Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Lawl3ss:
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No decipherable bottling date.
Look- Clear ruby brown with three fingers of loose beige head, brilliant red tint. Fair retention, Excellent lacing.
Smell- Fresh brown bread, ripe stone fruits, some spice, licorice. Swirling brings out an earthier, dank green aroma, tea or crushed undergrowth perhaps. Sweeter vanilla/toffee comes out as it warms.
Taste- Similar to the aroma, but better balance. Light sweetness on the sip that quickly turns into a rich brown bread/pumpernickel flavor that persists, taking on a slightly darker char/coffee tone after the swallow. Light toffee, but it's pretty subtle. Moderately bitter, very herbal, black tea and peppermint. The fruitiness is a bit lighter than expected after the aroma, definitely on the preserved dates/raisin side. Not particularly sweet, more balanced than expected. Aftertaste is lingering earthy greenness and that same fresh brown bread with the faintest hint of brown sugar. Very nice.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, light carbonation. Pretty smooth, a bit of a warming feeling. Hearty but not thick or syrupy. I could have a couple.
Overall- Nothing too flashy, but that's not what I'm looking for in a winter warmer. Robust, flavorful, well executed, tasty. Very nice. Lots of things going on and they come together nicely. Absolutely worth picking up and I'll be sure to have another sixer before the winter's out.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 08:02:41 | More by Lawl3ss
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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
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