5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours reddish copper with a medium frothy off-white head and decent lacing.   Fairly grainy on the nose, light malts too.   Forwardly malty and grainy with subtle spices.   Mouthfeel is somewhat velvety, at least moreso than any other Aass offering.   An enjoyable sweetness on the finish.   Wow, not half bad!
Sigmund (5449) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A new "klasse D" Christmas brew from Aass, much better than the "Julebrygg" they introduced last year. Beautiful deep copper colour, very good and thick head. Aroma of malts, oak and spices. Malty flavour, a bit thin as expected from a "klasse D" beer - still one of the best Norwegian beers of this ABV class. Sweet, but not too much. Decent.