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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

2,320 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,320
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 135
Gots: 289 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Daveychu
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tony223366
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Really gorgeous brown amber. The thinner portions of the glass (Allagash glass) change from brown to a ruby red. Perfect tan fluffy head. 2+ fingers. I haven't even taken a sip and there's already lacing going on! This beer literally looks like the perfect winter warmer in my opinion.

S: Primarily getting some rich, roasty caramel malts. Lots of hops are present... more than I remember. Some dark fruits are present, but they definitely don't take front and center. Perhaps some cinnamon and nutmeg but I may be searching.

T: First I get some piney hops, flavorful and delicious. They're immediately followed by caramel malts. The finish is a nice clean bitterness. As it warms I get more spices. Nutmeg?

M: Medium body, slick from hop oils. Good carbonation.

O: This is, thus far, my ideal winter warmer. Can't imagine one a lot tastier. I could drink this all night! I'll be drinking winter warmers for the next week or so... we'll see if anything can usurp it!

Photo of thekaiser51
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color - Very dark, but not black. More of a deep mahogany with some purplish tones. Good color for a winter beer.

Taste - Agreed on the earth, spice, and chicory from their own description. There is a little hint of cinnamon in there too. Not much fruit though...maybe a bit of plum or raisin if anything but it is hidden by the alcohol and bite. A bit on the heavy side as far as body and intensity of flavor...a beer that you wouldn't want to have more than 2-3 of in a row, unlike some other great winter beers. Therefore, might be a bit heavy with food. Very dry and a bit nutty as a result. Hint of pine, but not the resiny citrus pine of many NW beers...more like a straight up evergreeny pine, good for the style.

Overall - A really nice winter ale. Decent name and pretty cool label artwork - kind of a pastel Rockwell sort of thing? Really smooth, dry, and drinkable, but just slightly heavy for my tastes. Solid B+ beer.

Photo of JayAre46
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Demosthenes255
5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark amber color. One inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, caramel malt, slight roasted malt, hint of nut, and a hint of spice. Fits the style of a Winter Warmer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of coffee, hint of spice (coriander?), slight dark citrus (cherry?), slight alcohol, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, great appearance, good blend, and good body.

Photo of Heretic42
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JMad
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from a pint glass..

Pours a dark maroon color with ruby hues and a frothy tan head that left foamy lacing on the glass. Sweet candy like caramel malt with toast, cocoa and cinnamon. Fruit cake with citrus hops a hint of pine sweet malt and cinnamon. The beer is nice and thick, very smooth carbonation so it goes down nice and easy, warming finish. One of the best winter seasonal's I've had.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a pretty basic dark brown with a thin white head.

S: The beer doesn't have a very strong smell. You have to really sniff hard to get the different scents. I do get a lot of sweet malt and some mild spices. Other than that, not much.

T: Now this is where they beer shines. The taste has a very strong amount of malt and honestly some grass. It's weird how it has some grass tastes and I know that others have said that in reviews, but it is very true. I also get a tiny bit of hops too.

M: This beer is very smooth and nice. It is very easy to drink and has an almost perfect amount of carbonation and crispness. Just great.

O: This is beer really isnt as good as I once remember. I still like it, but just doesnt do it for me like it use to. I wish they nose was a little better and it doesnt have near the spices I expect from a Winter Warmer.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Label stamped Best by: 04/24/12.

Appearance - Cloudy amber brown bod with a big light brown head with great retention. Retains its structure as well as cool whip.

Smell - Maple syrup. Somewhat spicy with hop undertones.

Taste - Grassy hop. Some alcohol hidden underneath some thin malt and metal. Somewhat bitter.

Mouthfeel - Hoppy astringency. Creamy, medium bodied and (drum roll)... warming. Go figure.

Overall Drinkability - Decent session. Could do without the metal and some of the astringency.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz Pilsner Glass

Appearance - Pours a fairly hazy dark amber color with a rather fluffy 3 finger slightly brown head. There is also alot of lacing left behind as well

Smell - Very sweet smelling malty flavor mixed in with some caramel and piney hops There are also some spicy notes along with what smells like cinnamon.

Taste - The strongest flavor are the piney hops, but with sweetness to it; There is also a fairly strong coffee flavor that emerges about halfway through drinking. There are also some mild burnt malt, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavors as well.

Mouthfeel - Body is moderate and the carbonation adds some bite to the overall feel. In terms of drinkability, it's a fairly easy winter warmer to drink and it's smooth to boot as well! True to the namesake "Winter Warmer", You get a very strong warming feeling from drinking this beer; I even feel a bit flushed from drinking this.

Overall - It isn't too different from other winter warmers I've had, but it's mixture of flavors AND drinkability make this a very easy to recommend winter warmer.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,320 ratings.