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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathan30533 (677) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Very enjoyable christmas Ale. This one is not too over the top. Good look, good taste, good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (586) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2014 edition... Picked up a 6-pack tonight at the 16th St Albertsons.. but anymore this is a shelf staple in Boise this time of year... Times have changed. Poured into my Elysian Pumpkinfest goblet... 1 finger tan head... the brew is mostly clear deeeep amber/walnut. The nose is nutty/dry toast and still bitter with a bit of EtOH and slight dark fruits.. Flavor begins with something that I associate with toffee, but it is still dry and fermented out.. good hop bitterness with some hoppy pithy bite too.. plenty of dark toast and some light cocoa maltiness to really balance and make for a really long finish. Not really any malt sweetness to speak of. Medium/light body... light/medium bubble. Every year a winner. ********************** 2007 edition acquired at Albertons for about $1.30. Enjoyed from a standard shaker pint. Good pour ... perfectly clear light walnut and a long lasting lite tan head with fastastic long lasting head. Milk chocolate and roasted chestnut aroma .... nice mix of hops to balance. Caramel and floral hops with complex bag of roasty malts. Roasted malts and an interesting mix of citrus hops... not expected on a winter warmer, but sorta expected from Deschutes. Not a lot of maltiness, actually quite dry for the style .... low bitter hop and slight roasted grain finish .... Oooops there was an American hop burp.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (634) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Lots of spice with a medium body. Mystery ingredients all through it. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (32) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
This beer is a winner. Remember it from previous years. It is a delicious and complex brew that tastes like they used some of the darker crystal malts. I did not detect a strong hop aroma but they are there my friend and they perfectly compliment the rich malt flavors. This beer is dark to look at, especially in a pub atmosphere, but it does not block out the sun like a Guiness or Belhaven Stout. This is a nice seasonal beer. And as a rule, I’ve not recommended many or any seasonal beers short of some favorite Bavarian Oktobetfest delights. Deshutes does not make any mistakes. Next up is a Fresh Squeezed IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (143) - - NOV 29, 2014
Appearance is deep brown with ruby highlights and a quickly fading khaki foam cap. Aroma is caramel, cherry, chocolate, and a hint of peaty smoke. Taste is rich bready and toasty malt, with caramel and toffee. A sharp but balanced herbal hop bitterness helps balance. Mouthfeel is medium with a light carbonation. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness and toasty malt. A much richer malt profile than a traditional English pale ale, but still a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (639) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a dark ruby/brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, and earthy notes. Flavor is malt, earthy and bready notes, with caramel, cinnamon and other spices. Medium body with soft carbonation. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2680) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle Chris brought from Ohio. Pours a clear red with a small cream colored head. Aromas of dried fruit, toast, orange peel, caramel, black coffee and a whiff of booze. Taste is baked apple, raisins and bread at the front rising to a firm citrus zest bitterness. That falls off at the end to a spicy, fruity finish. More spice in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Dark Reddish Brown, Huge Tan Head, Lots OF Foamy Lacing. Earthy Hop Aroma. Taste About The Same: Malty, Very Earthy, Hop Bitter Finish. Medium Body. Too Earthy, It Over Powers The Rest. Drinkable But It’s A Miss For Me. Worth A Try...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2269) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Dark amber brown color, thick tan head, narrow bands of lace. Taste is earthy malt with dark candied fruit that turns bitter on the swallow, then allowing sweet to return, as well as the warm sense of alcohol. It works, but a little heavy for the overall taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3232) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a teku. Pours a dark copper to amber with a khaki head of velvety lacing. The aroma is dry and earthy sweetness. The taste is woody and softly bitter. Lower carbonation, thicker mouthfeel.


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