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Brewed by Aass Bryggeri
Style: Dunkler Bock
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Nordcore's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nordcore (1027) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8210) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to McTapps. Brown color, small but steady white head. Grassy and malty aroma. Grassy, alcoholic, a bit sweetish flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (1490) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Duft av rosin, krydder og eik. Fin kastanjebrun gyllen farge. Tykt dekkende skum. Fruktig smak av rosin og krydder.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4300) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
Classic winterbrew shared with McTapps. Full bodied with some caramel, malt and alcohol. Rye and earth also. Good one for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4300) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Beer from trade with Henrik - many thanks! It pours out of the bottle in a deep dark amber - brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of caramel and malt. Taste of caramel, spices, herbs, dark grains, straw, hops and barley. Very nice and easy to drink, I enjoyed it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wischylini (136) - Grimstad, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
Pours a perfectly clear cherry red, with no head at all. Aromas are malty, caramels and butter notes being the most noticeable, but also some dried fruits and spices. The taste is rather sweet, and should have had some bitterness to round it off. The mouthfeel is "macro-ish" and nothing out of the ordinary.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1272) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
Klar rødbrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, frukt og karamell. Smak av malt, frukt og krydder. Vinmonopolet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3134) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
On bottle from local vinmonopol. Brown/reddish color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits; medium intensity- also some christmas spices. Medium body & complexity. Some immediate swwetness, good balance. Enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1220) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
klar rødbrun med beige høyt skum. Malt, nøtt, brent karamell. Søtt og brent karamellsmak. Medium søt, og medium bitter. Kort ettersmak.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bjerkeaa (179) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
Dark brown pour. Very malty aroma, sugary notes. Taste of caramel. Very little other malty characteristics to speak of. Thin and small palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2007) - NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home
Pours brown, quite dark in the glass, massive dense tanned head. Smells of dark fruits, dark malts, caramel, hints of plums. Moderate to medium sweet, quite malty, dark malts, dark fruits, hints of burnt malts, a bit spicy. Moderate bitter finish. Quite vinous, some port qualities. Nice


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