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

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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2010 Bottle. A dark brown to black with big tan Head that is lasting. Aroma is dark dried fruits (raisins, dates, prunes) a whiff of sea salt, big oak character, a syrupy sweetness like a dark fruit jam or something. Flavor follows with a fairly full mouthfeel and flavors of fruit, not quite sticky but syrupy certainly. If I poured it over vanilla ice cream I imagine it would be a phenomenal experience. Flavors add spiciness, peppery, but around that chocolate blackberry or plum first noticed in the nose. Belgian yeast and candy sugars come in a dark molasses kind of way. The kind of beer I’d want to drink off the beach in Nantucket on a cooler August night. Always has been one my true beer loves for many years.This beer so dark and delicate is a dessert on its own and maybe tomorrow’s breakfast shall be another.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mainuh_man (96) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours black with a thick, brown head. Sweet aromas of cereal malt, vanilla, alcohol, cotton candy. Falvor is quite sweet up front, dark fruit and vanilla. Morpths into a complex sweetnes, a bit hard to pull out inidividual flavors, but it moves quickly through quie a few of them. Finishes with enough dark malt bitter and hop to cut the sweetness. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, some nice complexity to this beer. Definitely good for desert!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HugoG (28) - PORTUGAL - AUG 24, 2014
Beautiful dark brown colour, minimal head. Aroma: Red fruits, caramel, toasty. Taste: Malt, spicy (cinnamom), dark chocolate. Licorice. Alcohol is noticeable, but not that much. Very complex and tastefully and extremely balanced. One of my all time favs!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (638) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma is deep malts, molasses, light caramel, plum and raisin. Taste is some light sour notes from age, deep rich malts with a nice sweetness. Dark fruits compliment the fruit body nicely. Appearance is a amber /black body with a thin beige head that retains fairly poorly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (612) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, vinous, dark fruits, spices, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, spices, fruits, and some alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tresmonos (1) - Málaga, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
Esta exquisita cerveza de Struise cuenta con muy poco aroma, pero con una amplitud de sabores sumamente profundos y dulces. Sabores maltosos, acaramelados y tostados. Me recuerda al chocolate, a la miel y al pan negro de centeno recién salido del horno. Es absolutamente sublime.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReverendMoon (140) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
When I poured this, I was so excited. It took me a while to find it, and I was emotional. When I saw the color of the pour, I actually got giddy. Super nice dark mahogany color. All in all, very very nice, although I will admit it's not my absolute favorite among those in it's class. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (130) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a small shortlasting tanned head. Aromas of some caramel malt, sweet dark dried fruits, some spices, booze, soy, licorice. Taste is pretty sweet up front, malt, slight roast, pretty spicy. Dark chocolate. Full body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
DWF; Bottle from Cardinal. Pours dark copper with a lasting, lacing, tan head. Nose is malt, caramel, dried fruits, berries and vinious. Taste is bitter sweet, sour, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (255) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
DWF Cardinal. Dark with brown lasting head. Aroma of malt yeast and caramel. Tast is smooth with malt caramell and yeast.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgf001 (130) - München, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Best flat beer I ever had. Great dried fruit nose after swirling. Very dark Amber with small head that disappeared quickly. Figs, coffee, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, vanilla, plum flavors. Small alcohol warmth and almost no carbonation. Semi sweet finish. Awesome!


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