Asmussen Original 40 rum

Asmussen Original 40

Germany | Gold

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rumtrinker 🇩🇪 | 30 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Not a great rum by any means, but a very good example of "German rum", i.e. the style of rum popular in Germany, especially the northern part of Germany.
Not meant to be consumed neat, even though that does not hurt either. It is meant for driking with hot water (grog), with tea or to be used for baking.

Nose and taste are the same really. The colour is irrelevant, as it is sure to have been coloured.
A hint of alcohol, but not really sharp. Baking spices, mulled wine, slightly funky. Not very intense, but funky and robust enough to come through most drinks.
Not an elegant drink. It does not say "Verschnitt" on the bottle, so according to German law this must be a blended rum. Probably something very cheap (maybe Lidl's standard Captain Cook stuff) with some Jamaica rum for flavour. Works quite OK, could be way worse. If tasted blind, I might guess that it could be a Verschnitt (basically vodka with about 5% high ester Jamaica rum). That is not a critique of this rum, I am quite fond of well-made Rumverschnitt.

This is what German people normally think of when they think of "rum". Servicable, does not hurt.

I had a small bottle of an old version of this, 1980s, I assume. Quality is better in newer versions. The old one was metallic, chemical and with a strange off-note to it. Somewhat funky,but not in a good way. Might have been a problem with storage, but I think enough of the underlying characteristics remained to warrant a judgement.

Ranger 🇩🇪 | 7 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Der Asmussen ist gut für den Schoß in den Tee oder Glühwein. Er gibt dem ein gutes Aroma , eventuell auch gut für Bowle oder zum Backen.
Auf seinen Puren Genuss verzichte ich lieber auch mit Cola finde ich ihn nicht so toll.

Benjamin Backhaus 🇩🇪 | 5 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Der Asmussen ist ok. Im Tee hat er sich gut gemacht, aber pur schmeckt er nicht besonders gut. Für den Preis (7,99€) aber völlig in Ordnung.
Den Rest habe ich zum ansetzen eines Hagebuttenlikörs verwendet, sonst wäre er bei mir im Regal wahrscheinlich ziemlich alt geworden...

Per Rosenhave 🇩🇰 | 158 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Just another one for collection purpose, I cant have money in my pockey, they burn hole :) So better spend them on rum!

Erik V 🇳🇱 | 4 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

Voor de mix (met cola of vruchtensap) een goede rum.
Puur of met ijs niet mijn favo smaak

Brand Details

Name: Original 40
Company: Asmussen
Type: Gold
Distillation: Unknown