Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by elNopalero:
3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
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
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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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