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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,202 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,202
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 131
Gots: 235 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: October to December
Alc. by Vol.: 6.7%
IBUs: 60

216 calories per 12 oz serving

Label artwork changes annually.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001)
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Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinobambam
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CAF
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice sweet caramel malt base with some light cinnamon, ginger and brown sugar.
The taste was mainly sweet with an amplified sweet orange to it. There was a light spice in the aftertaste and it left a dry sweet citrus finish.
The mouthfeel was about a medium on the body with a thorough full carbonation to it, good as a winter warmer and to me.
Overall, I say this was a good winter warmer I'd come back to.

Photo of leitmotif
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivarol
1.75/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tried it on a cold, boring night when I was itching for a winter ale. Half of it still went down the drain.

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sampling right now on 12/16/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass stein.

Pours a very deep reddish-brown in color with almost a 1-finger beige creamy head that settles back down after a while. A decent amount of sticking lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of roasted malts, some dark fruit and spices for the most part. Bit more going on with the taste as there is some semi-sweet chocolate and pine in the mix as well. Does have a bitter finish that lasted a little to long for my liking though. Other than that the taste was decent. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation.

Photo of Tayloraphilips
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Tucquan
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-12-15 in Columbia, PA from a bottle

A - Fairly clear ruby with a 2-finger light tan head that sticks around and leaves great lace. A beautiful brew.

S - Red licorice, cherries, candied orange, hint of dark bread.

T - More porter/stout-like than I expected from the aroma. Plenty of medium roasted grain and some char and semi-sweet chocolate. The sweet fruit aspects evident in the smell are not a major component of the taste but instead, add a festive touch to the malt base; along with some cinnamon and vanilla. There's also a woody/oak flavor, which adds to the balance; keeping the sweetness well-in-check. There's a good amount of roast and hop bitterness in the finish; appropriate to the style.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial with creamy and prickly aspects competing-and-yet-balancing each other.

O - I use the word "balanced" a lot in this review but don't take this as meaning bland. There are bold but balanced flavors. Basically, if you are in the mood for something like Stone's Oaked Arrogant Bastard but favor a bit of holiday cheer stirred in; this is the beer for you. I'll have this again; and it doesn't have to be just at the Winter holidays.

Photo of ManBearPat
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of bmeehan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Good winter/holiday beer that doesn't teeter to the bad or the great.

Photo of NW_IPAHEAD
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ProChorus
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Trevdowg
4.4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of callmeoz
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of RyanCrawford
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,202 ratings.