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

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RATINGS: 2074   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2009
06 bottle. Pours a dark cloudy mahogany with clear edges, thin tan head that sticks around for entire drink, decent lacing. Left a decent bit of sediment on glass until almost the end of glass, which I then poured in. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, slight coffee, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor matches with the addition of a nice spice profile, yeast, and dried fruits. Alcohol a little more up front than I was expecting, but it doesn’t dominate the drink. Extra sediment toward end gave a bit of a spicier flavor, which I think would have been even better to have for the entire glass. Truly a nice complex brew that I would enjoy to have more often.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nogva (73) - NORWAY - MAY 3, 2016
2014 vintage. Pours black with a creamy golden brown foam. Rich aroma of brown sugar, dark fruit, yeast and some licorice. Full body, creamy feel, soft/avg carbonation. Complex and roasted taste with toffee, wood and licorice. Long lasting smoky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (712) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 30, 2016
Small glass of 2004 vintage on tap at De Struise. Great essential beer....

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nazbion (228) - Tübingen, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
Pours viscous dark brown with creamy brown head. Aroma plums, raisins, candy sugar, toffee, wood, spices. Taste is bitter and sweet, toasted malts, caramel, cinnamon, wooden. Full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky, alcohol warms but well inserted. Fantastic ale, full of character.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Derbeth (634) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 7, 2016
Bottle. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is much dark chocolate and raising, some warming alcohol. Thick, smooth. Superb.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (650) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2016
F: pale brown, not long lasting, average. C: dark, opaque. A: malty, molasses, dark cherries, plums, dark fruits, yeast, chocolate, brown sugar. T: malty, dark fruits, cherries, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, tangerine, light bready, cognac, spicy, liquorice, oily mouthfeel, lingering bitter sweet fruits on the palate, full body, low carbonation, 0,33l bottle from De Caigny near Essen, one of the best BSA, what to say more, try it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
avantdagare (186) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
2013 vintage. 2 finger tan head, black body. Nose: Pumpernickel-bread, brown-sugar and dates. Aroma: Pumpernickel-bread, roasted malts, dates, muscovado-sugar and chocolate. Semi-long ending with low bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kr1zz (307) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016
Bottle bought at Geers in Oostakker. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Notes of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, dried fruits and a warm alcoholic feeling. Nice balanced beer! Great one!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankZappa7 (407) - GERMANY - APR 2, 2016
02-Apr-2016-0,33L Flasche-2014. Dunkelbraun, hellbrauner Schaum. Aroma: Karamell, Feige, Trockenpflaume, Pfirsich. Antrunk Malz, Portwein, Laktritz, Trockenpflaume, Rosine. Hell of a beer - nicht mein erstes/ auch nicht mein letztes :-)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2393) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
2014 bottle->tulip. Deep brown with moderate tan head. A: dark fruit, candied malt, spice, yeast. Nice. T: dark fruit, caramel, toffee, candy, yeast. Really good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cerbier (631) - - MAR 12, 2016
0,33l Flasche. Dunkles fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner brauner Schaumkrone. Intensiver Geruch nach Bitterschokolade. Vollmundiger Geschmack nach Bitterschokolade, im Abgang kommen Nuancen von Portwein hinzu. Genial!


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