Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by elNopalero:
3.95/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Does this recipe change annually, a la Anchor’s Our Special Ale? I am reviewing the 2011 vintage. It pours a wonderful amber-red color that glowed when held to the light. Pleasing aroma of malt and spice; mellow caramel meets cloves and allspice, with a faint pine cone dusting. The sweetness on the nose doesn’t come through as strongly when tasted, rather it’s sharp with a hoppy bitterness in the finish. A big bitterness with some resin that coats the palate. Pine comes out as it warms. I have a feeling some time will mellow this out and allow more of the spice flavorings to shine but even now it’s an enjoyable winter ale. I paired it with leftover pumpkin pie and the spicy-sweet combination worked wonderfully in tandem.
Always a joy to revisit these winter warmers.
This pours a ruby amber that’s more ruby than amber with a heady foam the color of toast.
The aroma is a delight to pick apart. I get cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, along with figs, stone fruit, raisins, and an almost boozy character (without the ABV to back it up).
The flavor has more of the same, with a great bitterness contrasting the sweetness. Some malty stone fruits and candied fruits—candied apples, maybe?—with this boozy rum-like character that emerges as it warms.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2011 22:15:33 | More by elNopalero
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
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