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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2007
12 oz. bottle courtesy asteele8 pours a red mahogany with a durable creamy light tan head that leaves and excellent lace. There is a nice blend of pine and spice hop aromas with caramel, tooffee, and roasty grain. Medium carbonation and body combine nicely with a pleasant resinous quality giving this a nice mouthfeel. Good sweet/bitter balance enhances the aromas. This isnít all spiced up like a lot of holiday seasonals, which is much more to my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Dark brown pour with a thin off white head.Aroma was solid with hops and maltiness. Flavor was creamy and smooth with a nice bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Another bottle from my want list sent to me by bitbucket. Thanks again Bob! I really appreciate all the great beer you have sent to me... Deschutes Jubelale 2006 pours out a medium to dark brown color. It has an interesting foamy head with large and tiny bubbes packed together in a moonscape-like design. It collapses unevenly to form a residual frothy crown. The lacing is quite intricate and plentiful. The aroma contains roasted malt, some light fruitiness, and caramel. Roasted malt, caramel malt, and light mocha notes comprise the flavor. There is also some delicate fruitiness/citrus and mild bitterness as the beer warms. It has a dry, cocoa-like finish. The overall flavor is very controlled, balanced, and pleasing. Average body and mouthfeel. This is a very good Winter Ale (probably toward the top of the list) and one of the better Deschutes brews that Iíve had. Sadly, this is just another satisfying beer that isnít available in my area... 12 oz bottle, 6.7% abv (250 1017M).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2006 Pours a very nice looking brown color. Nothing specal in the head, but itís there. The smell is complex, but not overpowering. The flavor and drinkability are great for this brew. Almost a sweet taste at some points. Very good combonation between the sweet flavor and the hops/alcohol. Very, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
12 oz bottle from Bev Mo La Mesa. Pours a deep dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma was a little hoppy......very strong malt character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2007
On tap @ Wildwood restaurant in Portland, OR, Probably not a fair rating. I will try it again some other time. Had it following a pint of the unbelievably huge The Abyss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2007
2006 aquired from BuckeyeBoy. Thanks. Pours a dark brown with a nice sized off white head. The first aroma I thought I caught was maybe ripened plums. Flavor of malts, light spices, and a touch of smoke and bitter hops in the finish. Feels creamy to the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Svejk (12) - Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Jubelale is my favorite winter seasonal. On a few occasions, Iíve had the chance to try this on cask or on nitro, and it is truly an amazing experience. It manages to be malty, roasted and hoppy in a very well balanced way. I also really like that Deschutes has a local artist make a new label for this beer every year. When I find myself gearing up for 6 months of dark days, the appearance of a new Jubelale label brightens my day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2007
This is a wonderful, strong, rich and very smokey beer. It is so rich in flavor it feels more like a holiday meal then a holiday beer. This is by far my favorite winter ale I have had. Very bitter in my my book means very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Cloudy red, small yellow head. Mostly malt and caramel aroma. Sweet hoppy flavor, citrus, malt, and burnt caramel. A bit too thin but decent balanced finish.

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