Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by melagnus:
3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A - A tan finger-thick head sits atop a dark ruby (SRM 18) hued liquid. Floaties appear in the clear beer and the lacing on the side of the glass gives the appearance that this delight is going to yield a syrupy mouthfeel of malts.
S - Ethers of alcohol and fruit rise in an intoxicating way deep into the nose ducts. This beer has a truly enticing aroma that brings about dreams of plums, cherries and grape vine.
T/M - The alcohol warms the throat slightly and the sting of hops leaves a dry bitter aftertaste. Sweet cherries mixed with plum (?) stick mildly to the tongue as though a kiss of syrup was left on it. The body (medium) seems fairly thin, though a biscuity note from the malt and yeast tickles the palette.
D - Drinkability is good, though a criticism would be that the aroma is so incredible and yet the taste leaves some to be desired. The taste also seems different than the smell, which shouldn't be. The difference isn't huge, though it definitely seems subdued in comparison to the smell. As well the body could be a bit more syrupy, for the smell gives one the sense that this beer will include more than a kiss of sticky malt and then in actuality the hops overpower the malt.
C - A lovely beer that I would sit down over a long evening with friends and drink, though not one of my top Winter Warmers!
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2010 03:53:37 | More by melagnus
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3.55/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottle best by 4/6/14. Dark ruby red pour with one-finger khaki head. Aroma is nice, sweet, nothing disagreeable -- reminscent of sweet orange. Taste is sweet & bitter up front -- more bitter than I expected. Citrusy, seemingly from yeast and hops. Bitterness in the finish, too. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Overall wanted this to be sweeter, but it's a nice beer of reasonable complexity.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 02:48:21 | More by foobula
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,780 ratings.