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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2584) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Pours a four finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good sticky lace. Cloudy brown/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted malt nose. Flavor is burnt brown sugar with hops in the background. Nice beer when there is two feet of snow on the ground. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Liquid Solutions Oregon City, Or.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Decent tap of this at Duck Island Saloon in Seattle. On Nitro. Was pretty smooth, almost like a lighter, non-stout Guiness. Shouldnt have had the black 11lth anniversary Stone earlier. Not much of a finish, but a really creamy, palatable body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (610) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2008
More thanks to BuckeyeBoy. Rich smooth nutty malts. Coffee and big cocoa. Like a big brown ale, but with a noticeable bitterness you wouldnt expect from a brown ale. Just a little peppery, spicy hops crackling under the surface. Trademark Deschutes silk smooth palate with a dense chewy mouthfeel. I really think Id have to call this a brown ale, which makes it the best member of the style Ive ever had. Great job again by Deschutes. Very impressive brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Rather spicy with a malty sweetness that is quite present yet restrained. Plenty of hops on the finish to balance it out. Not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle from South Bay Drugs & Liquor. A very nice spiciness this beer has, a whole range of christmasy flavors. Smooth and mellow, with a warming finish. Malts are good, though body is perhaps a touch thin. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Poured a clear deep amber color with a beige head. Light notes of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Mildly sweet. The flavor was of roasted malt with a light spice on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cloudskipper (17) - Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA - JAN 3, 2008
2007 bottling. Dark brown in color. Caramelly in the flavor but with a hop bite. Very nice for a winter beer. One of my favorites of 2007.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2007 Bottle - Dark brown colored pour with little to no head. Roasted malts, sweet molasses aroma. Piney, dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2007
One of my favorite Winter beers. Greaty balance in the hops malts and the wintery caramel that all good winter drinks should have. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (4671) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2007 12oz bottle. deep amber pour. bready, toasty caramel malt aroma. a caramel malt flavor. medium body, good texture. bitter on a fairly long finish. little sweet for me, but good beer


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