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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2192   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   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 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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3.9
daniele (9463) - ITALY - APR 13, 2009
scura schiuma non abbondante media persistenza note toste dolciastre speziate frutta secca leggero alcolico in bocca attacco dolce ma non stucchevole poi spezie equilibrate dalle tostaure amaro non molto presente

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12506) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
06 edition. 11.2oz bottle-pours a disappearing off white head and cloudy brown color. Aroma is funky, medium malt-toffee/maple sugar, tart fruit. Interesting. Taste is medium malt-toffee/maple sugar, wood, tart fruit, spice/herbal hops. Nice sipping beer, goes down easily. Good effervescence. Kind of a Belgian Strong Brown. Thanks to Wasatch for trade with Joe-jwc215 & me.

4.1
kwatoko (43) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2009
Bottle. This is one of my favourites. Pours with a firm brown head, the beer itself is very dark brown. Aroma is sweet, with strong traces of liquorice. First taste is very sweet caramelly, with some spices added. In the aftertaste there’s just a small hint of hops, with the caramel-taste sticking in your mouth somewhat.

4.2
jbuzz (838) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2009
WOW ... sweet fruits and malts. grreat balance low carbination. slight alcohol with a very active head.

4.1
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2009
Poured brown with a white head. Aroma of fruit and cinnamon. I can’t pick out the fruit in this. Very tasty with a spice finish.

4.1
hallinghansen (3352) - Odense SV, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Bottle at C4. Dark brown body, with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, spices, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, spicy, dark fruits, notes of liquorice. Great beer.

4.3
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 Deep dark reddy brown beer that pours with a large coffee coloured head that fades to a thin constant covering. Aroma is massive, full of sweet dried fruits and alcohol, the flavour is sweet, malty with a licourice edge and a citrus finish.....wonderful beer.

4
SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
had a few times in many different locations . . fruit, rum, grape, alcohol, tobacco aromas .. very good foam .. . decent lacing .. . nice aftertaste .. . quite spritzy .. . a bit heavy .. .a crazy brew, confusion ..

4
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 2, 2009
Tasted in ’t Brugs Beertje - September ’08. Appearance: dark brown color. Big head, beige color, lasting and good adherence. Beautiful. Aroma: clove, vanilla and a few of ginger. Complex smells. Other notes of toasted malts, chocolate, flowers and a lot of fruits like berries, peach and melon. Flavor: sweet-spicy and roasty start, "Christmas" reminiscences with the notes of clove, ginger and nutmeg. Other hints of chocolate, candied fruits, cream, peach’s mermelade and sweet strawberries. Final with a light notes of lemon verbena, ruta and red tea. Spicy aftertaste. Palate: medium body, creamy texture and low to medoum carbonation. Remark: complex, balanced, multidimensional spiciness and good character. Very advisable.

4.3
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2009
2007 bottle. I absolutely love this stuff, and I usually don’t like belgians because of the acidity. This one doesn’t have the acidity and I love it. Dark in color, almost black, nice stiff head that lasts. Aroma of malts, belgian spice, dark fruits, just awesome. Flavor is spectacular and has all the same flavors as in the aroma plus some hints of chocolate. Squeaky clean palate, zero bitterness. Awesome!


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