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Falcon Julbrygd 5,2% | Carlsberg Sverige

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Falcon Julbrygd 5,2%Falcon Julbrygd 5,2%

Brewed by:
Carlsberg Sverige

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by GreenCard on 07-21-2003

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 8
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in bottle whilst visiting my lovely girlfriend's homeland of Sweden. Lovely bottle with old fashioned Swedish Christmas artwork on the label.

Dark ruby colour. Small head but leaves good lacing.

Smells of malt and some spices. A bit like a strong dark Belgian ale. Raisins spring to mind as does cola. An inviting winter warmer kind of smell.

Taste is rich and sweet. Very malty and leaves a lingering cola like aftertaste with no hint of hops or bitterness to my tongue.

Mouthfeel is quite carbonated and it leaves a coating on the tongue.

Overall this is a very pleasant Swedish Xmas beer. It seems to fit the Vienna Lager category reasonably well with its dark malty characteristics but the spiciness is a characteristic of the Scandinavian Xmas beer genre which perhaps needs a category of it's own. Highly pleasant and should be enjoyed by any fan of dark Belgian brews looking for a version of these with high drinkability.

My mark out of one hundred would be 79.

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Photo of rarbring
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is dark brown with red tones, the foam beige leaving some lacing.

The smell is this beers strong area, a mixture of sweet dried fruits, citric (grapefruit, bitter orange) and a dried grass maltiness with some bread notes.

The taste corresponds to the smell, but at a lower level. A bitterness that recedes quickly. It is dominated by the sweet tones.

Nice mouthfeel, good carbonation, but a bit on the watery side.

In all a good "Christmas Beer".

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Photo of
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle.

Crystal clear, dark brown fluid with lots of red tones. Medium sized, light tan head.

Malty and roasty aroma. Herb and spice notes. Sweet and fruity as well - pears.

Well balanced. Enough hops & spices to complement malt. Malt more prevalent than hops - caramel and wheat bread. Spices include clove, cinnamon and pepper, with the pepper being most apparent at the finish.

Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very refreshing. Acidity seemed high, but worked well with this beer.

Tasty and refreshing. Easy holiday session beer. I like bigger hops, but the spices did a nice job balancing the malt.

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Photo of bark
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is dark wine red with a tint of brown. The beige foam is quite low.

The fresh smell is malty with hints of rye (crisp) bread.

The carbonation is very fresh without being too sharp.

The taste is somewhat burned with lots of malt; it is very balanced. There are notes of dark bread and a hint of raisins. The aftertaste got a growing clean bitterness and a little touch of alcohol.

A Christmas beer that is very easy to drink without abandoning its character. Very refreshing.

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Photo of GreenCard
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark mahogany, good clarity, off-white tight-beaded head, OK retention, some lacing

Aroma: skunk-city (green bottle), piny hops, some maltiness, hard to get anything through the skunk's ass

Flavor: prominent bitterness throughout palate, slight malty sweetness, some tartness in the finish, rather dry but quite flavorful as a whole, a bit roasty, the malt dextrins become more prevalent as the sample gets warmer

Mouthfeel: medium body, good carbonation, slight alcohol warmth

Overall Impression: Despite the skunkiness, it is still a tasty brew along the lines of an English pale. Especially good considering that, by looking at their web-site, it seems like they focus on mass-market beer.

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Falcon Julbrygd 5,2% from Carlsberg Sverige
3.51 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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