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Ølfabrikken Dekadence 2005

Formerly brewed at Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken (Gourmetbryggeriet - Harboe)
Style: Fruit Beer
Roskilde, Denmark
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Near Ølfabrikken is a field with 1000 raspberry plants carrying a late sort of small and very flavorful raspberries. Once a year we pick the raspberries and throw them into a single brew. Due to The harvest 2005 was characterized by more rain and colder weather than usual, which meant than the berries was more tart than usual and even more complex in flavor. We decided that the base beer should be complex and sweet to match the berries. The resulting beer made from seven different malts, three different sugars, five different hops and a Belgian ale yeast provides a huge body and complexity matching the raspberries. Ølfabrikken Dekadence 2005 is of course unpasteurized, unfiltered and bottle conditioned like all of our beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle. Nice raspberry beer good aroma a bit of licorice to it, Dark red. no head but with that tast so what.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle. A 13% fruit beer, among friends also known as "Date rape beer". Nice raspberry aroma, very powerful. Cloudy prune colour. Nice raspberry flavour, with berry bitterness. Nicely balanced. The beer seems to have a good alcohol balance, since I cannot taste the extreme level of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle. Light brown relatively small but lasting head. Hazy dark red body. Sweet and distinct raspberry aroma. Raspberry flavor of course but of raspberries both sweetness and a bit of dry bitterness. As far as I remember raspberries taste like that when they are very ripe and just before they rot. Not unpleasant though. Actually I think the high alcohol contents contribute to adding to the similarity to real raspberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Pours deep brown with almost no head. Rather heavy fruity aroma with a roasted malty note. Mostly sweet with an edvident alcohol tone that makes it remind me of some kind of fruit liquor. Flavor is sweet malt and raspberry again with a tone of alcohol that warms when it slides down. Spices and cake notes in there as well. Strange mouthfeel, first it is almost completely flat, second it has this dusty dryness that feels rugged on my tongue and kills the aftertaste. It almost feels like having dirt in your mouth. An interesting project, but the balance is just not there plus the alcohol is too evident. Probably one of the beers from Ølfabrikken I had expected the most from, but also the one that dissapointed me most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2006
(On tap) Slightly cloudy orangey brown with a small, off-white head. Extremely marked raspberry aroma. Quite full-bodied, sweet with extreme raspberry flavours. Tart, alcoholic with a fairly discreet bitterness. A very interesting fruit beer. 281006

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
@ Horsens Ølfestival 2006. Muddy brown colour with a beige head. Malty, raspberry fruity aroma with a light yeast note. Sweet fruity flavor with an alcohol note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 Clear’ n deep intenst brown with reddish notes and a tinyl head. Rasperry, apple, hop, spice and cane sugar. Nice acidity and carbonation. A bit alcoholic for my taste. Nice one anyway....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2006
Draught at Horsens Beerfestival. Brown colour with little off-white head. Aroma dominated by yeast and alcohol. The malt is well balanced with a rather funny acidity from the raspberries. Alcohol and raspberry in the flavor. Lasting finish with more fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2006
On tap at Horsens beerfestival. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, raspberry, yeast, hop. Flavour is alcohol, raspberry, yeast, hop, fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle at ølbaren - thanks to Jannik (who gave us a taste) and Engelsmann (who bought it - and left it at ølbaren). Light clowdy red - white head. Aroma: lots of berries, sour notes. Taste: raspberries, very sweet, bubblegum, weird, hints of alcohol - not bad - OK !!

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