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RATINGS: 1164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. Jubelale pours deep garnet in color, medium bodied, with notes of chicory, earth, spice and fruit. To beer lovers, its like Yule fire and family.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3650) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle shared by jc1762. Thanks Jon. Chestnut brown body with a thick, soapy tan collar. Brown bread, malt, squash, spice, vanilla aroma. Prevalent sweetness in both the scent and flavor. Cream soda, pine, holiday spices. While fun and seasonally appropriate, a small pour is plenty for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jc1762 (1098) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Thanks to altonbrownd for the bottle! Poured into a taster showing well filtered caramel brown with no head. The nose shows light toffee and caramel with hints of fig. The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Clean tea makes in background but mostly assertive hoppy forwardness that is out of place and too strong. More tea flavors on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (2588) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle from Kroger. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of wet dog, caramels, dust, and some dark fruit. The wet dog, and that is exactly what it smells like, puts me off a bit. Flavor is caramel, dark fruit, toast, burnt toffee. Lingering burnt flavor. I dont like this, and Im surprised.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1661) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours dark red brown with lots of foam. On nitro, so extremely smooth. Not overly spicy with a dark fruit aspect. Went down easy. Tap.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Popoff91 (124) - Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2016
12-ounce bottles in a pilsner glass. I like the alcohol content, but not the chocolate flavor. Its okay for a bottle or two, but after that, it becomes overpowering. Very hard to down a six-pack. After having actual chocolate in a beer, I wont use chocolaty as a descriptor of stouts/porters anymore, because they are more like a dark roast coffee than a chocolate flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (2030) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz 2016 vintage bottle. Aroma is rich and malt forward with lots of toffee, dark caramel, toasted bread and chocolate. Some raisin, cherry and dried stone fruit notes. Light spiciness. Pours a clear dark brown with auburn hues and a medium sized, thick tan head that shows really nice retention as it recedes to the edges very slowly. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor has a medium sweetness with quite a bit of malt character. Some toffee, toasted bread, caramel and chocolate with a light roasted nut note. Some light raisin, prune and date character. Hints of the alcohol. Medium spice notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but definitely not my preferred malt profile. Im also not a huge fan of the spice notes. Its a nice winter warmer beer, but that might be my least favorite style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crispaire (147) - - NOV 28, 2016
poured a dark mahogany from bottle with exceptionally thick tan head. the aromatic bouquet included bread pudding, spices, prunes, with toffee. nice balance between hops and toasted malts. medium body with a brief finish. classic winter ale sipper, one of my favorites.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (298) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2016 Bottle poured into an English pint. Ruby brown color and a thick tan head. Aroma is malt, toffee, spices, dates, raisins. Initial taste is roasted malts...almost burned, cocoa beans, dates. Aftertaste is a lingering roasted malt bitterness. Medium body and carbonation that gives a little zing. Not my favorite brew from these guys but not bad. I think as a strong ale it?s just a little too bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured reddish brown. nice off white head and some lacing. aroma is dark fruit, sweet malts and grain. taste is sweet and malty, cherry? notes, certainly fruity, some spices in there too. very clean, very enjoyable and easy to drink. Quite good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehaak26 (301) - - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours a dark reddish brown, tan head and light lacing. Aroma of chicory and dark fruit.


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