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: 2227   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15336) - 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. Its not a top 10 beer for me now, but its certainly a great brew. Nice dark color, average smell but a complex, full taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 Dark brown - lasting offwhite head. Powerfull + fullbodied. Licorice, malty, hoppy, sweet, some candy, dried fruits, spices. A very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14983) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2007 - Mollases, anise, prunes and dark fruits. Black/brown with almost no head. Sour cherry, prunes, brown sugar and dark fruit. The sourness has me believe this beer is past its prime, but still enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Red brown colour with tan head. Aroma is licorice, caramel. Flavour is balanced, cellar notes, caramel, licorice, dried fruits, spices. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14526) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle poured a hazy reddish brown with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, spice, fruitiness, light choclate and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, spice, fruitiness and light cocoa with a smooth lingering spiced finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (14287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2006 Bottle from Rivers Bend. Poured reddish/brown color with large light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Very complex dark fruit, citrus, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Full complex sweet flavor with solid fruity sweet finish and a small bite of alcohol. Very good standout brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (14253) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2011
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 2010 bottle at Het Oude Schooltje, thanks to Carlo. It pours very dark brown with almost no head. The nose is full of dark fruit (date, plum and raisin), liquorice, varnish, caramel, clove and has a medicinal quality. The taste is caramel, plum, fig, currant, prune, coffee, liquorice, crme brle, clove, cinnamon, caramelised bananas, dark sour cherry, menthol and has a long lingering alcohol warmth. Its very complex, packed full of flavour and still remains very drinkable. Tastes just like Christmas pudding, awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14121) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
(330ml bottle, RBSG05) Big tan head topped by opaque brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, raisin, cocoa. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, light anise. Creamy full body that renders the alcohol virtually invisible.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (14064) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2006 bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is bready malt, dark fruit, roast. Medium mouth, roasted malt, caramel, raisin, sweet, boozy finish, very nice.


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