Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by unklesyd:
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Jubelale is more than a beer, it is a tradition of being a beer drinker in Oregon. I'm always excited to see the new year's incarnation. All that being said, I think that this is the best Jubel in a while.
Interestingly enough, there is a delicious honey-toffee aroma that comes from the initial pour that is not present through the rest of the beer's lifespan. I've had two on two separate occasions, and this has been true both times. The other aroma of the beer is also nice, but not as lovely as the initial whif. It has that characteristic Deschutes grainy-maltose/yeast profile that you'll get from Black Butte, or any of their brews. No discernable hop aroma.
Nice deep ruby color with a dirty head that leaves nice lacing. The flavor is really something special. It is warming and rich, without being cloyingly sweet or overly carmelly or roasty. A nice MO grain backbone with some choice mid-level crystal and a good balance of English bittering hops and a hint of Willamette(?)-type flavor hops.
Crisp mouthfeel, nicely conditioned so as not to be acidically carbonated or too flat. Very nice: much easier to drink than in previous years. Very well done!
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2006 20:27:04 | More by unklesyd
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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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