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. Holmen2 (4288) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
Dark ruby, beige head. Aroma of nuts, dried fruits, red apple, coffee and dark cholocate.Filling.taste of fruits, caramel and dark chocolate. Medium long aftertaste. Well balanced. royalbeer (45) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2017
Et mørkt og kraftig juleøl. Masse maltsmak. Smaker veldig godt, og har en deilig ettersmak. Er skikkelig juleøl!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle. Immediately after popping the cap, a heavy aroma of malty sweetness, some roasted malt and dried fruits escapes the bottle. It pours a nice ruby copper body, clear, with a small, firm beige head. Prunes, sultana raisins, dark grapes, caramel and some alcohol fill in the blanks in the aroma. It’s quite effervescent, full-bodied and with a pleasant warmth from the alcohol. The flavor has roasted malt, raisins and prunes, fruity and slightly piney hops and some alcohol. As the beers warms up, some mocha occurs. The finish has a nice lasting bitterness to balance the sweetness. A quite complex beer that is in the same league as Julebokk from their competitor Ringnes. It’s maybe a bit evident on the higher alcohols, but really pleasant and works nicely as a by-the-fire beer, or with some nuts and a slice of cheese. Don’t let it get too warm, as some notes of cooked vegetables then shows up. (081212) Holmen1 (6635) - 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).
tandembrauer (1663) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2017 Bottle from Vinmonopolet at home. Pours dark ruby red, clear, with a moderate head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, some fruitiness. A little bit sweet, but not too much. Some bitter finish. Medium bodied; a good beer I’d like to drink again.