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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

1,827 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,827
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 110
Gots: 103 | 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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Photo of suncrust
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz poured to a pint glass.

A- Ruby, dark brown, plum color with mahogany shades. Two finger head and a creamy, medium lace on the glass.

S- Milk chocolate and sweetness reminiscent of french vanilla ice cream and vanilla bean. A soft sweetness underlined with aromas of fluffy white biscuits and butterscotch. Light dark fruits and a little cherry on the tail end.

T- Chocolatey malts, chicory, and a Hershey syrup sort of sweetness. Some yeast and breads with creamy dark fruit and caramel. Milky textures that match the tartness of dark fruit similar to cranberry, round out the finish.

MF- A little creamy, but a touch thin, still some body mixed with a dry finish. Drinks a bit like Hershey's syrup for me. Still easy to drink.

O- Great beer for the Pacific NW winters and a solid contribution to the slew of winter ales. Wish it was bolder. This beer would be superb with a higher OG, or even better barrel aged.

suncrust, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deschutes Jubelale

12oz bottle. Pours a deep copper/amber color with a slightly off white head and a fine display of lacing. Aroma of barley, brown sugar, and toffee. In the taste, robustly malty leaving a strong impression of chocolate. Somewhat sweet, as there is little in the way of hop bitterness. Nice dry cocoa flavor and very light spice notes. Medium bodied feel with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, a tasty winter warmer, exceptional for the colder months.

Stinkypuss, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of RISky
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2011 into pint glass, regular 1 finger head, light amber color, plenty of carbonation bubbles. Lacing that followed all through out beer.

Smells of citrus hops, slight malty sweetness. Maybe a pinch of some chocolate as well.

You can taste woodsy hops up front followed by minor malt sweetness. The beer holds a creaminess that lingers well after you have a sip, which is a nice feel and intensifies the flavors which are not so apparent at first.

Mouth feel is the lighter side of a medium and again the creaminess does wonders for the hidden tastes.

Over all, decent winter ale, my first loves for winter ales are celebration and Brrrr, so big competition. I do enjoy the creaminess and the unusual lingering of taste that comes after a sip, I think I'll stick to my fav's! I would recommend it though!!

RISky, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

gettin the winter warmer season started on the early side, 11/12/11. cool. pours a dark red wood color with a standard 1 finger head. nose and taste are parallel is magic, christmas cookie biscuity with a gently spiced middle and a rare but seasonally appropriate hop finish. crisp for a warmer. mouthfeel is almost perfect, hold it for a minute, gets all creamy and rich. this beer is gold. yummm

StonedTrippin, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of isualum12
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can't wait every year to get the new release of the Jubelale winter warmer...I really enjoy this beer year after year and this year is no different.

I am skipping the standard on this...This beer taste with hops and crispness. There is a little burnt caramel that is great. I think this beer is a must try. I know it will be in fridge multiple times this winter.

isualum12, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of steve8robin
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this at a beer competition I helped out at. 12oz bottle, best by 04/29/12...

A: A perfectly clear super deep ruby red brew with a humongous 2+ inch tan head that fades very slowly. Very good.

S: I get a nice sweet malty scent upfront with some nice spices and hints of cherry in the middle. More sweetness follows on the backend. Decent.

T: A nice watery malt upfront blended with some mild spices. A slight bitter hop in the middle with some mild dark fruit on the backend. I can kind of taste some elements of Jubel 2010 in here. Decent.

M: Light body with a good carbonation. A watery finish. Ok.

O: All in all, this is a decent beer. Not amazing, but decent. I can definitely taste some elements of Jubel 2010, but a lot lighter version. Not as flavorful. Definitely try if you like a more watered down winter warmer, but still full of great flavor.

steve8robin, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of MrVonzipper
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany color with a 1 finger, light tan head with excellent retention and lacing.

Dark malt, faint chocolate, mild/faint holiday spice make up the nose.

Nice flavor and balance but very simple and kind of underwhelming. You just want it to be a little better than it is. The holiday spices barely come through at all for me. Kind of just tastes like a brown ale. Faint touch or chocolate and vanilla somewhere in there too.

Light-medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall it's a good beer but nothing special just a slightly above avg winter warmer with decent flavor and balance.

MrVonzipper, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic pilsner glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I love this style and have enjoyed everything I've tried from Deschutes.

A: Pours a one and half finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and very good retention. Colour is a very dark nontransparent amber.

Sm: Caramel, spice, biscuity yeast, cream, and toasted malt. Appealing but modest.

T: Creamy open to a toasted malt foundation with pleasant caramel and spice notes throughout, though the spice is never particularly strong. The creamy undertone remains throughout, a welcome effect. It's a subtle beer and a fairly complex one, but I do wish the flavours were bolder. It's an inspired if traditional take on the winter warmer, and I enjoy it. It's also well balanced.

Mf: Creamy on the open. Smooth and wet throughout, with enough thickness to support its complexity without compromising its subtlety.

Dr: Very drinkable, especially for the relatively high ABV. I'd like to try it on draught, and as always I look forward to more beers from Deschutes.

kojevergas, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of PerHops
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- As dark of a shade of amber as possible

S- Much different than I expected. No spices evident, nice toasty malt scent

T- Follows the nose, Very nice subtle toffee, coffee, chocolate, banana bread, nuttiness without being sweet. Actually really pleasant

M- Very nice for the style. Medium high carbonation. Drinks very well.

O- I'm not one for holiday ales, but this isn't too shabby.

PerHops, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of Mdog
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Red, good head.

Smell: Sweet, caramel and dark fruit.

Taste: Sweet bread, some ginger, toffee, dry citrus finish.

Drinkability: Pretty good stuff, doesn't emphasize spice as much.

Another winter warmer to try from the mixed 6 pack. I liked this one as it reminded me more of a strong ale instead of going overboard with wintry spices. Nice malty beer with a dry citrus finish, would be a nice change of pace any time of year.

Mdog, Nov 09, 2011
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,827 ratings.