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Gales Jubilee Ale

Formerly brewed at Gales
Style: Barley Wine
Horndean, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Bottle released to mark the Queen's 50th anniversary as monarch (1952-2002). A draught form (4.5% abv) was also available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
Deep red-ruby color, no head. Strawberry, cut grass, smokey wood, fruit sugar in the nose - what a mix. Liquerish palate. Sweet berries, strong wine (Finnish Gambina), some sourness, lots of Madeira wine and Moscatel. Excellent dessert wine ... err .. beer I mean. Aged very well, doesnít feel like 12% anymore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3604) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Amber of color with no head. An aroma of raisins and port - oxydised. A flavor that is oxydised with raisins and oily.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
NosirIwont (2140) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brown. No head. Aroma is oxydised, malty and with milky notes. Same flavour, but also a bit sour. This hasnít aged well. Yuck. 26-09-09.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11496) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Rocky white fair mostly deminishing head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty andhoppy oxidated aroma. Light sweetband moderate bitter flavor. Strong oxidated niotes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy almost syruply palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-09-24) Deep red colour and llightly hazy. No head. Malts, tiny sweetness and tawny port wine in aroma. Dry palate with very low carbonation. Vinousness, malts, lightly roastedness, raisin and light bitterness in taste. Malty and vineous aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2009
9.3 oz. bottle. Completely uncarbonated. Sweet, wine-like, sharp, sour smell features grape, raisin, vinegar, plum, and apple cider scents. Pours a clear, bright copper with no head. Looks like tea, not beer. I was tempted to give it a 1 for appearance, but Iíll be generous. Bitter, slightly sour, salty taste features chocolate and mud/rocks/minerals flavors. Strange, dirty, offputting aftertaste. Completely flat. Medium body. Close to a drain pour. Iím sure this is not how itís supposed to taste. I used the second half of the bottle for cooking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2009
well.. To be honest I am scared to drink this one. It does look very weird in the class and with the research I have done this beer is 7 years old.... Smells musty and high in alcohol, some earth tones and wood. Pours a very hazy and cloudy and chunky pale brown with no head at all. Has a funny light body with no carbonation. Taste like MRs. Dash seasoning salt. this is like a a ranch dip packet. I find this hard to believe that this was beer at one time.. WOW.... .it might be drain poor.. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2009
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Ruby colour, not much head. Aroma is raisins, hops, caramel malts, alcohol and excellent balance. Flavour is raisins, very sweet alcohol, smooth stuff and dark dry fruits. Marvellous balance. WOW

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11920) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle shared by shegadeyo. Poured clear copper color with a diminshed and virtually no lacing. Moderate sweet complex dark fruity aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Moderate complex dark fruity sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and alcohol burn finish that was moderate to long lasting. This is a good complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle bought at College Liquors in Grand Junction, Colorado. First off, why they hell is the brewery closed? As I sip this beer I am stunned to think that while new kick ass breweries open all the time now, we are losing so many others which have such a history. 2002 edition drank in 2009. Pours a clear liquor like copper color with no head and a oily mouthfeel. A nice aroma of sweet sugars, fruit and lots of woody notes. The flavor is similar; the age has changed this beer a ton I think, it is now dominated by a nice smooth woody sweetness, slightly sour even in the finish. Some fruit and tart barrel flavors. Classy and nice. Cheers to the Queen and to this classy brewery. Excellent.

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