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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 2005 vintage, bottled. Very nice dark ruby red color with a medium frothy brownish head. Interesting aroma of raspberry and dried apricots. Flavors of burned toast instantly mob the tongue, followed by the slightly yeasty flavors of a fresh Christmas bread. Very pleasant, non-spectacular seasonal beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Dark carmel colored Ale. I expected this beer to be very bitter. But was pleasently surprised by the opposite. Carmel and some fruity taste, at 6.7% alcohol can taste it in the aftertaste. Good beer I enjoyed it and will enjoy it again next year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
2005 bottle picked up for me in Arizona. Deeper amber colored beer, light haze and a frothy beige head. A hearty blend of caramelly and toasty malts to go with some spice and and a decent hop punch on the end. Medium to full bodied with a bit of dryness. Very nice seasonal beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle, from trade with acertain. 2650814L on label wasnít sure if this meant something. Ski chalet label. Ok nose, malty. Yeasty bready, caramel, lemon. minor fruity notes. Tad hazy reddish orange color, small head that faded quickly, no lacing. Sweet bitter flavors, grapefruit, caramel, apple. Medium body, lite, kinda watery, creamy mouthfeel, bitter fruity finish. Eh, this seemed off by what Iíve seen of others comments. Never would of guessed 6.7%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
Clear brown colour with thick rocky beige head. Mild malt nose with hints of alcohol. Bitter malt taste with lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Nice tan head and deep reddish-brown body. Rich malty aroma. medium-to- full body. Plenty of hops for balance. Nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2005
(Bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a deep mahogany body with a large beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, florals, and caramel. Flavor of toasted malt, toffee, and a hint of fruit (possibly cherry) with a bitter, metallic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Pours Deep dark reddish/brown with medium tan head. hints of coffe and nuts in aroma. nice balance with a strong malt presence with is evened out by the nice but not overbearing hoppyness. Nice roast flavor. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Had this one on tap at Clodís in Corvallis. I thought it was very thin and not very warming for a winter ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a light beige head. Spicey aroma with some hops. Spicey flavor with some caramel and roasty malts and resiny/citrus hops. Nicely balanced - though some may put it a bit on the hoppy side.

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