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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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Ratings: 2,332 | Reviews: 852
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3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Pours ruby-brown with a finger of tan head. Nice retention and excellent lacing.

S - Aroma of baker's chocolate and spice. Somewhat clean, yet slightly yeasty overall.

T - Chocolate is the big surprise of this beer - I was expecting plenty of spice, but the chocolate is a pleasant surprise. Subtle flavors, but a nice chocolate-cherry-spiciness flavor combination that works very well. Raspberry comes to mind, as well.

M - Medium body, smooth and pleasant with a slightly dry finish.

O - I can clearly see how Jubel 2010 comes from this. Easily my favorite winter seasonal. The combination of chocolate with fruits and spice is just so inviting.

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dehjosh
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of JohnnyP3
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 03/26/12. Label features a headless figure with a scarf and a snowball in one hand and a glass of Jubelale in the other (covered by a mitten). Poured into a standard pint glass, pours a deep mahogany with some red hues around the edges. Nice thick head provides some excellent lacing on the glass.

Nice festive smells on the nose. Kind of like a holiday potpourri. Some clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, etc. And figs.

Taste mirrors much of the nose with some added fresh pine bitterness from the hops. A nicely hopped winter warmer. Filled with holiday flavor goodness. Good malt balance with some caramel malt flavor. There's a little bit of everything in there. I swear there is some fruitiness in there too--cherries and figs?

Mouthfeel is smooth and substantial with some nice crisp carbonation.

Overall, a very pleasant beer for the colder months. A good holiday go-to brew.

Photo of banjofred101
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Pdiddey3d
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich deep mahogany with caramel colored head. Lacing clings to the glass like there is no tomorrow.

S:  not a ton stands out here, maybe too cold, predominant aroma is malts, caramel, hints of booze and sour cherries. 

T:  very interesting. Like a porter but holiday-ized. Rich caramel malts, nutmeg, holiday spices, piney hop finish. Just fantastic. Tad bit of booziness lingers on the palette but nothing major.

M:   very smooth and almost creamy. Nice level of carbonation and a dry finish from the hops.

O:  outstanding winter warmer. Wish I had access to this on the regular.  This would pair well with thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Great stuff.

Photo of gkangas
5/5  rDev +27.2%

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

Served in a medium sized snifter

Appearance: The body is a deep amber brown and thin beige head

Aroma: Red wine, toffee and a bit of booziness. From the aroma, I would have guesses Jubelale to be a bit more alcoholic than it is.

Taste: Very smooth sweet caramel front, bread and toffee middle, and a slight tart bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy with medium carbonation.

Overall: This is my first winter warmer and I really enjoyed it! I traded for this with SeaSparrow and I'm glad that I did. It makes me excited to crack the Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer that I also traded from him.

Eis Igian!

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of beefandbean22
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DucksFan16
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of I2uss
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of gingersuds
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of dcloeren
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For the record, I absolutely love the art work on this bottle(2011 vintage).

Poured a translucent mahogany with 1.5 fingers of frothy cream colored head. Pretty solid retention with some nice legs.

The aroma I get is caramel malt with some nice spices and cherries.

Taste followed the nose but with some subtle pine hops mixed in. Great fruity caramel malt and just the right amount of spice.

Mouthfeel to me was spot on. Medium bodied with an ample amount of carbonation. This was the icing on the cake for me.

Overall, this was an excellent winter warmer in my opinion. I picked this up as a single and now I can't wait to grab a 6 pack next time I get a chance.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Poured into my Pizza Port pint glass. A dark rusty red color. Very small carbonation bubbles lead to a two finger head that is tan in color and creamy in appearance. Lace is very sticky.

Smell is of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate are in the forefront, with some spiciness and perfume aromas.

Taste is much like the nose. The roasted flavors of a base porter with some mulled spice notes. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange peel and ginger. Quite fantastic.

Mouth is smooth to silky with creamy carbonation. Body is medium to balanced and the finish is average and a bit dry.

Overall I have enjoyed this for years. This years version seems a bit more on the aggressive side, but amazing. You may have friends that enjoy mulled cider or mulled wine to celebrate the holidays. Introduce them to this as a beer substitute for the same flavors or idea and maybe we can claim another soul to the craft beer revolution. A must try for the holidays.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DavidST
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass best by date of 4/24/12. This pours a nice brown color with a tan head which has a nice retention and leaves a little lacing. This smells of toffee, roasted malts, caramel and roasted malts. The feel is medium to thick. The taste is excellent, way way better than the winter warmer I had last week, this is one of my favorite Deschutes beers, it has the toffee and caramel with a nice roasted malt and bitter hop finish, great beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
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