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.

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Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2008
Bottle 0,33l 1996 version. Dark brown colored. No head. Very sweet malty throughout. It’s probably been at it’s best a few years ago.

Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 21, 2002
My # 400 guys! Hard to find guys, you should be with us on summer party in Toronto. This was my last one of the session (thanks Mr. Oakes! and other great raters that brought so much of great stuff). Simple classic, well roasted, nicely bitter.

CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
1996 bottle shared by cquiroga on 7/31/05: Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brownish with a thin ring of off-white bubbles. Dark fruity, port-like aroma has some floral dark honey and caramel chocolate with some butterscotch and maple. Body starts full, lightly earthy and well-balanced with a pleasant sticky sweetness consisting of hints of raisins and brown sugar. Finishes very smooth, creamy and lightly bittersweet with some dark chocolate. For a dunkel, this has aged magnificently, especially since it isn’t bottled conditioned! I would have loved to try it when it was fresh, but it’s still very good right now. Thanks Chris!

larsniclas (7037) - 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.

ekstedt (6708) - 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.

Cletus (6355) - 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!

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Filtered chestnut liquid wearing a tired fading off-white head. Highly oxidized nose hints at a regally rich historic maltiness procuring fruity plums, raisin bread and macadamia nuts all in the first sniff. Further study reveals a deeper still chocolate/vanilla and woody undertones. Has not developed cardboard like flavours which explains why so many people still find it fabulous, but this has little in common with the dunkels I’ve had. This is stuffed malts, rather concentrated. A tiny balancing tartness keeps the palate from being overly sweet. Brightly toasty, full of pleasant aspect, but really tired at this point, vinous, fading body that has certainly lost weight and is sadly flat. What a beer this must have been.

duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle 1996 vintage. Much thanks to Jeppe for sharing this one! Nice sweetish brew, with a very soft, yet complex mouthfeel, smooth, round mouthfeel. All sorts of flavours come through, oak, nuts, wood and some raisiny fruit and chocolate, caramel and roast, nice long finish, very good stuff.

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!

tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2006
Raisins, plums, jammy dark fruit greet the nose. Opaque mahogany brown body is topped by a shy, large bubbled tan head. Sweet and fruity, cakelike/Christmas pudding flavour. Plenty of dark fruit, date squares, figs, some doughy yeast and hint of alcohol. Medium body with very low carbonation. Bottle (vintage 1996) sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, Lubiere, MartinT and Rastacouere.

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