RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1991   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   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.


jezmez68's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2009 bottle from Jim Spahr, who sent a whole bunch of beer back from Belgium. Nice carbonation out of the bottle. Big tan head, slowly dissipated. Beer is brown with garnet highlights. Smells of alcohol; boozy. Great flavor - some caramel, a little chocolate and a hint of roastiness. The barrel-aging seems to work with this one well - I don’t think the wood stole any of the flavor.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IngetSlick (59) - - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2014). Small, beige head. Dark brown body. Smells of spices, nuts, vanilla, sugar, yeast. Tastes apricot, nuts, spices, roasted, sugar, coffee, vanilla. Sweet but mostly bitter. My favorite Belgian beer which I belive is at its best after 4-5 years.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PauloAG (222) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2015
330bottle and on tap. Pours almost black with tanned creamy head. Highly complex brew. Lots of dark fruits, berries, dried figs, carob, raisins. A bit of coffee, chocolate, caramel, molases and dark candi syrup. Sweet but nicely balanced. Alcool well hidden, specially on tap and the beer from older bottles properly aged. Probably the closest I have to a favourite beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (627) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2015
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 23/07/2015. Botella 2014. BBD: 31/11/2019 Color caoba, espuma beige, aroma malta, madera, sabor malta, dulce, pasas.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from LP Binnys. Poured pretty much black with min beige head. Aroma deep brown sugar malt dark fruits. light carb med bod. Tastes light roast malty sweet drying. I dig

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorkogrlo (225) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, from 2014. Brown color. Medium-big head with decent dose of lacing. Aroma of nuts, dark fruits, toast and maybe chocolate. In flavor again dark fruits, banana, rum with some honey and peppery notes. Sweet but have decent hop character. Not so much based on bitternes more based on flavor. 10% alc. Wow. If I was guessing I would tell it is more like 6-7%. I tried beers with 6% alcohol that have more alcohol character than this one. Overall: good beer, easy drinkable for its 10%. And if they are using t-58 yeast(which in my opinion is some kind of bad yeast, it is maybe not bad but I dont like it), what they say that they are using, you must respect this beer even more. Probably best beer in the world with that kind of the yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2815) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2015
11.2 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, dried fruit and grain. Taste is fruit, malts and some bread.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Lovely dark brown colour, clear but almost opaque, shiny. Decent tan head. Full, creamy body, with soft carbonation. Aroma has banana, malt and dried fruits. Taste takes it up a level, with rum and raisin, salted caramel, soy, vanilla and port. Which can only add up to something very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (176) - ITALY - JUL 15, 2015
2014 Lotto 4016040714. Tonaca di frate con riflessi caramello, schiuma beige poco persistente. Aroma acetico forte, cacao amaro, caramello, vino liquoroso, uva fermentata, leggermente legnosa. Al palato stesse caratteristiche, la gradazione alcolica è sorprendentemente ben nascosta anche se riscalda la bevuta in modo impeccabile. Corpo medio-pieno, ben carbonata, molto astringente.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rolfarild (146) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Unclear brown. Beige head. Aroma of a lot of dried fruits. Taste is brown sugar, spice, caramell, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit. I realy look forward to the Reserva!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Draft at MastroBirraio in Trieste. 2014. Deep brown, tall tan soapy head. Sweet, soft caramel, lots of banana, touch of coffee. Sweet, complexity is hinted at, good base but not as impressive as special editions demonstrate. Nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 200


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50