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


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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
From notes: 2006 vintage that my wife surprised me with for my birthday! Pours a dark ruby red/chestnut brown color that has dark amber edges and golden orange hues when held to a light source. Massive frothy off-white head that has incredible lacing, hardly fading at all throughout the entire glass. Large patches of soapy lacing left behind. Earthy and spicy aroma with lots of peppery cinnamon, peppermint and clove along with some dark and citrus fruit character. Hints of plum, raisin, fig and date. Slightly medicinal smelling with slight cough syrup notes. Full bodied with slight carbonation up front with plenty of sweet chocolate maltiness as well as hints of dark fruit, citrus, nut and spice. Hints of dark cherry, raisin, plum, fig and orange peel. Peppery with some clove and peppermint as well as some candy sugar and alcohol sweetness. Complex and well balanced with a well masked high ABV making this beer extremely quaffable. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle... Poured a hazy honey hue, sort of burnt orange/brown with a khaki head. Very smooth, light in mouthfeel. Raisin, yeast and esters, lots of malt sweetness, dark fruits, and a slight floral, spiced balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2010
Medium yellowish beige head. Hazy red body with floaties. Milky resiny honeyish aroma with herbal cinnamon notes, as well as some alcohol. Dry-sweet milky raisiny honeyish taste with wild berry and herbal cinnamon notes. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish wild berry and honey aftertaste with resiny milky raisiny notes. Nice, but perhaps faintly over-aged. (0.75l bottle, Kihoskh, Copenhagen. 2006 vintage.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Into my big ass Tripel Karmeliet glass it goes...Cloudy brown, huge head, puffy, ...lookin’ good! Aroma: sweet, fresh, yeasty...spice, dark fruit, ...right on for the style so far...very good. Let’s taste ’er...hmmm, mmm,....yum...dark, luscious, nutty, cocoa, bright flavors meets dark fruit and spice, dates, raisins...smooth, tasty...well-rounded...right on for a dubbel, better than average...damn, this is really nice... Let’s just say hooray for Danish Belgian dubbels....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
75cl bottle graciously sent by Papsoe. Tak Henrik! This was really tasty and I’m pretty sure I thought this was Belgian at several points. This seemed like you took a dubbel and a quad and served them together. Does that make sense? Big and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Coca cola color, low carbonation. Bittersweet, dark fruit, malt. Fine balance, a little alcohol warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4902) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2010
Pours a magnificent dark ruby-brown body, filled with floaties and crowned with a massive off-white head. Nose is dark malts, raisins, candy sugar and hints of caramel and coriander. Taste follows suit with caramel malts, boozy notes and hints of raisins. Very well rounded taste, integration is smooth and seamless. Full bodied and solidly crafted, this is a fine specimen of the dubbel tradition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2637) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Opened bottle with a big "pop". Poured with a voluminous foamy frothy light tan head with flecks of sediment on fop and within the liquid. Color is lightly cloudy medium amber. Aroma is hugely caramel malt with some spice fruit and yeast. Flavor is very like aroma and not as sweet as I was supposing. Very nice. Very good body and carbonation. Finsih is at first a little sweet and then tapers to slightly bitter. Easy drinking. As close to a Belgian abbey as I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2010
Brown pour with a creamy off white head. Aroma has raisins, sherry, ripe bananas, yeast and some oatmeal cookie. Flavor is sweet and delicious. Some light boozy notes, sherry, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, yeast, dates and figs. This is solid. Really solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber brown coloured with a nice small off white head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, banana and spices. Flavours of chocolate, raisins, caramel, coriander and a lovely hoppy bitter aftertaste. Tasty beer.

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