Jingle Ale Spiced Ale - Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing

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very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2003)
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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A dirty light orange pour, just looks spicy. Small head of white foam, a bit filmy.
This is spicy, like xmas spice (go figure). I get a lot of cinnamon and nutmeg, some spruce and pumpkin. That's just in the nose. Upon sipping it a little sweet banana comes into play. It's like a light Rochefort 10, with sh*t ton of spices. Alcohol is strong in the feel, but doesn't really knock you out. I can see this as a nice desert beer, or sitting by the fire. Otherwise, too niche for everyday.

Photo of BeerBuilder
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber-orangish color with a thick, creamy tan head. It leaves good lacing. The aroma is super spicy, with ginger and nutmeg. The flavor is also very spicy of nutmeg and ginger, and also a bit of orange. Relatively light in body. A good seasonal Christmas type brew, but I couldn't drink more than one.

Photo of Crosling
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured an ugly murky light brown. Nice retention and lace througout the session. The head was fantastic while the color was ugly.

Ginger, vanilla, coke, cinnamon and vodka in the nose.

Not bad flavor. Pumpkin, spices and ginger...quite spicy and very smooth. Somewhat hard to get into the flavor.

Thanks Jeff for sharing this one with me.

Photo of quaybr
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber body, no head, no lacing.

The aroma is virtually all spice. Lots of clove, lots of cinnamon. Had a slight banana scent to it.

Taste follows nose, yet with a surprisingly bitter finish. The bitter hops added a little something to the flavor. Still, super spicy with a few caramel malt tones.

Felt light, almost watery - this kind of slipped down the back of my throat. Not much carbonation.

Overall this is a pretty decent spiced ale.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml capped and foiled bottle(2006 bottling) a clear(until the second por) light reddish gold with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving a solid layer with lots of lacing.

The smell is very spicy. I can get nutmeg, cinnamon, some banana, clove. Pretty darned complex.

The taste is as spicy as the smell. Cinnamon seems to dominate but I can taste everything I mentioned in the smell plus there's Ginger and some dark fruit in there as well. Hint: The tastes are at their *peak* when you take really small sips; larger sips seem to blend all the flavours together too much and so, imo, diminishes the enjoyment of this Ale.

Oh, and I notice a fairly abundant amount of solid bits of floating yeast and although on the small side, the fact that they're there takes points, for me, off the appearance score but doesn't change the fact that this is a tasty Spiced beer. A more careful pour would probably stop the majority of them reaching your glass but, like I said, they're *really* small.

I notice that there's no given abv given for this brew and if I were to take a guess, I'd say it was somewhere between 7 and 8%abv as there's no alcohol in the taste and there's just a bit of warming.

Bottom line: Coopersmith's bottles a brew and I like it. I think the name Jingle Ale is appropriate because it does "feel" like Christmas drinking it. Give it a shot, I say. ;^)

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bitterbill for this brew.

750ml Foiled/Capped

I got a nice carbonated pop removing cap. Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden yellow, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is of sweet malts, slight hops, lots of spices (cinammon), slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet malts and spices. Medium body. Very drinkable, a nice spiced ale or pumpkin ale, would definitely recommend.

Photo of Zorro
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled due to the kindness of gbontrag.

A foiled and capped 750 ML from gbontrag in exchange for Firestone 10.

In the glass this is a clear dark amber colored ale with a decent tan head.

Smell is sweet with a big whiff of bubblegum and spice. Strong aroma of cloves here, not that hard to do, as clove is a spice that will take over a beer very quickly. Strong chocolate, ginger and cinnamon manage to beat up the clove and get into the smell anyway.

Taste is neutral too slightly sweet with a bit of fruit and chocolate banana at the beginning. Lots of spice taste here clove doesn't overpower and vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, ginger and flowers I think all show up in the taste. Decent bitterness in the finish this is a bit woody.

Mouthfeel is good.

Nice drinkable ale here mainly because the makers wisely control the effects of clove on a beer. This is worth about $8 a bottle once a year.

Photo of Beaver13
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Jingle Ale poured a cloudy copper with a big white head with thin bubbles. There were lots of small particulates floating in mid-beer, similar to the Bell's Amber Ale. It had a nice, big spicy nose. I noticed cinnamon and nutmeg as well as other spices that I couldn't put my finger on. I tasted some sweet malt and slight citrus up front with a spicy finish. A very nice drinking holiday brew that I look forward to every year!

Photo of GilGarp
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage.

750 ml bottle with gold foil over the cap. I have no idea why I sat on this bottle for four years but tonight's the night. Let's hope it aged well.

Served slightly chilled into a goblet, Jingle Ale is a deep amber brown color. It is fairly hazy with thick white head. The head settles to a thin layer without leaving any lace.

Aroma is heavily spiced, almost like a spiced cider, with mulling spices like clove and cinnamon.

Flavor is surprisingly well done. The aroma led me to think it would be over done on the spices but its actually not. The malts are nice and rich so they support the spices.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall it's a very nice winter warmer that has aged very nicely over the years.

Photo of Kemmerlin
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a brownish orange color with a thick strong supporting head and decent lacing and slightly unfiltered look.
S: smells like cloves, banana nut bread, and slight alcohol.
T: tastes like mushed old bananas usually used in banana bread. That was followed by some sour cherry and apricot in the aftertaste. There was also a little alcohol taste.
M/D: A light watery feel with some bitterness in the feel. The drinkability is very good and would go well with just about any holiday meal. Definitely a good holiday spiced warmer.

Photo of ScorpyX
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden color with a small head.

S: Very spicy, with overwhelming cinnamon and nutmeg. Smells like holiday potpourri.

T: Tastes much like it smells, with a cherry flavor most apparent. Finishes with a taste of alcohol. The cinnamon quality makes it quite fitting for the holiday season. Definitely has some reminders of certain pumpkin ales.

M: Fairly crisp, though some of it sticks around.

D: Very drinkable. Not all that heavy and as long as one can take the taste, multiple pints would not be out of the question.

I tried this one last year and have been counting the days to its return. Definitely one of my favorite sweet season ales.

Jingle Ale Spiced Ale from Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.