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Brewed by Aass Bryggeri
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweet, caramel aroma. Clean, crisp taste, and an almost dry aftertaste. Interesting and complex. Very flavorful with strong malt presence.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Deep amber color, medium-high carbonation, and a heavy lacing beige head. Rich and sweet caramel malt and prominent diacetyl. Rather tasty. Initial smooth and velvety palate does become a little chalky after awhile. Seems like a fine example of the Vienna style overall. For a lager, this beer kicks aass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2003
33 cL bottle, goblet. Very large, frothy, creamy, off-white head is well lasting and sits on a deep brown body with crimson edges that's opaque in the middle. A great looker. Nutty, cookie, baker's cocoa malt (heavy); herbish hops (light); plum, raisin, merlot, oak, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar. Somehow it's not quite as good as I just made it sound. Taste comes across as a watered down tawny port. Heavily sweet throughout with a light acidity in the finish. Medium-heavy body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: there's a strange sweetness to this one...hey is that gnome looking at me funny?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Crystal clear copper lager. Small, white, fizzy head that is almost fully lasting and leaves honeycomb lacework. The nose is beefy with notes of nickel or copper. Malty, lightly smokey and well-balanced. Hearty for a low gravity beer. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, dry, grassy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2003
(5oo ml Can) Deep copper body and a medium, almond head. Nose of toffee. Flavours of sweet malt, pine needles, cinnamon and tinny. A thin, dry malted finish!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Dark amber red color.Medium sized off white head,that lasted for some time.Malty,caramel aroma,very faint hops.Sweet caramel taste light malt and nicely sweet with a hard to detect amount of hops.The after taste is caramel and malty with a decent non in your face sweet side.This is a very nice brew and the price makes it even better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Toasted malt aroma, slightly creamy. Malty palate, plenty of fruit, toasty with gingerbread flavor and dry roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
Malt, caramel aroma, copper colour, with a small toffee head. Caramel, toffee and treacle flavours. Nicely bitter. Sweet, warming, light bodied, easy drinking. A really tasty beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2003
Dark amber brown with a medium tan head. Smells of pine needles and malts. Taste is abrasive, like a floor wax with a pine needle scent. Very sharp, with flavors of raisens, mint, pine, and soap. Can't say I enjoyed this one at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2648) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Pours a clear dark brown. Tight tan head with some decent lacing left behind.Big malty nose.Full/medium malty body.Dark and roasted grains with some coffeeish notes in the clean finish.Good brew, just not my thang.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2003
A good Chistmas style beer. Clean, crisp taste with fruity, sweet, and bitter flavors.


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