Ølfabrikken Abbey Ale (Special Reserve)

750 mL Corked & Caged from Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. Non-descript cork. I was a little wary of this simply because I am not a big fan of Dubbel's, but this (at least HALF) broke the mould. Poured into the Ommegang Chalice, the beer shows an exceptional color for a Dubbel. I am giving this a "5" for appearance based upon the fact that most Dubbel's have a HORRIBLE, nasty dirty dishwasher appearance. This has much more clarity, a better "red" color and head and lace that is well above...

Ølfabrikken 100 Gram India Pale Ale

$7.99 bomber at Dukes Package, Marietta, GA, USA. Murky, light brown pour into the US pint glass. Lack of clarity, and a turbid brown color rather than the orange end of the spectrum. Decent head, but lace fades quickly. Average looking. Sweetened grapefruit in the nose. Very sweet. Plenty of unrefined sugar upfront and this does not fade and as a result it tends to leave a sugar deposit in the mouth, on the tongue and the teeth. Some bitterness in the finish (the hops are obviously there),...

Ølfabrikken Porter

500 ml bottle, "Mindst holdbar til 200709". Pours as a dark, motor oil like viscous look, but the body drinks a little lighter than the appearance would suggest. Some significant toffee colored yeast deposits sit at the very bottom of the glass. Coffee colored head, not much lace. Rather sweet. To me this drinks like a Milk Stout. Lots of lactose sweetness. A mild bitterness in the finish but this is really an afterthought. If I had done a blind tasting on this I may have mistaken it for...