Aass Juleøl | Aass Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aass Brewery
Norway
aass.no

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of jebrew
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, chestnut in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is caramel, deep toasted malt, dark cherry, and sweet chocolate. Sweet, light bodied, with moderate carbonation. Nice and light malty sipper. Could have several. Very tasty.

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Photo of OlaB
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: gives a mahogny dark color, a small top of head that disolves very quickly. No much of lacings.

S: roasted malts,caramel,toast,coffee.dark matured fruits, spices.

T&F: fruity and sweet at the start with malts in the background the entire time,dark fruits like plums,figues and dates . Especially the malts the have crafted very good. Sense both caramel, coffee and toast in the flavour. Finish off sightly bitter but still malt dominate the aftertaste.long aftertaste

O: a very good beer. Liked the malty profile. A good sipper.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.84/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Chronark
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of RusImpStoLuv
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
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!

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of 2bet
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Thunder
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Florya
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of MoFro
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Fenrisulven
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of JohnnyP3
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of WorldWideStout
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of xymyl
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of TongoRad
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Zorro
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Aass Juleøl from Aass Brewery
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