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


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RATINGS: 2058   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (134) - 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?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cbt18580 (1) - SPAIN - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
Probablemente, la mejor cerveza que he probado. Reserva de 2012. Llena de aroma y sabor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artemb (348) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 5, 2016
Look: dark red, semi-transparent, clear with yeast particles. Aroma: mild mould cheese with jam and chocolate deep. Taste: sweet with dried prunes sourness. Flavour: arabica, prunes jam, plume wine, some spicy yeasty ethers, rye bread crumb. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (566) - POLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Sycząca, skromna piana, spory gaszing podczas otwierania (w porę zauważony - powolne odgazowywanie trwało ponad 30min). Barwa brązowo mahoniowa. Aromat intensywny, złożony, są nuty ciemnych owoców (jeżyny, jagody, ciemny winogron), suszonych owoców (figi, śliwki, gruszki), przypalanego karmelu, porto, rumu... W smaku podobnie, jest daktylowa słodycz, lekka kwaskowość wiśni w czekoladzie, lekka paloność, wyraźne nuty sherry, porto, dymu z ogniska, toffi i w posmaku tytoń zalany brandy. Goryczka niska, likierowo migdałowa. Alkohol wyraźnie rozgrzewa. Nagazowanie średnie do niskiego. Treściwe, kompleksowe, półpełne w odbiorze.
Reasumując piwo jest bardzo dobre, sporo się tu dzieje, tradycyjne aromaty i smaki ciemnych Delgian Strong Ale czy Dubbli przeplatają się z niespotykaną w tych stylach palonością, dymnością i czekoladą... Odbiór zakłóca jednak gaszing i nieco zbyt wysoki alkohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wemen (2) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
I have nevera trastes a beer with much complexity, the best of the best... so far.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
David_Deas (15) - - JAN 29, 2016
2010 bottling. This beer is something of a cross between an imperial stout and a belgian quad. It has a stout, dense mouthfeel while having a flavor profile typical of a dark belgian. Very nice. Right up there with the best of them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (220) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2016
Flaska från Beergium. Mörkbrun, nästan svart med högt brunbeiget skum som lägger sig. Doft av torkad frukt, russin, muscovadosocker. Kroppen är åt det tyngre hållet med lätt stickig kolsyra. Smak av russin, torkad frukt, mörkt socker, körsbär, något mörkrostad och en viss rökig ton. Lätt spritig med en del humlebett i avslutningen. Mäktig att sitta och smutta på ett tag. Mm, gott!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbllmm (13) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 27, 2016
Black dried plum nose, sweet, enticing. Great complex mouth with spices, dried fig and black plums and mild cocoa and coffee. Supreme balance!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7244) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2006 bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is bready malt, dark fruit, roast. Medium mouth, roasted malt, caramel, raisin, sweet, boozy finish, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (1011) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, licht zoet met iets van chocolade, port, koffie en bessen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (402) - Rennes, FRANCE - JAN 17, 2016
33 cl bottle, 2015 vintage. Deep brown with a thin head. Aroma is on plums, dry fruits, brown sugar, red wine, warming spices. Very sweet, drier but not very bitter finish, some alcohol. Medium to soft carbonation, full bodied, sticky. Good but from memory I found the 2010 reserva significantly better.

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