Jerm719 (119) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bb date: 03/18/13 Sweet candied malt, spice, mild hops for a good balance. Creamy lactose with a piney hops well balanced on the finish. I know they put a bb date on the label so they can sell their next seasonal... It’s still a good beer.... The spices married well..
Schwarzbart (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice red-brown garnet color with soapy lace. Smells of caramel malt, brown sugar, light spices and fruit. Medium body and course with mild spiced flavors like chicory, caramel malt, kilned grains, fruit, earthy and leafy hops. A nice winter celebration ale.
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mrjaxson (309) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The least interesting beer I’ve had from Deschutes since the brewery entered the Wisconsin market this year. Everything is just sorta average. Scent has a bit of fruit, maybe cherries?, the body is light, and the finish has a bit of bitterness. Other than that, with apologies to Gertrude Stein, there’s not a lot of there there.
BeerFunGuy (740) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark reddish brown beer has a slightly sweet aroma like fruit cake. It has a smokey but still slightly sweet undertone. A very good holiday option.
AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus, orange, clove and sweet malts. Taste is a light sweet graininess matched with a fresh bitterness. Well balanced overall. Body is a cloudy orange/gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, deep brown Amber, foam leaves quick. Aroma is malty with dark fruit. Flavor is roasty, then lightly malty, with a hint of cinnamon and citrus rind. Palate is light, smooth, carbonation adequate. Finish is sweet. Overall excellent!
Livendadream (129) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Btl pours a hazy dark reddish brown with a big frothy tan head that lingers leaving lots of lace on glass. Aromas of minerals, dark malt,brown sugar,dates, and cola. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel and earthy hops. Medium body, adequate carbonation, tingling mouthfeel and a dry slightly bitter finish. Nice easy drinking winter ale.
Barnoloid (260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. This is a festive treat! Pours a dark red, almost to brown color. Thin off white head with a small amount of lacing. The nose is English toffee and light clove. The spices here complement rather than overwhelm the palate. Definitely a complex winter seasonal - enough boozy heat and spice to make this a winter warmer but with plenty of other layers that allow for more balance and other pieces to fall into place. The toffee notes add a sweetness and brevity across the dark maltiness.
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Zyn. Hazy dark amber, prune raisin aroma without being overly ’Chrstmasey’. Balanced flavour, thick, with more prune and clove then broken up with a nice resin bitterness.
rproff78 (108) - - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good seasonal ale. Always a fan of deschutes and their fine beers! Good
TheBear11D (282) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Jubelale pours a maroonish, blood orange color with a thick frothy light tan head that lasts a long while The aroma is light spices mixed with dark fruit. The flavor is dark fruit initially with spice and a hint of pine. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.