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


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RATINGS: 1903   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1395) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from saveur bier, belgium. Almost black color, tanned head. Aroma is spices, wood, barrels. Full body, licorice, spices, wood, vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rammer (155) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap in the Cafe rose red in Bruges. Sweet tight saturated. Very berry, fine Belgian ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ulysse (199) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
2014 bottle from struise beer shop in Bruges. Probably 3 month old, guessed from expiry date. Rich and complex aroma. First bite is surprisingly acid. A bit wine like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
florent.janssens (135) - - DEC 30, 2014
Bière sans mousse. Avec une acidité en bouche, goût très puissant. Bière qui fait penser au vin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JGoulart (12) - PORTUGAL - DEC 30, 2014
Excellent Beer. Clear black. Malty and spicy with a sweet ending. High alcohol but you won’t even notice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wolfcarnival (129) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 30, 2014
Tap at beergeek bar with cam, rach and the expat gang. heard they got it and had to try it out. had like 4 of em. pours dark copper with small head. fizz lasts all through the drink. aroma is nutty, cinnamon, spices, with figs and raisins. taste is awesome. overripe dark fruits, cherries, caramel, with spices and a smack of booze. as you drink the spices and hops come through more. moves to a dry warming finish. so good, so gooooodddd

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbomb65 (14) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - DEC 28, 2014
What can I say about this except Wow!! What a fantastic beer, spicy, fruity, malty,sweet and alcohol that’s barely noticeable, so easy to drink and what a pleasure too. Will be revisiting as soon as possible, one of the best beers i’ve tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleigator (309) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
2012 version. Completely black in color, with a one finger broad, beige, froth head. Smells of spiced, sweet milk chocolate with a caramel core to it, while also providing a flowery, peppery pull. On top of that settles a hint of hot glue, together with molasses, balanced by earthy, calming malts. Begins with earthy cocoa nibs, cream and toffee. The smooth mouthfeel experiences an addition of bubbly carbonation, which adds to the sweeter toffee presence. Spices become visible in a slightly peppery and licorice fashion, while also compliementing to the sweetness. The balance remains, because of earthy malts, along with hazelnuts and a Coca-Cola note. Finishes with a gentle coffee note, which isn’t bitter at all, due to the more present cane sugar and nougat, accompanied by a tingly spiciness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1073) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2014 POURED 2006 from bottle to glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head that settled. Aroma is prunes, caramel, plums, toffee, tobacco, leather. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a slight ethanol finish. Overall this is a fun brew! POURED 2011 from bottle to glass. Dark hue with fizzy brown head that settled. Aroma is caramel, toffee, honey, licorice, floral. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a spice astringent following and estery ethanol finish. Overall this is a very nice brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeahler (45) - USA - DEC 25, 2014
2011 bottle. Pours nice and dark, pretty effervescent. Sounds like a soda or some shit. Small ring of brown head. Smells awesome! Deep Belgian sugar and molasses. Little funky on the nose. Tastes so awesome, its more balanced than a strong quad. Definitely glad I got to try this one! Outstanding Belgian ale.

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