Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by BeardedRiker:
4/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well, it's winter and what better to drink than another winter warmer? I don't think I've had one winter warmer that I've disliked. This will be the first Deschutes beer that I've had since drinking a year old Abyss (2010) and a two year old Black Butte (XXI) so this will obviously not be at that par. Still, this is a good beer.
The head on this is lovely. It forms a bit slowly, becomes a creamy blanket on top, is tan in color, and a fair amount of it stays on top throughout drinking. Lacing is good. I can tell when I took each gulp. The beer is clear and a reddish copper color. It looks delicious
There's a dominant fruity smell. Dark fruits like raisins. There's also a strong booziness to it but it is not off-putting. There's a sweetness from the fruits plus a sort of cookie sweetness. Bit of coffee too. A tad bit of piney hops.
Fruity, raisiny sweetness along with a bit of white sugar. Hoppy bitterness is very faint though present and it adds some pine flavor. It has a sort of raisin cookie and toasty bread flavor. It's a tad boozy too but nothing that dissatisfies.
Jubelale is pretty darn drinkable with a lighter medium body. It has decent carbonation that breaks up the smoothness a bit.
Nothing really exceptional about this beer but nothing to complain about. It's another good winter warmer.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2011 04:43:06 | More by BeardedRiker
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3.54/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Local Taphouse.
Pours a red colour, bit of haze. Head is off-white, webbed lace but sticks to the glass. Looks nice.
Smells like banana esters, with some dry sweet spice, nutmeg and vanilla. Touch of raisin. Could have more richness and more robustness, but decent.
Taste is chocolatey. Dry cocoa with some toffee, sultanas and some dried orange peel. Not much spice; more fruit and lots of chocolate. Not bad.
Full body, nicely textured. Slightly dry on the back.
Nice beer; have had better spiced Winter seasonals though, generally better because of more spice.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2014 05:53:00 | More by laituegonflable
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,794 ratings.