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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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, it’s like Yule fire and family.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Deep mahigany color with a medium beige head. Spicy malt aroma. Nutmeg, corriander, malt, honey and hops flavors. Slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3577) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 2004 Bottle. Ruby red with a brown head. Malt and hops in good balance. Smooth on the tongue, and smooth going down. Tinge of sweetness. This is just what it wants to be...a great winter ale. 2006 Bottle. Same color as before. Nose of hops and fruit. I have tasted a lot of beers since the first time I rated this. I can only say I still like it. 2008 bottle. Seem like I get this every two years. Same as ever, which is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle pours dark cherry, large frothy sand colored head, wonderful lacing, with very light carbonation.   Subtle hop aroma, traces of malt.   Sharp bitterness up front, quickly gives way to a decent balance of roasted malts and hops.   Body and mouthfeel are rather average, at least compared to earlier years.   Subtle malts and hops on the finish... slight sweetness with a bit of biscuit.   yawn....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2005 2004- Dark Amber with a tan head. Aromas and flavors of allspice and nutmeg. Very dry mouthfeel. 2005-Dark Amber with Tan head. Malty aroma with some fruits. Sharp, cardboard, and prune flavor. Dusty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Thanks to Odeed for sharing! Carmalized malt, nutty aroma. Dark ruby color with a thin tan head. Really nutty, kinda odd/cheap taste aka over carbonated... Decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle: Ruby amber with a tiny tan head. Aroma: berries, hops, grass, earth, apple, sweet malts. Taste: Hops, caramel, chocolate, tea, lemon, spices, light roast. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5515) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Poured a deep amber color with a small, light tan head, that also left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malts, mild fruity hoppiness, and alcohol (surprising seeing how the alcohol content is only 6.7%). Taste was spiced, light roast, fruity malts, and a light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Clear garnet pour with a medium tan head. Shared with my brother. Malty nose, brown sugar, some yeast. Smooth and malty, sugary to start, choco-bitterness to finish. Very easy drinking, not cloyingly sweet. I like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Interesting, light fruity aroma with some sweetness. Ruby colored poured with small head and no lacing. Lots of sweet cherries in the flavor, lightly syrupy, with some hops to balance - slight pine and grass. Not a bad malty, winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2004 Bottle. Copper color. Spicy, slightly roasty, with a good hop bitterness present. Very solid offering, but nothing that stands out for me.

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