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RATINGS: 957   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Among all the seasonal offerings that line store shelves, Jubelale is a standout in every way. The beautiful bottle art is on par with the dark color of this ale, which is a work of art in itself. Aroma has fruit, booze, and spice. Taste has dark fruit, spicy hops, lightly-toasted malts, alcohol warmth, and a touch of sugar. This is the kind of ale that should be sipped at the end of a winter day. It’s everything a holiday ale should be, and more.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2001
This is my favorite winter warmer brew. Unique chocolate-covered bananna flavor, with tons of malt and a surprisingly strong fush of hops at the end. The perfect beer for a cold winter’s night.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Really tasty. This should be available all year. Very toasty and delicious. Nice caramel flavor. The hops are perfect for a hophead like me.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
2mu2ku (20) - - NOV 26, 2012
Love this beer. Palate is very creamy. Great head that hangs around for quite a while. Fantastic malty flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frozer (84) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
T start, this is one of the best brown ales I have had. The aroma is a perfect balance of hops and malt to would expect from the style. The taste matches the smell. Well balanced slightly spicy hops followed by earthy malt flavor. Mouthfeel is medium yet complex.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tuohyam (14) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
A very impressive winter seasonal. Great taste. Only overshadowed in my mind by the Pyramid Snowcap in terms of west coast beers.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Incredible old style English ale, great aroma and full malt flavor. Very strong hops influence in this one so it can be quite bitter. So if bitter ale, rich in hops is not your thing then this ale is not for you. Well worth trying and great with cheese dishes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2000
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 Release (2003)<P> Draught @ Papago: This magnificent beer pours a transpicuous deep burnished copper color, the head mastodonic in size, spumescent in texture, and the color a winsome tan color, as the head deliquesces, a satiny sheet of lace forms to caress the glass. Big malt laden nose, caramel candy sweet, hints of the hops lay just beneath this delight for the senses, ambrosial start, nicely malt laden; the top has a moderate feel to the palate. Finish is agreeably carbonated, the hops spectacular in their spicy presence, nice droughty aftertaste that lingers on the palate. Each year I await the release of this beer like a kid waiting for his new Christmas bicycle and thanks to Papago Brewery, my most favorite “Beer Palace”, and Deschutes Brewery one of my top three favorite breweries, I get a double barreled treat, draught and bottles to store away, well we will see how long they stayed stored, the Vegas Line say that the odds are 10 to 1 against them lasting till the next release.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2003
It's a pity that they only release this wonderful ale seasonally. It probably ranks at the top of my favorites from Deschutes' offerings.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Svejk (12) - Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Jubelale is my favorite winter seasonal. On a few occasions, I’ve had the chance to try this on cask or on nitro, and it is truly an amazing experience. It manages to be malty, roasted and hoppy in a very well balanced way. I also really like that Deschutes has a local artist make a new label for this beer every year. When I find myself gearing up for 6 months of dark days, the appearance of a new Jubelale label brightens my day.


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