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RATINGS: 1076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 2007: Ruby brown color, aroma of cherries, caramel, plum, prunes, yeast. Lots of cherries in the taste, almost Robitussin-like, some yeast, sweet bitter finish, bready. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Each component seems to work but not sold on the beer as a whole. 2006: Hazy copper brown color, yeasty caramel aroma but pretty weak, malty bitter taste with a little chocolate and cherry. A little spice for the winter. I had a 2005 a couple weeks ago and donít remember it being as good as this one. 6-4-8-3-14=3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2006 bottle from BeerandBlues2. Pour clear dark red to brown color with a big tan head. Aromas are cherry, clove, nutmeg, honey, cooked sugar. Nice dark cherry flavor with a subtle blend of spice. Strong bitterness. Hefty palate. Really pretty enjoyable beer. Thanks Brad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Thanks to Jake for this. Pours hazy deep ruby with 2-finger khaki head. Aroma of cherry, nutmeg, caramel malt, honey, brown sugar, and some grapey fruit. Tastes spicy and malty, with some cherry and grape notes, plus brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I even got a hint of strawberry from this. Medium to dense palate and very complex. This one is great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Copper red and clear. Well blended aromas of coffee and nutty malts. Big flavor to start. I was reminded of pecans and almonds. Softens up in the not too long finish. Easy drinker. A well thought out winter style beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2006
12 ounce bottle. Jubelale begins clear reddish-brown with an average off-white head that leads to good lacing. I smell slight roasting, mild coffee, some grassiness, a minor hint of banana and other fruits. The initial flavor is strong, starting with a kick that mellows out and drops off. A nice balance of malt and hops. I like this years batch better than I remember last year or the year prior. An enjoyable brew. One of my favorite winter ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a fading beige head. The aroma is banana, raisin, spice, and a faint hint of chocolate and zest. The flavor is pine, burnt toast, and alcohol. The finish is dry and toasty. The mouthfeel is a bit strange, in a way I canít quite place. Pretty good in all, but seems out of balance to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2006
2006 12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a deep amber color with a big light tan head. Lots of stringy lacing. Has a very light bready, toasty caramel malt aroma. Has a caramel malt flavor. A smooth, medium body beer. A decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
pours a reddish brown with creamy tan head.aroama of toffee caramal and phenloics.taste is a yeasty caramal and a slight licorce.finsh is rather sweet.overall a goood winter warmer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
Good bear, thought more flavors would come through on tap, but not this time, will have to go to the bars and hope its a freshly tapped keg. Tastes good, nice and bitter. could be a tad darker for the bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scarecro (18) - USA - NOV 22, 2006
tastes very smooth for being almost 7 pct. a little bit of chocolate sweetness on the way down. classic deschutes flavor put into this one. definately a must try for the season.

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