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Brewed by Aass Bryggeri
Style: Pilsener
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The malted barley is a pilsner malt produced in the Scandinavian countries. We use the very best of hops known under the names of Saazer and Hallertau, and the liquid is pure Norwegian mountain water.
Version brewed for the domestic Norwegian market contains 4.5% ABV.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (2393) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2012
50cl from tap at Parkteatret. Clear golden with a nice, white head. Mild malty aroma with hints of grass and fruit. Sweet and malty with a somewhat dry and nice and bitter finish. My favourite Norwegian pilsner.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
Canned, from a trade with Cunningham. Pale golden beer with an ok white head. Peppery aroma, grassy, bready, metallic, some toffee, some vegetables. Malty sweetish bready flavor, spicy, bitter hoppy, grass, metal notes. Kinda clean but a bit boring. Thin and with a bready finish with fruit notes.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (4015) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
Golden colour with a white head. Moderate grassy and malty nose. Aass light lager beers have often a bit to grassy flavour for my liking. Grass kan stay in the garden.
[Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway]

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Arve_Christian (2736) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
On can Golden color, good foam Light body & complexity Crisp and Refreshing. Ok, but not impressive ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft. Clear yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus and straw. Taste is moderately bitter hay and subtle lemonpeel. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2012
Clear yellow colour, a film of white head on top of it. There’s a fruity aroma to it, some grains as well. Taste has a nice crispy feel to it, moderately hoppy. As to the debate whether this is Norway’s finest macro lager, to me it probably is, along with Frydenlund Fatøl. (Can)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
The golden / yellow fizzy pour led me to believe that this would be terrible However, it had some good hop and citrus presence. A little skunky and thin, but not terrible.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Foffern (1065) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2012
Can at home. Golden straw-colour with a very carbonated head which fades fast. An aroma of grains and straw towards the classic cech pilsener. The flavours are much alike with more sweet grains. Medium bitternes not very lasting. Watery and thin mouthfeel. Overall not a bad light pilsener, and maybe the one of the industrial pilseners in Norway that is closest to the cech pilsener.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2738) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Can. Golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, faint grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, some grassy hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty - lightly grainy and dryish, some grassy hoppyness. Dryish pils - OK hoppyness in the finnish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tfredvik (942) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2011
Oh my, now I’m really disappointed. I have been told that this is supposed to be one of the few decent Norwegian macro lagers, but I couldn’t disagree more. The strange thing is that initially I thought the aroma was quite ok. After smelling the beer a few times I realised that I had been tricked by my preconceptions: this really doesn’t smell very nice. Sweet malts and some hops, but also sugary cornflakes and cooked vegetables. Yikes. The taste is better, a sweet taste with a nice medium bitter finish. However, the bitter finish is accompanied by a harsh tin can flavour that more or less ruins this brew. The body is clear, pale and sparkling. Fluffy white head that soon reduces to a thin film that leaves plenty of lacing. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Nah.
[33 cl can, 4.7%, from Kiwi, Valle, Oslo]


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