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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

2,332 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,332
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 137
Gots: 299 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

Available: October to December
Alc. by Vol.: 6.7%
IBUs: 60

216 calories per 12 oz serving

Label artwork changes annually.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into sampler glass. Pours a rich redish murky brown with a thick creamy tan head that leaves beautiful lacing. Nice sweet aroma, dark fruit, spices, cinnamon, clove, some dark roasted malt and sweet malt hold it all together. Very similar to the nose, the flavor is malty with plenty of spice, mostly cinnamon with a little brown sugar. Solid medium body with a charming medium-light carbonation that really compliments everything going on without getting in front of the flavors.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of Wasatch. Thanks John! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - A medium aggressive pour yields a deep, mahogany kissed brown color, well hazed with a good amount of floating particulates in the body of the beer. A short half finger cap of tan foamy head lingers briefly and leaves behind a thick collar around the glass and an uneven skim coat on the surface of the beer. Foamy lacing left on the glass.

S - Fruity and a bit bubble-gummy up front, nutmeg, spicy, a bit soapy, some caramel a bit in the background, candy sugar, hints of cherries, a touch of molasses. As it warms a bit the fruitiness tends to disappear and this trends more towards a roasty overall impression.

T - A bit different than the initial aroma led me to believe. Quite a nice roasted malt base which is very nice. Surrounded by touches of caramel, a rather brisk hop bitterness that is rather sharp, perhaps combining with the roasted malt to give a bit of a charred/burnt aspect to the beer.

M - A bit on the thin side of medium bodied. Carbonation is about the same and matches the body rather well. The just lively enough carbonation brings out the malty roast quite well. Smooth and easy drinking.

O - In a style that varies widely from hop bombs to malt bombs and all the way to liquid Christmas trees, this one is quite good. Balance is good with enough hops to give a bit of a bite and a strong malt body full of roasty flavors with just enough fruity/spicy flavors to make you reminisce for snowy winter weekend afternoons in front of the fireplace. Definitely worth seeking out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nicely. Flavor is smooth with a bit of a leafy and tangy malty thing on there. Actually there is slightly more than a bit; which I could do with less of. Very smooth on the liquid with a mild carbonation. A nice and easy drinker, though not really blowing me away.

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Drunk 27 April 2012, reviewed from notes. Best by 04/16/2012. But I'm okay with that.

Pours dark cherry brown, mostly clear, but dark enough that it's hard to see through. One finger of yellowish head, pillowy, with good retention, but not much lacing.

Smells quite warm, malty, and spicy, as I'd expect it to. Soft cinnamon spice combined with pleasant smooth-rich caramel malts.

Taste is quite different from the smell. Has a mid-level bitterness throughout, that overrides most of the malt flavors. I can't pick up any of that nice smoothness or spice that was in the nose. Finish continues that bitter trend.

Medium-bodied, ample carbonation. Lasting finish. Not memorable for being particularly good or bad.

Kinda weird for a winter ale. Smells malty and spiced, tastes hoppy. The taste is more bitter and less "warm" than I was looking for.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Whole Foods Las Vegas NV for 1.99$

Appearance - Brown colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, dark fruits, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, chocolate, and caramel. There is also some nice fruitiness - cherries/currants/raisins. It ends with a sweet malty aftertaste with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - A very good winter warmer that is well worth trying. It has a lot of different flavours going on so it stays interesting throughout the glass. Well crafted and very drinkable, I'd buy it again.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You definitely dont want to drink this one too cold. Drink it tipping slightly toward room temp to get all the sees sucker flavors from it. Drink it too cold and its yeasty bite gets to you giving it a personality disorder.

Yeasty body with a bitter hop presence. Very slight blueberries at the very front, with creamy strawberries further back. After warming up, it lets out its oaty caramel Sees sucker finish underneath its bitter ciitrus hop bite.

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
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