bouche et elle s’attache sur une note poivrée très prégnante, une tuerie

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
peremora71 (11) - - MAR 22, 2014
Cervesa rodona com poques, torrada i especiada i molt fàcil de beure. una de les millors belgues.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2007 bottle. Gushed over upon opening! Ugh. After allowing her to settle down, she poured a deep caramel/plum color, loaded with sediment. After allowing (or trying to allow) the glass to settle, the aromas very delightful. Lots of red wine/vinegar, dark fruits, caramel, spices and breads. Very inviting. Taste was very unbalanced, unfortunately. Lots of booze upfront, very sharp. The dark fruits and port character did little to calm the the booze/spice that continued to dominate through the finish. Not was I was hoping for at all, but willing to give this another try in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leveejr (53) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2011 bottle poured into snifter. Has a winey and caramel aroma. Sweet brown sugar, caramel and dates on taste. Overall very delicious and has aged well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (630) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Wonderfully rich and complex aroma of... where to start? Dark malts, raisins, plum, candy sugar, yeast, chocolate, dried fruits, spices. Flavour is quite sweet, dried fruit, some alcohol. This is a beautifully complex and balanced brew, its reputation is well-deserved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SnakeTown (489) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Svart med ljusbrunt skum! Doftar och smakar portvin, kaffe och choklad! Mycket kolsyra! Flaska från 2007 köpt i Danmark!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorm (844) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
Mørk brun farve med beige skum. Lukt av anis, malt, karamell, frukt, whiskey og krydder. Smak av malt, karamell, frukt og krydder. Import.

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