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RATINGS: 990   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, itís like Yule fire and family.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours dark brown. Aroma is of coffee, grain, and wine. Nice, full flavor- spice, caramel, wine, raisin, a little nutty, dried fruit. Very good.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (153) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2014
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with a red tint. Lots of thick foamy head. Malty aroma, a little sweet. Taste is caramel malts with a solid hop presence, Bread, toasty, and piney. A little spicy. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobblehead (37) - Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured from bottle, nice malty beer, toast and caramel, lingering aftertaste of malt, poured dark clear, nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (710) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Pours a dark copperish, amber in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma contains earthy malts, spices, toffee, raisins, and apples. It contains enough to give off somewhat of a holiday feel. The taste is very heavy in spices. There is apple, orange, raisin, bread, toffee, and some candyish impressions as well. There is some sweetness with a mild tart touch. The aftertaste is a lingering flavor of spices. Medium bodied, with a thicker texture, and some mild carbonation. Not bad for a holiday offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (689) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Very dark amber pour with inch or so of khaki head that dissipated quickly to a bit of suds. Scent of burnt brown sugar, a bit of spruce. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel, dry finish. Taste is a bit sprucey, deep carmel malt, indistinguishable bitter toward finish and somewhat astringent. Average malty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerseyjohn71 (191) - corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014
caramel, chocolate, nuts, toast, roasty, resin, floral, citrus, herbs, spruce, earthy, leather, alcohol, red, clear, tan foam, frothy, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, dry,lively, average carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wallacecp (1) - Golden, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
lively, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, hazy, brown, red Paired with italian sausage lasagna. The bitterness countered the sweetness of the tomato and sausage. The beer had enough body to it to be balanced against the heavy cheeses within the lasagna. Not an expected pairing, but it worked.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (18) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a deep copper red with a tan head. Not an overpowering aroma. Slightly hoppy. More malt character. Medium body. Slight warming feeling. Overall. Pretty good would drink again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedevilsfan (163) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Very nice tasting ale. Malty as hell, some spice and wood with a slight fruit taste. Very tasty would drink again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PigMine (36) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
This is my 14th different Deschutes, and it is a good one. It releases a lot of English note, and it sustains a great buzz. It is not spicy at all like you would think for a seasonal ale, and it has a clean, dry finish. It will make you hungry for Texas pit-smoked bbq, but for those of you who donít have Texas pit-smoked bbq a slim jim may work. Its a great ale, and very inline with the seasonal celebration ales.Viva la de Schutes!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (313) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This is another tasty english strong. The aroma is toasty malt. Taste is toasted malt with a brand cereal type taste with just a bit of hops on the end. I just wish it had a little bit more body and richness and little less of the brand flakes flavor. Overall, itís still very good.


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