Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by TheCondor:
3.75/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a sixer of this at the store. I have heard a lot about it, figured I would try it. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Like the fact the packaging changes annually. I like the look of the label. Pours a nice clear light brown, amber color with about a finger of pillowy head that has good retention and excellent lacing. Very good presentation overall.
Smell - The nose hints at some classic winter warmer characteristics: dark fruits, malts, and a little caramel. There was a surprising amount of earthiness in the nose as well. Unique
Taste - I was a little disappointed in the taste, honestly. Maybe its' because I went into the drink with a preconceived notion or something, but I think I am pretty good at avoiding such beer tasting pitfalls. There was the touches of dark fruits and maltiness that I smelled, but they didn't seem to me like they mixed well together. There were also some sweet accents to the taste and a bit of nuttiness, but everything kind of collided together. I just didn't like the feel I got from the beer.
Mouthfeel - Finished relatively smooth, medium body and carbonation. Its' alright, nothing to write home about.
Overall - This is the first time I think I have been disappointed by Deschutes Brewery. I just did not pick up the vibe from this brew at all. I am sure it is a great beer, obviously from the reviews, but I just didn't feel it. I will have to drink a couple more, but past experiences have shown me that only works occasionally.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 04:20:07 | More by TheCondor
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep amber/ruby color with a thin, tan (almost yellowish) head. Minimal lacing. No noticeable carbonation.
A very sweet with a bit of spice with a tinge of cola. Dark fruit notes, bitter cherries and fig spring to mind. Light brown sugar and molasses and a hint of hazelnut.
Beautifully balanced between bitter and sweet. A rush of slightly tart, dark fruit up front with dates and cherries. Sweetness brought to you by molasses with a bit of nice spicing that I can't seem to put my finger on. Tasty, this one is.
Smooth and super easy to drink. Medium bodied. Fizzy. Sweet finish.
Another fantastic offering from Deschutes. Easy to drink and loaded with character. Definitely worth picking up!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:53:12 | More by alphagnome
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.