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RATINGS: 957   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, itís like Yule fire and family.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (254) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a chestnut brown with off white head. Aroma is spice, sweet. Taste is sweet malty intro, with an even bittering and spices on the back end. Slightly heavy mouthfeel and finishes with a raisiny aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (1835) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, some hops, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, hops, spice, some dark fruit, and nuts; Dry finish; Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a dark hazy red with a creamy light tan head. On the nose, caramel, toffee, hot chocolate, a little cinnamon, some dark fruits, and hazelnut. A nice biscuity malt note on the taste, nice light spiciness, caramel, light coffee, and an earthy bitterness. Quite nice, I love when holiday beers donít bombard you with spice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nontastic (1) - Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
Pours a darker amber, with a nice thick cream colored head. Spicy with a bit of bitterness. Earthy, slightly nutty, with some woody tones. One of my favorite seasonals I have tried.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a brandy snifter. A very potent sweet cherry aroma comes through first along with some other citrus notes in the background. As this aroma mellows out, some faint clove, cinnamon, and caramel notes arise - in turn, the sweet cherry smell becomes more of a cranberry apple juice aroma. It pours a deep, dark, and hazy mahogany color with a light tan, soap-like head that leaves some trace lacing along the glass. The initial taste is almost overwhelmingly sweet and tart (cherries come back to mind) with a noticeable, but light, bitterness. The initial tartness fades as the beer warms up and some toastiness, doughiness and spiciness come through - overcooked cinnamon apple muffins come to mind. It finishes with a lingering, but mild, bitterness that comes through as a very light burnt, woody flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (364) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured from the tap. Hazy mahogany brown with minimal off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee, sweet malt. Flavour is sweet malt and hops, little but of nuttiness. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Deep garnet pour with a creamy/soapy off white/beige head and lots of sticky lacing .... great looking beer .... aroma of roasted malts, christmas spices, sweet almost spruce tipish/earthy and light fruity malts ..... taste is of roasted malts, christmas spices, sweet fruity malts, earthy and again almost has a spruce tip to it .... finish is lightly bitter and spicy and the mouthfeel is soft .... great holiday brew

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (298) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Among all the seasonal offerings that line store shelves, Jubelale is a standout in every way. The beautiful bottle art is on par with the dark color of this ale, which is a work of art in itself. Aroma has fruit, booze, and spice. Taste has dark fruit, spicy hops, lightly-toasted malts, alcohol warmth, and a touch of sugar. This is the kind of ale that should be sipped at the end of a winter day. Itís everything a holiday ale should be, and more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
pours ruby/brown with a medium tan head...nice lacing. aroma has light earthiness, fruity notes, mild spic and a hint of wood. flavor has earthy/woody bitterness, some roasted malt...almost faintly nutty...and a bit of spice...a bit all over the place but not in a bad way. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and earthy/bitter/lightly spiced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2252) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, 12C. Dark reddish amber with an inch of beige head. Aroma is fruity and earthy with raisins, prunes, chestnuts, mace, hints of chocolate. Quite silky texture. Malty and fruity with a melange of spices more prominent than suggested by the aroma. Dry and bitter enough at the end that the richness doesnít overstay its welcome. Good.


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