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

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RATINGS: 2199   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Enormous, dense head that sticks around a long time, leaving decent rings of lacing. Deep aroma of cocoa, red and purple fruits (cherries, cranberries, grapes, plums, raisins), yeast, breads, and a hint of ... Dr. Pepper? How neat. Flavor - this is the smoothest 10% ABV beer I have ever drunk. Holy moly - it is too easy to drink this! Best-hidden alcohol ever. Be careful, because its really tasty, too. VERY well-balanced on the acid front, which is typically my foremost complaint among some otherwise great Belgian Strongs. 5 on the palate for sure. Id like a little more aftertaste, but what is there is really scrumptious - all the aforementioned fruits, especially the red ones, lots of creamy maltiness, and a finish of bread and fruit. Nom! My special orders for December have gone so well. Im such a happy beer geek! UPDATE: I am now tasting some spices in addition to all that other stuff. This just gets more and more interesting.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
canadianbeerman (10) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2017
true strong belgian ale. strongly recommend this beer for someone looking for an ale with a little kick.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob19a (245) - - MAR 19, 2017
13/20 weird beer. Like an imperial stout with a weird vinegar taste. Prefer an imp stout but it's interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jacobarts (159) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2017 Bottle (Vintage 2016). Dark brown, with tiny tanned head. Aroma of caramel, wet wood, yeast, hints of smoke and sourness. The taste was a surprise based on the aroma. More sourness, vinegar, caramel, fruty, gooseberry, the ending has some dryness. Medium carbonation. Good beer and different in the style. UPDATE: Tried another one from 2015. Sourness was less dominant, which was a positive thing for me and the body was more oily, which i also loved - great mouthfeel. so the new rating is based on the 2015, so I raised the palate from 4 - 5 and the taste from 8 - 9.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4094) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark malts, bread, dried fruits and spices. The taste was similar to the aroma with more dark malts, bread, dried fruits, spices and some alcohol. It had light carbonation and a dry aftertaste. Really tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jandorris (569) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 11, 2017
W aromacie śliwka, owoce kandyzowane, czekolada, wanila. W smaku wiśniowo, trochę kawy i karmelu, finisz ciut alkoholowy, ale w bardzo przyjemny sposb. No świetne piwo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoddamnNoise (100) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ Home. Aroma: not very intense aromas of toasted and roasted malts, dark fruits, prunes, raisins, hints of dark chocolate, liquorice, spices, some alcohol, maybe sherry, coffee. Appearance: dark brown color with beige head. Under average head thickness made of big bubbles. Very dark but it seems to have some hazyness. Low retention. No Brussels lacing. Taste: medium-to-high sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Intense flavors of toasted and roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate, coffee, cane sugar, dark fruits, raisins, prunes. The high alcohol level is not very much noticeable. Palate: medium-to-full body, oily texture, silky-sticky, very low carbonation, not very long sweet finish of dark fruits, prunes, raisins, some dark chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, spices, hints of alcohol. Overall: very good flavors and aromas of dark fruits, raisins, prunes, toasted and roasted malts, some alcohol, coffee and dark chocolate. Very pleasant and complex. Well hidden alcohol. To enjoy slowly. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MCShann (15) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Just not my thing. I can see how this might be a fan favorite but it didnt really float my boat.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonBlok (424) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2017
33cl bottle bought at De Roemer, Groningen. Appearance: dark reddish brown with medium beige head. Aroma: sweet with notes of butterscotch, plums, caramel, dried red fruits, sweet spices and a trace of coconut. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of butterscotch, dried fruits, caramel, berries and chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden. Palate: medium to full bodied, creamy to sticky texture and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuanCC (60) - Valencia, SPAIN - FEB 27, 2017
Botella Vintage 2016 en 99Cervezas. Vierte en color castao oscuro ligeramente turbio. Espuma ligeramente tintada, escasa y bastante fugaz, Sin apenas adherencia. Porque carbonatacin. Indudablemente intensa nariz, con fuertes notas de ciruela pasa. Bastante licorosa en nariz y con un punto de pegamento. Complejidad media. Centros sabores destaca el dulce, con una primera entrada en boca francamente sorprendente. Y aparece tambin un punto de acidez muy suave que equilibra muy bien el dulce. Con la evolucin en boca aparece un amargor muy tenue, y a pesar de ser el dulce el sabor principal, el final en boca no resulta en la absoluto empalagoso. Ms bien al contrario. La sensacin de estar tomando algo parecido a un licor de frutas es notable. Peso medio en boca y textura casi aterciopelada. A pesar de ser una cerveza licorosa, no se sienten en absoluto los 10 de alcohol que tiene. En este sentido est muy bien equilibrada. Persistencia en boca baja. Una cerveza agradable para tomar como copa, aunque poco apta si lo que buscas es una cerveza refrescante. Hay que saber lo que se est tomando antes de abrir una Pannepot Vintage. Personalmente siento que se queda a medias y no redondea como es debido el concepto de cerveza como copa, aunque es sin duda una cerveza que siempre vale la pena beber.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gehbe (377) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Brown with a medium beige head. Complex and funky aroma of dark malts, dried fruits, toffee and brett. Medium sweetness followed by light funky sournes and a touch of bitterness. Smooth velvetty body. A rich and complex sipper, one of my favorites.


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