jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Tap @ brewery. Reddish color. Cherry aroma and a sticky sweet flavor...... cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2004
A step up from your average Bud but not a very good representitive of the style. It comes of very malty and there’s something sweet in the nose that I couldn’t put a finger on and didn’t enjoy. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
This is a nice clean straight ahead ale. I wouldn’t really even rate it as an English strong--it’s not very rich or complex, and it’s fairly thin for that style. All that said, it’s tasty and very drinkable. It pours dark amber with a big three-finger tan head that dissipates. The attack is tart, even a bit to the cherry. Very little finish. Compare it even to some of the more adventurous ambers and it comes up a little tame--hard to knock such an agreeable beer though. mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2007
Buckets of crystal malt and booze in the aroma, fruit cake, sultanas and very faint US hops? Basically it’s hollow crystal malt flavour and not much else. It really disappears on the palate. Pretty ordinary stuff which is a shame because the Jubelale got me a bit fired up about this one. It wouldn’t surprise me if I was told this one was an Australian beer actually. Shag (3027) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2007
A brown appearance with some red hues present. Some dark fruit and caramel showing through in the aroma. A chocolate, raisin, and caramel flavor to this one. The palate is a little thin and overall it was not very complex. Bah Humbug!
sebletitje (10220) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2009
Courtesy of goodzoid10.
Pours amber with tan head.
Aroma of fresh piney hops with light presence of caramel malts as well as winter spices.
Taste of floral hops and spices with notes of fruits - pineapple / grapefruit - malty with notes of caramel.
Not too complex, easy to drink, overall feel was rather disappointing.. bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2009
More ho-hum than ho-ho-ho, this one’s got enough malt to fit the program, but is not too distinctive otherwise. Goes easier on the spices than some warmers do, so that may appeal to some. jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2009
(bottle). Clear ruby color. Medium off white head. Aroma and flavor of light malt and spices. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing. GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours deep amber with creamy beige head and foamy lacing. Notes mostly of pine needles. Taste is similar to aroma, though less bitterness than expected. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Reddish pour with a small white head. Aroma is spiced, a little roasty, and nuts. Taste is baking spices, a little caramel, moss, and molasses. Spices come way out in the finish in a way that I don’t really like.