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RATINGS: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle pours coffee black with tan lacy head. Chicory big time, followed by earthy, spicy fruit. Very well-balanced! Nothing over powers. Finish is dry, rather than sickly sweet. Overall, this is a real seasonal keeper!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle from Mitsuya’s. Pours a deep ruby red, with a one-finger head of foam that lingers for a bit. Roasted malt nose with some cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, toasted coconut, cacao and almonds. Roasty and fruity on the palate with some burned caramel on the finish. Slight cola-like mouthfeel. Solid winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1400) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Deep amber pour with a caramelly head. Malty caramel toasty aroma. Flavor is toasty caramel, spice and grain. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (386) - Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours amber-brown with light beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and spice with very faint chocolate notes. Taste: malty caramel, nuts, spice, and some hoppy bitterness. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (322) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Aroma: sweet, malty and spicy; intriguing; Appearance: dark reddish brown, tall head that dissipates pretty quickly; some lacing; Taste: malty with caramel and spices; Palate: long, sweet, malty finish with medium body; Overall: solid seasonal ale that’s better than most; would buy again; wish it had a little more depth and character, but very smooth drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Aroma caramel, leaves, Appearance red, hazy, frothy, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, Palate medium body, Overall a nice beer that reminds me of winter. Almost a chocolate caramel taste. A nice mix of spices. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2015
My Christmas beer for the day is: Deschutes Jubelale 6.7% Pouring a dark brown with a light beige head. Cocoa & raisins notes bring to mind raisinettes with toffee and light spice. Med-full bodied, the taste is sweet, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and I guess that woodsy character I get is chicory. A very solid winter ale. Limited quantities made it to Japan so if you find one somewhere buy it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a nice amber with a huge foamy frothy creamy tan head. Aroma is toffee malt some caramel and molasses and slight dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma with a hint of hops. Super tasty easy drinking ale! Solid malt rings all the way down the glass,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhiskyBraj (12) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
Quickly dissipating white head that laces the glass nicely. Graham crackers and bready malt with hints of chicory and vanilla. Caramelly but not overly sweet that is a great winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (641) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2015
BBD 4/2/16. Clear dark amber pour that is a brilliant garnet under intense light. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of rich malt (caramel), hints of dark fruit (plum, fig), subtle toffee and very subtle spice (nutmeg or allspice). Light full bodied with an almost creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The flavor profile is quite good, but falls short of outstanding due to the overbalance of the chicory and tobacco notes. It begins with a nice slightly sweet dark fruit aspect that is fig, prune and apple then flows into a nice toffee character. The middle is moderately bitter and slightly astringent from the chicory and tobacco. These 2 flavors dominate through the finish. The finish is semi-dry and has alcohol notes.

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