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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

2,297 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,297
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 135
Gots: 285 | FT: 1
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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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Smurf2055
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Dante’s in the University of Washington district in Seattle. Poured into a pint glass. Appearance was dark amber to mahogany. There was a gentle lacing with very little head to speak of. As you drink, the lacing stays on the side of the glass (almost like a Christmas ornament). Aroma was spicy, with red fruits. It has a pretty sweet note to it. Tasted almost like an abbey ale at first. Lots of character and no real surprises after the smell. It’s warming and drinkable with heavy fruits (cherry) and minimal alcohol burn. Almost spicy. Very crisp and drinkable with a lot of carbonation. There is a small bland aftertaste, but it’s not that bad. Overall it’s a very drinkable, very festive beer. If it’s available and you’re feeling in the mood, pick one up.

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass.

A - Pours a deep mahagony color with 2.5 fingers cream/tan head with solid lacing.

S - Mild roasted barley noticeable, but not much more.

T - A quite pleasant blend of sweet and roasted malts up front. The beer finishes with a mild to moderate bitterness.

M - Very well carbonated with good body.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall, it's one of the better Winter Warmers I've tried and I would recommend to a friend.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-15-2011 18:20:58

Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

12oz bottle x2. 2011 edition. Best By 04/24/12. Served in a tapered 22oz glass.

Pours a hazy dark copper with 2+ fingers of yellowish-beige foam. Moderate amount of Jackson Pollock lacing.

Aroma leads off with sweet caramel malt, some chocolate as well. Fruity esters emerge next. Banana, pineapple, and strawberry are in the mix. Hops contribute some citrus notes.

Flavor is lightly-sweet with a more bready malt presence than was in the nose, a little toasty as well. Fruit is there, but darker and less sweet than the aroma let on. Finish is dry, bitter, a little roasty, and a tinge metallic.

Medium bodied with well integrated moderately high carbonation, feels pretty creamy.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of rawfish
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours mahogany with sunset red highlights along with a toasted marshmallow colored head of 2 fingers. Good retention and good bands of lacing.

Chocolate malt and crystal malt on the nose accompanied by earthy spices, maple, raisin, currants and oats. Great medley of smells here, absolutely wonderful.

Crystal malt with some dry cocoa powder along with a bit of earth spices, dark fruity notes and a strange herbaceous back end bitterness from the hops. Alcohol clearly evident in the middle of the drink. I may have caught this one a little too late, very malt heavy.

Flavorful but average carbonation and body and alcohol was abrasive even as the beer warmed. A warmer for sure.

Well done brew overall, such a robust flavor package that may have even more to offer when first brewed. Will be revisiting next October and stocking the fridge.

Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kornoms
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Red-orange in appearance, with a nice head after pour. Hints of earthy tones and a light smell of burnt coffee. It has a rough feel in the mouth, with a tast of spicy and sweet. We think it tastes strong then the actually ABV because of the burnt malt, but it is not too overpowering, and overall a very tasty beer.

Photo of yamar68
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - burnt orange to amber hue with a big, latte colored creamy head that wants to hold on

s - spicy malts, clean caramel, dark fruits, smells terrific - couldn't get enough and ended up with a big blob of that creamy head on my nose

t/m - this is not normally a style that gets much of my appreciation but this is great, lovely malts and that milky layer of head floats in to add to a near perfect mouthfeel, it's like a milkshake without the milk, or the shake for that matter

o - just goes to show that you can't judge a book by it's cover, a style of beer can vary greatly and I seem to have forgotten that, I'd highly recommend this

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Hophead101
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

blind beer labeled #1 from flexabull

A:4.5 poured this 12oz-er into my snifter. its appearance presented me with a nice opaque dark brown color with dark red tints to it while also delivering a huge tan head that seemed to last forever. really nice lacing followed.

S:3.5 some sweet caramely malts, some spice. faint traces of nuts and alcohol round it out - but not too exciting

T:3.5 not bad. taste follows the nose - sweet caramel malts, biscuit, bread. get more of a slight roasted, smoky taste as well as some chocolate that I didn't pick up in the nose.

M:3.5 decent, thin to medium body, good carbonation but left a slightly unpleasant aftertaste that wasn't the greatest.

D:4 still a pretty good beer overall.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of rawla
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a reasonably fresh 12 oz bottle dated "best by" 04/30/2012. Poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a very red-clay brown. TONS of carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass. Maybe a bit too much carbonation in the bottle. 3 inches of creamy head. Quickly disappearing head, with good lacing.

S: Hints of yams and licorice. A subtle spicy note, reminiscent of cloves.

T: A candied malt, with licorice and raisins. I would love a bit more hops or spices to balance the weight and sweetness of the malt profile, but considering it's a winter beer, I can appreciate this taste on a cooold night.

M: Feels a bit thick for a 6.7 percent beer.

O. Not my favorite style, but this does a decent job of representing a winter warmer. Lots of subtle dried fruit flavors to keep you guessing. I would personally like a bit more of a hop profile and maybe some cinnamon spice. I'd drink it again. C+

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,297 ratings.