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


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RATINGS: 2142   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
The aroma of this beer is somewhat subtle, in that it is not one of the "in-your-face" variety. It is cherry and ripe plum. The head is definitely espresso colored and thin, but it is long lasting with good lacing. I notice the carbonation right away with a chocolate flavor initially. The flavor mellows out and becomes somewhat sour in aftertaste. I don’t notice the spices that are added and I find this a good thing. The alcohol is noticeable, but also very subtle. Coloring is very dark, rich brown. Overall, the flavor is very fruity. I’ve tasted a lot of beers that were more appealing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alpha10 (638) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
2016/10/22 - Pours a cloudy dark brown amber colour with a thin, khaki head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing. Aroma is dried dark fruits (prunes, dates, raisins, doughy yeast, burnt caramel and dark bread. Taste is candi sugar, burnt caramel, prune, dates, bread and spices. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with low carbonation and a sweet, drying finish. Hides the ABV exceptionally well. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Estebanik (780) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Piana szybciutko znika. W aromacie suszone owoce, czerwone owoce, alkohol lekko podbija te doznania. Jest intensywnie. W smaku dalej susz, sporo wiśni objawia się w nieco kwaskowaty sposób. Wysokie wysycenie. Leciutki alkohol na finiszu nie przeszkadza, a w fajny sposób dopełnia kompozycje. Wytrawny finisz, jak na rasowego belga przystało. Świetne, szkoda, że to tylko butelka na pół:(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2016
0,33l bottle @ Tuulensuu during the OKS Oktoberfest. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with burnt caramel. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, burnt caramel, alcohol and some hops. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (625) - - SEP 30, 2016
Some plums and malts in the aroma. mahogany colour, with some off white head. taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Finish is soft sweet, medium body, velvet feel. Good easy drinking beer,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (179) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Bière quasi noire avec une magnifique mousse très foncée ... qui retombe aussi vite. Le nez : le chocolat, les fruits (pruneau, raisin ...), le caramel, l’alcool (rhum?), les épices ... La bouche : explosion de saveurs avec café en entrée, caramel, sucre candi, alcool, fruits noirs (cerise aussi). L’arrière-bouche est légèrement amère et épicée. Bière très complexe et équilibrée -comme déjà dit ici dans toutes les langues. Qu’elle est bonne ! Et elle pourrait être servie en pousse-café.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kittenbieer (66) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2016
Un verre Maredsous nous fait apparaître une belle robe d’un brun foncé avec des reflets rouge carmin.La mousse est très fine et éphémère.Le nez nous offre des arômes de pruneaux,dattes...La bouche nous amène sur des gouts déjà bien sentis initialement avec une petite pointe de café,chocolat et porto.... en fin de bouche.Cette bière nous laisse sur une bonne amertume mêlée à tout cet ensemble très riche!Une très grande bière qui donne envie d’y revenir.....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
appiantiqua (70) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2016
Dégustée dans un verre Maredsous. Température de début environ 9° Robe chocolat noir avec reflets rouges, mousse beige qui disparaît très vite et carbonatation intense. Nez très complexe et subtil : chocolat, vieux porto, épices ... et mille autres arômes à découvrir lors de futures dégustations. Goût à la fois puissant et velouté ; notes délicates de fruits secs, de cacao, de pruneau et de café le tout dans un équilibre miraculeux. La finale est longue,très douce et donne envie de revisiter ce chef-d’oeuvre. Extraordinaire!!!&#

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
susonagger (200) - spain, - SEP 28, 2016
Color dorado oscuro, algo anaranjado y cobrizo. La corona de espuma es muy abundante, de un blanco pulcro, especialmente densa y bastante duradera. En nariz es dulzona, afrutada (cítricos y manzanas verdes), sobre la que destaca de Cerveza fuerte de estilo belga homenaje a los pescadores belgas que capitaneaban las “pannepot” o buques de pesca de bajura. Imprescindible y con una gran capacidad de envejecer. El olor es dulce, a maltas y especias, muy complejo, con notas tostadas, toffe, licorosas, afrutadas, a azúcar moreno. En boca es igualmente dulce, y vuelven sabores a caramelo, café, frutas y especias. Es una cerveza intensa, como de navidad y que hay que beber a media temperatura y en copa pequeña.forma clara y notable el lúpulo y matices herbáceos. En boca al principio es dulzona con matices afrutados (a cítricos como la naranja), y claramente especiados (como el coriandro). Del dulzor inicial se pasa al amargor explosivo del lúpulo para terminar con una notable acidez y un matiz metálico resultando un tanto terrosa y herbácea. El regusto resulta especialmente seco y muy prolongado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axl (577) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
330ml bottle. Black with a half finger beige head. Aroma of rich dark malts, slightly sweet black bread, dried fruits, fighs and complex spices with cardamon clearly distinguishable. Taste is mixed dark malts, dried fruits, mixed spices (cardamon, bitter orange, cloves etc), crisp bread and a light touch of alcohol. Smooth yet filling mouthfeel, light carbonation and dry aftertaste of sweet brown bread and mixed bread spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (500) - Udine, ITALY - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle 0.33L, labeled 2015. Dark brown body with an average, frothy, tan head, mostly diminishing with some nice lacing, though. Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel, toasted) aroma with notes of red (cherries liqueur) and dark (prunes) fruits, spices, coffee, licorice and some raisins. Moderate-to-heavy sweet and moderate bitter flavour; long-lasting sweet finish with light bitter notes. Full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation: light alcoholic warming in the finish.

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