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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2215   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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4.2
mcberko (18949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
11.2 oz vintage 2006 bottle sent from Dany / Glouglouburp, pours dark brown with a medium beige / tan head. Very complex aroma of black currants, raisins, plum, molasses and caramel. Dark roasty malt flavour upfront, with the complex dried fruits coming in immediately after, also with burnt caramel and molasses. Wonderful.

4.5
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle. Vintage 2010. Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Fruity creamy aroma, vanilla, grapes, pears, pine apples, yeasty notes, milky, caramel, toffee notes, floral, raisins, dades, prunes. Malty caramel aroma, creamy, yeast notes, prunes, dades, raisins, milky, warming alcohol, biscuits, chocolate notes. Fullbodied and invredibly smooth. A beer you can sip all evening. Old rating:3.8. Bottle, thanks to screwball. Very dark amber color, nice lasting brownish head. Malty, fruity aroma , grapes, apples, chocolate notes, some hoppy bitterness, cocoa notes and some spices. Fruity flaovr, yeasty notes, malty, with grapes and pears.

4.6
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Original rating: Muddy brown colour like chocolate fudge. Large, dense head. Voluptuous aroma - figs, milk chocolate, sherry, alcohol, fruitcake, demerara, double devonshire cream...dessert in a glass. Silky sweet palate - this beer glides effortlessly like Lijiang Yinjiu. A sensual combination of the softest Belgian chocolate, the sweetest dates, whisky nectar - the lush maltiness of Ardbeg without the phenols. Pannepot is evocative - the guilty euphoria of a childhood bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough. This is an artist’s finest hour - a masterpiece.

2006 bottle, consumed in 2012. Dark brown, there was some head early, and it’s opaque I think with yeast. The aroma is sweet, sugary malts with light, date and fig dark sugars. Silky sweet, very smooth. There are some soy sauce notes from oxidation, but a very refined beer with a lot of luscious sweet sugars. This is very good, although I don’t like it as much as a fresh Pannepot. 3-8-9-4-17 = 4.1

4.2
chrisv10 (18495) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2010
33 cl bottle from 2007. Brown/Amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, slightly sweet, vanilla.

3.8
TBone (18217) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottled 33cl (BB 07/2007)
Almost opaque black, big foamy tanned head. Rye-bread, chocolat, berries, hay and roasted malts in the nose. Full-bodied. Sweet, tickling carbonation. Chocolate, candy sugar, metal notes. Huge ageing potential but didn’t impress me. Don’t believe the hype.

3.8
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2007 vintage. Pours muddy brown. Vinous notes. Nose and taste of sour apple, vinegar, prunes and raisins.

4.3
yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
Bottled. Clear brown beer with a reddish note. The head is small, creamy and beige, and it lasts for a while. Complex aroma with tobacco, sugar, dried fruits and spices. The alcohol is surprisingly missing. Quite sweet, but indeed pleasant flavor with brown sugar, tobacco, dried fruits, grapes and raisins. Creamy and sweet in the mouth. A beautiful beer I really loved to taste again, and hope to repeat. (060714)

3.8
FatPhil (17075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2016 Keg (Erasmus, Bruges) (7:5:8:4:14=3.8)
Black, tan head. Sweet burnt malty bitter aroma, some marzipan too. Soft on the tongue. A bit alcoholic, though not punching at its full 10% by any means. Accompanying the burntness is some caramel and some bitter hints too. Finish is fairly burnt, but also soft.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5) Vintage 2016
Very deep red, brief tight reddish tan head. Rich sweetish belgian strong aroma, but a sharp spice jumps out from the soured aspects. Taste has a very sharp acidity compared to the reservas, almost vinegary, this needs mellowing. Oh, well, it was what it was. I can cellar one on the off-chance.

3.9
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
One of the first beers I tasted, think it must have been 2008. One of my first favorites also. It’s not a top 10 beer for me now, but it’s certainly a great brew. Nice dark color, average smell but a complex, full taste.

4.2
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
A: The pour is a dark red-brown color with a solid, creamy tan head on top. S: A really rich fruity, chocolatey aroma. There are a lot of dark fruits and berries, particularly blueberries and cherries. A really strong malt and bread component as well. T: The fruity and malty sweetness comes out of the gates strong. There is a bit of chocolate, caramel, and toffee. In terms of fruits, blueberries, red grapes, and cherries. A hint of alcohol as the beer warms. M: A fairly full bodied beer with a really full and creamy carbonation. D: You can never go wrong with this one, and I’m happy to see how well it holds up to aging. A really fantastic beer and I wish I had bought more.


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