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


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RATINGS: 1884   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2006
12oz. bottle 2005 from The Bier Temple. Deep brown color, ivory head!Sweet aroma of caramel and fruit! Burnt sugars, prunes and some cookie dough out front with some bitterness and definite alcohol presence in the back! Yeah this is very nice!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marulv (6) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
330ml bottle from 2011. Pours dark with very little foam. Amazing smell, spices. Tastes malty with a lot of raisins, spices and dark sugars. A truly amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Batavi (6) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 Voor de 1e keer geproefd: Pannepot 2014. Mooi etiket, uitgeschonken in origineel de Struise Brouwers glas. Het eerste wat opvalt is de zeer donkere kleur van dit bier, diep donkerbruin, tegen zwart aan, met een mooie lichtbruine schuimkraag. Geur: koffie, specerijen en gedroogd fruit. Smaak: De schuimkraag trekt snel weg, een dunne fijne schuimkraag blijft aanwezig. Je proeft geroosterde malt, koffie specerijen als kruidnagel, kaneel, ook drop, zoethout en zelfs tabak. Zo dit bier is echt complex van smaak, haast te complex om te beschrijven! Dat is een groot compliment voor een bier, ja deze jonge Pannepot maakt mijn verwachting meer dan waar. De afdronk is ook heel goed en zeer lang met tonen van koffie, specerijen en inderdaad de licht bittere hop toets vooral bij deze jonge versie. Wat ook vermeld moet worden is het mondgevoel van dit bier het is bijna olieachtig met een een heel licht koolzuur effect wat de Pannepot nog specialer maakt. Dit bier maakt mijn hoge verwachtingen van de Struise Brouwers waar, en plaatst dit bier meteen op een zelfde niveau, als een Rochefort 10, West-Vleteren 12 of St. Bernardus abt 12.Ben erg benieuwd naar de Black Damnations, 2 en 3 en de Pannepot reserva en grand reserva die nog in de kast liggen... Als de Pannepot meer op kamertemperatuur komt lijkt hij ook zoeter te worden, klasse bier!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (206) - GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
Braun. Dunkle Früchte, Rum, KAramell, Holz, Zucker, Vanille. Wärmend, Vanille, dunkle Früchte. Sehr geil, sehr komplex. Cremig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (108) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Promising sour taste. Blackish color with little foam. The taste is balanced and sour and with something i can’t put my finger on. Most certainly a beautiful beer, but it doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (271) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
A dark-brown/amber color with small head. Spicy aroma, with berries and some sort of souress. Taste Spicy and full-bodied, a bit tart. Flanders-style I?d say. Very well-balanced and gentle, but still powerfull. The ABV are not noticeable at all. Superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle of 33cl, in a Tumbler glass; room temperature. Woaw ! So we’re in front of a beer with a nice and powerful aroma of spices, enhanced by that great taste. It says Belgian strong Ale, but I would say that she’s more like an red/brown beer ! A little bit of a sticky palate. One of the greatest I’ve tasted so far ! Go go go !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (454) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
Finally rating this. had this a lot of times, but this time it’s the 2013 in a head-to-head with westy and rochefort 33cl bottle. Pours an almost pitch black with almost no head. Aroma has lots of sweet, yeasty esters with prunes, dates, prunes and stuff, but compared to the other beers, this one has american stout-like notes, like sweet tobacco, some cinnamon, slight roast, anis, licorice and caramel malts. Both lots of candy, but also pretty different with the licorice and the tobacco notes. Taste again is sweet, but with lots of exotic dry and almost bitter notes, like again the roast and the tobacco. Low carbonation and nice, full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hockert (98) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Aged for almost one year. Pours dark brown, almost black with almost no head. Smells of dried fruits, spices and coffee. Taste is lean, spicy. Low carbonation. I find this beer very pleasant!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (652) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Goed Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (689) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 2, 2014
Very dark ruby, brownish colour, nice beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, candy sugar, biscuits, yeast, caramel. Taste is medium sweet and very well balanced. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Veeery good.

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