JohnRMurdoch (3471) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Rune. Dark brown colour, not much head. Looks like cola. Sickly sweet malty aroma. Strong sweet candy malt flavour. Unbalanced. Not my sort of beer.
mr_h (3179) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle courtesy of Rune, clear deep red / brown ale with a thin white head, aroma of alcohol and sweet caramel malt, high carbonation, sweet malty, dry finish, nice
Arve_Christian (3370) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from 2011
Dark brown, brownish foam
Medium/full body & high complexity .
Sweet flavours (dried fruits).
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Oysteib (97) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful surprise from Aass. Brown color, full body, caramel sweetness with some bitterness and a hint of sour. By far the best Norwegian christmas beer I tasted in 2011, and hopefully a sign that the large breweries are finally taking up the challenge from the micro brewers.
tfredvik (1227) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m done with the Norwegian christmas lagers I wanted to rate this year, so here’s my first domestic christmas ale! Gorgeous clear dark brown body with a cola tint, supporting a long-lived, light brown head that laces the glass somewhat. Sweet malty aroma with dark fruits (raisin) as expected, but also quite spicy, some alcohol and a touch of liquorice. The taste is medium sweet, with a light to medium bitterness. Very pleasant flavours: (dried) dark fruits, spices, alcohol, herbs and burnt sugar. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Delicious!
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Alna, Oslo]
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Julen 2011. Pours a dark-dark amber color body with a thin beige head. Aroma of raisins (dried fruit), dates and brown sugar. Sweet taste with a well balanced malty flavour. Quite tasty juleøl from Aass.
abemorsten (2943) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear red with a creamy, light brown head. Dried fruits, fruity and inviting nose. Sweet, toasted, tobacco, light salty, light bitter balanced flavors. Full body. Light syrupy.
SirLimpsalot (2408) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sötmalt åt papphållet.
Plommon, söt, klibbig, malt, kola, russin. Allt för obalanserad
gyllenbock (5110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep, clear red mahogany red color with a creamy head. Better than expected but a bit unbalanced with notes of alcohol both in the aroma and taste. Roasted malt, nuts, caramel and spices. Medium carbonation and body.
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle. A deep brown body with a red hue and a small bubbly and heavy lacing tan head. The aroma is quite elegant and nice. Sweet with dates, raisins, caramel, chocolate and cocoa hints. Rich mouthfeel with a average carbonation level. A bit sharp on the flavors. Quite obvious and sharp alcohol that dominates the other flavors. Also kinda caramel-metallic, but just a hint. Ends with a nutty-bitter finish and aftertaste. All in all a drinkable Christmas brew from Aass, but I will store a bottle for a year. Suspect it will be better then.