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


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RATINGS: 2026   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3143) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle (2014) poured to snifters, showing a fairly clear, dark mahogany color, with good persistence to the frothy, tan head foam, and web-like lacing. The nose was lightly roasted, with a touch of melanoidin scent, dark fruit, dark grape & some vinous nature, subtle spice, and malty, dark caramel sweetness. The taste presented similar notes, a medium body, projected some suitable warmth, and was quite palate friendly & smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle from JefVerstraete, many thanks! A thick, meaty malty backbone, caramel, lots of dried fruit, fresh nuts, bananas, vinous notes, sweet chocolate, licorice and marzipan. Thick and sweet body, while the coffee- and spice-infused finish is spicy, light salty and throat-warming. Very complex, awesome brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1224) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle. Black body with small brown head. Aroma nice dried fruit with nice coffee and also some cocoa. Taste is plums with roasted malts and nice dried fruits sweetness. Aftertaste is nearly perfect balanced between hops bitterness and roasted malts sweetness. Very nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2083) - Alabama, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle, 2014 vintage. Pours a wooden dark brown with a diminishingly small, dark latte colored head. Aroma is liquorice, dark fruits, date, prunes, light roast, some dark bread. Taste is liquorice, dark fruit, light roast, prune, dark breadiness. Full, sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (365) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2015
33cl bottle at Backdoor, Ghent (23 IX 2015). Now this is the famous Struise Pannepot. I expected more from the aroma, which has raisin and grassy notes and even ahy flavours. Really odd combinations, but not unpleasant. There is some wood in the nose too. The appearance is lovely: A white, yellow had tops a black brew. The taste is heavily sweet, light bitter, light sour: A strong body with creamy, sticky texture and soft carbonation. A beautiful beer, this one. Tasteful, yet heavy, very sweet, even candylike, liquorice and raisins. Too bad I only had a sample, after I spilled most of my glass on my shirt and pants. So... A beer to try again in the near future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrol (187) - - OCT 3, 2015
Dark brown coloured, beautiful lasting head. Good aroma, malts, fruit, nuts, some alcohol. Very complex flavour of chocolate, raisins, dark plums.Wow

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (187) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2015
À boire comme une quadruple : Malgré un nez alcool et pauvre et arômes (on sent du sucre et un peu de levures), la bouche possède une grande richesse. L’attaque est vraiment présente, pas mal d’alcool et beaucoup de caramel ! En arômes, très bel équilibre entre des éléments finalement difficilement identifiables : je trouve des aspects cannelle, vanille en fond... La longueur est surtout sucrée et alcoolisée comme une bonne liqueur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (350) - Gorizia, ITALY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle @ Bunker. Dark brown with small tan head. Faint aroma. Full taste of sweet dried plums, slightly tart and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokestereo (101) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tanned nougat colored head. Aroma; dried fruit, caramel, light roast and port wine. Sweet and barbonated flavour of caramel, burnt sugar, coffee, port, wood and roast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierridder_S (409) - BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2015
11/09/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Dark brown with light tanned head.Always amazing to see the beer slowly passing into foam. Always one of the nicest beer to view, just after it was poured. Aroma : port, light roast, caramel. Taste : I would swear it was aged on wood, port, light roast, some chocolate, lightly some fruit. amazing soft oily mouthfeel.

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