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


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RATINGS: 1799   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (581) - Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2011
A bit disappointed with this one. Nice dark appearance, but an offputting aftertaste prevents this form getting a superb rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcHS (10) - - JUL 22, 2014
caramel, dark chocolate, tasted notes, alcohol. dark hazy brown appearance with eige head. Taste: heavy sweet and light bitters after waves of sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Excalibur123 (113) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2014
Vierte color marrón oscuro con reflejos rubí, media cabeza de espuma beige de retención escasa; en nariz aromas a dátiles, ciruelas pasas, bourbon y frutos negros; en boca entrada potente y licorosa con notas a cacao y especias. Cuerpo potente con carbónico bajo, alcohol bien integrado en una cerveza bien balanceada con largo y dulce pos gusto que no empalaga.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewgrav (10) - - JUL 20, 2014
Bouteille from de struise Un nez puissant de arômes d épices En bouche c est une explosion de saveur Couleur noir café une mousse persistante Un maltage parfait bref une bière 100% juste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
makenzi (18) - SLOVENIA - JUL 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Drough @ Ma che Siet Venuti A fa, Rome; pours dark brown with mahohany reddish glitter and creamy amber head. Nose is caramel, strog dried fruit, like prunes and dry pears, rum and cinnamon. Taste is caramel, raisin, prunes and dried cherries or even cherry brandy, but without noticable alcohol wormth, despitr of the 10% ABV. Body is large with soft carbonation. This is an amaizing beer! Very complex, rich and malty but soft and extemly drikable. One of the best! De Struise rules!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JeyAre (144) - - JUL 14, 2014
Dark brown with tanned head. Aroma of caramel, roast, fruits and some alcohol. Very smooth and fresh taste despite this! Completely changing from my lately usual IPAs. Very soft palate, flows very well. And of course one cannot miss the alcohol at 10%! A really good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (475) - - JUL 12, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy dark brown-mahogany color with a billowy off white head. The head fades rather slowly over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of darker fruit smells with lots of plum, raisin, and fig. Along with the darker fruit smells comes plenty of bready and lightly roasted malt smells. Some yeasty smells as well as some other sweet aromas of a caramel and toffee nature come along as well. A bit of spice of coriander and clove as well as a slightly funky like smell come and linger on the nose creating a rather dark and sweet but slightly funky off aroma to sit on the nose. Taste – The taste begins with a very dark fruit sweet flavor with tons of raisin, fig, plum, and cherry. The sweeter flavors are matched by a bit of a bready and doughy taste with a hint of a chocolate and a bit of roasted malt mixed within. The yeast and spice that were detected in the nose come on more strongly toward the middle of the taste and bring a very nice dimension to the brew, complementing well the sweeter dark fruit flavors of the brew nicely. Some candied sugar flavors and a little bit of a rummy booziness develop on the tongue as the flavors advances, bringing a little bit of warmth to the taste. At the very end, a little bit of earth and a light woody/oaky flavor join the profile which end up leaving a very tasty and somewhat smoother, but robust sweet dark fruit quad flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess for a brew of 10 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. The average thickness and carbonation are a nice compromise for the sweeter dark fruit and boozy, oaky, and spiced flavors of the brew and makes for a nice easy drinking, yet slower sipping brew overall. Overall – This is one quite tasty quad. This one is on the tops of my list. Dark fruity, nicely spiced, and yeasted, with a good blend of a warming taste/feel, but all while maintaining a great drinkability and enjoyability. This is quite a nice quad!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lawger (83) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with barely half a finger of beige head. Preserved fruits, raisins, medium roasted malts, sweet licorice and some coffee on the nose. Palate is medium bodied, definetely on the sweet side. Sweet fruits, a hint of acidity and no bitterness. The finish is very long. Very nice. Will try to cellar a few to see how it developes. I think this will be even better in a few years time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
venom666 (308) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2014
Dark brown color with beige medium-lasting head. Aroma is intense, ripe fruits like plums, figues and raisins are present. Chocolate, toasted malts, hazelnuts and spices are also present. Medium-full bodied. Taste is outrageous, very sweet, with toasted malts, caramel, cherries, plums, vanilla and spices. Very balanced, with well integrated alcohol. Dry finish, with some coffee hints. An absolute masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric (980) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Struise pannepot 10%. Zwart donker koffie bitter lange finish lekker vol alcoholisch. Tap at ma che siete venuti a fa roma. Dark coffe like beer. Thick. Slow drinker. Very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franksv6 (66) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Dark black beer with no foam and no carbonation. Smells like sweet cherry and wood. Tastes like cherry, bitter, fruity, sour. Very good beer.

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