brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Scarecro (18) - USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.