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Gales Jubilee Ale

 (RETIRED)
overall
86
45
style
Formerly brewed at Gales
Style: Barley Wine
Horndean, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle released to mark the Queen's 50th anniversary as monarch (1952-2002). A draught form (4.5% abv) was also available.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2004
2002 Deep bloudy burgundy color with out any sign of a head. The aroma consists of spoiled apples and bananas, and a sugar and alcohol syrup; quite sweet. Thick and uncarbonated mouthfeel, initially sweet with a bouquet of fruit and flowers, turning to a nutty and woody finish with considerable bittering hops. An interesting experience, with a very smoky lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Pale clouded reddish amber appearance, no head formation. Strong fruity, woody, sherry aroma. Sweet syruoy, fruity flavor, very sherryish with noticeable woodiness. Slight unmatured green apple bite in the finish, but remains unmistakeably sweet throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2004
Flat, clear orangey-red-copper colour. Looks like except for the no head thing. Really salty Marmite aroma which isn't particularly pleasant. Vague dried apricots and yoghurt aroma in the background. Thick, viscous body but pretty lean. Not sweet, but salty, acidic, alcoholic and slightly bitter. Leafy hop flavour with a spiritous, nutty character. Took me over 3 hours to drink it but by the end it had grown on me - I had considered tossing it pretty early on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2004
[Bottled] The aroma is a lot like portwine, sweet with notes of wood, prunes, and plums. The color is reddish and it has no head, even though it gave a high fizz when the cork was lifted. The flavor is also very sweet with a wood background and earth, prunes, and plums notes combined with alcohol. The flavors last for a very long time. The flavor also reminds me a lot of portwine.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2004
9.3 oz. Bottle. Poured with no headand very little carbonation. Smelled like malt, prunes and alcohol. Tasted like sweet burnt prunes with a strong alcohol finish. I didn't like this beer very much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Strong fermented fruit and alcohol comes barging right in. Really sticky and chewy in the mouth, felt like a meal. Alcohol warmed me right up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2004
2002 Batch. Rough nose, a bit of roast and lots of fruit sides. Light brown fadding to lighter on the sides. light carmel and an explosion of fruit. plums, figs, light fruity hops, way fruity and sweet. A bit tart for the finish which really rounds it out nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Garnett brown with no head. Aroma of malt, plums,oak and some alcohol. Very port like and slightly sticky, taste is earthy malts, plums,toffee,and caramel with a slightly sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2004
12% bottled. This is a strange beer from a strange brewery. Their beers remind me more of Belgians than English beers. This was a plummy, purple tasting beer, a type that I enjoy. Also has toffee notes and a warming finish (but not alcoholic tasting). No head, but you already knew that from reading the other reviews.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Bottle. Reddish brown color with no head. A deep dark plum, date, fig, wood, and wine like aroma. With a less ambitious flavor and palate, the Jubilee left me wanting a richer, thicker, more complex beer (or at least to match the intensity of the aroma). My mouth was washed in vanilla, alcohol, dates and toffee before settling into a vinous and slightly sour fruit finish.


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