MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at Chris O’s extravaganza. Copper colour. Chunky but short lived head. Like a wheaty lager with some very slight sweetness. Little thin in the mouth. Nothing exciting at all but drinkable enough.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Chris_O Fest March 2007. An amber coloured beer. The aroma is sweet and malty. Seems more lagerish than wheaty. The taste is very similar. Lagerish and ordinary, but just enough character and flavour to separate it from the masses.
gunnfryd (12295) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, wheat, banana. Flavour is sweet, wheat, caramel, malt ,banana.
Swarzbeer (43) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, brown, wheat aroma and taste, very good harmonic barley finish, little sweet and banana
Beer4000 (5044) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown/copper body with a big beige head. Discreet, but pleasant aroma. Sweet, slightly roasted malt with some spices. Flavor is medium sweet, some caramel, yeast, fruit and spicy. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, quite similar to many commercial German dunkel weissbiers. Not a world classic, but very drinkable. How many beers of this type could you pick up at a Norwegian supermarket to this price? Lot better than most other boring pilsners from this country. I know this should not be taken in consideration when the beer is ratet, but I just hade to mention this somewhere. Wipe off the Christmas gnome, and make this available the whole year, Aass!
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(33 cl bottle thanks to KnutAlbert) Metallic and fruity banana scent, some smoke and alcohol. Clear red brown color, tan head. Metallic and acidic taste. Low bitterness. Spritzy mouthfeel.
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear, amber beer with a beige head. Wheat, banana-caramel and some metallic notes in the aroma. Some spicy hints as well. The flavor is much the same, but without the metallic notes. Medium body with a bit too low carbonation level. Sweet, caramel-ish finish with some spicyness. Nice try Aass. (061123)
Sigmund (5694) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml brown bottle, bought at ICA Middelthon. The first top-fermented beer from Aass in years (they had a brief and unsuccessful try with Aass Hveteøl in 1986). Reddish amber colour. Large and lingering off-white head. Aroma is fruity and moderately spicy, quite nice. Flavour is fruity sweet & sour, with notes of caramel malts. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Not much hops around, weak notes of "dusty" hops and some spice in the finish. Props to Aass for taking a few steps down the Ale Road, but they have a long way to go!
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish shiny light brown head over clear reddish brown body with a little carbonation. Spicy, clean, faintly acidic wheat aroma with peppery notes. Taste is again spicy, clean, wheat malts with some citric acidity. Aftertaste is dry, slightly papery, wheat malts and pepper, and, in the background, a good dose of hops. This is a good beer, and without the paper it would really be something. (0.33l bottle.)
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear copper with a medium-sized head. Complex aroma of citrus meeting bready maltiness. Wheat flavours the more prominent with quite a bit of dunkelweizen character including banana and clove.Good bitterness provides a refreshingly dry finish. Light body. This must be the perfect complement to heavy Norwegian Christmas meals.