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RATINGS: 971   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours dark brown. Aroma is of coffee, grain, and wine. Nice, full flavor- spice, caramel, wine, raisin, a little nutty, dried fruit. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1807) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
2013 vintage. 12 oz bottle. Pours mahogany with full head. Aromas of toffee, malt extract, and golden raisins. Flavors of salt water taffy, raisin bread, and grass. Possibly some spice . Bitter finish with alcohol present. Recall 2012 being much better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1204) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
355ml bottle BB 05/11/14 Beautiful looking ruby body, decent clarity, with a dense creamy beige head topping of precedings. Good intensity to the nose; rich crystal malt characters of roast nuts, burnt caramels and light charred bread layered with earthy hop spices and vinous plummy fruit esters. Excellent weight to the palate; chewy, almost sticky malt texture. Subdued carbonation contributes to the lusciousness. Palate packed full of rich malt; toffee, golden syrup, treacle, nuts, toast and a touch of cocoa. Finishes with an assertive bitterness, lingering notes of dried leafy herbs, earthy hops and red plum fruits. A thoroughly enjoyable ale! Somewhere between an Esb and English barley wine; certainly ticks all of the boxes for showcasing tasty malts

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (142) - Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
dark brown with reddish hough and a light tan head. aroma of roasty malts and spice. flavor is roast, spice, and leather. medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (315) - 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 (2009) - 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 (251) - 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 (433) - 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 (521) - 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.


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