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

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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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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.84/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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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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 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 harpus
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Bighuge
2.16/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

(Another review from months ago lacking depth.)

There is skunk on the nose and palate. This is a sub par offering in my opinion.

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Photo of Gusler
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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 beerguy101
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am assuming this is Juleøl (klasse D). Dark brown color, large head. Dark malts. Light tasting, light bodied. Light malt and hops. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter.

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Photo of ADR
3.57/5  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?

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Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Sigmund
4.38/5  rDev +22%
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 jebrew
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Florya
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of inebrius
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
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 Jarod
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
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 MJR
2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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...

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Aass Juleøl from Aass Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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