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


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RATINGS: 1837   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tresmonos (1) - Málaga, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
Esta exquisita cerveza de Struise cuenta con muy poco aroma, pero con una amplitud de sabores sumamente profundos y dulces. Sabores maltosos, acaramelados y tostados. Me recuerda al chocolate, a la miel y al pan negro de centeno recién salido del horno. Es absolutamente sublime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReverendMoon (151) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
When I poured this, I was so excited. It took me a while to find it, and I was emotional. When I saw the color of the pour, I actually got giddy. Super nice dark mahogany color. All in all, very very nice, although I will admit it's not my absolute favorite among those in it's class. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (155) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a small shortlasting tanned head. Aromas of some caramel malt, sweet dark dried fruits, some spices, booze, soy, licorice. Taste is pretty sweet up front, malt, slight roast, pretty spicy. Dark chocolate. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (719) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
DWF; Bottle from Cardinal. Pours dark copper with a lasting, lacing, tan head. Nose is malt, caramel, dried fruits, berries and vinious. Taste is bitter sweet, sour, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (258) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
DWF Cardinal. Dark with brown lasting head. Aroma of malt yeast and caramel. Tast is smooth with malt caramell and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgf001 (148) - München, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Best flat beer I ever had. Great dried fruit nose after swirling. Very dark Amber with small head that disappeared quickly. Figs, coffee, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, vanilla, plum flavors. Small alcohol warmth and almost no carbonation. Semi sweet finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tosqueira (1) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
Cor escura aroma de especiarias e tosta. Espuma com boa estabilidade e persistência. Sabor de malte torrado e leve caramelo. Corpo médio. Seca com amargor médio. Uma cerveja complexa e excepcional, comparável a um bom vinho.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een heel lekker bier, net als de Pannepeut een uitgesproken smaak die mij enorm kon bekoren

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1128) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a black body with a medium brown head. Complex, strong and slightly sour aroma of dark dried fruits, wood, red wine and tart red berries. The flavour is also strong, with that kind of sourness that red wine barrel ageing gives. But if I understand the label correctly this isn’t barrel aged at all? There are also plenty of sweet, dark dried fruits, clove, anise, caramel and alcohol, with traces of chocolate in the back. Moderate sweet, light sour and moderate bitter taste. Thick and pleasant mouthfeel, soft carbonation. A splendid beer!
[33 cl bottle, 2013 edition, shared with mforseth @ Café Sara, Oslo]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2014
Small bottle, 2013 vintage. Shared by suurjuust. thanks! Pours dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, vinous, dark fruits, spices, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, spices, fruits, and some alcohol. Overall: nice brew, I guess it would get better after some time.

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