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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
Christmas 2006 Bottled Had it to the Ris á la mande - perfect. Dark fruit flavor with a complex background

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2008
Swing top bottle from henrikb, thanks! Dark brown color with a touch of purple. Caramel and chichoty in the aroma, maybe a touch of raspberry. Apple syrup, molasses, banana and a touch of raspberry in the syrupy flavor, which prevents this beer from becoming too alcoholic. There is too much of everything present to make this a really good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3154) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 6, 2008
500mL bottle, courtesy of kramer17801. Currant nose, blended with other red fruit and some pith. Warm. Intriguing. Pours a reddish-brown, clear and rather still. Off-white rim of head. Flavor begins with a push of brandy-like alcohols, generic red fruit and some stinging yeast esters. Some raspberry and processes seeds. A nip of jam makes it dense. Medium level of residual sweetness. Otherwise, the smack is dry. Alcohol hides really well amongst the fruit character. A nice fruit character, but it comes as a little cooked. There might be the faintest waft of funk buried in the beer, but not really. An interesting rendition, but suffers from being a little predictable and stuffy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2008
Thanks to Jason for this one. A clear amber body that becomes muddied by the dregs. Aroma is a wonderful sour apple cider with other fruits as well, namely strawberry and raspberry. Flavor is much the same with a light sourness of raspberry fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Courtesy of kramer17801. Cloudy dark amber with a small beige head. Sweet, raspberry nose with lots of toffee, dusty yeast and light cherry. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately tart with caramel, lots of raspberry, some lactic acids, cherry pie brettanomyces anjd cheese. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. oh wait, also malts and yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
500mL bottle, courtesy of kramer17801. Thanks, Jason! Pours a hazy, reddish-auburn color; mostly headless. Lots of boozy raspberries, dried and pitty red fruits in the aroma; solid fruitiness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; sticky red fruits (strawberries, raspberries), with a touch of tartness and pittiness; dense fruit beer without being overly sticky; lengthy finish, showing plenty of sugar and red fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Thanks to kramer17801. Poured into a mason jar a dark purple with a pinkish head. Nose definitely has some strong raspberry aromas, prickly, sugary, tart, dry, a great combination. Smooth, pretty low thickness considering the ABV, with some nicely integrated tart fruit (real fruit) along with some sweeter notes and a little hint of alcohol. Also malts and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
Tasted at the BA Alesmith release. Surprised to see a Olfabrikken. But good stuff none the less. Interesting flavors of some tart fruits. Also malts and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
Thanks to cquiroga for sharing at the AS release! Love to see his cellar! Nose smells like raisins mixed with an old time iron supplement like Geritol; hazy brown with a medium beige head; flavor is raisin pie and iron. Unusual In over 1800 other beers I have tasted this flavor in one other beer, but I can’t remember which!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
Thanks to cquiroga for bringing this to the Alesmith Release party line tasting. What a great opportunity. Reddish brown pour. Aromas of blackberry. (maybe it’s because we decided it was a blackberry on the label and not a raspberry.) Somewhat tart. Malty bready aromas too. Flavors were similar with touches of molasses between very fruity blackberry notes. Pretty good.


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