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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
1996 (Thanks Jeppe!): Nice aroma of fortified spirits and raisins. flavour is choc, raisins and caramel. Warming feel. A little thin but very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1811) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark body with a low head. Madeira, dried dark fruits and some figs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2002
Full of diffrent tempting flavours. A beer to stroll around and explore for a long while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 Sampled was a 1996 vintage stored for two years in my cellar. The colour is dark redbrown, no head. The aroma is malty, raisiny and roasted. Some hops. Tones of sirup, grapes and dark bread. Complex. The flavor is even more complex. Raisin sweetness, port tones, mineral, cardboard, gingerbread, alcoholic tone and a tad sourish. Very little bitterness. A 1992 vintage sampled at omhpers place still ahde the same redbrown hue. Vinous aroma with notes of chocolate, raisin, fruits and petroleum. Fruity sweet flavor with tones of chocolate and grapenotes like a german spätlese. It is dry and almost dusty. I loved it, the others were a bit reserved and thought it had passed it´s prime. Discontinued and deeply missed by me and lot´s of other people.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
7/31/05. Poured out of 330 mL bottle, obtained as a generous gift from omhper on RateBeer 2/15/05. 1996 Vintage. Dull dark chocolate brown, nearly black in color (no trace of red) with a rocky, pale tan (almost white) trim of a head-- not very firm or lasting, mostly just there as scant evidence that there’s still life to this beer. The aroma is very nice, a little bit oxidized but still full of character. Light, earthy chocolate and a dark, brown sugar/honey hum; light, sweet caramels, and even some fruitiness and vinous character. Some oxidation but a really nicely aged sample. Medium-full body, very rounded and smooth. Flavor is mellow with a long lasting finish, still some noble hop presence and mostly a slick caramel and bock-like malt richness, delicately sweet with a light hop tingle and a long, lovely drying finish. Hints of molasses and nuts. Some dry raisin-like flavors, probably another type of dried fruit in the date/prune/fig realm, but a caramelly one that I’ve never had. If there *is* a dried fruit that tastes like this, I can’t wait to find out what I’m talking about! I’ve never had a non-lambic beer this low in alcohol that has aged this well. Really damn good. Thanks Per!

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