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RATINGS: 1150   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Dark red brown pour some tan head. Aroma of woody leather nuts slight citrus co2. Rich woody malty soy sauce flavor. Watery strong carb slight acrid. Mid bitter finish piney hops. A good one, but could use slightly more body and less carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Popoff91 (118) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1917) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crispaire (96) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (284) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehaak26 (180) - - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours a dark reddish brown, tan head and light lacing. Aroma of chicory and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3223) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2016
This is from a year old bottle. Aroma is dark malts molasses and raisins dark roots. Flavor is similar to nose slightly sweet some bitter and a little bit of tang, nicely balanced. Very smooth and easy drinking. Great finish. Id definitely have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2016
[Dec 24 2015] Bottle at Happy Valley Supermarket, Portland. Nice brown bdoy. Nose is malty, caramel and floral. Taste is malty, roasty and sweet. Spicy in the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bdleedahl (202) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
Off bitterness dominates this beer, it's not very good. For a strong ale there is very little malt fullness to back the hops that aren't right for this beer. At Hops and Hominy SF. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1464) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Aroma is caramel, raisins, toffee, sweet malt, nutty and nice. Appearance is brown, light brown head. Taste is malt, slight bitter, light caramel, toffee, and nuts. Mouthfeel is medium body, soft, light carbonation, bitterness from the malt lingering. Overall, its pretty tasty stuff.

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