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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Bottle pour. This is a festive treat! Pours a dark red, almost to brown color. Thin off white head with a small amount of lacing. The nose is English toffee and light clove. The spices here complement rather than overwhelm the palate. Definitely a complex winter seasonal - enough boozy heat and spice to make this a winter warmer but with plenty of other layers that allow for more balance and other pieces to fall into place. The toffee notes add a sweetness and brevity across the dark maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Zyn. Hazy dark amber, prune raisin aroma without being overly ’Chrstmasey’. Balanced flavour, thick, with more prune and clove then broken up with a nice resin bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rproff78 (131) - - DEC 8, 2014
Pretty good seasonal ale. Always a fan of deschutes and their fine beers! Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (349) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
The Jubelale pours a maroonish, blood orange color with a thick frothy light tan head that lasts a long while The aroma is light spices mixed with dark fruit. The flavor is dark fruit initially with spice and a hint of pine. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCoff4025 (30) - Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Deep, brown color with off white head and good lacing. A lot of great flavors in this one: coffee, caramel, syrup, and chocolate to name a few. Great holiday beer, would pick up another 6 pack for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (877) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft pour at Frankies. Pours an amber color with a foam head. Nutty malt aroma. Really nice holiday style ale. Creamy medium body. Really light spice, but definitely there. I’ll drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathan30533 (758) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Very enjoyable christmas Ale. This one is not too over the top. Good look, good taste, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (649) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (667) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (40) - 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.

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