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


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RATINGS: 2011   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   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.

EithCubes' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2006 bottle from State Line. Rich aroma of cherry, sour and sweet with spicy yeast and notes of caramel and raisin and faint vanilla. Bit of a light gusher, mahogany pour, noisy and nearly opaque ruby under light, with a light brown soapy head. Superbly malty taste, notes of rum, raisin, vanilla, cherry, and even smoke! Hearty and warming, full-bodied with a dry, smoky aftertaste that lingers. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Sweet and spicy, only the faintest hint of sourness, with no bitterness. Dates, cream, and a touch of molasses with the memory of Belgian chocolate. A little spicy fruitcake: a rooty sort of spiciness, but blended to the point it is unidentifiable; finish wants to add notes of bourbon but veers off toward port instead. Rounded, fruity, balanced, with well-integrated alcohol; there’s a ton going on here. This is pretty much everything I’m looking for in a beer - what a complex beast!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrol (151) - - OCT 3, 2015
Dark brown coloured, beautiful lasting head. Good aroma, malts, fruit, nuts, some alcohol. Very complex flavour of chocolate, raisins, dark plums.Wow

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (129) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2015
À boire comme une quadruple : Malgré un nez alcool et pauvre et arômes (on sent du sucre et un peu de levures), la bouche possède une grande richesse. L’attaque est vraiment présente, pas mal d’alcool et beaucoup de caramel ! En arômes, très bel équilibre entre des éléments finalement difficilement identifiables : je trouve des aspects cannelle, vanille en fond... La longueur est surtout sucrée et alcoolisée comme une bonne liqueur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (331) - Gorizia, ITALY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle @ Bunker. Dark brown with small tan head. Faint aroma. Full taste of sweet dried plums, slightly tart and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokestereo (62) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tanned nougat colored head. Aroma; dried fruit, caramel, light roast and port wine. Sweet and barbonated flavour of caramel, burnt sugar, coffee, port, wood and roast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierridder_S (347) - BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2015
11/09/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Dark brown with light tanned head.Always amazing to see the beer slowly passing into foam. Always one of the nicest beer to view, just after it was poured. Aroma : port, light roast, caramel. Taste : I would swear it was aged on wood, port, light roast, some chocolate, lightly some fruit. amazing soft oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1076) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Awesome thick and dense aroma with notes of port wine, a bit of dry winy notes as well. It’s also bready, biscuity with pleasant alcohol in the end. It’s dark copper color beer, maybe even seal color, with beautiful ruby reflections. One finger, nice looking, beige head. In mouth it’s a bit over carbonated, but in the same time gives this super silk and velvety feeling. Very pleasant alcohol touch in the end. In taste notes are similar to these in the aroma. In the beginning it has this port wine sweetness, but then some bready, malty and biscuity notes appear. It’s not very sweet. Super pleasant alcohol touch in the palate. Great style representant. It’s just an awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (237) - FRANCE - SEP 19, 2015
C’est sans doute le goût que pouvait avoir dans mon esprit la kwak avant que mon palais ne découvre qu’il y avait nettement mieux. Des notes d’ "alcool de vieux garçons" ( notes de fruits confits dans l’alcool donc ... ) Un vrai plaisir pour vieux garçon esthète et misanthrope qui le Week end , aime à se caler dans un fauteuil club pour écouter des musiques difficiles ( Et cette description vaut pour la majorité des productions De Struise ! ) Pas envie d’être plus précis ... Z’avez qu’à en acheté une ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cinesr (23) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2015
Versa un colore scuro tipo Moka sentori di frutta al palato acidula vinosa barley wine? Dannatamente buona come tutta la serie pannepot.Da bere bere bere

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (50) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
Fruity aroma. Light brown head, dark clear liquid. Medium-high sweetness and light bitterness. Soft carbonation. Overall a fantastic well tasting beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (910) - CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
Appearance: murky brown with one finger of dense mocha head, good retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dark dried fruit, floral perfume, molasses, alcohol, coffee. (9/10) Taste: moderate-strong sweet, light bitter and faint tart. (9/10) Palate: medium-full body, low carbonation, warming finish. (4/5) A very good example of the style - hearty flavour, decent body, and a mild-mannered yet pleasantly warming ABV. Not deeply complex, but still very good. (18/20)

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