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


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RATINGS: 1742   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, - APR 2, 2009
Tasted in ’t Brugs Beertje - September ’08. Appearance: dark brown color. Big head, beige color, lasting and good adherence. Beautiful. Aroma: clove, vanilla and a few of ginger. Complex smells. Other notes of toasted malts, chocolate, flowers and a lot of fruits like berries, peach and melon. Flavor: sweet-spicy and roasty start, "Christmas" reminiscences with the notes of clove, ginger and nutmeg. Other hints of chocolate, candied fruits, cream, peach’s mermelade and sweet strawberries. Final with a light notes of lemon verbena, ruta and red tea. Spicy aftertaste. Palate: medium body, creamy texture and low to medoum carbonation. Remark: complex, balanced, multidimensional spiciness and good character. Very advisable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (521) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo en octubre de 2012. edición 2009 --PNP no. 4 Brows brew-- bastante buena con sabores tostados y ligeramente dulces y especiados. Para repetir nuevamente

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_xls (10) - - APR 14, 2014
AROMA full of spices, caramel, banana, raisin and sugary notes. some fresh notes of the hops are showing, resinous. APPEARANCE is good, red-brown clear robe with a thin brown foam of regular sized bubbles. Taste is really spicy, coffee, fresh in fruits, but from dry fruits. Really sweet ant a bit sour. Long lasting PALATE of sugary candy taste, medium body of thin texture. average carbonation. OVERALL I was expecting a great beer and was indeed pleased. Super well balanced between the different notes and tastes. One of a kind ! Poured from a 33cl bottle from fridge in Teku glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. 2012 edition at Nya Tröls. Complex with loads of dried fruits and spices.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tstamba (212) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle to a snifter, 2011 version. Deep brown pour with ample tan head. Dried fruit, dates and raisins. Sweet roasted maltiness. This is an amazing beer!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (65) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma: dried fruits, raisins, little dark malts. Pours deep dark brown colour, beige head. In taste quite sweet, full bodied, same notes as in aroma. Oily texture, alcohol (10%) present as a little warming effect - very well hidden. Bitter finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voras (11) - - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Dark brown, beautiful. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, sweet. Taste: Caramel, toffee, wery well balance, alcohol, but not much... Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkam (46) - POLAND - APR 10, 2014
Pours deep dark with a cream head. Aroma and taste: dried fruits, raisins, plums, spices, also hints of roasted malts, coffee. Heavy body, fizzy carbonation, oily texture. Hints of alcohol, warming, bitter finish. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vonpolski (22) - Borup, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Absolutely one of the best beers I have tasted in a long time. A dark beautiful Belgian Beer at 10 %. Deep dark beer with a nice creamcoloured head. A trappist beer in structure. Rich in flavour and taste. Dried fruit, raisins and plum with a note of sugar and spices. Strong without the sharp alcoholtaste. A complex and wellbalanced beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JDavits (3) - - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Complex, sweet all in great balance with the bitter finish. The flagship of Struise Brouwers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
carlos33 (1) - ITALY - APR 5, 2014 does not count
caramel, alcohol, licorice, brown, medium bitterness, coffee, rocky head, roasty, resin, thick feel,

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