RATINGS: 1167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2007 version poured into a snifter. A pretty aggressive pour results in only a centimeter of light tan head, but I was keeping it very very cold so it may be a function of the temperature. Body is dark brown, and theres no lacing. Distinct notes of caramel, subtle cherry, nutmeg, raisin, and wood in the nose. Taste starts out lackluster with a chalky dry character, BUT as the beer warmed it transformed into a very tasty winter warmer. Thatll teach me to serve it so cold. I get notes of caramel/toffee, dark fruit, ginger, piney hops, and a much more subdued dry bitterness than the one I experienced earlier. I also notice a quite woody character. Pretty full in body, with surprisingly adequate carbonation considering the relatively small head. Very smooth. Easy to drink and great for a cold winter night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AgentofKarma (3) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2008 does not count
Deschutes Jubelale was recommended to me by a friend and after tasting I am a little unimpressed. Any toasted malts or nutty flavors seem to be overshadowed by the bitter finish which detracts from the otherwise good flavor. The color is deep red and is quite impressive and the beer leaves a moderate amount of lace. All in all, I consider this an average beer with great flavor potential... if only the bitterness on my tongue would permit that flavor to come through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3195) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2008
2007 edition. Brick red with a half-inch tan head. Toasty malts, bread, nutty, and burnt. Creamy body. Burnt bread, malts, nutty flavors. Finish is sharply bitter. Impressive, and different. Will make its way into my winter lineup from now on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2602) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (618) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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