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


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RATINGS: 1915   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, - APR 26, 2009
Bouteille de 330 ml 2006. Nos yeux observent une bière de couleur brune fonçée avec des reflets rubis ainsi qu’un col de mousse parfait. Au nez on découvre des arômes de raisins rouges, de vieux caramel, d’épices, d’alcool et de levure. En bouche le corps est rond avec une effervescence moyenne. On goûte des saveurs complexes de raisins rouges, de tire d’halloween, d’épices, d’alcool, de caramel fonçé et de sucre brun.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (69) - GREECE - FEB 26, 2015
Vintage 2011 from Belgian e-shop Very dark color, almost black, very thin head that dissipates. Aroma is light tart, combined with the color it reminds me a bit of oud bruin, dark malts, not much sweetness. Taste is amazing, ballanced, light tart, floral with amazing complexity from the combination spices. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, very drinkable. Amazing brew...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (694) - CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a khaki head; aroma is spicy with caramel, dark fruits, and a little bit of malt; taste is sweet with dark fruits, a little caramel, malt, and a hint of alcohol; finish is spicy and dry; very good Belgian Strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rob_D_UK (1083) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pours very dark with a tanned head that disappears. Aroma is spices and banana maybe some bubblegum. Taste is complex and so smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1302) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2015
dark brown colour, minimal beige-ish head; complex aroma of plum jam, raisin, green apple, woody and herbal notes, some alcohol, hints of chocolate and yeasts; taste of tons of dried fruits (mainly plum), woody notes again, some cocoa, roasted sugar, minimal alcoholic spiciness and some herbal liqueur; a bit lower carbontion than the ideal one, but otherwise an excellent Belgian Strong Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (417) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
’13 - Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose is dark fruits, brown sugar, dark chocolate, allspice, and caramel. Taste is chocolate, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is rich and wonderful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1155) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
330ml bottle, 2012. pours very dark brown with no real head. aroma is dark fruits, plums, dates, figs, molasses and caramel. nice sweet full bodied treacle mixed with prunes and plums. slightly oaky finish. very nice but i slightly prefer the special and grand reserve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rotaman14 (235) - Potsdam, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 2013 bottle. Writing this as I drink it. The beer is black in colour and it has a small brown head with good retention. Aroma is dark chocolate, spices, milk, vanilla, nuts, brown sugar and alcohol. The taste is spicy and sweet at first, then becomes spicy-bitter. A lingering spicy aftertaste remains, that leaves one’s mouth longing for more. The alcohol is warming, but no direct alcohol taste is noticeable. Wonderful, full, smooth body. This is one of the best beers I’ve had so far, if not the best one. It outperforms the Belgian trappist ales that enjoy an oh-so-high reputation, but most of the time disappoint me, by far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yayita (38) - - FEB 8, 2015
Pannepot 2010 Guiness black Spices (black pepper, smoke) caramel, coffee, hint of alcohol. Full bodied, velvety like a strong wine. In the palate sweet dominates, but finishes with a espresso-like (coffee) bitterness, Truly unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robyzu (2) - - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
Birra interessantissima. Color bronzo profuma di caramello e canditi. Fantastica ha una persistenza incredibile. Da meditazione o dolci intensi

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (598) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 0.33 bottle. Very dark brown color and a small, brownish head with a good retention. Aroma of dark malts, alcohol, metal, dried fruits, and wine. Taste is sweet, contains a lot of dried fruits, dark malts, again some metal, and alcohol. Medium to full body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is sourer and vinous due to increased fruitiness. Overall a nice beer but nothing spectacular.

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