PorterPounder (8355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga - 16 oz stopper top bottle - blue label with "Jubel" on it. Pours a dark copper with a frothy thick off-white head. Malty aroma with some toffee and molasses notes. Flavor has the same molasses tints with some sweet caramel and a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and warming. Decent dunkel. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2005
An above-average German dunkel. Liked the bottle a lot. The beer is very good but not quite as distinctive. Poured a tawny colour with ruby highlights. The bottle provided a restrained pour that kept the head to a modest 1cm. Bit of lacework. Delicious sweet aroma of treacle, licorice and a hint of spiced apples. Quite lean in the body, moderately carbonated and smooth, with a dry, bitter finish. There are toffee apple notes upfront and plenty of sweet dark malt, with some spicy bitterness in the finish. (500cl bottle, International Beer Shop, Perth, best before Dec 2005) beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2005
I’m not sure when this brewery went out of business, but this is still sold in stores here in Portland. Pours a nice clear copper with a small white head. This beer had a bit of oxidation in it, but not too badly. Aroma has a honey/caramel sweetness, with some fruity esters. This was very watery on the palate, which kinda tricks you since the oxidation gave it a sweeter smell making you think it should be a bit thicker. This brew was still drinkable, but on its last legs. biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Deep amber in color with a loose frothy head. Aroma of dark caramel, raisen, some coffee, a little soap. Rich and malty in flavor with some spiciness and dark fruit. Fast finish. A little watery. A little oxidized. Not bad but not worth $5. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2005
Amber in color small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Flavors of spicy hops,caramel malt,toasted amlt. Starts sweet and ends dry.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2005
Small handled swing-top bottle: Red/brown in color, slight haze, bready rich aroma, smooth bodied with mild carbonation, starts light sweet and ends so too. Long rich finish with some coca. A great dunkel! ClarkVV (6940) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
Had the old, blue labeled, "Jubel" version, bottle at Julios Spring Beer Fest, 4/2/05. Copper-reddish body, with some fiery reddish-orange hues and some light mahogany browns and a good sized, yellow beige head, slight retention. Aroma of sweet caramel and lightly sour yeast, with honey, herbs and light spices (cinnamon and anise). A profound earthy/grainy/breadiness as well. Malted wheat, sweet candied orange, thick, medium body, with not much wateriness. Earthiness on the finish, with plenty of dry breadiness and light alcohol warmth. badgerben (5372) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Cloudy brown color with a medium head. Grainy and wheat filled aroma. The flavor is full of rich malts and more wheat with some spice. Damn, I thought this was really quite good! ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Blue label swing-top. Malty aroma, middling head retention, watery palate. Flavors somewhat metallic, leaning toward aluminum citrus. Not offensive, but not a big winner for me. JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2005
The bottle I had was a painted ceramic pint jug, with the phrase "happy easter" in several languages on it. It said "jubelfest" on it, but apparrently it is an alias for this brew (even though the pictures look totally different). If i’ve got the wrong listing, beermail me and I’ll change it.
Ruby red color, slightly cloudy, smallish tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet, lots of caramel. Flavor is malty, slightly smokey, with caramel, honey, noticable carbonation. A little darker and richer than some of the altbiers that I have had in the past.