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%
Sweet, caramel aroma. Clean, crisp taste, and an almost dry aftertaste. Interesting and complex. Very flavorful with strong malt presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2006
Among the very best of the supermarket strenght Christmas beers. Full of malty sweetnes, but not overwhelmingly so. Still too thin - go for the full strength version if you can get it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Dark red with a corn-starch aroma. Skunk of an old import. Sharp bite. A light-bodied beer but apparent of a high alcohol character (although it isn't).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5922) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with a tan head. Caramel nose with some fruity hints. Moderate sweet caramel and fruity flavour. One of few ok norwegian grocery store christmas beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5836) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2002
Try the stronger ’klasse F’ version of their Juleĝl instead. Rerate 2002: Has the good caramel sweetness, maltiness and spiciness a Norwegian Christmas beer should have - there’s just too little of everything! And 4,5% ABV is simply not enough for this style. The ’klasse F’ (6,2%) is still A LOT better!! I believe the version sold in the US is 5,9%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Yes Virginia, Christmas does come in a can, especially a 12-oz can when shared by akevitt. Pours a clear dark amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some spotty lacing and a slow dissipation. Aroma of slightly roasted caramel malt, some flowery hops, some slight raisin, and wheat bread. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a slight metallic texture with flavors of caramel malt and some mild bitterness. Finish is slight metallic with a mild bitter and caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Dark brown color, large head. Dark malts. Light tasting, light bodied. Light malt and hops. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (5216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from ICA Hemsedal cons 2013-01-02 Hemsedal AR: caramel, Darko baking syrup, Rey bread AP: amber Clear, wee frothy F: melas, dark baking syrup, dry skratt feeling, smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2009
330 ml bottle (2008 4,7%). Clear, dark amber body with a big, foamy beige head. Aroma is light roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet, slightly roasted malt, caramel and a balanced bitterness. Quite light and a short aftertaste, but definitively tasty and nice balanced. This is the best Norwegian wannabe Christmas beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
Clear amber, reddish colour with a beige head. Light roasted aroma with notes of bread. Light roasted malty flavor with notes of bread and fruit. Dry and light sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Dark amber color with a light moderate head. Toast and toffee malt flavors. malt dominates with a slight spicy hops flavor and finish. Nicely balanced and drinkable.

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