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


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RATINGS: 2172   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 2011. Absolutely gorgeous beer: deep, dark brown that progressively devolves into mahogany, red, orange, and yellow as you get to the edge. Beautiful, substantive tan head and a little lacing. Sweet, seductive aromatics: figs, prunes, toffee, a suggestion of guava, caramel, black cherries. Awesome! The alcohol does prickle inside the nostrils, but the sweet bouquet of fruity esters and sweet malts is irresistible. On the tongue, its equally delicious, if less alcoholic. It starts out sweet, toys with the tart for a bit, and has a somewhat dry finish, evoking something like sweet limetta peel (or some other sweet citrus peel anyway). The mouthfeel is truly amazing, with playful carbonation and a medium-to-full body. The overall aftertaste is sweet and fruity, pretty amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (1165) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Svart vtska. Vins doft. Druva, torkad frukt, kryddor, vrtbrd och sirap. Mustig och djup smak. Russin, knck, jst och portvin. Diskret stma och vrmande alkohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emincems (33) - - JAN 20, 2017
bottle 33cl. i know it is famous and reputable, but i think its taste is slightly thin for its rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (409) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 19, 2017
Vintage 2006. Pours a clear, warm amber golden with a dense, beige head leaving some lacework. Very complex, vinous aroma with notes of raisins in rum. Sweet and full body with flavours of dried fruit, vanilla and brown sugar - and again a touch of rum. Not overly sweet and the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden in spite of the total lack of bitterness. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth and soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (152) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2017 Koffie en sigaar in de neus. Drop, koffie en zurige frisheid (mede door koolzuur) in de smaak. Prachtige complexe afdronk.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pilsnertest (171) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle at home. 2013 vintage. Dried fruits, liquorice, fudge, cookies, black berries and hints of port wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (1377) - - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Deep ruby color with tiny head. Aroma - Dried fruits, r-malts, caramel, spice. Taste - Heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, berries, milk choc, cocoa, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (734) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Nearly opaque dark brown pour. Thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, leather, a bit of soy umami but not in a bad way, grassy bitter, nice. Taste is fruity in a quadrupel sort of way, but brighter, dark fruit and molasses, some background bitterness, boozy warmth. Rich palate that sticks a bit to the lips. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (648) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle from Brewcraft, drank at home poured into a tulip glass. Opaque brown-black with thin tan fizzy head and watery legs. Smells of cola, bready biscuit, biscotti, light almond, dark fruit, dry but sweet sugars, light marshmallow, lots of booze, some raisin, faint soy sauce, moderate grassy bitterness. Taste is nutty spicy brown malt, light grass and yeast and plum. Body is medium, fizzy lively carbonation, medium, heavier sweetish finish. Great aroma. Big but complex and refined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
prof222772 (10) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
Appearance: beige head, clear dark brown color. Aroma: chocolate, vanilla, prunes, alcohol. Taste: caramel, chocolate, soy sauce, licorice, oily, light bitterness at start with sweet a bit sour finish. Medium body, long finish, low to medium on gas, very drinkable for this level of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
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