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Falcon Gammelbrygd (-1996)

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Formerly brewed at Falcon Bryggerier (Carlsberg)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Falkenberg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A vintage brew, that used to be aged 3 years before being released, which has been discontinued since the brewery was taken over by Carlsberg. Used to come in a pitch black opaque bottle, and an opener with the year of the vintage was included. The last vintage was brewed in 1996.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
How: Bottle. 1996 vintage.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with no head.
Aroma: Bread, raisin, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Mild malt, vinous, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled (1994 vintage). Quite much very dasrk ambery brown (close to black colour), small off-white. Aroma is toffee, mild madeiraoxidation, some mild chocolate as well as some mild smoked notes. Flavour is mild smoked notes, chocolate, some mild madeirawinelike notes as well as some dark fruits. Quite lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled vintage 1994
Thanks Raipe! Aroma of raisins, mämmi, sherry. Medium-bodied. Aged very well. Mämmi, raisins, licorice, dark malts in the flavor. Portwineous. Of course now quite watery, but aged well!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
aroma is quite strong, but i have a har dtime figuring what it is. probably due to aging. flavor is mostly caramel, dark fruits, nice hops, sugar. palate is a little too watery overall interesting and quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2008
(Bottle from 1989) Pours dark brown. The aroma is “old” smelling with port/vinous tones of brown sugar, raisins, soy and dark bread. A smooth roast profile of dark chocolate is also present. The flavour is of chocolate, mild coffee, dark fruits, dark berries and some milky tones. The mouthfeel is watery but surprisingly clean. Lingering aftertaste of dark bread and coffee. Light bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2008
1996 vintage complete with its bottle opener courtesy of omhper. Pours a dark brown with almost no carbonation to speak of. Only a handful of sparse white bubbles dot the glass. Smells of dark fruit, caramel, some roasted malt lots of oaky hints. Tastes of dark fruit, completely flat carbonation wise with only some tingly hints on the tongue which is no surprise on a 12 year old bottle, lots of sweet malt, some cherries. This is a 5.5% beer that is 12 years old? Impressive!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5730) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
Bottled. Vintage 1989. Dark, muddy brown. Small, bubbly head. Slightly vinous aroma from sweet fruits; raisins, prune. A bit thin body with almost no carbonation. Raisins and chocolate in the flavour, and some burnt sugar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle (33 cl) at a Göteborg RB tasting, vintage 1989. Dark brown, low head. Dark sugar and Madeira, dried fruits. Low carbonation, low bitterness,a bit too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 First rating
(33 cl bottle) Vintage 1989. On March 14, 2008.
Very dark brown color, small brown head. Sweet, raissin, sugar, honey, mead, vinous, fruity scent. Smoke, sweet, honey taste. Roasted and sweet licorice aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Guess this is a bit too old, would be interesting to try the 1996 version now.
7/1/7/3/13=3.1

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33 cl bottle, 1987 vintage.
Thanks to deft!
On December 13, 2008
Labelled 4.5% Alcohol by weight.
Darl copper color with lots of particles, small white head. Raissin, vinous, alcohol taste. Medium to a bit thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sugary and alcohol aftertaste. Too old I’d say.
6/2/4/3/10=2.5

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (1980) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Bottle: Thanks to Larsniclas: 1989 version. Dark red colour,flat head. Aroma of Viny, malts,caramel,citric,dark choclate. Flavor is the smae here, thin to medium body, thin to meduium malty fninsh. Bottle 2008: Dark red colour, with a nice head. Aroma of raisins,fruity, citrus dust Iron! some viny, nose. Flavor is smouth fruity,caramely mouth feeling. Thin body,but still a nice mouth feeling, medium caramelly finish. 7/4/6/3-12=3,2


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