visionthing (5599) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2012
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet (2011). Pours very dark ruby with an off-white to beige head. Aroma of dark dried fruits, caramel and some roasty notes. Sweet and fruity with a lightly bitter finish. Alcohol is well integrated. Decent Christmas beer. (2012-11-24) Holmen1 (6651) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Flaske hjemme: skulle ønske at Aass kunne brygge dette hele året, skulle i så fall kjøpt det ofte. Desidert deres beste øl, enda bedre enn bokkølet. Innsmigrende aroma av krydder, malt, mørk karamell og litt humle, og smaken er helt upåklagelig - fyldig og balansert. De 9% kjennes først i magen. Et skikkelig koseøl både før og etter maten (hvis man absolutt må spise). ABS (1130) - Stokke, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Pours deep brown, red hue. Red fruit and alcohol nose. Malt, red fruit, lots of alcohol and some water aroma. Good though. Some carbonation. Sweet. Bitter ending. esp0r (2934) - NORWAY - NOV 4, 2012
2011 vintage bottle enjoyed at homedaje (4548) - NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
Pours brown, dark brown in glass, big beige head. Smells of milk chocolate, some roasted malts and dried fruits. Medium sweet, quite dry for an ale, some nuts and raisins, also caramel. Moderate bitter, some malt bitterness. A quite ok beer from Aass, as a Yule seasonal i guess it won’t offense many norwegian beer drinkers, but not shock them either. Quite average
Dark brown body with a shade of red, small disappearing beige head.
Dark fruits and burned malt dominates both the aroma and taste, while the taste also brings hints of cinnamon and alcohol.
A decent christmas beer from Aass.
Cunningham (8527) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
Deep reddish colour with a tan head. Rich malty and a fine fruity aroma. Rich malty flavour, but also a fine fruityness and some spices. Probably by far the best of the "old traditional" norwegian christmas beers. A very well hidden alcohol as well. Enjoy.JohnRMurdoch (5149) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2012
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway]
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 (6059) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2012
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 (5225) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2012
On bottle from 2011
Dark brown, brownish foam
Medium/full body & high complexity .
Sweet flavours (dried fruits).
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 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.