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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

2,048 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,048
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 121
Gots: 178 | FT: 0
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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1/5  rDev -74.6%

hoppygal, Jan 03, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

TxZemer, Dec 06, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

rah1734bones, Apr 24, 2012
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1.16/5  rDev -70.6%

Zack42, Sep 24, 2014
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1.24/5  rDev -68.5%

jtease9325, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of SoCaliC8
1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

SoCaliC8, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of CraftFan5
1.8/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

CraftFan5, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of jrallen34
1.93/5  rDev -51%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2006 bottle poured into my De Struise glass...A dark mahoany that is almost clear, very dark in the middle. A huge light tan head rises about four fingers. There is great retention, half the head falls fass, but a full two finger frosting like cap stick around. GREAT lacing. Certainly looks the part...The aroma is ROUGH with a capital R. Way too sweet with toffee then plums and winter spice. It teases because at first its almost nice, but its inappropriately strong. Weirdly reminds me of Lime Gatorade, how?...The taste is equally poor. Its incredily light in taste after how strong the aroma is. The feel is way to light, almost water. The taste is light toffee, coffee, gatorade, with chalk and alcohol.

This is horrible and needs to be dumped, even more opening it.

jrallen34, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of Fossilhunter
2/5  rDev -49.2%

Fossilhunter, Dec 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

KristaHall, Apr 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

ScorpyX, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of jellis00
2.1/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I hate to write bad posts, especially since I am new, but this beer is horrible. I do not understand how people can drink this beer. It has a very sharp, bitter, sour taste, with no real redeeming qualities.

A: It has a common pour from this style of beer.

S: I knew it was not going to be pleasant, too many conflicting textures.

T: I could barely make it thru a bottle. I would say I had this 5 years ago, but it has burned a horrible memory in my mind.

M: Quite pungent.

D: I refuse this beer whenever it is offered. I would rather go sober than drink this beer again.

jellis00, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of chippo33
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

kp29, Oct 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

dertyd, Oct 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

BGsWo22, Jan 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Jules11788, Nov 25, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

AlaskanYoung, Jan 31, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

eulerthegrape, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of otto251068
2.55/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Received as extra from Emmasdad, thanks!

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. "Best by" date of 01/08/11 on the bottle. Guess I'm drinking this just in time.

Appearance: Pour creates a great looking dense head, very dense. It fades slowly, but almost seems to disappear the way it dissipates, and the fact that the head is so dense and frothy. Some wispy swirls remain. The beer has a dark caramel color, very inviting.

Smell: Strong malt presence here, roasted malts and sweetness dominate the nose. After the pour is when the real aromas come out, mainly some fruitiness like pear, apple, and raisins. Plenty of alcohol. A little bit of spiciness in the middle comes out more as the drink warms.

Taste: Some fruity and citrusy flavors appear at first, only to be replaced quickly with lots of bitterness. The bitterness continues to dominate the rest of the flavor, it also has some burnt, smoky and roasted characteristics. Some alcohol at the finish. The bitterness fades as the drink warms, but it's still overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light carbonation. Very smooth, a little thin, but not in a negative way. I enjoy the level of carbonation. The bitterness sticks in the back of the throat.

Overall: The deep, smoky, burnt flavor is just a little too overpowering for me. It really becomes the focus of this beer for me, and I just don't like it.

otto251068, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of cmkendrick
2.68/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured a 12oz bottle into my favorite pint..

L - Dark caramel color with a small head that recedes quickly.

S - Smells pretty amazing! Sweet caramel as well as a deep fruity smell.

T - Well, not even close to how it smells. Piney, spicy, a little bit of a roasted taste. Definitely not my cup of tea... or beer. But to each their own.

F/D - Smooth and a little carbonated. And a bitter aftertaste. Not too drinkable for me. I believe I'll pass on my next opportunity to drink this festive winter ale.

cmkendrick, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of granite
2.7/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Jubelale 06

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A--- Poured amber with red highlights and a large off-white head.

S---Coffee, dark chocolate and cherries.

T---Sherry, astringency with a walnut aftertaste.

M---Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D---The taste did not agree with me but the aroma was outstanding.

granite, Feb 05, 2007
Photo of fragilehearted
2.7/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into my Rahr Winter Warmer oversized snifter.

A - 1 finger light brown head, settles to ring/cover. Beautiful clear dark brown.

S - sweet malts, candied fruits - apples, cherries...caramel & a bit of spice for good measure.

T - Whoa! Spicy hops galore...not like the smell at all. Pepper, pine, coffee...wow, I simply cannot get past the shock of the hop bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter too. The malts are in there somewhere, but the bitterness is too overpowering. There is warming too, with the ABV, but I consider that par for the course with this style.

M - carbonation is fine, medium body...but the finish is dry, too dry in my opinion.

D - Not really. Don't think I'll have another one tonight. I'll drink my sixer, but I'm not buying any more of this. Maybe I'll offer it to guests who might like it more than me.

Apparently this is a popular beer, but I did score it the way that I did, since it didn't quite seem like a Winter Warmer to me...almost like a CDA instead? The harsh bitterness is just not what I typically expect from a Winter Warmer; I expect a bit more balance.

Upon reading some other reviews, maybe this beer needed to warm up a bit more. Obviously I have to finish out this sixer, so next time, I'll let it warm up a little more and see if it seems a bit less harsh. Or if all else fails, let someone else drink it.

fragilehearted, Nov 15, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

SanFranJake, Nov 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Kyroqz, Nov 27, 2012
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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.