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


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RATINGS: 1859   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5483) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2011 Bottle split with Pat. Bottle. Pours deep, deep brown, with a nice beige head. Aroma of raisins, candy apple, scotch, vinegar, malts, yeast, and caramel. Medium body with a warming finish. This beer is extremely well balanced; with flavors perfectly complementing one another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beleggor (71) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Deep brown color, even black. Medium beige head. In aroma there ale lot of spicy notes, some dried fruits, caramel. Taste is even better! There is caramel, biscuits, fruits, light coffee, spices, a light hoppy finish... it’s very complex! Highly carbonated. Excellent one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Distance_Runner (5) - BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
And the God created beer and called it Pannepot! The Aroma is not very strong but the taste is amazing. Regular Pannepot rocks comparing to Vintage one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mircoas (105) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2014
33cl @ bottle. Praticamente perfetta, a partire dall’odore e dal gusto. Ha poco da invidiare a birre più famose e osannate. Banana, cioccolato e spezie varie. Splendida.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (707) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Mörkt, mörkt brun och ett brunt skum. Doft: Russin, lakrits, söt malt, madeira, sött fat doft, söt körsbärs likör, rom. Smak: Fat, malt, lakrits, vin, russin, rostat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milo91hd (127) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 23, 2014
Bottiglia del 2013, colore marrone scuro tendente al nero con una schiuma color cappuccino fine e poco persistente, all’aroma si sente malto, cioccolato e frutta sotto spirito, in bocca è fantastica, piena e rotonda con un bel sapore di liquirizia nel finale. Una birra fantastica che va sicuramente bevuta almeno una volta

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muggus69 (1232) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
330mL vintage 2013 Dark brooding, near black ale. Dark tan head is dense and persistent. Nose offers an evolving painting of aromas; dark chocolate, nutmeg, date, clove, sultana, roast nuts, nut brown butter, earthy spice, molasses. Creamy, syrupy, chewy body. Rich, decadent, without being cloying. Smooth carbonation. There’s so much to enjoy going on here; chocolate liqueur, liquorice, charred barrel notes, stewed vinous fruits, raisins, clove & nutmeg & black pepper, cooked citrus, treacle & dark candy sugar, a subtle earthiness, moderate bitterness. Smoooooth finish, lingers so nicely. Where’d that 10% go!? Sensational beer - one of the best Belgians, truly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Finally got to try this Pours a clear dark brown with a big yellowish head. Date-, prune- and alcohol aroma. Big and stable off-white head. Tastes quite sweet of molasses and sirup spiced with dates, figs and prunes. Hint of burnt caramel. A strong effect in the back of the mouth - nice. Medium to high carbonation. Very full beer with a sweet finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (745) - Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pour a dark garnet color with a light tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is fruity with red apples, cherry cough drop, some banana even and bready yeast. Taste is dark fruit like raisin and plums, cherries and bread. Nice and flavorful Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (622) - - OCT 18, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a dark brown, garnet color. Aroma is full of fruit; banana, cherry, apple, tropical and dark, with some bread and a hint of alcohol. Taste is more dark fruits, raisin and prune, with some red apple. Really develops on your tongue. Has some roast and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Really interesting and dense flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (408) - USA - OCT 18, 2014
Muddy medium brown with half a finger of khaki head. Smells is dark fruit, cheese, yeasty, raisin, plum, brown sugar, cherry. Taste is a sweet rush of brown sugar caramel sweetness, bready, a little mocha, raisin, malty. Warming, medium mouth, coats. Good Belgian yeastiness, nice malt sweetness and dark fruity flavors. Well done Belgian strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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