overall
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: 2241   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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4.3
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Bottle from Bottle Trek. Poured a dark brown and had the aroma of dark fruits and carmel. Tasted of carmel and molasses. Definately on the thicker side. Overall a great brew.

4.4
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown, reddish highlights, fluffy tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, a bit vinous, molasses, spicy alcohol. Dances on the tongue with prickly carbonation coupled with a bit of alcohol spice; molasses, dark fruits, and fresh baked, rich, yeasty bread on the taste. Finish is tingly, spicy, yeast, hint of alcohol; dark fruits and burnt brown sugar seem to grow again after several seconds before receding again. Mouthfeel is effervescently carbonated while still beautifully creamy. Wonderful.

3.6
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle: Pours just like cola, with s small ring of tan, bubbly head. Aroma is a little astringent, with dark fruits and brown sugar. Tinge of nail polish remover. Mouthfeel is velvety, flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices. Warm finish. Pretty rich beer.

4.1
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 33cl, Vintage 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, a topper!

4.5
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle from Bottletrek.com. After confirming that I got "the right" Pannepot, I’m also relieved to say that this is one of the best Belgian Strong’s I’ve had to date. The beer was sticky, but not too sweet. There were flavors of dark fruit, light coffee, molasses, and spices (although, not overdone). The palate was excellently smooth, balancing complex flavors with ease. A Great beer!

3.3
Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2008
"2006" bottle, best bf. apr 2010 aroma: aged beer, raisins, dark fruit. when i opened the bottle, the beer really wanted to get out so some of it spilled to the floor. pours almost clear brown with a sizable nutty-brown head. great taste, a little aged beer over this one, but just a little. dark fruits and spices. alc. not present. aftertaste is super, the fruits vaporiza slowly leaving a roasted note behind. best "aged beer" type i ever tasted. still, i don’t like this type.

4.2
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2008
Aroma of bread, cream, barley wine, raisins, red wine. Pours a dark brown beer with a frothy brown coloured head. Taste is sweet, vionus, some burn and smokiness. Some carbonaton. Gives a warming feeling. This beer is a really big beast and definitely a sipper. The 10% is respectably kept at bay. This would suit a really gamey meat. Top notch.

4.3
rallison (116) - USA - JUL 23, 2008
This will be a comparison against my review of the Reserva. Read that for the baseline. Altogether better than the Reserva. The flavors in this are just a bit more clear and not muddled whatsoever. While this has no barrel aging characteristics or the wine notes of the Reserva, this is still wonderfully complex with a great spice/brown sugar/raisin taste. Not quite as complex as the Reserva, but the flavors here mesh better and make this a truly delightful beer. Highly recommended.

4.2
foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
Very dark beer with a fast to disapear foam. The beer is a tipical struise with strong cnaging flavors and personality. Malt, dark fruit, bitter and dry. Very complex. Very long aftertaste which asks for slow drinking. Another fine struise.

4.1
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
33 cl bottle; 2006. Dark, opaque brown color with a huge rocky tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, like dates, and roasted malts. Medium body with sweet notes of light stone fruit and treacle. It goes on like that, and the finish is lightly sweet, but nearly dry. It’s not a bitter finish, but it is incredibly tasty. Wonderful ale.


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