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


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RATINGS: 1961   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kdm1984 (783) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Enormous, dense head that sticks around a long time, leaving decent rings of lacing. Deep aroma of cocoa, red and purple fruits (cherries, cranberries, grapes, plums, raisins), yeast, breads, and a hint of ... Dr. Pepper? How neat. Flavor - this is the smoothest 10% ABV beer I have ever drunk. Holy moly - it is too easy to drink this! Best-hidden alcohol ever. Be careful, because it’s really tasty, too. VERY well-balanced on the acid front, which is typically my foremost complaint among some otherwise great Belgian Strongs. 5 on the palate for sure. I’d like a little more aftertaste, but what is there is really scrumptious - all the aforementioned fruits, especially the red ones, lots of creamy maltiness, and a finish of bread and fruit. Nom! My special orders for December have gone so well. I’m such a happy beer geek! UPDATE: I am now tasting some spices in addition to all that other stuff. This just gets more and more interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1416) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2015
On tap at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick. Deep purplish brown. Thin head. Very sweet to start, smoothes out after a while with dark earthy, raisony notes. Very underwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (655) - NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
2014 ed. Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Aker Brygge), Oslo. Very dark brown colour. Finger-thick beige head that reduces fairly quickly to a small ring and scattered foam islands. Sweet malty nose with rich, dried fruits, coffee and spices like star anise, vanilla, nutmeg. Full body, soft carbonation. Taste has a lovely balance between sweet malt, mildly acidic fruit and some spicy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
330ml bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours dark with a copper hue and tan head. Aroma is stewed dark fruits and liquorice. Taste is dark fruits and treacle, smooth and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (778) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
From a bottle into a snifter 2013 vintage. Pours a opaque black with large light brown head. Nose is great with lots of spices, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee, some dark dried fruit with hints of yeast, plums, raisins. Medium to high carbonation, a bit of spunk to it almost like a little heat, oily body, sweet, very little bitterness. Long finish lots of spices lingering on the pallet, a hint of alcohol. Well made beer, enjoyable, just not entirely the flavors i’m looking for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vili (109) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with thin brown head, no lacing. Aromas of raisins, toffee and coffee. Taste is bitter, a bit sweet. Coffee, licorice and grilled vegetables. Little to no carbonation. Strong aftertaste of spices and alcohol. Interesting, but a bit sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jananise (84) - - MAY 11, 2015
Tried in bottle,bought in Austria at Tribaun. Colour is dark brown/dark amber. Thin white head, dissalates fast. Aroma is red wine, plumbs, caramel and malts. Taste is same as aroma. Similar to a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (744) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Dark brown color with small head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is dark malts, plums, raisins. Taste is dark caramel, dry plums, sweet balsamico, nice tartness, red wine feeling. Refreshing carbonation. Wow! Great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Azazello (78) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Struise Pannepot 2013 jest ciemno czekoladowy i tworzy pianę tak gęstą, że można na niej oprzeć łokieć podziwiając widoki w Brugii. Aromat piwa pokazuje maestrię piwowarów i potencjał mocnych piw belgijskich, które są u nas totalnie niedocenione. Kakao miesza się z czekoladą, suszone owoce pod postacią świątecznych śliwek, rodzynek i fig, kandyzowany cukier i nuty winne. Zapach jest iście boski i dla mnie doskonały. Z powodu takich właśnie piw, gdy ktoś mnie pyta o ulubiony styl, to bez wahania mówię quadrupel czy też strong ale. Jeśli ktoś nazwałby Pannepota chmielowym napojem, to wykastrowałby go z całego bogactwa smaku, a przy tym minął się z prawdą. Gorycz jest minimalna. Prym wiedzie posmak winny wzbogacony o wyraźne suszone owoce. Są banany i belgijska drożdżowość. Zamiast alkoholu lekko pieką w gardło przyprawy. Bardzo miękkie i oleiste to piwo. Absolutny wzór do naśladowania.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (921) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
Lovely dark side Belgian strong with high level maltiness, caramel, candi sugar, decent roastiness, dark choco, dried fruits, some fresh fruitiness, light yeast. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Quite an awesome sippable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (275) - LATVIA - MAY 8, 2015
Aroma is choco dark malt, as typical it gets. Thou the taste is very refresing and full

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