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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

2,061 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,061
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 123
Gots: 183 | FT: 1
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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Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm just doing the Deschutes tour here at the Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. After having Hop Henge, Black Butte XX, this is the next step in the progression.

2008 vintage: Served in a standard pint glass, the beer has a color somewhere between ruby and rust, but with an almost clear complextion. Lightly tanned head formation provides a creamy froath atop the beer.

Very malty and very fruity in the aromas with a orange zest, lemon zest spiciness from the hops. A follow of pine, nuttiness, and Christmas spices follow giving the beer a lot of complexity and variety in the nose.

Flavors of dense malty set the pace while hop flavoring begin the decoration of the bold barley additions. Pine is the most identifiable spice with modest cinamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice rounding out the malts. Malt flavors bring firm toffee, toasty, caramel, and nutty taste to support the cherry, berry, apple, and fig flavors. The beer has nearly all the attributes that an ale can have.

Full and malty rich textures give a lot of creaminess, firmness, and softness to the beer while the hops balance the sweetness well. Not a lot of residual sweetness but enough to keep the hops and added spices from becomming bitey or harsh.

Finishes with a long lingering taste of fruitcake, citrus, pine, and sweet rum-like alcohols.

This beer has the perfect delicate blend of malts and spices for great balance and complexity. This is my pick of the litter for Christmas Ales this year.

BEERchitect, Dec 28, 2008
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1.92/5  rDev -51.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.64/5  rDev +17.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Photo of Stevedore
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Enjoy by 5/4/2015. Poured into a snifter 11/22/2014.

A- Dark brown. Very dark black almost; with a touch of brown. One finger offwhite head with nice retention time, dropping eventually into a thick lacing and collar. Very nice lacing as well. [4]

S- Nothing particularly impressive. Lots of toffee and caramel. Slight bit of roast. A bit of earthy hops rounds it out. [3.25]

F- Nice amount of roast and nutty flavours, surprisingly. Smooth toffee and caramel sweetness buttresses the middle of the palate with a bit of coffee bitterness and a more than solid touch of pine on the finish. Very nice complexity and definitely a treat to drink. [4]

M- Medium bodied, nicely carbonated but smooth and silky. Nice soft feel that makes this easy to drink despite all the flavours packed into the beer. [4]

O- One of the better shelf winter warmers I've had. It's like a black scotch ale- has the good parts of a nice roasty oatmeal stout along with the nice sweetness of a scotch ale/wee heavy without the negatives. Very good stuff, I would recommend trying this one. [4]

Final score: 3.94

Stevedore, Saturday at 09:47 PM
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3.2/5  rDev -18.8%

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Photo of Dan_McNeely
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Smooth bitterness. Taste is full, but not heavy. It would go well with a fire on a snowy evening. Has a great aroma, a lot of character. It doesn't have any staying power, no taste sitting in your mouth, but the immediate reaction is cozy. It isn't going for too much, not over the top, very comforting.

Dan_McNeely, Saturday at 08:02 PM
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3.32/5  rDev -15.7%

torwart94, Saturday at 07:58 PM
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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,061 ratings.