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


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RATINGS: 1824   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10775) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2008
"2006" bottle, best bf. apr 2010 aroma: aged beer, raisins, dark fruit. when i opened the bottle, the beer really wanted to get out so some of it spilled to the floor. pours almost clear brown with a sizable nutty-brown head. great taste, a little aged beer over this one, but just a little. dark fruits and spices. alc. not present. aftertaste is super, the fruits vaporiza slowly leaving a roasted note behind. best "aged beer" type i ever tasted. still, i don’t like this type.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2006 Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured reddish/brown color with large light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Very complex dark fruit, citrus, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Full complex sweet flavor with solid fruity sweet finish and a small bite of alcohol. Very good standout brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (10514) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 11, 2012
Von Beginn an bietet das Bier grasige und eine Vielzahl von Kräuteraromen, die sich um das karamellige Malzaroma versammeln. Die Komplexität ist enorm, dabei ist zu keiner Zeit auch nur annähernd der Alkoholgehalt erahnbar. Im Mittelteil wird das Malz noch vollmundiger, Schokoladennoten, ein Touch von Whiskey. Geringe Bitterkeit im Abgang, Kaffeenoten, erstmals ist ein Alkoholhauch erkennbar. Geringe Süße, das Malz im Nachgeschmack ist zunehmend schokoladiger. Super! 12/14/13/14/12/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent mostly lasting head. Deep red-brown colour. Fruity nice moderate aroma. Powerfull fruity woody flavor. Prunes and vanilla and many more nice ingredients. Creamy palate. Long nice finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Red brown colour with tan head. Aroma is licorice, caramel. Flavour is balanced, cellar notes, caramel, licorice, dried fruits, spices. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Pours red/brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is filled with toffee, raisins and overriped fruits. Full bodied, sweet and very complex flavor. Filled with spices malt and come out rather vinous. A classic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle. Vintage 2010. Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Fruity creamy aroma, vanilla, grapes, pears, pine apples, yeasty notes, milky, caramel, toffee notes, floral, raisins, dades, prunes. Malty caramel aroma, creamy, yeast notes, prunes, dades, raisins, milky, warming alcohol, biscuits, chocolate notes. Fullbodied and invredibly smooth. A beer you can sip all evening. Old rating:3.8. Bottle, thanks to screwball. Very dark amber color, nice lasting brownish head. Malty, fruity aroma , grapes, apples, chocolate notes, some hoppy bitterness, cocoa notes and some spices. Fruity flaovr, yeasty notes, malty, with grapes and pears.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy dark brown colour with a nice well lasting beige head. The aroma is quite sweet with cane sugar, lots of dark fruits, toasted malt and some spices. The flavour is has plenty of dark fruits like raisins, some smoke, good toasty malt, yeast, spices like coriander and cardamom. the finish is dry and spiced with a soft bitterness. Great brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10163) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Very dark colored, frothy head. 2005 vintage. Complex aroma: plums, pepper, nutmeg, maple syrup. Very sweet, sugary flavor with nutmeg, plums, apple, pear, cinnamon, chocolate and raisin. Lovely long aftertaste of apple dumplings. The alcohol is there, but fairly well hidden. I like this beer, but I prefer more body and less sugary sweetness, but the complexity is there. Perhaps this beer will further improve with cellaring. 2007 vintage, tasted in december 2012. Bottle. Marky dark brown color carmel and porto in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with caramel, red fruit and an upcoming tartness. Complex. Majestically matured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2005
Bottled: Reddish colour. Clear. Highly carbonated. Fluffy dark beige head. Malt, light liqourice, fruit and spices in the aroma. Flavour of vanilla, liqourice, sweetness and fruit. Is quite full bodied. Is sweet and spicy in the end. Has a good balanced alcoholwarmth on lips and palate. Very nice one.

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