Brewed by Aass Bryggeri
Style: Old Ale
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Editor’s note: Changed name from Juleøl Premium to Vellagret Juleøl November 2014. The beer formerly known as Juleøl, 6.5%, is now known as Juleøl Premium.

Aass Juleøl Premium er et overgjæret sterkøl som passer utmerket til julens tradisjonelle retter, eller som kun nytes for kosens skyld. Den gode smaken ligger i ølets styrke. Fargen er mørk brun. Svært rik maltduft med aromaer av julens krydder. Flott fyldig smak med noe sødmepreget anslag av mørk sjokolade. Avsluttes med en behagelig bitterhet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (4845) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2012
On bottle from 2011 Dark brown, brownish foam Medium/full body & high complexity . Sweet flavours (dried fruits). Good balance Pretty ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2011
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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
Sötmalt åt papphållet. Plommon, söt, klibbig, malt, kola, russin. Allt för obalanserad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 18, 2011
Botella, courtesy of Rune, takk fyri vinur mín. Flöska. Deep dark brown colour. Beige head. Sweet dark malty alco like aroma with spice. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has a deep dark maltiness with spice, some dark fruit and alcohol.

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