Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm, thought this would be more of a Jubel or Celebration style. This is a Belgian?!?
Pours a dark translucent brown with some head and just a bit of lacing.
Smells, well, skunky, to be honest. Damn if they didn't put this into a green bottle. While I realize that they don't get much sunlight in Norway, the rest of the world does.
Tastes not as skunky, thankfully, but still not great. Think of a fruity Newcastle Brown; yeah, that's it, with a little more mouthfeel and fruity flavors.
Mouthfeels is nothing special for this style. Drinkability is okay, but again nothing special.
Hmph. I was looking forward to this beer, too.
djoeye (447) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl alu-can abv 4.7 from Eurospar supermarket, available many places.
Caramel-white head that stands a while and leaves a layer on a caramel brown body.
Scents of sweet malts, a tiny caramel, a little meadow, sweet grass.
Tastes malts, sour grass, almonds, tiny chocolate, a bit of butter.
Mouthfeel alright, carbonation not too weak, a little metallic.
Aftertaste; roasted malts, dark syrupy bread, some butter.
Overall not spicy enough for Christmas, but okay as an amber vienna, and assumably a good pal to salty dinners.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty chocolate aroma.Tawney appearance.Mellow malty chocolate buttery flavor.Very bockish.
zeke626 (411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to akevitt for sharing. Pours a clear brown body with red hue and off-white head. Head is foamy, but laces nicely. Spicy aroma with a very bock-like body. Finishes clean.
Vighals (406) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rødbrun med beige skum. Malt karamell. medium sweetness, medium+ søt, lite bitterhet. Lite ettersmak men det som er er litt søt.
Aaron68 (396) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle @ my parents place December 23,2012.
Amber in color.Aroma of malt,caramel and dried fruit.
A bit thin and weak in taste,but i guess 4,5 ABV is the reason.
Ok and descent beer.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A clear dark amber/brown colour, whilst the head is off-white. Moderately malty aroma, taste is also malty, some roast and a slight cardboard feel. (Bottle)
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown color with a ring around the collar looking dirty white head. Rather sour milk-like aroma. Quite sweet with a very restrained hop presence.
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 Juleøl is one of the better norwegian ’Juleøl’. But only the stronges version is drinkable. The 4,5% version is the 6,5 plus water. A ’juleøl’ should be on the sweet side, with some spice character. One excellent german alternative: Rostock Hansebrau.
ABS (343) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark brown. metal and malt aroma. lots of malt. a bit weird taste. quite full body.