Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I tried a the stronger version of this beer a little past its prime, but it was still a nice beer. Not really a bock or an Festbier but in that general catagory. Medium copper with a touch of simple sweet caramel and low hop character.
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Assertive without being too bitter or strong, notwhithstanding a solid alcohol presence.
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice example of a Vienna style lager.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One blizzardy St. Pats in Boston, my friends and I got downtown too late to get into our favorite Guinnessing pubs and retreated to Julies place. She had bought this beer for the name and we dutifully, if a little sadly, quafed it, noting the spiciness. Not enough to replce a St. pats Stout, but rich enough to be there to soothe the disappointment.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The smell certainly doesnt give away the taste. I thought the beer would be more bitter, but I was pleasantly surprised.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2000
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewed in two versions for the norwegian market. One at 4,5% and one at 6,5%. Both comes in slightly different verions each year. Aass Juleĝl is one of the better norwegian Juleĝl. But only the stronges version is drinkable. The 4,5% version is the 6,5 plus water. A juleĝl should be on the sweet side, with some spice character. One excellent german alternative: Rostock Hansebrau.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2000
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Labelled as Christmas beer because Vienna-lagers are the traditional Christmas style in Scandinavia. This is one of the better examples, with a reasonably complex character.
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2000
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Labelled as a Christmas beer - unsure why. The description above
is pretty much my review. A really good beer.