Aass Juleøl | Aass Brewery

Aass JuleølAass Juleøl
BA SCORE
51.4%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 37 ratings
Aass JuleølAass Juleøl
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aass Brewery
Norway
aass.no

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,636
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
37
Liked:
19
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
14.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 21
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Sigmund
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

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Photo of OlaB
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
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 inebrius
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Fenrisulven
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of tigg924
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
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 xymyl
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
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 RusImpStoLuv
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
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 garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Jarod
3.83/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of TongoRad
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
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 jebrew
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2bet
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev +2%
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 ADR
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
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?

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Photo of Chronark
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Florya
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JohnnyP3
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Aass Juleøl from Aass Brewery
Beer rating: 51.4% out of 100 with 37 ratings
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