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


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RATINGS: 1741   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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 17/20
dmschefke (566) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_xls (10) - - APR 14, 2014
AROMA full of spices, caramel, banana, raisin and sugary notes. some fresh notes of the hops are showing, resinous. APPEARANCE is good, red-brown clear robe with a thin brown foam of regular sized bubbles. Taste is really spicy, coffee, fresh in fruits, but from dry fruits. Really sweet ant a bit sour. Long lasting PALATE of sugary candy taste, medium body of thin texture. average carbonation. OVERALL I was expecting a great beer and was indeed pleased. Super well balanced between the different notes and tastes. One of a kind ! Poured from a 33cl bottle from fridge in Teku glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattiasA (612) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. 2012 edition at Nya Tröls. Complex with loads of dried fruits and spices.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tstamba (212) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle to a snifter, 2011 version. Deep brown pour with ample tan head. Dried fruit, dates and raisins. Sweet roasted maltiness. This is an amazing beer!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (65) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma: dried fruits, raisins, little dark malts. Pours deep dark brown colour, beige head. In taste quite sweet, full bodied, same notes as in aroma. Oily texture, alcohol (10%) present as a little warming effect - very well hidden. Bitter finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voras (11) - - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Dark brown, beautiful. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, sweet. Taste: Caramel, toffee, wery well balance, alcohol, but not much... Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkam (46) - POLAND - APR 10, 2014
Pours deep dark with a cream head. Aroma and taste: dried fruits, raisins, plums, spices, also hints of roasted malts, coffee. Heavy body, fizzy carbonation, oily texture. Hints of alcohol, warming, bitter finish. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vonpolski (22) - Borup, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Absolutely one of the best beers I have tasted in a long time. A dark beautiful Belgian Beer at 10 %. Deep dark beer with a nice creamcoloured head. A trappist beer in structure. Rich in flavour and taste. Dried fruit, raisins and plum with a note of sugar and spices. Strong without the sharp alcoholtaste. A complex and wellbalanced beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JDavits (3) - - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Complex, sweet all in great balance with the bitter finish. The flagship of Struise Brouwers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
carlos33 (1) - ITALY - APR 5, 2014 does not count
caramel, alcohol, licorice, brown, medium bitterness, coffee, rocky head, roasty, resin, thick feel,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (1458) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with nuts, hops, toffee, earthy notes, licorice, chocolate and ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, toffee, chocolate and earthy notes. Exquisite belgian strong ale.

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