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

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RATINGS: 2121   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (545) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2016
Svartbrun med ett stort skum. Torkad frukt, söt värmande alkohol. Lite som kan jang men gott ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (1234) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2016
Aroma is sweet malty with raisins, plums and nuts. Taste is brown sugar sweetness, raisins, syrup. A bit spicey and fruits with nuts going on in here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wombat23 (612) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. 2013 edition. Pours a dark brown color with a short-lived beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruits, apple, spice and alcohol. Taste is malt, caramel, dark fruits, plum, and spice. Finish is somewhat sweet and very warming. To be sipped and contemplated...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ignorant (84) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
brown close to black. spongy foam café au lait good retention being an edge to the surface without leaving a trace of lace too. powerful and complex aroma. notes typical style as dark and sweet fruit like plums, figs and raisins. notes also appear in the background of chocolate, roasted malt, hazelnuts, vanilla and spices like cinnamon. Alcohol appears hopelessly nose but not displeasing. In widening mouth of aromatic sensations, lots of dark fruit, candy, cake, vanilla and spices. Very bodied and creamy, which fills the mouth with easy entry aided by a moderate carbon atypical style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (108) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
Color marrón muy oscuro casi negro con capa de espuma marrón mínima. No mucha carbonatación. Aroma de licor, alcohólico, pero agradable (y no suelo decir esto). Sabor muy complejo y robusto. Se nota algo herbal, se nota algo de café (no sé si es cosa mía o no, pero hay algún elemento en el trago que me remite a maltas tostadas de cerveza negra); se nota el alcohol (pero muy bien disimulado). Hay mucho en cada trago de esta cerveza. Un acierto.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2477) - - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle at Moeder Fonteinas. 2015 vintage. Simply awesome stuff, feels like a smooth jagermeister-in-a-brew, loving it... until it starts hitting me hard on the back of the neck :)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoofproofTom (6) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
Smells of alcohol, fruit, herbs and spices. Completely black with barely any head. Taste is sweet with a lot of fruits, but this is nicely balanced out by the tones of herbs and roasted malts. Aftertaste is liquorice and herbs. Somewhat thick body. Not the best version of this beer, but still amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darbeer75 (437) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Aroma: heavily sweet with boozy, wine notes; Appearance: dark red-brown with thin, white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: follows nose; very rich and complex, not too boozy; delicious; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: excellent example of a belgian; would definitely buy again when I can get it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2412) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2016
330 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. Got this one in a trade with Eddie. The pour is a darker brown/light black with a thicker and creamy light tan head that falls down to a thicker ring. The aroma is surprisingly fruity. There is a heavy grape and ripe fig but to it with minimal malts. It’s a bit winey, and interesting. Definitely not what I was expecting here. The flavor is really deep and complex. There is a good maltiness up front that produces bits of sweet toffee and light chocolate. The figs hold their own and offer a strong darkness to it. The grapes fade from bright and fruity to more of a dark and dry wine addition. It’s complex and good. The mouth feel is a little light and the carbonation is well done. There is a hint of wine on the back end, but the sweet malts and a light roast really balance out the dry finish. This isn’t as good as I was hoping. Overall, it’s not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1316) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. 2011 vintage. Finally. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, grapes, dark fruit, booze, spices, great. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, viscous. Taste is fruity, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, wine maybe, dry, sweet, good stuff. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, dry dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, this is really quite good.


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