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Aass Bock - Aass Brewery

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very good

38 Reviews

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 63
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 39
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-18-2000

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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 63
Photo of Gusler
2.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a deep clear garnet the color with the head voluminous and light tan in color, the lace a decent covering upon the glass. Nose is all malt with a sweet hint of caramel; start is inordinately sweet and the top light. Finish is delicately dry, benignly carbonated, leniently hopped, drinkable, but a little "Weak/watery for this "olde Strong Beer Lover".

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Photo of rastaman
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet and sticky, raisiny and caramelly, on the sweeter side of the scale, a bit syrupy. Beautiful red-brown colour, with nice off-white head, leaves a nice flavour in your mouth, slightly roasty and bitter.

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Photo of mzwolinski
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green bottle which highlights the brewery's proud heritage, dating back to 1834. The traditional 'bock' goat holds center stage on the label, enjoying a fine looking stein of beer.

The beer itself is ruby-colored, evenly carbonated, with a thin, lacy head. I've seen better heads on this beer -- perhaps my bottle was a bit old.

Aroma is crisp and lager-like, with rich, toffee-like malt undertones.

The beer itself is medium to medium-full bodied, with a heavy malt flavor. These flavors develop a bit of complexity as the beer warms, with raisin and nutty flavors coming out nicely. Hop flavor is negligible -- could perhaps use a bit more for balance.

Altogether quite drinkable. I'd like another soon.

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Photo of ADR
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown and clear color. Head is a decent 1/4 inch for about 30 seconds, then a yellowish trace. Woody and chocolatey smell. Taste is decently malty, a little too sweet, some sense of walnut, toffee, and a bit of a sweetened tea impression. Touch of twang at the finish. Decent flavor, enhanced by aroma but too sweet and non-complex for me...the carbonation is on the fizzy side as well.

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Photo of Jon
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Norwegian bock pours a deep amber hue with a sticky tan head that lasts nicely. The smell is rather nutty and presents a somewhat toasted malt aroma. The taste is rather similar with the nutty, malty flavors taking priority. The mouthfeel was a little thinner than I'd expected. It wasn't as creamy as I'd imagined. As far as drinkability goes, I wasn't overly disappointed that I only had one bottle of this in the fridge. That's not to say it wasn't bad, however for the price I expected more.

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Photo of inebrius
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a frothy and sticky tan head over deep mahogany liquid. Malty nose with a tinge of sulfur and grain. Sweet and nutty malt flavor is enhanced by sulfur and balanced out with just the right amount of bittering hops. Creamy and good and worth finding, but the steep price may make it a one-time treat.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good looking amber/garnet color, with a fine, creamy head and nice lacing. Nose exhibited some malty sweetness, yet was restrained, while the mouthfeel was quite acceptable. Medium malty flavor, with some toffee and choco notes thrown in. Not overly strong on the flavors, though, with a somewhat bitter finish. Personally, I'd like to see the maltiness stronger, with less of a bitter finish, and perhaps more of an alcohol presence. Thanks to WilliamPhilaPa for helping me score some Aass while in Philly.

overall: 3.65
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5


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Photo of jackndan
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aass Bock Beer: Deep almost opaque brown/red color, with a sweet aroma and very sweet taste. Long lasting aftertaste of molasses, which kind of spoiled my enjoyment of this beer.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish-brown color, with a light tan, sticky head that dies pretty quick. Huge caramel malt aroma…emm so inviting. On the palate, you taste the caramel malts upfront, small bit of fruitiness, and toffee, and almonds in the background…very nice sweetness through out. The mouth feel is buttery smooth. Overall this brew very good. May be one of the finest brews from Norway…a must try...

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Photo of Sigmund
4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The ABV in Norway is 6,5%. This is the best Norwegian beer you can get. Beautiful, very dark reddish brown colour, moderate carbonation. Complex aroma and flavour, hints of spices, oak and liqourice. Very well balanced. Great aftertaste.

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Photo of AaronRed
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was not that impressed with this beer. It had decent sweetness, but did not seem that complex to me. When it warmed slightly, it was better, but average overall.

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Photo of DrDocRudge
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Almost as good as their seasonal Jule OL. Aass makes some of the best beers in the world and this bock is a shining example of the brewery. Lots of complexity, smooth and delecious

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Photo of Todd
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 330ml custom green bottle. There's this little goat, with big horns, that appears to be either mounting or hugging a big 'ole stien of beer. Regardless, the little buddy looks excited.

Appearance: Dark amber/tarnished brown in colour with a nice, full tan lace.

Smell: Sweet malts, caramel and grain aromas.

Taste: Smooth, full bodied beer with loads of upfront rich malt complexities. Ripe fruits, caramel, burnt raisin and faint hints of molasses. Some toasted flavours. Hops are there, but they are soft. Just enough to balance the malt sweetness with a floral flavour that is incredibly delectable. Alcohol is warming and mixes well with a light hop prickle/bitterness. Finishes with some residual sweetness and some grain dryness.

Notes: This is a formidable Bock beer. Truly inspired and addictive to the palate. Bottle conditioned.

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Aass Bock from Aass Brewery
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