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RATINGS: 1076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6604) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
35cl bottle from Earth house. Thin off white head. Clear amber pour. Quite herbal taste. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle (saveurbieres). Brown clear. Malty, slight syrupy, dark bready aroma with a hint of herbs, citrus. Mouthfilling, smooth, light roasted, with nice bitters. Citrus, some pines there too. Very clean, flavourful, quite intensive too. Really nkce brown.. strong english. Nice malty flavourful.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - JAN 20, 2015
04.26.15 best by. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 11.19.14. A: Caramel, cherry, and some tartness (cranberry?). A: Off-white fizz for a head that recedes quickly. Opaque hazelnut color in spots of the body. Lots of see through red at the sides and bottom of the glass. T: Cherry and caramel dominate. A very slight woodiness is subtle. P: Smooth with bubbles on the back end. O: It tastes a lot like cherry cola. It has a touch more caramel, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (1018) - 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 goût 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 (975) - 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 (1949) - 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 (412) - - 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 (10472) - 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 (4570) - 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.

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