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Jubilation Winter Warmer 2010 | Grand River Brewing

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Jubilation Winter Warmer 2010Jubilation Winter Warmer 2010
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand River Brewing
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Viggo on 01-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 8
Photo of Mora2000
2.42/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is straight buttered popcorn. The flavor is more of the same. There is a ton of butter in the beer. Something definitely went wrong in the brewing of this beer because there are no doppelbock notes, only butter and a little bit of bready malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Disappointing.

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Photo of Derek
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'd say this is more of a helles/maibock, though it's also reminiscent of Anchor's special ales (without the added spicing).

A: Copper-bronze, off-white head, no retention or lace.

S: Earthy spicing, floral, pepper & grass with hints of bread & toffee.

T: Earthy mineral, steelie grass, slightly floral and herbal, bread, buttery caramel, golden raisins hints of vanilla and perhaps cinnamon. Modest bitterness; alcohol is subtle.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body is bready with a crisp finish.

D: A good drinker.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep clear burgundy color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light toffee and caramelized malt is quite interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some caramelized malt with notes of toffee and light residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and easily drinkable.

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Photo of CanadaBlue
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Cedar House, Paris in a logo-ed brewery pint glass. (a real full pint glass!)

I really enjoyed this winter warmer/ Dobbelbock. It has a great appearance and mouth feel, but was this really a traditional Dobbelbock? Whatever style you want to label it, it was very enjoyable and went down well. Worth trying!

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Photo of ritzkiss
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at Burger Bar in Kensington. Creamy white finger of head on top of a goblet of dark amber brew. Rings of lacing down the glass.

Nose is fruity and sweet, hints of caramel and a touch of grassy hops, hint of fruit bread.

Kind of an odd brew. Quite bitter and hoppy for either a winter warmer or doppelbock, dry grassy hop bite in finish with a hint of mineral dryness. Sweet caramel, hints of nuts, fruit bread. Quite a thin body for either style, almost more of a maltier EPA or amber. Still, as a beer it is drinkable and relatively enjoyable.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the UW Grad House. According to brewmaster Rob, this was kegged on or about January 3rd.

Poured into a branded Grand River ale glass. A lovely ruby-amber hue, very nice, with the pour producing a generous layer of head with scads of lacing to boot. Good retention as well.

Nose is more on the winter warmer end of the spectrum than the bock/doppelbock, but still delicious. Good malt profile, along with apple, grape, cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit of caramel and bread. Possibly a touch of clove as well. This would have done well right before Christmas.

The taste is sweet and rich, at times reminding me of a sweet red ale, other times of more hearty fare. Cherry, grape, caramel, sherry, spice and finishes dry and with that slight mineral character Grand River is known for. I'm not sure I would have identified this as a doppelbock if handed to me, but whatever this is, I'm enjoying it. The alcohol is masked particularly well, which for a brewery known for low ABV brews, is saying something.

Crisp, crackling carbonation, thinner bodied than other doppelbocks I've had recently, but creamy and satisfying enough. Very easy to drink.

The name of the brew is very appropriate, as it had characteristics of both a winter warmer and a doppelbock, waxing in and out throughout the sampling. Not nearly as dark or full-bodied as a doppelbock, but with flavors not often found in winter warmers, it doesn't fit that category either. It's somewhere in the middle, but who cares. A great winter brew, and a must try from Grand River.

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Jubilation Winter Warmer 2010 from Grand River Brewing
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