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Ølfabrikken Dekadence 2005

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


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brix (652) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2007
Tasted 2007-05-12. Dense brown colour. Aroma of raspberries, malt. Very rich! Taste is somewhat like a figg candy. It’s very good, and the alcohol is hidden well. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle. Nice average off-white head that really looked lovely with an almost reddish glow. Color was hazy brownish with again some light reddish glow over it. Aroma was quit malty with the heavy underlying raspberries in there as well. Some other fruity notes, toffee like feel, spice and overripe fruity feel. Medium to full bodied with a surprising soft carbonation. Alcoholic texture is present all the way. Flavor was moderated sweet, with light acidic and bitter notes to balance this brew. Raspberry sweet and lingering alcoholic finish. Very different then anything else I have tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
Hazy dark amber color with mahogany and ruby hue; just a few bubbles on the surface. The aroma is malty, sweet, with a hint of fruits. Quite thick body, with very sweet liquorice as a result of the caramel and fruits (try to imagine it). Not bad, but I’m not a big fan of fruits in beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2007
courtesy of Papsoe - hazy brown colour with a very little beige head; very fruity nose (raspberries and blackberries); sticky with a strong sweetness and a robust malt body; low bitterness and a mellow, fruity finish where the high alcohol content remains very well hidden - lacks of complexity

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Thanks for sharing this one Alex (Sick_boy282) Pours with a deep red-brown body topped by a medium thick, quickly disappearing, fizzy head wtih some lacing. The aroma is sweet and full of raspberry with very slight chocolate and vanilla notes. The flavor is sweet and malty with a touch of raspberry, a little chocolate and a slight mustiness. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
I tried this at Københavnske Øldage 2007.You can really smell the berries and sence the alcohol, but of course with 13%. The flavour of malt is also there although the berries are quite dominant. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle. Pour sa brownish colour. Good sweet aroma of raspberries and alcohol. Sweet flavour of raspberries, malt, alcohol, bit yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6682) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2007
Cloudy reddish brown color, short head. Aroma of raspberry, but not sweet and overwhelming, just nice and soft through the barley-wine like caramel malt and hops. Quite alcoholic taste, dry and slight bitter, fruity. Belly warming, but a bit too much alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5339) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2007
Aroma of brambles, bit marzipan, some caramel malt with some alcohol. Red-brown coloured with a thin head. Taste is sweet, very fruity (brambles and berries), alcohol, sugar and caramel malt. Siruppy texture. Not a bad fruitbeer, but not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
A Mes rate: Draught @ Københavnske Øldage. Crazy stuff indeed. Very tart, lots of berry notes, clear and not too pleasant burnt sugar giving it a syrupy texture. Bags of character hence the decent score but I’m not sure I particularly liked it...

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