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RATINGS: 1144   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (513) - - DEC 24, 2015
Sweet malt with a hint of dark fruit and hops. Pours dark amber with a thick foamy light tan head that lasts almost halfway through the beer. Sweet with a roasted hoppiness. Some dark fruit in the background. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1795) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Woodman’s Market, Waukesha, WI (Best by March 14, 2016). Medium brown pour with a short khaki head. Aroma of graham cracker, chocolate, and possibly a hint of orange peel. Charred malt is the most notable taste with roasted coffee and chocolate and also featuring light smoke, faint ginger, and clove. Malty finish but not too sweet. Medium bodied. Succeeds as a "festive winter ale".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffbigD (134) - - DEC 23, 2015
Dark flavors that complement the winter spices nicely. A nice smooth winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (465) - 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 (2471) - 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 (1479) - 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 (709) - 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 (525) - 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 (386) - 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 (4597) - 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

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