Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by GMB:
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Deschutes' Jubelale pours a deep antique bronze body that turns crimson red when held up to a ceiling light. The toffee head is quick to rise and fall, but does leave behind a thin ring of sticky froth. Carbonation is beautifully uneven: some bubbles appear larger than others, and no streams are to be found.
The nose is deep, rich, and malty. Browned butterscotch and molasses dominate, and are complemented by dark dried fruits and roasted grains. Hops lurk in the background, and impart a very mild citral and piney aromas barely appreciable without repeated, deep inhalation.
This malty beer is thick and full on the palate. Sturdy carbonation balances a mouthfeel that might otherwise lean towards syrupy. (Not that that's a bad thing.) A swish around the tongue tosses up a foam that is surprisingly light and frothy, though perhaps a tad too fizzy.
The taste begins where the nose left off, but proceeds to take the palate in new and unexpected directions. The beer's mild floral aroma hops and bitter hang create the illusion of black tea. The roasted malts and mild bitter aftertaste suggest unsweetened chocolate. Dark fruits and molasses provide complementary notes.
Jubelale's unique flavor profile makes it thoroughly enjoyable to drink contemplatively. But it also makes it difficult to judge. There are elements a variety of beer styles present in the bottle. Perhaps the most salient elements are those of Porter, ESB, and strong American Pale Ale. 'Tis the season to be hybrid. Delicious.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2012 22:17:45 | More by GMB
More User Reviews:
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 1,793 ratings.