Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2001
This is my favorite winter warmer brew. Unique chocolate-covered bananna flavor, with tons of malt and a surprisingly strong fush of hops at the end. The perfect beer for a cold winter’s night. mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Really tasty. This should be available all year. Very toasty and delicious. Nice caramel flavor. The hops are perfect for a hophead like me. 2mu2ku (22) - - NOV 26, 2012
Love this beer. Palate is very creamy. Great head that hangs around for quite a while. Fantastic malty flavor. Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
T start, this is one of the best brown ales I have had. The aroma is a perfect balance of hops and malt to would expect from the style. The taste matches the smell. Well balanced slightly spicy hops followed by earthy malt flavor. Mouthfeel is medium yet complex.
MetalNHopHead (1887) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Among all the seasonal offerings that line store shelves, Jubelale is a standout in every way. The beautiful bottle art is on par with the dark color of this ale, which is a work of art in itself. Aroma has fruit, booze, and spice. Taste has dark fruit, spicy hops, lightly-toasted malts, alcohol warmth, and a touch of sugar. This is the kind of ale that should be sipped at the end of a winter day. It’s everything a holiday ale should be, and more.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from Fred Meyer in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is sweet and a bit nutty, with hints of toffee, biscuit, and mild fall spices. This beer has an incredible balance of malt, hops, and spices. Mouthfeel starts sweet, thick, and creamy, and finishes the same, but with a pleasant bitterness from the hops and a slight, strangely welcome astringency from the spices. Wow, this year?s batch is great! MarkSachon (1009) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Lots of spice with a medium body. Mystery ingredients all through it. Very good. jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Awesome aroma of dark fruits and complex malts. Big thick head and silky smooth carbonation. Flavor of complexity took on life of its own of prune and toffee. Finishes of molasses and earthy hops. tuohyam (14) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
A very impressive winter seasonal. Great taste. Only overshadowed in my mind by the Pyramid Snowcap in terms of west coast beers. kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Incredible old style English ale, great aroma and full malt flavor. Very strong hops influence in this one so it can be quite bitter. So if bitter ale, rich in hops is not your thing then this ale is not for you. Well worth trying and great with cheese dishes.