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


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RATINGS: 2099   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WingdSoldier (72) - - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Intensly dark and strong ale, rich aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, mokka, caramel and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andniz (109) - POLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Very complex beer Aroma of raisins, spices, cloves, caramel, bread, a little bit of solvent. Rather sweet, but not cloying. Leaves nice, sweet bready-chocolatey aftertaste. Almost flat

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritzn (199) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2016
Dark red brown, mahagoni with almost no head. Aroma is syrup, brown sugar, many nuts, toffee, clove, really complex. Spicy taste, sweet and boozy. Oily mouthfeel almost too heavy. Overall great. I also have an 11 year old version here: It is undrinkably sweet. With additional aroma of tires. Has a honey like mouthfeel due to the missing carbonation. Recent version is better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonkiedeaap (592) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is hazy dark brown to black colored and has a creamy head, with nice carbonation. The aroma is very malty and soft spicy with also notes of dried fruits and caramel and some cacao is noticable. The taste is sweet with hints of caramel, dried fruits and cane sugar and changes into a light bitterness with notes of spices, refreshing hops and coffee. The finish is light bitter and long and leaves a nice warming alcohol note. Wow, this is just excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1878) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours a red brown with a tan head and aroma of dried fruits, caramel, and spices. Taste is complex, of spices, yeast, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, vanilla, and rum notes into the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1945) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Pours a dark cherry brown pour with an ephemeral beige head. Nose is fruity and floral with subtle hints of cocoa and mocha . Taste is sweet with chocolate and dark fruits. Finish is sweet and ends on the same sweet dark fruity notes. Very drinkable and delicious, very well balanced ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (611) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle(2015) at Broer & Zus, Beverwijk. Pours dark almost without a head. Aroma of dark fruits, alcohol, caramel, vinous, wood. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, dark fruits, alcohol, caramel, alcohol, light hoppy bitterness, dark fruits and lots of alcohol in the aftertaste. Nice, but better when aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rask0lnikov (566) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2016
Dark brown colour. Thin white head which disappears quite quickly. Dark fruits, hints of berries, hints of coffee, hints of barley, notes of caramel in the aroma. Rich! Hints of dark fruits, hints of red wine, hints of chocolate, hints of coffee, nice crispiness in the middle. Slightly sour, liqeury, mild finish. Extremely well balanced. Very enjoyable beer. Would not say it is heavy bodied. A masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (820) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Opaque dark brown with a frothy light brown head. Complex aromas of dried fruits, roasted malts, alcohol. Full bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Thick and oily. Medium to heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Superior beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (543) - MEXICO - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A dark beer with minimal brown head. Aroma is of dried fruits, alcohol, wood and nuts. Taste is sweet with a strong dried fruit character. Medium bodied, smooth and with faint carbonation. Rich and complex character, perfectly balanced, full of true Belgiam character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (507) - - JUN 14, 2016
Aroma: spicy, ginger , dark fruits, figs, some coffee and chocolate notes Taste: medium sweet, dark fruits, figs, caramel, alcohol, spicy, nuts

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