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RATINGS: 1040   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, it’s like Yule fire and family.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Poured from 12oz into a goblet. Medium-dark brown with a medium tan head. Nose is a mixed blend of sweet aromas and a bit of spice, quite busy, but oh so nice. Taste is on the sweet side, full bodied beer, nice, thick and a bit chewy. Good stuff for the holidays.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Nice looking clear orange brown brew wtih light tan head. Aroma is doughy earth and a little zesty spice. Taste is a great malty celebration that unfolds on the tongue like a lightshow unfolding before your eyes - sweet, earthy, dry spice, a final huzzah of mild hops at the end. very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2014
On tap at Barrel House, pours a clear dark brownish red with a creamy tan head, aroma is very roasty with a ton of Carmel and malt with a little bit of spice, the flavor has a really sweet front end with lots of caramel in the finish, spices mixed in as well, not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Really good winter ale. Pours a darish brown with a small beige head. Roasted malt wirh sweet sugar orange bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
At the French Market. Lovely stuff. Rich fruity ale, slightly spiced but not overly so, like a brown ale but with more boozeiness. Serving: Tap

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OsuStu (79) - - NOV 15, 2014
12 oz bottle. Dark, deep brown with a red hue. Thick tan head, heavy lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, berries, prune. Lots of chocolate, dark fruits, plums, spices, dark soil, humus. A touch of bitter hops. A bit of a sticky, filmy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2014. Bottle into a tulip glass. Deep mahogany pour. Thick cream head. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruits, light coffe. Taste is creamy, lightly bitter, fruity, chocolate, light roasted coffe. Smooth finish. Pleasant, warming.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (573) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. A- Malty, alcohol, subtle spice, caramel. A- Deep mahogany color, clear liquid, tan head. T- Malty, slight citrus, slight spice, subtle caramel, toasty, floral, slightly bitter, alcohol. P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Was a little disappointed with this one. Didn’t get really anything I was expecting from it or at least it was all very subtle. Mostly malty and a little underwhelming, but the color was gorgeous.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1591) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Deep reddish brown. Nose of spicy fruit and toasted caramel malt with citrus hops. Flavor is similar with dark fruit, toasted malt and citrus hops. Mild alcohol spice. Somewhat sticky.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
An ok winter ale. Not balanced very well. Pours a beautiful deep red with a super thick tan head. Smells of cherries and caramel. Taste however is quite hoppy, with a bit of Malts in the finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.


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