Aass Juleøl - Aass Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev +10.5%
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!
02-24-2014 18:47:17 | More by RusImpStoLuv
3.48/5 rDev -1.4%
.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.
12-18-2010 19:53:52 | More by JohnnyP3
3.28/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
06-02-2010 04:53:38 | More by WorldWideStout
3.63/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
01-08-2007 23:48:51 | More by jdhilt
4/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
06-03-2006 17:24:51 | More by xymyl
3.8/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
02-01-2006 01:14:07 | More by TongoRad
3.1/5 rDev -12.2%
Intersting little number from Aass. I bought it because it appeared to be one of those beers that you may never find again. Well, the appearance is pretty murky. The muddy brown body appears to be somewhat thick, like a dark belgian. The aroma is filled with a molassases and malt. This is supposed to be a Christmas Ale, but there is not much spice going on. A musky, bark hint makes an odd presence. The taste is actually a little surprising. A nice raisin and dark fruit backbone makes the malty sweetness seem nicely balanced. The mouthfeel is average, but on the verge of being worse. The thin, inconsistent body leaves a film over your entire mouth. This kind of a strange beer. It has a big-bodied winter brew mentality, with a thinned out, weak feel.
09-01-2005 22:56:14 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
3.45/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
12-30-2004 03:53:09 | More by Zorro
3.48/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
02-09-2003 16:24:09 | More by feloniousmonk
3.85/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
01-13-2003 13:06:56 | More by Jarod
2.85/5 rDev -19.3%
Appearance: Pours a crystal-clear garnet color with a healthy-sized, tan head.
Smell: Aroma of toasted malt, a touch of sweet fruit, a bit of skunkiness (green bottles suck!), and a faint hop aroma.
Taste: Combines a sweet fruit flavor with strong toasted malt. There's a bit of skunkiness in this bottle, but not enough to throw off the flavor beyond recognition. Ends with a slight bitter hop note, as well as a burnt sensation. Not very complex or warming for a winter warmer.
Mouthfeel: Too thin for the style. Pretty thin mouthfeel along with a crisp dryness. This beer needs more 'ass!'
Drinkability: Pretty limp... This brew's complexity of flavor and mouthfeel are nothing compared to the many others out there. Average...
01-08-2003 13:50:47 | More by MJR
3.33/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
12-28-2002 13:51:02 | More by Gusler
Aass Juleøl from Aass Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.