I miss the old Ølfabrikken

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MuertosPorter
beers 24 º places 1 º 19:00 Fri 2/6/2009

So sad, so very sad...
I just finished off my last bottle of vintage Ølfabrikken Porter.
It was a rather bittersweet moment.
Such a beer of bliss.
Oh the memories.

I don’t have many good things to say about the new Gourmetbryggeriet "stuff" that has been floating around.
Back when the brewery was first bought out, I did a side by side comparison of Christian Skovdal Andersen’s V.S. the Gourmetbryggeriet. There are so many differences in taste and appearance. These should not be considered the same beer.

Damn Gourmetbryggeriet!

Does anyone else feel the pain of a good brewery gone bad?

 
puzzl
beers 3258 º places 138 º 19:15 Fri 2/6/2009


Does anyone else feel the pain of a good brewery gone bad?



We all do. It always sucks to lose a good brewery, especially to corporate greed. I will pour some whiskey (down my throat) in honor of the old Ølfabrikken.

 
jason
beers 1836 º places 45 º 19:20 Fri 2/6/2009

I have one bottle left of the Porter that I can’t bring myself to open....yet...

 
Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 19:43 Fri 2/6/2009

Me too...I have a bottle of the stout too...I just found it, but I am pretty sure it sucks now since it was best by 06.

 
17thfloor
beers 2444 º places 19 º 19:51 Fri 2/6/2009

how do you tell the difference? label wise

 
SoLan
beers 1550 º places 12 º 21:27 Fri 2/6/2009

Had my last about 3 months ago, bittersweet indeed.

 
bhensonb
beers 19729 º places 671 º 21:54 Fri 2/6/2009

Originally posted by Walt
Me too...I have a bottle of the stout too...I just found it, but I am pretty sure it sucks now since it was best by 06.


Think pos. Dark beers go where no beer has gone before.

 
MuertosPorter
beers 24 º places 1 º 22:51 Fri 2/6/2009

Originally posted by 17thfloor
how do you tell the difference? label wise



This is a recap of my comparison between the two versions.

Bottle size:
Gourmetbryggeriet 22oz
Old 16.9 oz

Labels:
GB version has a bunch of extra GB crap printed all over it

Bottle caps:
GB silver cap
Old black cap

ABV:
GB 7.5
Old 8.0

GB started canning it as well, but I don’t think the cans are distributed to the US?

As far as the beer.

The appearance of the old is darker
The GB has more carbonation with a white head (old has very small amount of very brown head)
The GB has very thin lacing (old has a beautiful sticky lacing that really coats the sides of the glass)
Old has a heavy amount of residual yeast in the bottom of the bottle (GB has close to none)

The GB has a much thinner, lighter, almost watery body(not nearly as rich as old)
Old has much smoother and velvety finish
The GB has an odd somewhat metallic bitterness

Overall everything about the GB batch is far lesser in quality, and it does not deserve the ratings people give it.

 
henrikb
beers 1264 º places 17 º 05:33 Sat 2/7/2009

I hope you all know that Christian has started a new brewery called Beer Here.
Hopefully he will make a new good Porter at some point.

 
reakt
beers 959 º places 7 º 05:47 Sat 2/7/2009

Damn, this thread just reminded me I have 4 bottles of the porter stashed away...well done

 
Jeppe
beers 2634 º places 84 º 07:41 Sat 2/7/2009

You wont miss it that much if you get your hands on this one:

http://ratebeer.com/beer/beer-here-kriekselikroxen/98773/