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


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RATINGS: 1935   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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bodega95 (60) - - MAR 16, 2015
Poured dark with a great beige head. Whiskey aroma and alcohol. Flavor is massively sweet with light caramel and dark fruit notes. I’ll repeat for sure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chromeotaphor (74) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Fris pittig aroma met citrus en caramel hinten. Donker troebel uiterlijk met een kleine schuimkraag. Heerlijk toegankelijk warm caramel smaak zacht zoet met een hele zachte bitter. Vanille kersen bessen smaak met een lange warme fruitige afdronk. Lekker dorstlessend met een mooie diepgang. Gedroogd fruit in de afdronk. Droge nasmaak. Ge-wel-dig!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
profXpat (12) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
This is a very enjoyable beer with some unique flavours. Nice dried fruits and raisins, not too carbonated. Good for a cool rainy day in a pub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (695) - HUNGARY - MAR 13, 2015
0.33l bottle. Hazy reddish dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, toast, reisins, dark fruits and a noticable sour charachter (brett). The taste is awesome. Lots of chocolate with caramel, vanilla, reisins and dark fruits (maybe some coriander). Alcohol is warming, but not harsh at all. Superb beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (301) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Pretty fantastic beer. Reminded me of Westvletrn’s warm finish. Candied sugary Belgian goodness. Really flavorful and rich. Should be considered among the top Belgian strong ales. Thanks for sharing kapusil!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (179) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
Robe brune foncée, quasi pas de mousse. Nez riche sur des aômes de café, de cacao, de chocolat, de caramel sur un fond de malt et de levure, une pointe de fruits mûrs. Bouche à l’attaque ample, une note épicée et de la fourrure, bulle fine et longue finale sur l’amertume. Un bière qui allie richesse et amertume. A mon sens un cran en dessous de la rochefort 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pedrens (103) - SPAIN - MAR 5, 2015
Botella 2013. Color marrón rojizo oscuro. Espuma marrón de muy poca formación y persistencia. Aromas a chocolate, avellanas, nuez, azúcar moreno, madera, notas de vino tinto, bizcocho de naranja, nuez moscada, clavo, cerezas, ciruelas pasas..compleja y cambiante...en boca entra dulce, donde el chocolate domina, con tokes frutales, cereza, ciruelas pasas...herbales del lupulo ...el alcohol bien camuflado...y en el final aparecen los tokes a madera. Buena Birra pero con unos años en botella gana. Recuerda un puco a una imperial stout madurada en barrica.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omanson (41) - - MAR 5, 2015
Nez complexe, sur les épices, goût boisé ,sweet candi, épices, longue en bouche , finale plutôt sur l’amertume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (443) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 5, 2015
330 bottle, vertical tasting of 2011-2012-2013-2014. Dark red color, slightly hazy, with now head at all, only the 2013 had some signs of foaming. Aroma was sweet and sugar-caramelly, more alcohol-strong in the 2012-2013 vintage ones, cherry-like in the 2013-2014. Taste was really spicy and sweet, again with big differences between the vintage. All had big notes of Belgian sugar, caramel, malts, cherries, raspberries, and some alcohol. Some chocolate is there too. Aftertaste is spicy and long. Medium to full body with low carbonation! Struise nailed it again!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (126) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2015
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home, 2012 vintage. Pours muddy deep dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is fruity, raisins, plums, prunes, dates and some spices. Flavour is sweet with some liqourice. Medium bodied with a smooth texture, soft carbonation. Finish is quite vinous.

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