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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

1,890 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,890
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 112
Gots: 119 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: October to December
Alc. by Vol.: 6.7%
IBUs: 60

216 calories per 12 oz serving

Label artwork changes annually.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001)
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3.72/5  rDev -5.6%

JuanAlberto, Today at 06:14 AM
Photo of Caveworm
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's got a finger thick, medium-dark brown head, solid lacing, and a near black super dark brown body. This is a sexy lookin' beeya.

I smell splendidly roasted malts, molasses, and a touch of ginger. Just the right, amount, too.

The taste is very similar, maybe like a xmas cookie. This is a savory, perfect-for winter brew.

Mouthfeel here is slightly thicker, but I like that in a beer made especially for the cold months.

Overall a very well deserved 4.75 for Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery. This is a delicious choice and I advise you to give it a go.

Caveworm, Today at 04:17 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Boca-X, Today at 02:18 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Niceroad77, Today at 01:05 AM
Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown to amber in color with an inch thick of khaki colored head. Brussels lacing. I smell caramel malt and not much else. The flavor is plenty of caramel malt with a spicy nutty taste. The mouth is smooth and creamy.

Franziskaner, Yesterday at 04:46 AM
Photo of AtlasLives
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%

AtlasLives, Tuesday at 09:17 PM
Photo of BB1313
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

Best By 3/16/15. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark ruby amber with a khaki head that leaves great lacing and retention. Looks really good. The aromas are very malty. Cocoa is there. Dark fruits and cherries in the mix. The flavors are malty as well, but has a subtle bitterness to it. The citrus and pine notes start to come through. Some raisins in the mix. More cherries. Very subtle spice notes. It becomes pretty earthy. The mouthfeel is wonderful. I've noticed Deschutes seems to nail this light fluffy creaminess with active carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a solid winter brew. The craftsmanship is what sells this beer for me. The mouthfeel alone makes me want to drink this all day. It's along the lines of a bold brown ale.

BB1313, Tuesday at 04:44 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Satan70, Tuesday at 12:11 AM
Photo of alcohline_trip
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

alcohline_trip, Monday at 06:04 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

everyhumanist, Monday at 04:13 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

eawolff99, Monday at 03:15 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

ricke49, Sunday at 10:58 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Radome, Sunday at 07:24 PM
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4.53/5  rDev +15%

sgn4779, Sunday at 02:25 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Cory_Brown, Saturday at 10:58 PM
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

ohmsickle16, Saturday at 09:12 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

111213forlife, Saturday at 08:52 PM
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Giggy, Saturday at 08:51 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

A good mouthful, bitter and strong tasting.

moundbz, Saturday at 06:20 PM
Photo of davidchollar
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Ah good old Jubelale. Way way back before I found this website and learned about craft beer I liked the label art of this NW winter classic. The artistic packaging caught my eye but the FLAVOR made me a lifelong fan. Fast forward 10+ years later and conversations with coworkers brought me back to my old reviews ... I can't believe I never reviewed Jubelale!

It's damn near perfect. Looks great and smells delicious. This is the definitive winter warmer, strong and tasty, a little dark and spicy but not overwhelming. Under 7% so it's not a 1-bottle KO but not sessionable either. This is the right beer for the dark cold season. I think Deschutes is my favorite brewery. Everything they make is good to great. Support our troops.

davidchollar, Saturday at 02:17 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

GeePee, Saturday at 02:00 AM
Photo of Redneckwine
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Dark, dark brown and showing good clarity in the light. 1.5 finger head is downright persistent, leaves great lacing.

Smell - Dark, dark fruitiness, various spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, anise), earthy and malty

Taste - Dark fruits and raisin note is very big, touch of caramel sweetness, earthy/toasty malts blend with holiday spices complemented by a whiff of alcohol, and surprisingly, a pretty significant piney, spicy, citrusy hop burst to cap things off. Finishes fairly dry with a moderate lingering resiny hop bitterness.

Feel - Medium body is cleaned up nicely with ample prickly, scrubbing carbonation, pretty smooth and drinkable still.

Overall - This beer just feels like the holidays: like liquid fruitcake spiked with a nice blast of hops. It's hard to get more festive than that! I have a feeling it would even be pretty nice 5-6 months from now as the hops fade a touch (my bottle was super fresh), letting the complex malts shine even more. This is easily one of my favorite holiday brews.

Redneckwine, Saturday at 12:16 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bump8628, Oct 16, 2014
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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,890 ratings.