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


on tap


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Editor's note: Brewed by Ølfabrikken at Het Anker, Mechelen, Belgium.

Ølfabrikken Abbey Ale is our interpretation of the dark and strong ales brewed in the Belgian monasteries. A more than hundred year old yeast strain provides the beer with notes of raisins and prunes supplemented by a discrete spicy aroma from coriander. The flavor is big and vinous and dominated by caramel. Enjoy it with braised meat, game and ripe cheese. Of course unpasteurized, unfiltered and refermented in the bottle.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber brown coloured with a nice small off white head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, banana and spices. Flavours of chocolate, raisins, caramel, coriander and a lovely hoppy bitter aftertaste. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2010
750 mL bottle. Pours a brilliant orange brown with fluffy offwhite head and good lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with some bread, a bit of peppery spice, and a little bit of alcohol. The flavor is clove, caramel, tea, distant banana, and cherry. I pick up some slight vanilla also. The finish is smooth with a little bit of wood, raisin, and alcohol. It leaves a sweet, raisiny aftertaste. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Caged/corked. Poured a deep, muddy brown with towering head. The aroma is equally muddy -- full of moist, almost rotting dark fruits. Drinks with a wicked conglomeration of yeast, over-ripe bananas, and super-sweet European hard candy. This is a kick in the pants. (#3767, 12/9/2009)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
1st September 2008. Cloudy brown ale. Soft and creamy. Sweet with a dry spicy finish. Decent take on the Abbey Dubbel style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (4619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2009
11-NOV-2009, bottle @home. Bottle says produced november 2006, that is three years ago! My 14th anniversary with Marianne, and we are having duck from the Weber. I guess this beer can be a good choice for an occassion like this? It pours brown with everlasting beige head. -good start. Some sediments can be seen, but hey it is three years old. I can live with that. Nose is very vinouos and malty. Taste is loads of dried frut, apricots, prunes, charamel and so on. Very creamy, nice mouthfeel, high carbonation, alcohol can be detected but is very well integrated. Very long lasting aftertaste. Lovey experience somewhat like a good old tawny. Perfect beer for a perfect setting. Sometimes the rating could be 5 because of the setting. I am not quite rating the beer 5, but one of the best in some time, and a perfect match for grilled duck and 14th anniversary:-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
Deep mahagony in colour, long lasting beige head, light lacing. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, yeast, lemons and some light alcohol. Flavour of caramel and chocolate again, plums and other dark fruits, sugary sweet, some alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finished long, sweet, some citrus and alcohol.

Quite nice, rather smooth despite the alcohol percentage, good balance.

750ml bottle purchased from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on January 1, 2009.
Best before January 2012.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Pours rusty brown with burnt orange highlights and a large fluffy beige head that bubbles down to a ring fairly quickly. Aroma of brown sugar, cinnemon, pie crust, key lime pie, leaves, dirt, and tobacco (good stuff). Really nice nose. Tastes spicy at first with caramel, brown sugar, lime, pear, cinnemon, and pie crust. Finishes like spiced dessert with cinnemon, dried fruit, cloves, earth, and brown sugar. Spritzy carbonation lightens the mouthfeel which could be a little heavy otherwise. Fairly creamy and low heat presence (but I can tell it’s lurking). I’m enjoying this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
brownish color with great beige head. tons o yeast in this one, nose is sweet with Belgian spices, flavor hits the same notes kinda fruity dried and sweet malts yummy. alcohol is well hidden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Unclear brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweets, prunes, port, spice and bubblegum. A flavor of port, sweets and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (6052) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2009
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind an extremely hazy semi-opaque body with lots of fine particulate and yeast floaties no visible carbonation and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was mild brown malt and nut. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a thick vinous dark malt aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of hops and vinous brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

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