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


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RATINGS: 2169   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
Shared with Pyrozoid @ L’autre Oeil

App.: Dark brown, some sediments, tiny yet sticky head.

Aromas: Plums, prunes, red grapes, alcohol, salty, red wine mulch, fruity sweet...

Palate: WOW! Creamy, fruity sweetness (nothing artificial), awesome balance, alcohol, full body, salty, perfect carbonation...

Flavors: Cumin, caramel, grapes, alcohol, plums and salty again...

Notes: Amazing brew... best in a while! Perfect all around... stong accross the board!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CafeeOndineke (35) - Melle, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2008
I sell this also! :-) Damn Good Ale ! Love the yellowish foam, the smell and the wellbalanced "exotic" taste. 2006..Tasty..gimme more!! :-p

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Tasted multiple times over the time it hit the USA in late 2006 until now, same vintage. What can I say that hasnt been said. Its a complete utter gem!! I thought right around 1.75 years it tasted its best, besides being fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Vinous nose with notes of raisin, red-grape, and significant malt with a fun musty character behind it. Very grape-like nose in fact. Brown beer by the way, with a frothy head. Flavors were very fig-like and had lots of raisin notes as well. Some solid bitterness was behind it all too. Again, the fig and raisin flavors dominate but theres also nice red wine character riding along. Overall, its a nice, clean, full bodied malty ale, but I will certainly need to spend some more time with it if im going to be giving it the high scores that others have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle and wow what a beer!! Holy crap! Pours a dark, dark brown with a tan color head that coats the glass with each sip. Aromas are brown sugar, syrup, dried dark fruit, spice. Thick and creamy the sweetness is just so beautiful. Dried fruits on the tongue, honey, molasses, mmmmmm hell yeah.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2008
33cl bottle. Deep brown pour with beige head. Good god, this is good. Had it a year or so ago and forgot how good. Fig and raisin heavy on the nose, along with brown sugar and lots of spices which are so well-blended that I can’t quite pick out any single one... coriander? cinnamon? Similar on the tongue, with some cocoa and some smoky notes coming out. A little soy and licorice as well. Perfect palate: fizzy and light despite the sweetness and high alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jetfande (8) - , Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2008 does not count
Interesting to say the least. Nice color, spices definitely play a key role in this one, small, uniform carbonation, overall quite a treat, however, based on the hype I thought this would be more enjoyable. 2006 Vintage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2008
I didn’t like this beer, poured quite a bit down the drain. Sticky mouth feel. Disgustingly sweet and sugary. Too much alcohol warmth and not enough hops to create balance. Not drinkable or enjoyable - this just isnt my cup of tea.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Circa 2006 bottle. Pours a fairly clear dark brown with good carbonation and a good head to match. Smell is heavenly and much more akin to a fine wine than a beer, reminding me of a number of different bottles. This beer really holds up to aging beautifully. There are very few bottles of beer this size that I’d be willing to regularly pay $6 for. Taste is as equally complex as the aroma, reflecting a cornucopia of spices and well balanced malts. Another amazing attribute of the beer is that I get an entirely different profile depending on how quickly I drink it among other variable changes. Many beers are relatively similar, but this one just has a depth and complexity that few can match. Most definitely going to be a long time favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (9909) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2008
330ml Bottle that was kindly passed to me by Craig but can I also say that Casey also passed me a bottle (big one) not opened yet so a big, big thank you to both of you Dark murky brown with a large tan head. On the nose there is some soft bubbling toffee melting with butter and just catching in the pan quite lovely, these are joined by a nutty edge and some spice and maybe just a hint of sourness. The flavour is just so rich creamy and mouth filling, soft tiny bubbles full of flavour melting and releasing burnt toffee, warming alcohol, molasses, dried dark fruits. The aroma not content with entering my nasal passage via the usual means also re-enters my nostril from the rear with each swallow sending glorious fumes back down my nose the opposite way. This is a truly wonderful beer and easily the best of the three Pannepot versions Ive tried, I tried this alongside the Grand Reserva and whilst the latter was great this was easily the best version.

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