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RATINGS: 1137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3764) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
great nose of fruit cake, sweet malt, and caramel. Flavouris very bready, with a touch of spice. Reminds me of a spicy fruit cake. some slight hops in the finish with a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
2 Feb 08 12 oz bottle
Chestnut brown, slight haze, sparse tan head, 3
Malty aroma - cookie, molasses. Some hops there too but not much, 7
Flavor emphasizes a bold maltiness but there’s a bit of bitterness to back it , 7
Medium-heavy body, med carb, 3
Very tasty winter warmer - the focus here is on malt and no funny spices 17

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12oz bottle, Courtesy of BrewDad, Thanks!!! I was rather taken aback by this brew, expecting nothing more than a traditional winter ale with honey and spices i found a nice dark ale, with lots of dark caramel and a nice hidden bitterness lending iteself to dark cold evenings... this is actually quite a treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Pours brown with gleaming, red highlights shining through. A nice foamy tan head sits atop the beer, and leaves dripping wet lacing on the glass. Aroma is healthy, with ripe fruit and molasses. Some pine characteristics, too. Strong malt presence in the flavor. Chocolate, molasses, and a backbone of caramel. Nice floral hoppy finish. There’s a noticeable coffee-like after-taste, too. Quite enjoyable. Medium-bodied, bitter hop finish. Drinkable, and definitely a beer to enjoy in winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2008
One of the better winter warmers of the year. Full flavor, well balanced, and pretty good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2008
(Bottle (2007) via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>TheCheeseMan, thanks Daniel!) Caramel and hops...Pours clear darkish auburn with four fingers of frothy biege head. Aroma of egg, vanilla, caramel and pine. Mouthfeel quite full, fairly smooth. Lots of spotty, patchy lacing. Flavor of malty caramel and vanilla with a nice piney bitterness overlaying - probably hoppier than normal for the style. Caramel has a slightly toasted quality. Nice warming alcohol presence. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2008
1/1/08 with Bikesanbeer, and Deschutes was open even though we thought we it wouldn’t be open till the next day, 6th brewery of the trip. Pours red and brown with a thin tan head. Nose is sweet and spicy. Taste is also quite sweet and spicy. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3673) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
12 oz bottle, 2007. Clear garnet with a frothy beige head. Nose is chocolate and light pine. Medium light with moderate carb. Taste is mocha, orange and lemon hops, caramel, some nutmeg. Dries with a mild bitter bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (770) - Vail, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Nice chestnut color. !-2 finger head dissapates quickly. Aroma is kind of muted. But some sweetness and caramel. Flavor is sweet and somewhat spicy with a good balance. Medium body with a nice finish once it warmed a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2009 2006. dark caramel, wood and beauty. Sludgy thick brown and a fine slushy head. Flavors have married nicely, sweet and smooth. Not complex, but very nice and tasty. 2009. Thin raisin, overwarm heat, adjusted down. Poured out.

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