Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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2,241 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,241
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 135
Gots: 254 | 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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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of bambam2517
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark cherry red body, very appealing. Very little froth however, and no effervescence at all. Seems unfinished almost, too young.

S- Sweet with various spices intertwined, mostly nutmeg and allspice I'm picking up. Very light hop aroma.

T- Cloyingly sweet, the spices pick up a little more toward the finish and theres faint clove as well. Fairly uninteresting for me, especially considering the style this is supposed to fall under.

M- Disappointing. Theres an alcoholic burn sensation that begins in the mouth, perhaps more due to the spices since there are much higher ABV beers that hide their alcoholic warmth. However, just when that burn should be warming down the throat and into the belly, it stops and I'm left with a funky dry afterfeel on my palate. Very dulling on the tongue as well.

O- I'm a Deschutes disciple, but this one ought to be dismissed. I would prefer not to have another, too bad there are five more stashed in my cooler. I'll try and pair them with some holiday tamales and see if that heat balances these out somewhat...

Photo of pkalix
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my bottle looks different than the one on the picture of BA, and i am surprised at the difference in ratings of the BA score and 'the bros' . . . . but here goes....
pours a solid, thick dark brown with a nice oatmeal colored head and very respectable lacing down the side.
malty, darker fruit aroma, biscuit-y, and smells like it will fill you up like a meal. earthy smell, wonderful aroma, probably the best trait of this one.
taste definitely gives away the darker fruit. smooth, minor after-bitterness, and a little heavier than the brown ale and pils i just had. very 'earthy' and almost stout-like.
overall, i wanted to try this as deschutes seems to have some really good products and i wanted to see what they produced for a 'winter ale'. at 6.7%, it serves a purpose for the cooler evenings. it's hearty enough for the stomach and it's mellow enough for the palate. almost stout-like... this is a very good brew. a cross between a brown ale and a stout, if you will.... each aspect was very good- straight 4.5's in my book. but i really liked the aroma i got from it...

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of BenHesk12
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful robust copper with a rusty orange head. Thick, soft mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation and relaxing comfort in every sip. A mild but noticeable bitterness through and through, with mellow but well balanced hops in the background, and the kind of malty counterpoint you'd expect from a winter warmer. The alcohol is surprising here, for 6.7% one can barely taste it. Overall, a great session beer and even without spices, this beer represents the style well. Nothing too spectacular but not a beer that I would ever turn down. Another quality mark from Deschutes. Hope to see this on tap soon

Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, dark burgundy color with a one-finger, khaki-colored head of foam on the glass. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled spicy with notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. A nice malty nose, too.

T - It tasted of roasted malt, pine, nutmeg and cinnamon. Some sweet toffee and caramel, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very nice winter ale. So glad Deschutes is in Missouri.

Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, BBD 3/24/13
New Belgium globe

A: Pours a deep dark reddish brown color. Nice carbonation. About two fingers of light tan or off white head. Pretty fluffy. Leaving some lacing.

S: I'm pulling a lot of spice notes, mainly a cinnamon. Maybe some hops, more earthy behind it all. Sweet malts as well. Getting some toffee and molasses.

T: It's a really solid little mild malt bomb. Mild hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Early and mid palate, really delicious malt flavors. The fall/Xmas spices are there and a nice malt bill. Adds some character more reminiscent to a larger beer. Glad the ABV is very low. Great character for a low ABV brew.

M: Medium bodied.

Photo of DannyHartman
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Edition

As I pour a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, a thick 2 inch head appears atop a beautiful dark amber/brown brew.... The head has great retention that leaves lots of lacing throughout the drink.

I take a whiff, and I get upfront roasted malts with a sweetness like that of molasses, toffee, and caramel.... Following that, I smell cinnamon spice with dark fruit like raisins.

The taste closely matches the nose.... Upfront roasted malts and nuttiness.... There's a caramel sweetness with raisins and cinnamon spice.... It even has a bit of floral taste to it.

This is a medium to full bodied brew that's well carbonated.... Quite creamy with a boozy aftertaste.... Easy and enjoyable drink.

Overall, I really enjoyed this 25th Anniversary seasonal.... Deschutes did a wonderful job of putting together a well balanced beer with all the deliciousness of their seasonal ingredients.... Very impressed.... This could be one of the better seasonals of the year.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kinda red to dark copper with a decent head and good lacing.

Somewhat malty with almost and English Mild type aroma, but with plenty of hops as well and some notable wintry beerly notes.

Flavor is a bit again on the English mild side, though bolder and with a spicier than you'd expect for a mild. There's lots of grains and malts, along with some fruity notes and plenty of hops. It's actually a bit spicy, but apparently more for the amount of hops character I'd expect in a winter warmer.

The body is well carbonated and medium, nice and on par for the style

Overall I'd say that Deschutes has once again made a delicious beer and for the most part pegged it for the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.