ogivlado (6065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled(500ml). -dark brown coloured, rich long-lasting head, hints of coffee and chocolate, sweet malty finish
Braudog (5935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red with a candy aroma. Smoky, candied flavor, predominately caramel. Not bitter at all. Went well with my cigar.
jonas (5918) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2003 Re-Rate: Malt an licorice aroma.
Red oak, rocky head.
Some fruit noticeable on second sip.
A bit watery, but has a nice aftertaste.
PorterPounder (5826) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga - 16 oz stopper top bottle - blue label with "Jubel" on it. Pours a dark copper with a frothy thick off-white head. Malty aroma with some toffee and molasses notes. Flavor has the same molasses tints with some sweet caramel and a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and warming. Decent dunkel.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jubel pours a dark amber (rather than brown) with a slight head and mild effervesence. The aroma is malty with a slight fruity afterthought. The taste is malty, full, and rich, giving a pleasant mouthfeel. Good stuff.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i thought it was pretty good, nice malty sort of charachter, with a nice bitter finish, clean tasting too. It was also quite english in its taste aswell.
TheBeerGod (5403) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich brown with a small tan head. Strong malt and caramel laden aroma.Very pleasant. The taste is also strong chewy malt. More caramel, and perhaps a hint of brown sugar. Very faint hop character. It seems almost non-existent. The finish is sweetened malt and perhaps a hint of fruit. Surprisingly good beer, as I didn't have high expectations for this.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color. Medium head. Aroma is brown sugar, malts and fruit. A medium bodied dunkel. Malts are roasty, nutty and sweet. Mild hops. Touch of spiciness. Nicely balanced. I mainly bought this beer for the fancy Santa bottle, but it was a definitely drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Strykzone (5202) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours the color of dark tea with a lighter head. Aroma is absolutely malty. Mouthfeel is disappointingly thin. Just a hint of a zing but that fades quickly. Good beer, though. Flavor was also malt and that on the sweet side. Late in the glass some bitterness was evident. This was a smooth and easy drinking beer. Cool bottle and opening top were a nice touch, too.
notalush (5122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Of course I bought it for the ceramic bottle with Santa on it...duh! And actually, the bottle is much more interesting than the beer contained within it - malty, fruity, bock-ish qualities, but although the flavor is good, it is a little on the thin side, as is the body and finish - some hops balance out the mixture of caramel sweetness - nothing to celebrate about, and the price is totally unjustified, even for the bottle without the beer.