Formerly brewed at Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken (Gourmetbryggeriet - Harboe)
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Roskilde, Denmark


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Editor's note: Brewed by Ølfabrikken at Het Anker, Mechelen, Belgium.

Ølfabrikken Abbey Ale is our interpretation of the dark and strong ales brewed in the Belgian monasteries. A more than hundred year old yeast strain provides the beer with notes of raisins and prunes supplemented by a discrete spicy aroma from coriander. The flavor is big and vinous and dominated by caramel. Enjoy it with braised meat, game and ripe cheese. Of course unpasteurized, unfiltered and refermented in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
Nice dark brown look with a thich dense brown head. Strong complex aroma of darkfruits like raisins and prunes, along with sugger an port wine. Port wine again in the flavor with sweet fruit notes and a distinct bitterness. Has an exploding and tickling palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
Unclear brown with full fine & thick white head. Aroma & tatse is of yeast, bread, sugar & dark fruits. Malty caramel sweet. Very powerfull due to a slight overcarbonation & light alc. presence. Filling body texture. Light warmth. Fine lacings. A very great surprise - supreme abbey ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7878) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
Once again they made it! This ale is one of the best I ever had. So smooth! If there was ever made a Rochefort 9 this would be it! No need to say more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
75 cl bottle. Pours deep brown with a huge light brown head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet caramel, malty and yeasty. Yeast provides clear notes of raisins and a characteristic belgian aroma. Strangely this reminds me of both an Orval and Westmalle tripel at the same time. Full bodied almost winous. Alcohol presence is clear but softly blended with the malt. Flavour is caramel sweet with a good bitterness in the end. A clear strength in the taste is coming from the alcohol. Sweet to light dry in the finish. I wonder what this will taste like in a year from now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2007
Draught. Orange red colour with a big beige head. Yeast, caramel malt, Dark fruits, bread aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3963) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Pours a dark hazy amber with a yellowish head. Quite sweet and dry. Flavors of dried fruits, yeast, sugar and abricot. Very high carbonation. Medium to full bodied... Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
Draught at Lord Nelson. Clear red/brown - no head. Arome: Currant, berries, licorice. Taste: Licorice, currant, malty, berries, dark bread, sweetness, raisins, chokolate, plums, alots of other things

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2007
Hazy, nut-brown coloured beer with very generous yellow-beige head. Aroma is rich yet elegant and inviting. It is very bread like and has a graet malty, fruity and rhum like caracter. Taste is smooth, slight sweet and has hints of nut bread, raisins soaked in rhum, malts, bread pudding, dried plums, figg’s, dates and lots of cereals coated with a mild caramel. Good smooth mouthfeel with an interesting twist of refreshing hops. Thanks Christian for this nice creation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 Thick & dense yellow brown head over cloudy dark red-brown ale. Perfumed-soapy nose - aloe? Sweet notes of alcohol, higher alcohols & fruity esters (raisins, peaches, strawberries, ripe pears and a shot of rum). In fact, very Gouden C... Bitterish lining around a sweet main taste. Bitterness is mainly from roasted malts. Sweet cake, brown bread, a bit like fortified wine or Marssala. Fruity esters (raisins, prunes,...) Again fusels. Less outrageous than the nose, but quite balanced. Warming up, a lot of liquorice comes up. Velvety texture, rich MF, and full bodied, leaving syrupy feel as from caramelsyrup. Slight carbonation titillating and a warm throatfeel. This bears the stamp from ’t Anker as a beacon. Not that it would be just another one from them: especially the balance is more lively, less tilted. But I still think this ought to be under the Anker ratings... BIg thanks to Christian A.!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle. Fluffy but high and lasting off-white head. Dark orange body. Sweet and fruity caramel aroma with a hint of the alcohol. Coriander ? Sorry mates I cannot smell it. Lovely round and smooth mouthfeel. Vinous caramel flavor with notes of plums and raisin. Huge bottle. Alchol well hiddend by the sweetness.

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