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


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RATINGS: 1799   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 17/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (1994) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
Flaska drucken på nya Tröls. 2012 Vintage. Murrig brun färg med lågt krämigt skum. Från kylskåpet och väl kall. Relativt syrlig, söt, värmande alkohol, kraftig men ändå aningen platt. Stor söta smaker av torkad frukt, främst russin, men också banan, päron, plommon, körsbär, madeira, sötlakrits, marsipan, vanilj, mörkt socker, choklad. Väl integrerade smaker och alkohol. Riktigt riktigt gott.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (53) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle 2013. Black with no head. Hints of caramel and coffee. Again it could’ve been more enjoyable to drink this beer in winter rather than the summertime. Warming. Tasty. What not to love?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (281) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
Very sweet fudge drink. Prefer the American strong ale which is an excellent style but this is good. Very dark for a Belgian. A bit too sweet in the long run.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (155) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle, 2013. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: brown sugar, bread, leather, dark fruit, alcohol. Taste: cane sugar, raisins, coffee, vanilla, spices, wood, chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel, complex, full bodied, very sweet (but not distracting) with a warming rum finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lopisar (190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Dark brown with sticky tan head. Dried fruits, sweet aroma. Raisins and dried plum. Sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (842) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (40:-). 2013. Fruktig och kryddig, torkad frukt, hög sötma, karamell, banan och lakrits, viss sälta, medelfyllig till fyllig, oljig i konsistensen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hohops (224) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, poured into a tulip. Appearance- very dark, almost black, a little bit of light comes through when held to the light, where it appears dark brown. Head is one finger, light brown, it dissipates to leave a slight covering. Aroma- dark fruits, cherry, raisin, sugary fruit, a bit of bread and yeast, dark malts, chocolate fruit and nut, some cocoa powder and caramel, definite hoppiness. Taste- where to start? Lots of bitter, dark chocolate, big roasted malts, espresso coffee, hint of liquorice, rum and raisin ice cream, lots of dark fruits as well- cherry, raisin. Some vague vanilla sweetness and toffee, and there’s a bit of banana bread in there too. Amazingly complex and so much going on- all the flavours vie for your attention. Mouthfeel is also exceptional- full and viscous, lasting bitter finish, nearly chewy, and silky smooth. This is incredible- one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (211) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
@Ölprovning på Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Banan, choklad, lakrits. Smak: Dito + söt, fruktig. Kroppen är medelfyllig, konsistensen oljig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (443) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Gushed and poured dark brown with a brown head that fizzled down at once. Aroma has rye bread, chocolate, sweetness, marzipan. Taste has chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, yeast, sweet vanilla/bourbonlike notes, sweet liquorice and slight alcohol heat. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth mouth feel.
Quite stout like, very good.

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