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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 28, 2007
I am happy to report that Jubelale is back for the 20th year and still tasting great. I was able to land a first batch sixer from Johnís Market, and although the label has certainly been better in years past, the beer stills holds its status as a superior Northwest winter ale. Jubelale is a staple winter beer, and I look forward to enjoying it as the weather gets colder!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RSRIZZO (1882) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Had this beer on 1/2/2006. Aroma is a sweet roasted malt scent. Color is a deep orange brown with good carbonation and nice head. Taste is rich, roasted and bitter. Starting with a medium body goes down with a sharp feel. Finish comes out of this sharp feel with a malty flavor that is backed by a full bitterness then leaves you with a warm feel. Overall I think its a nice Winter brew but not as balanced as I like a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2007
A little over popular if you ask me. Donít get me wrong I like this very flavorful big winter warmer, and it does give you what you ask for. But I find that in order for me to deem something festive I have to be able to drink more than one of them...and I havenít wanted a second Jubel yet. Good first beer of the winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: October 17, 1998
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
Appearance: dark brown
Aroma: rich spicy malt aroma
Body: medium malt body
Flavor: spicy hop flavor, nice bitter finish

Date: June 25, 2006
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, tan head
Aroma: spicy dark malt aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of spiced malt flavor, touch of pepper, long bitter finish

Date: May 10, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar party
Vintage: 2007
same as it ever was,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Date: July 30, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: clear dark brown with a ruby hue, frothy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, lots of candy sweetness, light earthyness
Body: big stick body
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, sticky caramel candy, light earthyness, touch of bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2007
12 oz bottle. 2006 vintage. Poured a hazy brown color with orange highlights. Attractive aroma of molasses, plum, and raisin. Slightly sweet on the tongue and medium bodied. Tasted of light molasses, toffee, crushed pine needles, and dark fruits. Well suited for colder months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottled. Cloudy mahogany body with a thin, tan head that faded out about 1/2-way through--no lace. Body was medium-fullish with lots of light, foamy carbonation, that faded away with the head. Lightly dry finish and some watery character. Aroma was big malts and alcohol with a lot of toffee and caramel, and some spicy hops. Flavor was a wallop of toffee and toasted malts, with some alcohol and a surprisingly bitter, hoppy finish. Enjoyed drinking it. Flavor is very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2006 vintage. Pours to a deep mahogany/garnet body with a tall and lasting foamy tan head. Awesome lacing. The aroma is nutty and is strong with wreaths and dusty earthy spices. The flavor is spicy with nutmeg and mace and a dash of Chinese 5 spice. Light pine hops, spruce, and nuts. The palate is spicy with a lingering bitterness and earthiness. Really quite festive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle from Bottle Barn Gift Sampler; nose of spices, dates, and rich caramel malt; hazy brown with a big straw colored head; flavor of dark fruit, caramel, mixed with some mild hop bitterness from the medium body the mild bitterness lasting to a finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2007
Geez, they describe this as English?? Orange rind, mint, pine and egg aroma which reminded me of something from Anchor, plus spicy, puddingy malt. Lots of thick and sweet crystal malt toffee but malt flavour is otherwise a touch hollow It doesnít matter too much because itís swamped with fantastic hop flavour and quite a strong bitterness which is perhaps a little rough. Very, very nice. Didnít expect to like this one nearly as much as I did, and I could definitely see myself downing a few of these at Christmas. You should be able to figure out where I got this from by now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2007
This is a good malty brew that even this certified hop-head can appreciate. It has a good look to it, having a reddish brown body with a tall & creamy beige head. Its aroma is full of malt, roasted & toasted, sweet with toffee, and balanced with a light floral hopping. The flavor is rich and tasty, malty and having some soft nuts in it. And to make me happy, thereís a solid level of floral and herbal bitterness that intensifies as the drinking progresses. All in all, a well crafted brew.

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