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RATINGS: 1143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 2, 2012
Slight acidic and burnt coffee flavor. Bitterness is there, but not from the hops. Strong malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5518) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2016
[Dec 24 2015] Bottle at Happy Valley Supermarket, Portland. Nice brown bdoy. Nose is malty, caramel and floral. Taste is malty, roasty and sweet. Spicy in the finish. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bdleedahl (170) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
Off bitterness dominates this beer, it's not very good. For a strong ale there is very little malt fullness to back the hops that aren't right for this beer. At Hops and Hominy SF. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1321) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Aroma is caramel, raisins, toffee, sweet malt, nutty and nice. Appearance is brown, light brown head. Taste is malt, slight bitter, light caramel, toffee, and nuts. Mouthfeel is medium body, soft, light carbonation, bitterness from the malt lingering. Overall, it’s pretty tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. Orange, raisin, toffee malt, grass, and alcohol aroma. Orangish brown with moderate tan head. Sweet orange, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/chicory flavor. Good body. Nice balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (478) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/light aroma of slightly sweet berries and a hint of Christmas spices. Dark red color with small natural white head and slightly hazy liquid. Medium slightly bitter and malty taste with berries, some earthy notes and Christmas spices. A hint of hops. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium, malty and slightly hoppy aftertaste. Light/medium body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, stylish, festive product with a bit too light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1080) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle. Deep brown pour with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is very malty, burnt caramel and brown sugar, hints of dark fruit. Taste is a little sweet but not cloying, nicely balanced with roasty bitterness. Some fruity and spice notes as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Poured from 12 ounce bottle bought as part of mix six pack at Hatting’s Supermarket, tasted on February 6, 2016. Very dark brown/ruby hue, pungent spice/coffee/fruit aroma, taste has a lot of coffee, dark fruit spice and some astringency with the balance somewhat off, and the fruit isn’t all that well done. OK but not my favorite beer from Deschutes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (710) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 On tap at Bitter Tasting Room. Fruity and a little bit buttery in the aroma and taste. Good balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Pours dark mahogany with orangeish highlights and a light tan head. Aromas of dried plum, black cherry, dark bread, some spice, earthy, burnt sugars, and roasted malt. Taste is dried fruit, especially black cherry, bread, hint of blackberry, toffee, some roasted malt, and low-medium earthy bitterness. Soft, smooth, medium body. Nice. An awesome English style winter ale. Even after finishing a case I was not tired of it. Malty, fruity, nice bitterness, well balanced. Will probably buy at least a 6pack every winter from now on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Black pour with a single finger, tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some toffee or a little candy. Sugary raisin. Medium bodied. A little roast & caramel make up most of the flavor. A little lace present.


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