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Aass Juleøl - Aass Brewery

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Norway

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-18-2001)
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MoFro

Norway

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

04-03-2012 20:17:24 | More by MoFro
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Sigmund

Norway

4.4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aass' Juleøl, like all Norwegian Yule/Christmas beers, is NOT an ale - it's a Vienna style lager. These beers are brewed in the original strong (appr. 6,2% ABV) and a watered down (appr. 4,5%) version. Make sure you get the strong versions (applies to all breweries) - they are just so much better! Aass is the best of them all. Spicy, caramelly, rich and rounded flavour that goes well with traditional Scandinavian Christmas fare.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2002 08:42:58 | More by Sigmund
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inebrius

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wonderful nose of chocolate ice cream smothered with dark cherries in syrup. Caramel and roasted nuts form a smooth malt body on the verge of being too sweet to stomach, but quelled in the nick of time by a dose of bittering hops. I could drink a few of these with the holiday goose, no doubt. Its mahogany hue would look mighty attractive next to the fresh cranberry sauce and maple carrots. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2002 06:31:30 | More by inebrius
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-01-2011 18:48:40 | More by Beertracker
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even though this is a Christmas seasonal, it is strong enough to sit on a shelf pretty much the year. Pretty boisterous character with plenty of alcohol punch, similar to a Scotch ale. Still, not too bitter or strong. An 11.5 oz bottle was plenty to warm me up.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2001 12:39:33 | More by Brent
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-29-2013 18:27:52 | More by BillRoth
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xymyl

Arizona

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color: Copper

Nose: Chocolate, Caramel, etc -- Basic dark lager malty notes.

Taste: Blanket of caramel, light smoke, hazelnut and orange -- opening up to cinnamon, nutmeg and peppermint flavors. Quite unexpected.

Body: Medium, soft and silky.

Note: Subtle and thirst quenching. Very nice indeed.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2006 17:24:51 | More by xymyl
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Fenrisulven

Norway

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-22-2011 14:14:30 | More by Fenrisulven
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thick and malty with a smooth, rich flavor. A friend in Norway was very kind with his share of this with me. This is a very sought after Scandinavian beer, especially around the winter holidays. Very similar to Aass Bock, with the obvious holiday reminder in the scent. Try it if you come by it!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 18:47:17 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Malt aroma with some fruity undertones. Deep red to brownish color with good clarity. Full and firm head, that leaves a telltale ring after each drink. Malt qualities in taste that is similar to aroma noted with some nuttiness, and more of the sweetness. Also a metalic quality, that could be from hard water. Finish is sweet with very little dryness. Medium mouthfeel with proper carbonation. This bottle wasn't as good as ones I have had previously.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2002 22:36:10 | More by garymuchow
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Jarod

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured into the glass a caramel color. The head was beige in color some lasting but small in size. There was no lace present. Some carbonation was present but not overly present. The aroma was of fruit, hops and some malt, not very complex. The taste was also not overly complex. It was of malt, fruit, and hops. The hops were not overbaring but were present. Some what dry at the end as the malt took the last flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2003 13:06:56 | More by Jarod
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TongoRad

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark sorta murky brown beer with a one finger dense, tan, long lasting head. Held up to the light this baby reveals some ruby-like highlights. Evocative and interesting in an 'olden-times' kind of way.

Aroma is malty and spicy with nice fruity elements- sour cherries, chocolate, figs, nutmeg. Underneath it all is what I can only describe as "that funky-Aass house character." It definitely gives the beer a unique personality. There is also a creamy caramel quality that builds as the beer warms.

It falters a bit on the palate, which is not as full as the nose promises. The finish is long and lingers on the roasty/chocolate qualities, and some sour cherries come out at the very end.

It is more a quaffer than a sipper, but it has its merits and is a nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2006 01:14:07 | More by TongoRad
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2bet

Norway

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-18-2013 18:00:02 | More by 2bet
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-03-2012 23:21:21 | More by harpus
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-06-2014 15:04:52 | More by DaveMiller
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly to a ring leaving some lace. Mahogany/amber color. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Molasses nose. Starts sweet molasses flavor, finish is malty with hints of bitterness in aftertaste. $1.79 for a 330ml bottle from Lina's Beverages Painesville, OH.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 23:48:51 | More by jdhilt
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark nutmeg brown, clear...1/4 inch head that calms to "clouds" in 40 seconds. Caramely aroma, some sense of allspice. Light and spicy sense, some tea-like flavors, a little orange, and a musty impression of nutmeg. Hops balance with an organic quality. Suggestions that this beer is a little "off" in the flavors. Aroma works well with the impression though. A "session" holiday brew. I'm not sure this brew is a Strong Ale at all, it is much more reminiscent of, maybe a Dark Lager?

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2002 09:02:25 | More by ADR
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Chronark

Norway

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-28-2014 11:08:52 | More by Chronark
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Florya

Norway

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-09-2012 19:01:43 | More by Florya
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-11-2012 21:41:41 | More by t0rin0
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JohnnyP3

Alaska

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.33cl bottle with what looks like a freshness date of May 2011. The pour into the pint glass produces a dark ruby/brown beer with about 2 fingers of slightly tan head that reduces to a thin foam covering of the beer. Pours clear with what appears to be moderate to low carbonation.

Smells like a spiced Christmas beer with some sweetness, caramel malt aromas, and perhaps some vanilla/nutmeg lingering in the background.

Very sweet tasting and very malty. Not too much in the way of hops in the flavor, but that is consistent with this style of Norwegian Christmas beer. Starts quite sweet with brown sugar/molasses flavors and finishes with an oh so slight hint of fruit.

Mouthfeel is very smooth with low carbonation. Slightly like syrup. Drinkability...nice sweet Christmas brew that would probably be a good match with Christmas cookies. A solid product in this style category.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 19:53:52 | More by JohnnyP3
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark crimson color, and a tiny, swiftly gone head are the visual hallmarks of this Norwegian holiday lager. Aroma is dark and hearty, but gives off no particular associations. I'll stretch out my nostrils and give it a try...toasty, nutty, dark fruits, maybe, and a subtle whiff of chocolate?
Good flavor, great palate, medium body, and long finish. Clean, smooth, and a little caramely toward the end. I'm never very moved by this style, and this version didn't make a convert out of me. Nice try, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2003 16:24:09 | More by feloniousmonk
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Zorro

California

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear red brown beer.

Smell is lots of big grain smell and grain husk. Fairly strong dark malt smell and mildly perfume in scent.

Taste is mildly sweet with a mild chocolate malt flavor. Mild bitter aftertaste complements the main flavor of grain.

Mouthfeel is just average.

A drinkable brew just not spectacular, better than a Heineken.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 03:53:09 | More by Zorro
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Gusler

Arizona

3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a limpid deep garnet color, the head permissive and the left over lace a nice covering sheet. Light toasted grain aroma, sweet and caramel like, pleasant. Sweet at the start with lots of malt, the top a bit on the skinny side and the finish sparsely acidic, the hops scarce and mores the pity, the aftertaste dry and a drinkable beer, but nothing that excites me.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2002 13:51:02 | More by Gusler
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WorldWideStout

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark cola-brown body with giant, rocky off-white head and plenty of carbonation.

S: Smells like a pilsner - crisp and clean. I get a bit of sweet malt in the background.

T: Taste is like a pilsner in the front of the mouth, while towards the back and roof of the mouth there is a malty sweetness which is more prevalent than in the smell.

M: Medium, with a little too much carbonation.

D: This isn't too heavy or complex, a session beer for sure. I wouldn't have more than two in an evening though, unless there was nothing else to drink.

A pedestrian beer. Doesn't give me too much hope for their bock, which I will be trying next.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 04:53:38 | More by WorldWideStout
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Aass Juleøl from Aass Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.