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


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Sweet, caramel aroma. Clean, crisp taste, and an almost dry aftertaste. Interesting and complex. Very flavorful with strong malt presence.

sneevel's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sneevel (71) - - NOV 25, 2012
Pours dark brown with very little head. Aromas of healthy malt, some caramel, grain. Dry in the mouth with good malty aromas, some caramel, and a hint of licorice. Well made - Aass is definitely one of the best big breweries in Norway

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2/19/2009 4:58:47 AM In Oslo over the holidays. Ruby red body with medium head. Sweet and malty nose. Taste is also malty, with coffee, caramel and bitter notes. Short aftertaste. Warming.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
metalspice (690) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
Klart rødbrunt med fint skum. Lukten domineres av målt med en del ufriske toner. Smaken er av korn og karamell med en fin bitterhet mot slutten.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
NORSAND (75) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2015
(From can. Presumably canned 8/2015 as BB date is 16.8.2016) Nice dark amber colour. Off-white head subsiding within a minute or two. Nose: Quite simple. Some malt, some hoppiness and some mustiness. After some airing it does become more malty, though. Taste: Medium light body, a small touch of sweetness and a littlle bitterness. So in its on way kind of balanced but just with too little of everything. Medium to rich carbonation. In the medium long aftertaste burnt malt and hoppy bitterness join forces to create a not so pleasant finish. Would probably work somewhat better together with (not too rich) Norwegian Christmas dishes. As a lone drink, however: too bitter and thin for a Christmas beer. This tastes as the water diluted beer it probably is. Would have been interesting to taste it pre-dilution, although I still feer it wouldn’t have been completely balanced. I’m sorry to have to rate a traditional (albeit diluted) product from my favourite Norwegian "commercial" brewery so low. But a man has to do what a man has to do. Let’s (desperately) hope it may gracely age into a nicer score around easter......

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nonshaugen (461) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2015
50 cl can, 2015 vintage. Dark reddish amber, two-finger off-white to tan head, crystal clear, low cabonation. Really a nice looking beer. Not much aroma. Dry and bitter mouthfeel, probably from the hops. It’s a weird one, this beer. It don’t smell much, and it don’t taste much. The only footprint is the dry, fizzy carbonated mouthfeel and a great look. Would probably benefit from beeing stored for a year or so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wischylini (265) - Grimstad, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
Appearance Pours a clear light amber, with a dense white head that leaves some lacing
Aroma Butterscotch, malt, herbal notes, currants, dried fruits
Taste Sweet, a bit lacking in bitterness
Palate Regular "macro feel"; ie. light, sparkly, thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
angel77 (2497) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2015
Botella 33 cl de hipercor Oviedo. Sin Lote. hasta 12-10-2001. (r176). Tomada en 2000. sin mucho que decir con 6.5 vol se bebe como nada.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle 33 cl.
Amber, with beige head. Roasted malty, dust and some caramel. Medium sweet. Short, slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Dark fruits, caramel, toffee, and sugar cookies for aroma and flavor. Roasted, full mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Simonsen (1137) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Boks. Lys klar karamellfarge. Beige skumtopp. Lavt karbonert. Smaker malt, korn, karamell, humle. Noe gress. Helt grei men ikke noe ekstraordinært

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bbertels (351) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Sweet aroma - honey and some pine. Taste subtle but not with too many tones. Short. Not too nice.

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