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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A refreshing smoked ale made with German beech smoked malt, chocolate malt and German Perle hops. Of course unpasteurized, unfiltered and bottle conditioned like all of our beers.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14449) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2011
28th June 2009
Cloudy brown beer, off white head. Dry palate. Creamy malt with unapologetic smoke flavours that are well judged and not overdone. A little fruity hop just peeping through. Finishes soft and dry and a little minerally.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2008
500ml bottle from the original Ølfabrikken. Amber body with an off-white head. Distinct smoke aroma with malt and a little hint of tar. Flavor is medium sweet malt with a balanced smokiness and bitterness. I found this pleasant and balanced, not to complex nor to much smoke.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2008
hazy brown with tiny white head, smoky notes of malt, sweet in flavour and short smoky finish. I dont mind its retired!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Hazy deep amber with medium off white head. Smoky aroma caramel and malty notes. Sweet flavor with notes of caramel, malt and smoke.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
[VINTAGE 1,5 YEAR.] Funny to see how this brew changed to an IPA or just Pale ale after cellaring for "long" time. Almost no smoke left, but hazy orange flowers in a very wellbalanced way. Must try the same with refsvindinge skibsøl!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Shared by Christian at GABF 2006. Poured a hazy dark brown color with a foamy tan head. Nice smooth smoke over a good roasted malt make up the aroma. The flavor was mostly roasted malt with a pleasant smoke balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
500 ml bottle, via Papsoe I believe. Pours a clear (on first pour) amber under a fizzy foamy one finger beige head that left lots of clingy lacing. On the nose there’s a good amount of campfire smoke, but maybe not enough for my tastes. A little bacon, some crackery toasted malt, and a touch of rubber. On the flavor, the smoke is just a little muddled, and there’s an off-putting burnt rubber note on the finish. I’m missing the smoked meat and campfire flavor that I crave from a Smoked. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly fizzy prickly carbonation. That rubber note really lingers on. Overall, a pretty big disappointment, especially for a Smoked beer fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2007
A thick and creamy light beige head slowly fades(never fully, not even close) back into a hazy, bottle-conditioned deep copper/amber body. Lacing is scattered in bursting patterns that resemble flames shooting from lava. The aroma is smoky, foremost. Smoked malts provide scents of smoked meats, frying breakfast, some mild campfire. The smokiness doesn’t completely blanket a pleasant floral hop profile and heavy grain bill. Alcohol is very mild. Smoke is mild to medium in the nose, with no acridity, lovely. Very soft cocoa notes round out the aroma, mouthwatering ensues. The flavor is just as smoky, though now more other elements shine brighter. Grain is fresh and plentiful. Hop bitterness is mild to medium - floral, fruity and herbal and lends to better than expected complexity. Very meaty and moderately salty notes encompass both ends of each taste. Sweetness is medium and fits absolutely perfectly into the flavor as a whole. Acidity is low but noticeable and grows in correllation with the rise in temperature. Mild astringency. The finish is sweet but dries quickly and signifigantly, rather one-dimensional smoke lingering, as well as light toasty grain and alcohol. The mouthfeel is highly and pretty softly carbonated, medium bodied, smooth and lively and refreshing. Intermittent points of stickiness and oiliness poke out. Very good, another victory at Ølfabrikken.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Courtesy of boboski. Poured an enticingly warm carmel brown color. Aroma is smokey, not as pronounced as I expected. Brings me to Luther’s BBQ, a place where my family discovered the joys of Texas BBQ. The smoke is obviously the dominant aroma, some alcohol peeking through on the finish. Flavor is a touch subdued, I expected more of a smoke blast, but it is very enjoyable. There is a moderate and enjoyable bitterness, that does play well with the smoke. Yet another style I thought I did not like, but was proven wrong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
Clean amber color; creamy head. Aroma of chestnuts, lightly smokey, brown sugar. The mouthfeel is quite dry, with caramel taste, some smoked malt and quite bitter. It would be better with some more malty body and sweetness.


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