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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Bottle. Batch #148. Cloudy amber orange color with a average frothy to creamy good lacing mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is heavy fruity, raspberry, sugar, moderate malty and yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy fruity sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Alcohol is not very clear. 230407 4/7/3/12 - Second bottle th. 240407 was better 7/4/8/3/16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40479) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 50 cL bottle. Pours deep amber with short lasting white/brown head. Aroma is very dominated by raspberry with some caramel notes. Taste is strange at the first sip, seems totally out of balance between the raspberry and caramel malt - but it is improved along the way - alcohol is extremely well hidden. Caramel out and raspberry on it’s own would be the traditional way to make this kind of lambic - but it works in it’s own way. Too expensive by the way. Bitterness in the finish is clearly from raspberry alone.

From tap at Ølbaren at Jannik and Bagers afskedsreception: clearly more balanced and soft after 2 years. There is a very minor note of both liqourice and sulphor, but most noticeable is that the raspberry taste that has become quite softly blended with the caramel flavour. Ver nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
A hazy red beer with a bubbly light brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of malt and over ripe fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruits, combined with light metallic notes from the alcohol, leading to a fruity end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
Draught. Cloudy orange brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits and raspberries. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and raspberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
Bottled (big thanks enjoyit!). Ruby colour, not much head. Aroma is raspberries, some tartness as well as some mild notes of wood. Flavour is tart raspberries, some wood and also mild sweet notes as well.

   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Hazy brownish amber. Aroma of red currant and lingonberries. Sweet with tart red currant flavour. Surprisingly slim body, with some dense caramel under lying underneath the vinous berry fkavour. Finishes with low bitterness. Unusual. A beer to love or to hate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Sweet malty raspberry aroma. Sweet malty raspberry flavor with some weak hints of hops. Has a long fruity raspberry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
11th January 2010
Cloudy brown beer. No head at all. Fruity raisin and dark fruits nose. Fairly neutral palate but very loe carbonation. Unsweet and rich raspberry. The malt base has a marmite streak. A strong Raspberry Barleywine! Like Dogfish Head Fort’s younger brother! No idea this was 13.0% so the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

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