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Brewed by Aass Bryggeri
Style: Brown Ale
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Norwegian: En dyp kobberfarget, overgjæret Jule Ale, preget av julens aromaer. Et fyldig øl med god balanse mellom sødme og bitterhet. Lang ettersmak. Passer til: Tradisjonell julemat, kraftige kjøttretter, vilt og julens gode stunder.

English: A deep copper colored, top-fermented Yule Ale, distinguished by the aromas of Christmas. A full-bodied beer with good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Long finish. Goes well with traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes, powerful meat courses, game, and the cheerful moments of Christmas.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and deep golden brown with a lacing tan head. Ligh chocolate note and vague spiced aroma. Mild chocolate malt flavour to a medium dry bitterness. Light bitterness into the finish mixed with a nice chocolate smoothness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of dusty hops and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal and caramel as well as lighter notes of nuts, leading to a dry bitter and metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Clear orangey brown with an off-white head leaving some laces. Lightly sweet caramel nose with a fruity touch. Medium body with roasted malt and lightly burned and ashy notes. Also has a little fruit and caramel. The finish is dry with a lightly burned bitterness. 220608

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours an inviting, dark reddish brown body without any hazyness, and with a dense, but rather quickly diminishing beige head. Nice lacings. The aroma is rather boring, with caramel, pale malt and some sugary notes. I’m not sure, but I think there’s some faint vegetal aromas as well. It’s quite sticky in the mouth, medium to full bodied, with flavors of lightly roasted malt, sweetness, a little hoppy bitterness that tries to hide, but fails to do so in the finish at least. There’s also some notes of dried fruits, as well as grains. It’s far from a bad beer, but considering it being brewed for powerful Christmas dishes, I think it fails its task. (080127)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, caramel, roasted . I think the body is too weak. Still a drinkable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Clear brown with large off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor with roated malt, caramel and spicy notes.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2007
330ml bottle. Pours a rusty-brown coloured body under an off-white head with fragile lacing on the glass. Light chocolate aroma with an increasing tendency towards cocoa. Flavour has got hints of bitter, dark chocolate on a foundation of coarse malts. And there’s some xmas spicies coming through in a rather short tail (Oslo, 14.11.2007).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head leaving nice long curtains. Clear dark ruby body. Mild and sweet roasted barley malt with a soapy note. Mild sweet roasted barley malt flavor with a bit of caramel cocoa and a spicy note. A bit watery. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6184) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2009 Big light beige head. Deep, dark red body. Flat roasty papery aroma of rye crisp bread (knekkebrød). Dry watery roasty rye crisp bread taste. Medium-bodied. Understated and not very Christmasy, but not bad, either. Half-decent. (0.33l bottle from Centra. Original rating was 2.7, rerate in 2009 gave it 2.9.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6071) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2007
T0,33 l bottle he best so far of the Aass Gourmet range. Some carmaels sweetness, a little spicy, rather soft beer. Fine head, some wheat malt probably adds to that. Too thin and watery, I’d like to see a preium strength version of this.


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