RATINGS: 1162   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, it’s like Yule fire and family.

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DialSquare (5032) - 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

doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2007. 12oz bottle. Pours brwon with red highlights. Thin, somewhat sticky, light brown head that laces the glass. Smells of sweet fruity malts and brown sugar with some hops in the background. Tastes sweet throughout with a quick biting bittereness on the finish. Caramelly and fruity(red) malts and hops. Has some body to the mouthfeel, nice full carbonation. Refreshing flavor for a winter brew. Not a whole bunch of spiciness or anything.

LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
’07. Bottle. Flashy label, ehh? Big malty nose, I smell toffee. Nice light brown color, dry finish. Enjoyable, not Deschutes’ best effort though..

FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 2007 - Pours a rich, hazy red/brown, with little head. Nice aroma of fruit and hops. Enjoyed the bitter, malty flavor. Hops comes through a bit much for me, but is a fairly well balanced brew. Mouth is thin, and finishes dry. Wished for a bit more taste from a seasonal, but overall very drinkable. Prefer the 2007 to the 2006.

franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a pure copper with a frothy thick lacing tan head. Smells of candied fruit, caramel with a barleywinesque hop character. Tastes of mild fruit, malty, and a very bitter and lingering finish. Thin in the mouth, slightly watery. Very drinkable and a nice twist on the style

riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Pours a very nice auburn color with a thin head and lots of sediment. Aroma of toffee, sweet malt, with notes of some dried fruits and perhaps a little chocolate. Flavor is distinctly english malt with light roast, chocolate, fruit, caramel malts, and a little maple. Lots of pleasant malty flavors in this one. This one is actually pretty fruity, maybe from all of the yeast in the bottle. A light hoppy bitterness comes through as the flavor lingers for a minute. This is very drinkable! This is an enjoyable winter NW style winter brew.

ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2007
pours brown and hazy with very little head. Very faint malt aroma. hops and malts, finish’s with a notable caramel apple flavor, very nice

nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 15, 2007
On tap at Stone.Dark black with a thin dissipating head Some aroma of malt and dark fruit. Some bitterness and coffee flavors. Not super complex or rich on the finish. Not bad brew.

cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2007
No complaints here. Mm-mmm!! Tthis is one tasty burg . . . uh, beer! Quite a bit like a couple I had at the recent Holiday Ale Fest. Quite dark-fruity/tangy, sweet and malty; raisin-bready nose. The only weak point is a bit of wateriness in the finish. A fine addition to the holiday season lineup.

beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2007 bottle. Rich caramel-chestnut color with a thin tan head. Chewy. Coffee and toffee taste with bitter hop finish.

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