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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dreamflower (779) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Smelled of raisins. The taste was warmly sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Pours a dark dingey copper color like an old penny from the 60’s. A tall foamy head persists and sticks like a stubborn muledeer. After some coaxing the head comes down and rests as a thick, downy canopy. Faint dusty candy aromas speak in a Belgian tongue. Medium full nectar w/ ample mellow residual effers. The texture is soft and semi creamy. A full malty body and only mildly sweet w/ flavors of plumby stonefruit, grapes, melon, brown sugar, and gummy bears. Theres a slightly acidic spicey essence that charges through and balances it all out. The finish is bittered well leaving a spicey tingling on my tongue. A solid representation of the style and highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 Bottle from sl. nice full orangey brown, not as cloudy/murky as would thought. Very loud pop on opening. Huge head, great retention, good lacing. Aroma of oranges, some lemons even, coriander, caramel, dark fruits. Oranges, coriander, caramel, plum-like dark fruits, sweetness balanced by a yeast/bread, slight dryness in finish. airy full mouthfeel. delightfully one of the best dubbels i’ve had (and it’s not a style that has fancied me too much).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pours a lightish brown with a lasting off white head. Smells of dark fruit, spice, sweet, a hint of tartness. Tastes of fruit, molasses, caramel, some sugary hints, rosey. Full, rocky mouthfeel with nice carbonation. It sucks that this is one of the beers retired after the takeover.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Jeeze, what a powerhouse. Haltingly aromatic, with clouds of sublime fig, prune, malt and alcohol in the nose. Flavor is rich and thick with the above plus raisin and coffee. Texture is magically Belgian - hits the tongue and evaporates like lighter fluid. Big and very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Brewed at Het Anker, so of course it is going to be delicious. This is the best abbey style beer I had in some time. Lots of carbonation on this dark brown beer, very tall cream colored head. Thick and heavy palate, full of sweet malt, fruit, and Belgian yeast. I didn’t taste the herbs, but found this to be a more traditional, sweet, fruity malty beer. Nice smooth palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3184) - 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 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7882) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2007
[Sampled at DØE-festival, Valby, 2007 with svoger.] Wow, what a belgian dream. Yeast, strong belgo flavor, sweetness, caramel, portnotes, alcohol, dried fruits, spices, fullbodied, a winter warmer, complex and much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle at LCRBM3. Has some Belgian yeast on aroma. Decent fruit. a beer for a winter’s day in front of a fire. Brown sugar, but so much character with a bit of peppery hop. I love it.

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