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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4474) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle - generously shared by Bierkonig at his shop Olbutikken, which he also opened specially for a handful of us RB-ers on the Sunday of RBESG - thanks Jeppe! Brown, with no head. Super smooth stuff: thick and flavoursome. Beautiful lightness, with licorice and tobacco. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4279) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3870) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
1996 vintage. Pours a clear brown color with almost no head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, nuts, plums and raisins. The flavor has the same elements with roasted malt added to the mix. Time has not been king to this beer and it shows especially on the palate, the body is light with an oily texture and very low carbonation. This beer must have been amazing when it was younger.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2910) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Dark ruby colour, light brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma. Smooth n’ sweet coofee flavour.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Vintage 1996 bottle.
Unclear dark brown colored, thin disappearing tan head. Very malty aroma with a sweet sugary note and dark fruit. A bit fusty and cellarish but still good. Sweet flavor, brown sugar and malt. Notes of spices and raisin. Dry from the age, but still in good shape, specially considering the low ABV. A bit thin in the body. Huge thanks to Per for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (2158) - 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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