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

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RATINGS: 1921   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (70) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Blistering barnicles! I was not expcting this to be so fufilling, but the overall totality of the beer is impressive, a leatherly, slightly sweet swell, and dark opaque hue with a lingering brown swirl of cirrus head. medium sweetness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, mellow finish like fig. Ahoy! When do we set sail?


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pedrens (70) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omanson (37) - - MAR 5, 2015
Nez complexe, sur les épices, goût boisé ,sweet candi, épices, longue en bouche , finale plutôt sur l’amertume.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (423) - 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!!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (116) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (591) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Colore marrone, schiuma bianca fine e abb persistente. Aroma di frutta secca, nocciola, caffè, frutta sotto spirito. Al palato corpo importanta, calda ed etilica con note dfi uvetta, frutta secca, mela, caffè.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ha1ag (742) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Bottled in Frape (where else). Dark brown colour with huge creamy brown head. Complex nose. Aroma is huge with soft malts, almond, nuts, fruits and burned caramel. Flavour is almond, nuts, dried plum and burned caramel. Palate is sweet with plum notes . Alcohol is present but well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (69) - GREECE - FEB 26, 2015
Vintage 2011 from Belgian e-shop Very dark color, almost black, very thin head that dissipates. Aroma is light tart, combined with the color it reminds me a bit of oud bruin, dark malts, not much sweetness. Taste is amazing, ballanced, light tart, floral with amazing complexity from the combination spices. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, very drinkable. Amazing brew...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (703) - CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a khaki head; aroma is spicy with caramel, dark fruits, and a little bit of malt; taste is sweet with dark fruits, a little caramel, malt, and a hint of alcohol; finish is spicy and dry; very good Belgian Strong.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rob_D_UK (1112) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pours very dark with a tanned head that disappears. Aroma is spices and banana maybe some bubblegum. Taste is complex and so smooth.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1308) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2015
dark brown colour, minimal beige-ish head; complex aroma of plum jam, raisin, green apple, woody and herbal notes, some alcohol, hints of chocolate and yeasts; taste of tons of dried fruits (mainly plum), woody notes again, some cocoa, roasted sugar, minimal alcoholic spiciness and some herbal liqueur; a bit lower carbontion than the ideal one, but otherwise an excellent Belgian Strong Ale


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