Aass Bock
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From:
Aass Brewery
 
Norway
Style:
Bock
Ranked #8
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,091
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 12.28%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
26
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 23, 2022
Added:
Nov 18, 2000
Wants:
  46
Gots:
  4
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviewed by Schmidtty

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It's been decades since I've had the pleasure of an Aass Bock. It's more than difficult to find these days, and that's a shame.
I do remember it being on the pricey side, but it was worth it.
Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by deac83 from Texas

Jul 30, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.83/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Light brown pour, earthy edge to it. Thin 1/5" head. Off white. Aroma of faint earthen roast.

Thin, but a hint of smoke and earth to it. Undercarbonated. I assume nobody gets this unless they're really into the style. Was like an English brown lager. That's how I'd describe it. With cola.
Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.47 by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Jan 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by Dfunston from Iowa

Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by yemenmocha from Arizona

Nov 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by yantrava from Norway

Oct 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by flagbearer from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by brother_kenneth from Virginia

Jul 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by HungarianCount from California

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Florya from Norway

Jul 03, 2014
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Reviewed by RusImpStoLuv from Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Smooth and creamy, Munich malt I believe. Unbelievable mouthfeel and taste, perfect if I could dare say. Very well done Dunkler Bock, lagered very well, for at least 3 months. Must try from Norways oldest brewery, dating back to 1834! Family owned for four generations now.
Feb 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by SteLu from Norway

Jan 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Metaltildeath from Washington

Nov 11, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by Tom_Gilman from Pennsylvania

Apr 04, 2013
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 330 ml green bottle. Look is dark brown with a thick foamy head and sticky lingering lacing. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet malts, licorice and toffee. Feel is medium in body with a smooth creamy finish. A classic.
Dec 21, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by maynard713 from Maryland

Oct 16, 2012
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Reviewed by Brabander from Netherlands

3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer is a nice surprise! Got this bottle from a collegue of mine who was in north Europe. Thanks Diana!

Poured this one into my Struise chalice. Nice big head, very creamy with nice lacing. Deep darkred fluid with no carbonation. That's a pity...

Taste is good. A bit sweet with hints of salmiak. The mouthfeel could be better with some carbonation.
Aug 23, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Apr 13, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by macrosmatic from Florida

Apr 10, 2012
 
Rated: 4.5 by Fenrisulven from Norway

Dec 22, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Dec 06, 2011
 
Rated: 4.04 by Beertracker from Oklahoma

Dec 01, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Nov 26, 2011
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Reviewed by NilsFrisk from Norway

3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer looks beautiful! Dark, dark red, almost black out of the light, a one inch head that lessens bit by bit, about a millimeter stays.
Smells a bit roasty or smokey, some caramel and some sweet, malty alcohol.
Fullbodied, malty, some roasty bitterness. pretty dry.

A really good looking, pretty good tasting beer.
Oct 19, 2011
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Reviewed by Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

2.9/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
A murky brown, not too viscous, not a lot of head on this one. Really, the beer is some weird combo of green and brown. Cool goat though. Not much aroma wise.

Beer was very different than most bocks I've had, this one was thin, lacked a fruit character, just seemed like someone chinced out on making a porter, went with 1/2 the malt and ended up with a thin brown ale, decided to call it a bock. It was a little undercarbonated, and just lacked taste. Newcastle-y at times. A little creamy, or maybe it just comes off that way because there is nothing else to pick up on.

Cool name though.
Oct 24, 2010
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Reviewed by WorldWideStout from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A: Pours a translucent brown with red highlights. The head, which eventually settled at around a finger and a half, was the most...orderly I have ever seen. It began after a second or two after the pour, and rose steadily and uniformly, without any rockiness.

S: Not terribly strong. Malts are the most noticeable, with a definite raisin presence, and there is a backbone of pilsner-like straw cleanliness.

T: Starts off with a small burst of sweetness, with raisins stealing the show in the middle. The raisin flavor is also sweet, but not quite as much so. The end is less sweet, but still not bitter, and there is not much of an aftertaste.

M: Nothing extraordinary, but balanced and appropriate.

D: I could drink this all night.

An unremarkable, but enjoyable brew. Definitely better than the Juleol I had last night.
Jun 03, 2010
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Reviewed by JohnnyP3 from Alaska

4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a .33L bottle into a pint glass. Bottle purchased in Norway. Shape does not match the picture, although label is similar. Bottle says best for 12:08. Not exactly sure what that translates into. Light lacing in the glass as I drink it.

A: Pours a rich caramel brown color with a foamy head about 2 fingers in width. Head gradually lowers after a couple minutes, but does not completely disappear.

S: Very inviting with notes of caramel, toasty malt, perhaps some chocolates? Overall a very sweet smelling beer.

T: Wow, this one is a winner. Caramel taste predominates, with a delicious sweet malt taste flowing throughout. There's something else there, a taste almost like cookie dough? Brown sugar? Whatever it is, it's fantastic. Barely notice the alcohol on this 6.5% bock, but it's faintly there in the background. Bottle recommends (in Norwegian) pairing with sharp cheeses or sweet dessert, I believe. I'll be doing that the next time I pick up a bottle of this delicious bock. Hops are faintly there, but this beer is a malt powerhouse.

M: Incredibly smooth and a little syrupy, but in a good way. Really coats the mouth with the caramels and sweet toasted malt flavors.

D: Top notch. At 6.5%, will likely catch up to you before long, but I could really sit down and savor several of these in a sitting. A truly great find.
Jan 31, 2010
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Aged bottle, similar but not identical label as pictured, also in a tapered brown bottle bearing the Aass brewery stamp.

It poured a deep crimson tone, with a thin ring of bubbles.

Molasses, raisin, and dried plum/prune aroma.

Flavors of sweet raisin, carob or cocoa in the finish, also nutty. It feels full, a little syrupy, with low carbonation.

Wish I had a fresh bottle to compare...considering the source, this one is probably 5+ years old.
Jan 23, 2008
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Reviewed by JoeyBeerBelly from New York

4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Deep brown color, little bit of a head, no real lacing to talk about.

Very rich malt and 'plum like' fruit aromas, sweet smelling beer.

Tastes like it smells, sweet, malty, fruity.

Nice creamy sort of smoothness in the mouth, sweetness on the tongue, warmth of alcohol on the finish.

Drinkable?... yes, it's good and drinkable. 6.5% abv doesn't stop me from sessioning this one.

Happy Spring!
Apr 01, 2007
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice medium brown with not much head to speak of,big fruity aromas some orange peel along with some sweet caramel and nuttiness.Taste is dominated by a caramel sweetness with an underlying bread dough maltiness not overly sweet but not much if any hops to be found.Somewhat of a "modest" bock but not a bad brew I would drink again givin the chance.
Jan 03, 2005
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is a clear brown brew with no particular head on it.

Smell is big fruity and grainy with a fairly strong malty scent.

Taste is sweet and malty, as you would expect fair amount of plums and raisins in the flavor. No real hop flavor present this is a malt beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Very drinkable bock beer, a good example of the style.
Dec 31, 2004
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Reviewed by cbl2 from New York

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance:

Crystal clear dark brown with 1/4" tan head

Smell:

Herbal and fruity

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Sweet at first showing off its malty side which is soon followed by a smooth herbaceousness inherent to its hoppy side. A perfect blend of ingredients. Truly a remarkable beer.
Jun 30, 2004
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Reviewed by genaro from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aass Bock Beer came in a green bottle. The color was an opaque brown capped with a small head that dispersed quickly. The aroma was caramelly with some floral traces. The taste was caramelly and toasted with a hint of molasses. It was also sweet with some hop bite and a bit oily. The finish was semi-sweet, dry, and bitter. Over all it was a fairly smooth and well-balanced beer.
Feb 24, 2004
Aass Bock from Aass Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 67 ratings