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


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RATINGS: 2230   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   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 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsvammel (7358) - Örebro, - FEB 28, 2009
This is a very nice beer. It really explodes in your moth and kinda hugs your tounge afterwards. Dark body with a small head of dark foam and sweet smell. It tastes bitter, sweet and spicey with tastes of burned caramell and dried fruit. My last comment on this was: "Delicious!"

Zilb (423) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2018
1 an et 9 mois après embouteillage. Noire à reflets rougeâtres, sans mousse ni carbo. Arômes magnifiques de pruneaux, cerise, chocolat mon chéri, alcool et caramel. Egalement des arômes de bières sures très présent et de bois comme certaines bières vieillies en barriques (ce qui n'est pas son cas). Enorme en bouche, sur le sucre candy, le caramel puis une finale légèrement amère herbacée. Evidemment une belle rondeur et longueur sur l'alcool, le caramel et l'amertume légère. La finale herbacée n'est pas trop à mon goût et c'est ce qui me reste en bouche. Dommage.

DavidSvinth (449) - DENMARK - FEB 19, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2018 Fra flaske. Uklar mørkebrun uden skum. Aroma af karamel og lakrids. Fuld krop. En del sødme. Smager af lakrids, lidt mentol og karamel. En rigtig sailorbajer!

L_Lovecraft (815) - - FEB 12, 2018
Dates. Caramel, bread, yeast, a bit of alcohol, dark brown/copper with a thin ocher head, medium body, medium carbonation, taste is very intense but balanced....classic goodness.

mrjez (765) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2018
Second try of a 2016 bottle, after the first one had turned flat and sour. Again not much head in the pour, but happily there's fizz this time, mahogany highlights. Great aroma, port, caramel toffee that veers into chocolate then licorice, sweet dark fruits, bready malts, spices. Flavour of licorice, cherries, plums, a sweet port or sherry back half. It has a light fizz up front, a smooth syrupy follow through, it almost goes sour late but holds into a smooth bitter finish. I still don't feel this bottle was in top condition but it was great nonetheless.

benpickens (552) - Camarillo, California, USA - FEB 11, 2018
Pours dark mahogany with frail diminutive head; vinous aromas on the nose; chalky bitter palate with a bitter vinous finish.

umestre (98) - - JAN 29, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2018 gran cerveza llena de matices tanto en boca como N nariz de color oscuro y muy cremosa d nido tb al grado alcohólico. de oquea dulces pero con un punto levente ácido la hace muy intensa en boca y con gran conplejidad. la recomiendo

Tjeerd (700) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2018
Ja, dit is er eentje van grote klasse. Vleteren blijft het centrum van de wereld voor bier

Suco (66) - Castellon, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2018
Una salvajada de birra, un trallazo bastante complejo. Aromas dulzones, caramelo, especias y regaliz. De gusto exagerado a frutos secos azucarados, tales como las pasas, ciruelas, higos... levadura y algo de chocolate y vainilla. 10 gradazos totalmente camuflados aunque yo no me la apretaría con el estómago vacío... Un birrón de los que te marca.

alex_leit (5524) - Minsk, BELARUS - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown color. Aroma: toffee, esters, caramel, dried fruits, strawberries, malt. Taste: strong, malt, caramel, port wine, dried fruits, dried plum, wine, toffee, very good.

puren (1385) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 26, 2017
PREZENTACJA: czarne z rubinowymi przebłyskami, bez piany;
AROMAT: delikatny - wytrawne wino, koniak, karmel, trochę pieprznych przypraw, goździk, czerwony pieprz;
ODCZUCIE: ciało wysokie, krągłe, pełne, wysoko nasycone;
SMAK: gorzka czekolada, czerwone wino, wiśnie, troszkę drewna, średnia czekoladowa goryczka i kwaśny jak od wiśni posmak;
OGÓLNIE: ciekawa pozycja, ale szału nie zrobiła.

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