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Ølfabrikken Dekadence 2005

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

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle @ LCRBM 08: Poured brown with a red glow. Aroma is fruit mainly berries. The taste was alcohol berries very similar to a brandy. Well kept for the past years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2008
Tastingsession LCRBM08.
Brown colored brew. Sweet, fruity, cherries in the aroma. Good full sweet flavor, cherries, some other fruits, brandy. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle@LCRBM08. Very fruity aroma, raspberry, banana, red berries and black ones as well. Cloudy, red brown color, beige head, good lace. Fruitjuice flavor, sour, bitter, some licorice and very sweet. Sticky and alcoholic. Drinkable but too fruity, bit out of balance and too alcoholic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2008
Good yellowish head, gone in secs. Dark gold-copper beer, like old brandy. Alcohol wafting from the glass, as, again, old brandy, realy smelling like a glass of vieux cognac . Sweet, alcohol, vinous & brandy-like, brandycake, ending even a bit almondy. Very slick, nearly tear-forming, enormous alcoholwarming. Maybe one of the most brandy-like beers ever tasted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Thanks to iowaherkeye for bringing this bottle to his ’farewell to Iowa’ tasting. Poured a hazy brown-orange color with an off white head. Smelled of pear and raspberry. Medium bodied and sweet with a syrupy mouth feel. I tasted raspberry cough syrup, pear, and toffee. Lots of berries. With the exception of the cough syrup note, I wouldn’t have had any idea this was 13%. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1419) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Thanks mr. iowaherkeye. This beer makes more sense after I figured out what they were going for. Cola brown pour with a small white head. Raspberry and cherry aroma. Flavor was cherry cough syrup, raspberry, toffee, brown sugar, and caramel. Rough fruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle at Chris_O’s 19th April 2008 tasting, courtesy of The Wolf. Wonderful raspberry and malt aroma makes up for the murky brown appearance. The tart raspberries dominate the flavour too and this doesn’t work quite as well as on the nose. Smooth and leaves flavour in the mouth without clinging too much. Nice stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Rate from Oct 2007 [Bottle] Thanks to BDR for sharing. The beer was murky brown with light tan head. In the aroma there was cherries and raspberries. In the flavor there was cherries and raspberries and something else... The alcohol was well hidden. Smooth tart acidic finish. Much better than anything from New Glarus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
Bottle at Chris_o’s The Wolf tasting. Thanks to thewolf for bringing it and to Duff for sharing. Raspberry tart on aroma. That’s lovely. Good in mouth too. Bit too much of hot alcohol though. Good aroma, then just too hot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2008
50 cl bottle, via anders37. Pours a nice reddish amber body under a minimal wispy off-white head. Minimal raspberry in the nose that I could identify, just more of a mix of dark fruitiness, as much from the maltiness as the fruit I suppose. Minimal alcohol. The the flavor is pretty great, very dark over-ripe raspberries with minimal alcohol for such a big beer. Not overly sweet, lots of caramel maltiness, a touch of tartness on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with just a little stickiness, nice perfect soft carbonation. Overall, I think that this is a bit under-rated, very natural raspberry flavor, you can tell it’s real fruit.


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