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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2172   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
pitch black with tan head. incredibly complex flavor of raisons, toffeee, caramal with some subtle alcohol complexity but very well tolerated. amazing beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 2006 bottle. Dark brown with thick and big head. Amazing lace. Nose is coconut, pineapple, cherry wine, calvados, slightly port vinous and alcoholic. Quite exotic. Flavor has dried fruits, ripe banana, port wine, almond, roasted malts and slight dash of hops. A bit of everything, but still somehow restrained. Strong, but warming alcohol. Bittersweet and tannic palate. Medium to full bodied, smooth enough carbonation. Sounds amazing, but overall a bit too alcoholic. So well meet again in a couple of years, some sunny day. (was 9 4 8 4 17)
Re-rate of the same vintage, 22 months later. Gushing bottle. Lots of earthy licorice, fermenting berries, even glue, booziness, candi sugar, pear and cellary yeast. A tad hollow, strongly carbonated palate. All over the place, this one failed big time. Scored 6 4 7 3 12, Ill settle for something in the between.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2006 bottle. Pours dark with huge tan head. Great lacing. The smell was of bread, vinous fruit and spices. Taste was of spices, bread, vinous and other dark fruit. Mouthfeel was medium and very smooth with slight carbonation and slight bitterness up front, but not at the finish. This was complex waves of flavors and mouthfeel that was luxurious to the senses. Fantastic!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
bottle, 2006 vintage, decent light brown head, very fruity with tastes of raisins, espresso and malty sugars, not overpowering

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7986) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
2006 bottle. Pours dark brown with nice pearly light brown head. In nose plenty of prunes and other dark fruits. I catch coffee and herbal stuff here too. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Fantastic spicy taste of brown sugar mixed with dark fruits. End up with the warmth from the alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2008
2006 bottle courtesy of Bhops. deep chocolate brown with a thin cream head. dried fruits, malts, alcohol and brown sugar on the nose. incredibly smooth and the flavors are all over the place from roasted malts to fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
2006 Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. Huge, lively pour with a chestnut brown colour and massive, yet short-lived, tan head. Lots of floaters too. Aromas of liquorice, brown sugar and dark fruit. Flavour was sweet with plenty of malt, nutmeg and some earthy hops that added depth to the finish. Alcohol was fairly prominent, which perhaps detracted a bit from an otherwise excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle at Kulminator. Pours with a dark brown color, aromas are of some spice that I cannot name. Some spices in the flavor profile, fruit and a bit of a kick add to the usual caramel and molasses profile. This is unique beer that has a very smooth finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2009 Pours a beautiful deep brown mahogany with a carbonated, tight bubbled head that takes up about half of the tulip and VERY gradually fades. Nose is sweet, with dried figs and raisins, along with some brown sugar. The flavor is similar, with a smooth and sweet mid to finish, along with tangy fruit sweetness that is really unique in this ale. It ends clean and abrubtly, not lingering around. Quite creamy on the palate. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (641) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Pours a smooth velvety black hue. A creamy, oak head adorns this dark brew fading to blankets of lacing. S- Aroma is rich and deeply earthy with spicy alcohol tones that tickle the nose. T- Very balanced spice with undertones of dark chocolate and some coffee. Alcohol hides behind curtains of mixed lighter fruits. Pleasantly warms as it creeps towards the stomach. M- Silky smooth with bubbles that seem to dance on the tongue long after the sip is swallowed. D- A brew to sip on and respect. While it could be cloying and alcohol heavy in large amounts, one bottle is just enough.


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