Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Alternative Aass

The Norwegian Aass brewery has several beers on the market. Among them are two beers brewed especially for communities in Norway. In Skien one could once find the Union brewery. These day the brewery is nothing but a memory, but Aass makes a version of a Union pale lager from Union's own recipe.

Union Sommerøl is one of those Norwegian pale lagers made especially for the Summer season. The beer had some carbonation and a large head. I felt malts and grass in the nose. The beer had a malty taste with some grains before a partly bitter finish. This was an average pale lager that will be fine to seafood like shrimps and crabs.

Aass Halling Pilsnerøl is a beer made by Aass for the Hallingdalen valley. It is another pale lager with a lot of carbonation and a medium sized head. I feel aromas of grains and grass. The beer is malty, but has a boring finish with some hops and cardboard. I felt this beer was boring.

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