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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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, itís like Yule fire and family.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2007
12 oz. bottle, 2007 season. Brilliant garnet red pour with a compact, long-lived head. Toasty, nutty aroma with plenty of sweetness behind it. Nice hop bite right on the front of the tongue that carries through all the way to the back. Flavor is a mix of slightly sweet malt and dark stone fruit with just a hint of almond. The hop profile fits this perfectly--a restrained, tangy bitterness. The artwork this year requires sunglasses, but it grows on you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2007
2007 batch from a bottle: Pours a clear amber blood red color with a thick creamy off-white 2 finger head. Quite beautiful to look at in a pint glass. Aroma of baking carmelized caramel and toffee and some floral hops. Flavor is malty and carmelly, slightly sweet and very toasty and fresh tasting. A nice light hoppy bitterness throughout, neutral with a floral finish. Clean and crisp and a medium carmel body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2007 batch in 12-oz. bottle--Poured a deep brown-black-amber hue with an average to thick white head. Notes of caramel and vanilla. Nice hop spiciness and sweet maltiness. Great balance in flavor and complexity. Nutty, sharp, and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2009 old rating: 6/4/7/3/15 - 3.5 ( 2007 ) 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 ( 2008 ) ( 2009 ) pours a clear brown-red with a medium size tan head, and great lacing. smell is floral, malt, some citrus, a little pine, caramel, dark fruit, spice, nutmeg, and a little roastiness in the back. taste is creamy, lots of spice, some sour malt, some hops in the back, a little caramel, some nuts, and ends a little bitter.

   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 (1905) - 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.

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