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

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RATINGS: 2151   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 Fishermans 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kepano (265) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 Rated on June 4th, 2012. This ones been aging six years now, and I thought it would grand time to revisit it, along with the Grand Reserva version. Pours a dark marroon red. Within the highlights one sees a certain clarity to the beer, unlike Westvleterens typical chunkiness. The frothy off-white head dissipated quickly leaving behind a soft stream of bubbles that trail to the rim of the glass. The smell is vivid, deep but with bright notes of cherries and pipe tobacco. Dark malty undertones of bitter unsweetened chocolate and coffee beans softened with creamy vanilla. Finds itself more aligned with St. Bernardus in the nose, although even brighter perhaps. As the beer warms up, plum, caramel and some wispy alcoholic tones appear. The first sip is unctuous, thick, rich with smoky tobacco flavors that roll onto the tongue in a wave of syrupy sweetness. The slight carbonation tingles as a burst of cherry and caramel develops. Smoothly the Pannepot transitions off the palate and into a long and powerful finish. Pannepot is one of those few beers that manages to balance amazing complexity with a punchy distinctive flavor that doesnt lose its focus. Its the difference between a symphony and a cacophony. I think of this brew as a true counterpart to our favorite trappists. I wouldnt call myself a believer, but the Pannepot truly invokes a spiritual feeling. My biggest thanks to Urbain and Carlos for an incredible experience. --- Updated September 7, 2016. Ten year anniversary of my batch of Pannepot from my first trip to Struise. Pours a dark purplish black with a lively, frothy, lacy cream head. Smells divine. Loads of overripe prunes soaked in brandy, or maybe port? Rich and balanced. Chocolate, blackberries, black currants, rounded by a small amount of oaky vanilla. A hint of licorice. Thick molasses, dark fruits, and a wisp of smokiness coming from the roasted mocha-flavored malts. The carbonation is subtle but present, adding the perfect tingly fluffy texture to this truly magnificent brew. Im simply floored by how this beer has aged, I give it the exact same marks as 5 years ago. I have a batch of 2006 from the neighboring monks at Westvleteren that hasnt done nearly as well!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (1855) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: almost blsck, tiny khaki head. _Aroma: blackberries, ripe cherries, raisins, chocolate, plums, Palate: full body, low carbonation.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2016
Pannepot when brewed correctly is a good beer. Now and then I open one, an all round classic. The last three Pannepots I have had over the course of the past few months have all been infected into a nasty sour mess. I dont remember the what a good Pannepot is supposed to taste like anymore. All I know is this vinegary, light bodied, sour thing called Pannepot, a beer I used to like. I hope to try a good one again some day, until then I sadly have to lower my score.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (684) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2016
Black colour, minimal head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, spices, rye bread. Sweet dry taste with light bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Medium to full body and average carbonation. Nice dark ale with strong fruity notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1902) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2016 2015 edition 1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, during De Struise Brouwers tap takeover. Nose is dried fruits. Body is very dark brown, head is small, beige, frothy, average lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is dark berries, dried fruits, milk chocolate, roasted malt. Medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity chocolate medium sourish bittersweet. Full body, oily texture, nearly flat carbonation. Bit heavy dessert beer, rich flavor, good balance, nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humpah (157) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2016
0,33l bottle from Firmabier. Pours dark brown almost black colour with slight head. Aroma of roasted malts, yeast, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, spices, oak, tartness. Sweet taste, medium body, slightly bitter and a bit alcoholy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nutjes (406) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2016
33cl-fles bij Restaurant t Hommelhof te Watou. U: Bijna zwart met een dunn beige schuimkraag. G: Chocolade, geroosterde mout, vineus en gedroogd fruit. S: Zoet met een licht bittertje en een licht zuurtje, karamel, pure chocolade, donker fruit. Zeer complex. M: Volmondig met lichte koolzuurprikkel. Licht sticky.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rferrey (39) - Huelva, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2016
Color oscuro, mucho cuerpo, mucho caramelo, chocolate, una cerveza para masticarla y sobre todo, disfrutarla, muy muy buena

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (983) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2016
2014 batch, on tap at York River Landing. A beer so good that its almost its own style category. It straddles the line between stout and Belgian dark ale, and its unsurprisingly phenomenal. The flavor is "chocolate-covered raisins" -- a mix of cocoa from the dark malts and stone fruits from the caramel malts. In a class by itself.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Welley_Alves (248) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 29, 2016
Pannepot Old Fisherman Ale 2014. Excelente BDSA. Comparando com a Grand Reserva, fico com a última, mas ainda assim uma breja espetacular! 4.25/5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McSherman (583) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2016
Der Struise Pannepot von 2015 zeigt sich dunkelbraun, fast schwarz mit beigem Schaum. Der Geruch ist stark malzig, leicht slich mit wunderbaren Aromen von getrockneten dunklen Frchten, dunkler Schokolade und Gewrzbrot. Der Antrunk ist eine Offenbarung: Schwer wie l fllt das Bier den Mund aus und wei mit einer tollen und komplexen Aromenvielfalt zu begeistern. Der wuchtige Malzkrper erinnert neben den bereits genannten Aromen auch an angebrannten Zucker und starkem Lakritz. Die Rstbittere passt hier hervorragend. Von mir eine absolute Empfehlung!


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