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Falcon Gammelbrygd (-1996)

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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2004
[1996 Vintage, sampled 2004] A red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of cowberries. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, but unfortunately a little over the top. The body is a little thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
Bottle, 1996 vintage. Dark brown, no head. The aroma is a bit doppelbock-like with a rye bread explosion with traces of dates. Flavour brings notes of sweet malt(vaguely) and strawberry and finishes a little dusty or cellary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2004
Bottled 1996 vintage. Man was I happy to see this on the setlist, and it turned out to be a very nice one. Dark black/brown coloured. Not much head, but still an impressive sight. Dades and other fruits, malt and come cocoa notes in the aroma. Flavour is chocolatish with notes of fruits, malts and roastyness. Is light bitter in the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
1996 vintage. Great malty aroma, doppelbock profile. Raisin, coffee. Dark brown with no head. Medium-heavy watery with light carbonation. Starts with sweet molasses raisin tobacco, no acidity or bitterness. Finish is sweet malty, raisiny malt after, Twizzlers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2004
This beer reminded me of Uighe Sticke, only I think I liked it slightly better. Very dark brown colored, almost like maple syrup. Aroma of carmel and noble hops (Saaz maybe). Well balance. Not watery body. Hops on the finish with a lingering carmel. Thanks so much for the opportunity of sampling this one Per!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
(Vintage 1996, sampled at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden). Dark murky brown, almost black. No head. Mmmmm. I can smell spices, sweet licorice, dark dried fruit, dark malt and maderia wine. Taste of dark unsweetened chocolate, spices, licorice, smoke. Fruity and vinous finish. What a beer! And it is a dunkel!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2003
The 1996 vintage, so already about 7 years old. Port and licorice aroma. Black color, small light brown head, fair lace. Sweet, licorice, nutty, chocolat, complex. Thinner than expected. Bitter finish with a light burn. Thanks Per!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
Year 1996
Nut brown color, poor head. Strong nose: malt, molasses, phenol, grass. Quite sweet, leaning between the Madeira and the Fernet Branca; malt, caramel, light roasted malt and nice smokey note. Amazing! Complex. I love this one. Happy now, Per? ;o)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
Very dark red. Sweet malty aroma, hay-like notes. Sweet malty body, finishes balanced between sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2002
RateBeer Summer (Toronto) ’02: 1996 edition; Muddy brown color, winey malt aroma.

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