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Jubilee Ale - Island Brewing Company

Jubilee AleJubilee Ale

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%


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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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JayTheFinn:
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JayTheFinn

California

4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on-tap at the Island Brewery.

The Jubilee has a beautiful brown look with a medium head. Good looking beer.

There was a light citrusy, hoppy scent coupled with maltiness.

It was hard to distinguish the flavor. It was a like nutty with a light grapefruit taste. Hard to tell exactly.

Medium body. Decent carbonation.

Quite a drinkable little number. This would make a good session beer if the abv wasn't quite so high.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2006 02:00:24 | More by JayTheFinn
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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GRG1313

California

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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.

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barleywinefiend

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Poured a deep amber with a small, foamy tan head.Nose of sweet roasted malt, caramel, some fruit and hops. Taste was tangy sweet and biscuity malt flavor upfront. Caramel, fruit, baking spices and a bit of sourness. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness. Off balanced and not one of the best warmers I have had for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

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Floydster

California

3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle purchased from the brewery for four dollars a few weekends ago, opened last night with Drake, poured into a snifter, medium brown color with red edges, one inch creamy beige head that lasted about five minutes, minimal lacing, aroma consists of light hops, sweet malts, cherries, toffee, grapes, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla, flavor starts off with some sweet malts mixed with dark fruits, sweet in the middle as well, some mild bitterness in the finish to go along with a very big caramel presence, sweetens even more as it warms which hurts this brew's flavor profile, malty, sweet, and slightly dry mouthfeel, medium bodied, moedrate level of carbonation, taste lingers a little, pretty heavy stuff for what it is, alcohol is masked fairly well, the malt profile is strong and could use more of a hop presence to balance things out, wish this old ale packed more punch as far as ABV but its flavor does not seem to suffer too much from that, not a bad seasonal brew from these guys, would drink again, worth trying

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured froma bomber to a pint glass the liquid is dark bown with a bit too much carbonation. The head is big tan and leaves no lace.

The smell is ok lots of spice.

The taste is also ok if you like a spicy brew, that is a bit sour, I do not.

The mouthfeel is ok but a bit too fizzy, just less the medium body.

The drinkability is ok for a holiday spiced brew, I'm not really impressed, it crosses the line of too spiced for me.

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Jubilee Ale from Island Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.