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A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. Jubelale pours deep garnet in color, medium bodied, with notes of chicory, earth, spice and fruit. To beer lovers, it’s like Yule fire and family.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks troubles. Clear deep reddish amber with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and lots of dark fruits. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, biscuits and dark fruits. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (879) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Orange sombre avec un grand col beige. L’arôme du malt anglais sucré, houblons fruité, et un peu d’épices. Le goűt est similar, mais avec plus d’épices. Plein du corps, et presque onctueux.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (815) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Bright reddish copper color. Large creamy beige head. Nice clinging lace. Rich malt nose with notes of toasted nuts and cocoa. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor has a distinctive spicy hop bite with citrus notes. Nicely balanced dark malts and spicy hops make for a tasty holiday ale that stands apart from the traditional spiced ales. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
A decent winter beer. Very malty and hoppy with a nice kind of sweet finish. Pours deep copper in cor with a light tan head. Had a draft pour at grafton. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (318) - - JAN 4, 2015
Look: pours a dark Amber almost brown. Very clear. Light tan head. Smell: lots malt like a lager. Hops come through nicely. Pine. Citrus. Grapefruit. Taste: nice hop flavor. Orange and grapefruit. Like a smoked malt of some sort. Some spices coming out as it warms up. Feel: dry in the back end. Nice bitterness all the way through. Medium carbonation. Overall: not a traditional winter beer. But very refreshing. First drank: home 1/4/15 Vintage: 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8905) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2015
Klares dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, hopfig. Geschmack röstmalzig, bitter hopfig, reife Früchte, würzig, im Abgang weiterhin bitter würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4334) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On tap at mad mex. A little better than expected. Was thinking this would be some holiday spice brew but its spiced notes are fairly subdued. Nice candy aroma. Looks like lighter colored root beer. Barely any co2 on the palate if any at all. On the tongue, this beer at first comes across quite strong and medicinal, then it eases up a little as the session continues. Yes, some type of spice in there but its well balanced. Not over the top. A little difficult for me but better than most holiday style brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (847) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Nice copper malt sweetnes with fairly agressive hop forward finish. English hop are subdued but very present. Nice winter seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
At just on cool and into a snifter. Radiant, deepest ruby with fine, intermittent carbonation. Head rises up to a solid, two inch plume out the lip of the glass. Complex nose is dominated by sugary, stewed plums and rhubarb, top-soil, toffee brittle with hints of nutmeg, eucalypt gum, camphor and subtle mocha notes. Wow, this one is in overdrive on the palate. Meaty, chunky, biscuity malts with heavy woody and nutty notes. Malt is matched by tart, berry fruit and a weedy, herbaceous and grassy bitterness in back and melded finish that is oh so long. Carbonation is soft. Quite firm, overall dry and a little alcohol is evident. A mouthful of good ale.(12fl,Oz, BB 06/02/15, gift from family)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (473) - HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2014
Elegánsan pörkölt, éretlen gyümölcsös komlóaromái kellemes bevezetőként szolgálnak egy téli este nyugodt körülmények között történő eltöltéséhez, kiegyensúlyozott illatok ezek, melyek vélhetően egy szintén igen összeszedett ízélménnyel párosulnak. E tekintetben sem okoz csalódást az ital, mint azt később megelégedéssel nyugtázhatjuk: komolyabb hangvételű, pörkölt maláta vaskos alapjain felépülő közepes test egy intenzíven komlós, száraz utóízzel. Érett szerkezete valóban megállja a helyét a zordabb esték kísérőjeként, az ünnepi időszak levezetéséhez is kielégítő eszköznek bizonyult.

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