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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2213   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 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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3.8
   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.

2.2
   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.

4.5
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (10304) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle, Vintage 2006. Pours a very deep Maroon, medium tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and spices. Flavor is sweet, dried dark fruit, spices, vinuous and a touch of chocolate, caramel / toffee. A full body, thick and smooth mouthfull.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Side by side with the other one. 2006 bottle. Dark brown with a thin dense tan head. Dark fruit, subdued with some light roast, tobacco smoke, chocolate. Leather, subtly. Full rich chreally creamy body. Full dark fruit roast. Some acidity. Creamy. A bit of smoke. Alcohol, chocolate prune. Creamy chocolatey finish, prunes. Lingering roasty acidity. Very nice, like HotD Adam and St. Bernie 12 combined!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 10, 2008
(330 ml bottle (2006) from 1828 Vintage House, cellared for 1 year after purchase) Pours very dark mahogany brown with one finger of level, tan head that settles to a thin lasting layer. Aroma of rich molasses, raisins, prunes, caramelized brown sugar and spice. Mouthfeel is initially a bit fizzy and foamy but then settles to a smooth, soft texture. Actually a bit on the light side for heft. Weepy rings and light sheets of lacing melt away quickly. Flavor is rich molasses and subtle spice, rich raisins, prunes and caramelized brown sugar. Some dark chocolate towards finish that emerges more as it warms. Undertones of coffee-like bitterness. Some port-like warm booziness. A rich, tasty treat. Not as in-your-face as some of the big American imp. stouts for example, but shows that you can have similar flavors and complexity but do it more subtly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Dark brown pour with tan head. Smells of malt, berries and spice. taste is big and complex. Chocolate, spices, fruit, a little alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2008
Aroma: estery, synthetic banana, alcohol, interesting malt, liquorice (lovely).
Flavour: yum, powerful sourish-sweet & salty banana, liquorice & dark malt. Really splendid. Coffee. Dried strawberry. Some hops lurk in the background.
Appearance: crimson (towards black) with very fine light yellowish-brown-tinted head - creamy.
Palate: yeasty, fizzy, thick, rustic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Mahogany with a dense head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, spice and berries. The flavours are distinctly spiced and malty with some dates, chocolate, wood and vanilla on top. Finally, it has a huge body. All in all its excellent and tastingwise in family with the westy.


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