thedm (6091) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a small light brown head of finely sized bubbles that left behind a good lacing. It had a transparent amber brown body with carbonation rising in the mug. It has a mild malty aroma and a very nice smooth initial taste with hints of spice and a malty flavor. It was a very nice all around brew that I would like to have more of.
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Of course I bought it for the ceramic bottle with Santa on it...duh! And actually, the bottle is much more interesting than the beer contained within it - malty, fruity, bock-ish qualities, but although the flavor is good, it is a little on the thin side, as is the body and finish - some hops balance out the mixture of caramel sweetness - nothing to celebrate about, and the price is totally unjustified, even for the bottle without the beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jubel pours a dark amber (rather than brown) with a slight head and mild effervesence. The aroma is malty with a slight fruity afterthought. The taste is malty, full, and rich, giving a pleasant mouthfeel. Good stuff.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i thought it was pretty good, nice malty sort of charachter, with a nice bitter finish, clean tasting too. It was also quite english in its taste aswell.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color. Medium head. Aroma is brown sugar, malts and fruit. A medium bodied dunkel. Malts are roasty, nutty and sweet. Mild hops. Touch of spiciness. Nicely balanced. I mainly bought this beer for the fancy Santa bottle, but it was a definitely drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Aurelius (5251) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild malt nose in the bottle, becomes powdery smelling in the snifter. Deep chestnut brown with lacy head. Excessively gimmicky bottle. Parched grain and sorghum flavor. Thin and slightly metallic. I could swear that this was a dunkelweisse, rather than an alt. The bottle just said Jubel, and it differed from alcfron’s description of the Jubel bottle, and I was at a quandry whether to rate this as the Jubel Dunkel, since the bottle looked like the Dunkel, with a different label...
hotstuff (5112) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew poured very little head, but it had good lacing on the side of my mug. This beer had carbonation to it. It had a smooth taste with an ever so slight aftertaste. It had a citrusy aroma. To me it had a creamy and smooth mouth feel to it. Some bitterness, but not overwhelming.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown coloured. Malty aroma. Smooth malty flavour with roasty and sweet notes.
badgerben (5058) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Miature hootch jug bottle with cute handle. Liquid smoke aroma is quite sharp initially but mellows by the end of the bottle to be quite agreeable. Reddish brown with a very good off-white head. Body is on the thin side of average. Flavour starts thin compared to the initial aroma but builds through the glass. A light effervescence on the tongue. A light bodied lightly spiced and smoked offering.