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Formerly brewed at Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken (Gourmetbryggeriet - Harboe)
Style: Old Ale
Roskilde, Denmark

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A British style old ale brewed for a Danish chain of wine merchants. It is a dark complex ale brewed with roasted malt, dark molasses sugar and a long intense boil. Ølfabrikken Old Ale is, of course, unpasteurized, unfiltered and bottle conditioned like all of our beers.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1245) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle@home. This is indeed an old ale. Exp 2006. No carbonation or head. Dark hazy brown. Portwine nice stale almost wooden aromas. Fine balanced gentle sweetness finishing in a medium dryness. Delicate brew from a pioner in Danish microbrewery's history.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2007
Bottled at Kobehavnske Oldage, May 2006. Mid brown colour. Slightly cloudy. Vinous aroma, with a fair amount of malty caramel in evidence. Some dried fruit and stewed prunes in the flavour. Distinctly woody mouthfeel but accompanied by a subtle sweetness. Just a touch of sharp bitterness on the finish. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Dark mahogany with a moderate head, that leaves a good lace. The aroma has notes of plum, raisin, malts and caramel. The mouthfeel is oily. The flavour is an explosion of roasted malt with notes of candy sugar, burnt caramel, dark fruit and a hint of licorice. The bitterness is very light, but just right. It’s kind of vinous, and it’s a truly nice Old Ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2007
[Sampled at CMO, general 2006/07.] Very small head and almost no aroma. Sweetburnt in a light way. Some bitterness and sherrynotes ending up in a short bitter aftertaste. Had expected more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
Hazy dark ruby with the most beautiful small and light brown creamy head.All kinds of dried fruits in the aroma - prunes, dates, figs, raisins mixed with some leather, malt, molasses and bubblegum notes. Intense flavour, roast malt, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits and a hint of alcohol. A hint of hops in the finish tells us that this is from Ølfabrikken after all.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle – close to expiration. I probably should have had this sooner as the head and palate was very flat and disappointing. The aroma and flavour was fine though – lots of sweet raisin/prunes and chocolate balanced by a pleasantly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
Dark brown with little quick disappearing bubbly white head. Aroma and taste of sweet malts (roasted) & dark fruits - plums. little carbonation. Filling texture. Some coffee & smoke in here as well. A lot of sweetness. Different but enjoyable!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2006
[Bottle] Dark brown colour. Earthy aroma, with notes of hops, plums and chewing gum. Dry-ish flavour profile, with notes of dried fruits(that is prune), and a sweetish maltiness. No bitterness(of course). Short finish, with a hint of bitterness in the background somewhere.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2006
(Sampled from bottle, thanks Marsiblursi) Shady brown color, tan head. Sweet scent. Coffee mixed with sweets taste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2006
(Bottle) Pours hazy brown/green/red hardley no head. Smells Banana Skids. Sweet. Malt. Bubblegum feeling. Alcohol and chocolate. Maybee raisins. Plums. Taste: Alcohol, sweet. Salty. Buttery. Soil.


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