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Brewed by Aass Bryggeri
Style: Dunkler Bock
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Editor’s note: Formerly known as Juleĝl, 6.5%, changed name for the 2014 Christmas season. Not to be confused with the beer known as Vellagret Juleĝl, which was formerly known as Juleĝl Premium and weighs in at 9%.

The original strong version of Aass Christmas beer. In Norway sold only in Vinmonopolet stores. Well rounded aromatic flavour with hints of spices and caramel. Rated on top (or as runner-up) year after year in Norwegian Christmas beer ratings.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nordcore (1080) - Lyngen alps, - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Black with no head. Sweet malty with some dark fruit sence. Sweet taste, with a soft dark fruit end.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4502) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Thanks to Cunningham for this bottle. Nice smooth malty nose. The beer starts smooth, sweetish caramel malt. Spices, molasses, not much bitterness. Smooth my, not too deep. Nice and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1880) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Thanks erzengel! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head. the smell is caramel, molasses, dark fruit. The taste is dark fruit, molasses ending with caramel and dryness. The body is light/medium and oily with fine carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (534) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: dark amber, tan head. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, nuts, spice. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (175) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
This is an old bottle, probably from 2011 (the bottle says expired 27/10-13). Enjoyed at home. This is the old version that is 6,5% alcohol and has the old red label on the dark bottle. Theres a short lasting tan head, but the aroma is where it’s at! Malty caramel candies, sherry, port, sweet wine, dark fruits, milk chocolate and spiced bread. Mouthfeel is incredible with flavors that has become almost vinous: chocolate, spiced bread, raisins, coffee and more dark fruits. It has a dry finish with a bitterness that has faded with time, but the sweetness fits the beer very well in these christmastimes. As you see by this review, store some bottles, they age incredibly well!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2003) - Tromsĝ, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
Deep amber-copper body, tall tan head, some rims as lacing. Aroma; sweet dark malts, berries, dark bread, crusts. Taste; dark sweet malts, prunes, berry peels, kvas notes, clove spikes, ginger, soft spices. Finishes dark, lingering, sweet n nice. Feels normal bodied, softly carbonated. Overall good bock, good for yuletide. [33cl brown bottle, abv6.5%, B@Vinmonopolet, 5€, BB23.09.15, T@höme]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (897) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a dark brown colour. Very malty aroma, sugary notes. Taste of caramel. Watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smmaaren (257) - NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark ruby with a small white soon fading head. Aromas of caramel and roasted coffee. Good chrismas beer from Aass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13272) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 330ml (AIH40)
Ruby color, small off-white head. Aroma is woody with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied. Quite sweet caramelly with berry flavors. Short watery finish. Bockish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottled@AIH40. Reddish amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is raisins, some sweet malts, mild bitterness and wood as well. Flavour is raisins, some floral notes with mild bready and earthy notes as well. Mild spices in flavour. Not too bad actually.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (455) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Dried fruits, caramel, wort and hints of spices in the aroma. Deep amber with a off-white head. Medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium to full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a nice well balanced Christmas beer.


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