jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 2004 VintageDark brown amber frothy tan head. Pine aroma like an OR forest. Falsl falt in the falvor. Spices and hops combine ok. Medium dry body.2003 Vintage 8/4/7/3/14 - 3.6 - Clear dark ruby. Smallish fizzy light tan head. Lacing is quite nice. Very nice sweet ripe fruity aroma, there are some pleasantly subtle spice aromas also, vanilla and nutmeg. The flavor develops just as the aroma does. It is also equally as complex. There is more caramel flavor than the aroma leads on to. Body is medium and the hops come through in the finish. A very nice beer. kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Dark orange, small fizzy/foamy tan head. Mostly malt and caramel aroma, a bit of hops. Very watery flavor and palate, but decent malts and spices. luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Pours out a ruby red color. Nice frothy head that tan in color. Smell is of dry wood and mild flower aroma. Highly carbonated and the taste is a bit hard to feel out. Def fizzy and spicy. jazz88 (2684) - 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 (3059) - 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 (10477) - 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.