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

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RATINGS: 2223   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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beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2006 Vintage. 11.2 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with brentfeesh. Pours a dark brown that does not allow light to pass through with a moderate off-white head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of raisins, figs, molasses, oak, and just a bit of smokiness. The flavor is equally lovely but different from the aroma. Not as fruity as the aroma suggests, while the malt is a stronger presence and is more earthy and a bit more smokey than in the aroma. Some brown sugar and nutmeg are also present in the flavor. Dries out a bit on the palate as it approaches the finish. Full bodied. A very enjoyable beer, although not a top 50 candidate for me personally.

4.4
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2007 Vintage at Monk’s in Philly. Beautiful pour with an aroma of dark fruit and yeast. Slcohol integrated perfectly into the flavor. Expected it to be the best, and just a little bit let down.

4.3
gwkhiatt (1) - USA - MAR 13, 2009 does not count
a bit too much on the carbonation (i had the 2007 version) but the flavor is fantastic. Full, long, deep brown, and though close to a barley wine--doesn’t go that far.

3.9
Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2010 Bottled 33cl. Vintage 2007. Courtesy of bierkoning. It pours a deep mahogany coloured beer with a average-sized dense beige head. Some lacework. Aroma: Incredibly rich and complex, deeply pleasant with vanilla, maple syrup, candied fruits, figs, molasses, nutmeg, berries, ginger, clotted cream, apples, blue cheese and mince pies appearing. Vinous. Terribly good. Flavor and palate: A lot of rum, raisins, plums and nutmeg showing up which are accompanied by some marmite, apples, coriander, cardamom and a hint of ginger. Soft palate. Full bodied. Sweet. Complex. Some ginger in the finish. Overall impression: Great nose, pleasant flavor. I was expecting more. I definitely prefer Rochefort 10 for example. Thanks a lot bierkoning! Rerate: I am staying with the initial rating.

4.3
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
2006 vintage. Dark brown in color with a large beige head. Aroma is of dark fruit, candi sugar, caramel, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts and oak. Taste is of dark fruit, chocolate, malt, a little roastiness and a sweet raisin and dry oak finish.

4.3
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2009
The look is muddy, dark reddish brown in color, with a nice beige colored head. The smell is very complex, malts, candi sugar, chocolate, roasty, lots going on, dried fruits, spices, and wood. The taste is malts, dried fruits, caramel, spices, good complexity. Sort of dry in the finish. Very good. beer.

4.3
Habanero (4912) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
Pours dark reddish brown with a nice creamy, tan head, but rather short lasting. Good lacing. Malty nose with spices and dark fruit. Flavour with malt, raisins and plums. Full bodied. Ends up more dry. A very enjoyable brew.

4.7
olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
This is a very nice beer. It really explodes in your moth and kinda hugs your tounge afterwards. Dark body with a small head of dark foam and sweet smell. It tastes bitter, sweet and spicey with tastes of burned caramell and dried fruit. My last comment on this was: "Delicious!"

4.3
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2006 bottle found at Bottleworks. Leave it to this region of Belgium to create some of the greatest beers in the world. Pours a deep, dark, murky brown with a thick, light tan head. Smells of dark fruits, some cloves and allspice, a bit of slightly boozy vanilla, and some golden brown sugar. Wonderfully complex flavor. Takes notes from the aroma and adds some roasty malts, a hint of smoke, anise, and some hops as well. Vibrantly carbonated (I swirled a bit of it out), and you’d never guess it was 10%. Ever. Delicious brew.

4
avilla (12) - , ITALY - FEB 25, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 33cl [email protected] (2007). Pours a cloudy dark reddish brown with a tan head. Alcohol, yeast and dark fruits aroma. Fruity, spiced, vinous flavor. Very complex. Full thick body with a long spicy finish. Generous satisfying beer.


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