Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,238 Ratings
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97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 135
Gots: 253 | 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 SMITHAND
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arkay
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KStark
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cheld
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hail_seitan
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass

A - Dark cherry stain color with a frothy cafe-colored head.

S - Raisins, orange spice, vanilla, and brown sugar.

T - Plum, candi sugar, maple, and vanilla hit the tongue initially. Then chocolate and Christmas cake malt. Finish is sweet and ever so slightly bitter with lingering citrus notes.

M - Slightly syrupy (which is pleasant for a Yuletide brew) with a medium carbonation.

O - A great Christmas time beer. Pleasantly warming without cloying spices or flavors. Would go great with Christmas ham.

Photo of OGShotzy
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 0clc
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gaddabble
3.26/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elihull
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRPunk
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (best by 5/4/15) poured into a mug.

A- A gentle pour still creates a huge tan head that requires stopping short and a second pour. The body was dark brown with crimson edges. The head never drops below 1-finger and leaves foamy rings.

S- Caramel and brown sugar are maybe toffee-esqe. Slightly charred brown sugar and grains. Some spice and citrus comes on later.

T- Much as the aroma suggests, a mix of sweet and char. Robust. Very toffee-like with some spice and citrus.

M- Medium body. Sips are through a foamy head. Moderate carbonation.

O- Very wintry and robust. One and done, but very flavorful for the holidays. Drank on its own, but I could see it as a great food pairing for a rich Christmas dinner.

Photo of LuauLarry
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kcq101
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjd315
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtm426
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Descent flavor but a little over hopped and over spiced.

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An interesting winter hoppy ale

Photo of sdlhy
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a decent beer, but a lot closer to a regular IPA than to a winter seasonal. The 60 IBUs make it hoppier than most Christmas beers, and I didn't get a lot of the traditional mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. that most others in the style have. So yeah, it's ok, but not really a great example of a holiday beer. I prefer other Deschutes beers to this one.

Photo of Benish
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.