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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2198   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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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 (3403) - 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.

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SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....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!

4.9
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle into Duvel tulip; purchased at Discount in Milwaukee. 2007 vintage. This will be about my fifth bottle of Pannepot. Pours with a huge foamy dark beige head that dissipates somewhat rockily. Head is firm (reminds me a bit of the High Desert stout at GABF 2004) and leaves a sudsy lace that doesn’t really stick often. Smell is an enigma: lots of CO2 from the released carbonation (giving it a spritzy feel) and a bit of Orval-ish sourness with a definite malt presence in a sugary caramel undertone and occasional rootsy chocolate. Honestly, I can’t remember a beer right now with better mouthfeel; the texture is constantly changing, but it’s exactly what it should be at any moment: first it’s sharp and a bit fizzy, but in the back; then it gets soft and foamy; right before settling into the deep, silky smooth finish; which later transitions to driness, somehow. I can’t even really begin to describe all the things in the flavor. It’s like the layering of Celebrator with the unpredictability of Orval, mixed together. Luxurious; malty; slightly sour; sweet throughout; some overripe fruits underneath all; it almost gets dry, after being so juicy in the beginning; never gives the impression of being roasty or bitter, but it’s there late in the finish; on some sips, boozy; on some sips, chocolatey; on other sips, jammy like a port; sometimes in the finish there’s a distinct raspberry note that reminds me of Clare’s Thirsty; after half a glass, figgy pomegranate jam is permanently slathered on the back of the tongue as a canvas over which all the other fleeting flavors flit. Really, Pannepot defies my attempts at rating (at least, without devolving into flowery diction and unnecessary aliteration). This is one of those beers that transcends dopeness, that lives in the uber-dope ether.

4.4
MeadMe (1680) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
A: A deep dark brown hue with brillant red highlights showing thru. The head is average and retention is good. Spotty lace noted from top to bottom. S: Complex aroma. Lots of dark fruits noted. Figs, raisins, and plums mostly. A touch of spice can be detected along with yeast and roasted malt. T: Wow, this one is big thick and chewy. Huge blast of dark fruits just sit on the tongue and linger. Nice roasty malt and fruits come thru. There is a touch of spice and a splash of booze make this one extra complex. M: Full in body thich and creamy. Wonderful carbonation makes this one very inviting. D: Not one you would drink several of, but at this ABV there are very few that you would. It is a nice filling beverage that is to be sipped and enjoyed.

4.9
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
What a delicious beer. Fragrant, fruity, spicy with a perfect level of sweetness. This is the most interesting quad around. Doesn’t feel like 10% but one drinks this beer for the incredible depth of flavor.

4.1
Strykzone (7556) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pour is quite dark with a head that is absolutely beautiful. It is mid tan and so thick it juggles when the glass is moved. Aroma is yeast and fruit with some spice. Flavor is delicious and grows more so as the beer warms. It begins with yeast leading the way but soon fruit moves up. Alcohol is quite noticeable. This was amazingly smooth throughout. A fantastic beer!


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