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: 2189   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, - MAY 10, 2013
33 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet- 2010 Edition. Pours hazy dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and som spices. Flavor is a lot of dark fruits, chocolate and som spices. Extremly complex but also very well balanced so it is smooth and very easy to drink. Alcohol is hidden but noteable. Medium carbonation, medium bitterness, full body. Simply one of the best beers so far.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1925) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle, vintage 2014. Pours very dark brown, with a creamy, mocha head. Aroma is wooden yeast and dark roasted malts, with bread, raisins, tobacco, tannins and vanilla, Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is wooden yeast and roasted malts, with bread, kandi, leather, prunes and wooden barrels, as well as earthy spices and some notes of coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7651) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Consumed for Drink It Now day, hosted by GenDV138. Poured a dark, opaque brown color, light brown head. Aroma was dark fruits, caramel. Roasted toffee. Flavor was nice rich dark fruits, toffee comes through. Slightly dry finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6705) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle shared for Allagashs Drink It Now Day. Thanks David! Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, toffee, spice. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown with Reddish tinge. Very, very malty; lots and lots of dark chocolate, roasty malts, caramel, toffee, demerara sugar. Fruits; dark fruits, raisins, dark cherries. Spicy; cinnamon, nutmeg. Yeasty. Smooth, rich. Alcohol warming but well disguised for ABV. Sweet malty, fruity, spicy beer. Top class! Fantastic beer! (2008)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (989) - Stokke, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black, with a foamy, brown head. Raisins, dates, fruit, cellar and tobacco, tiny alcohol sting, some wine and balsamic vinegar. Mostly sweet. A bit dry, slightly tart actually. Quite full body. A bit too soft carbonation. Good, but the flavours are a bit flat in my opinion. Maybe my expectations were too high.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosskyle (554) - - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle at Dulle Grier. Dark black color with an off white head. Malt cherry chocolate aroma. Chocolate sweet cherry flavour. Heavy body. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inoven (478) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Flesje thuis gedronken. Diep donkerbruin helder bier met weinig schuim. Aroma van donker fruit. Smaak van fruit, koffie, chocolade en hout. In de nasmaak komt de koffie en chocolade ook naar boven.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathanvc (312) - Brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2017
2015 version. Pours dark brown with a minimal beige head. The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, licorice, dry fruits, spices and butterscotch. It tastes medium sweet and light bitter. Long, sweet spicy and light sour finish. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The alcohol is very well hidden and becomes warming. Great in all aspects.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turboninja (685) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Vintage 2015. [email protected], Tampere, Finland.
Ar: Strong, bold taste with sweet and sour, slightly buttery aroma with bit overaged fruits like cherry and plum. Also chocolate and a hint of butter cookies.
Ap: Dark brown/black color with small lighter beige head.
Ta: Strong, balanced taste with slightly dry, bit overaged dark fruits, licorice and some spices. Sweetish malts can be detected. Also softening nuances like butter cookies. Wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with sweeter malts.
Pa: Strong, oily body with light carbonation.
Ov: Overall, a superb product with distinctive character. A hint of alcohol is coming trough. Could have a bit more malts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nordic (579) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Dark brown color, hazy, small head. Aroma: roasted malts, caramel, oak. Taste: sweet-bitterish, wood, toffee, liquorice. Nice beer!


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