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Jubilee Ale - Island Brewing Company

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Jubilee AleJubilee Ale

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Island Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rkhaze on 04-09-2004)
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Photo of womencantsail
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Island

Dark amber in color with a khaki head. Opens up with bread, toffee, and toasted malt. A little bit of caramel in there as well. Mild floral and earthy hop aromas, a touch of metal to it, too. The flavor is quite sweet. Toast, caramel, toffee, and an overripe fruit note. A bit of tart prune juice, a tinge of metal on the finish. Very light hops.

womencantsail, Aug 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

mettkea, Dec 31, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle. GABF Silver Medal Winner 2002 and Gold Award at LA County Fair 2003, seems like it has a little pedigree. Pours a deep copper color with a light tan head that quickly disappears and collars around the glass. Malty, biscuit, nutty, caramel, and slight spice in the nose. Overall, not a bad smell but not great. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is...not that great. Slightly roasty with a perfume like note. Backbone really falls apart mid way through the game. This has an odd sweetness to it that doesn’t work for me. Lingering bitterness. Overall, meh, had once, not need to try again.

kbutler1, Dec 16, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown with a 1 inch puffy tan head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted peanuts and roasted malt mainly. Taste is of the roasted peanuts and malt with a hop flavor on the finish. Mild roasty bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. There is a good level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is a bit one dimensional with the roast aroma and flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 18, 2011
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2.38/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a dark ruby-brown with a couple fingers of light tan head that receded into a greasy film that left a network of thin lacing down the glass.
S: Sweet and briny with strange notes of what I think are spices or fruit.
T: Warm alcohol taste with notes of 'root-beer', chocolate and tobacco. Not a good combination. A touch of sourness to the finish with some bitter orange zest thrown in.
M: Medium body with even carbonation and a funky sour aftertaste.
D: A few mouthful of this was all I could handle. This one did not impress me at all. I see what they were going for in this one, sadly it's just not quite there yet.

scottfrie, Jan 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes

Pours with a small beige foam atop a erddish orange body, decent clarity, good lace, though the head faded quickly.

This is really odd smelling.... its got some brown sugary notes, but they remind me of a bbq marinade, almost in a teriyaki kind of way. Kind of reminiscent of a soy based marinade I have made before....even a little twinge of acid. Additionally, there are some stale 7-11 coffee flavors, caramel notes with some toasted notes in the taste that try to salvage what is really an off-putting aroma. Something else in the finish that I can't quite place, but overall not very enjoyable.

Ineedabeerhere, Jul 05, 2010
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3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours crystal clear and bright very dark, deep red with a light off white head that is short but firm; good looking beer.

Nose is a creamed coffee, not unlike Islands IPA but far more appropriate on this brew. Pleasant with carmel/fruit undertones.

Mouthfeel is medium with nice body and character although very one dimensional.

Flavor is strictly one dimensional as well in that there is a creamed coffee flavor, character and finish. Coffee character and flavor goes to finish as light espresso.

Not bad but drinks like a light stout in that you really get the roasted grain character and not much else.

GRG1313, Dec 12, 2009
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Jubilee Ale from Island Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.