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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,323 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,323
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 135
Gots: 291 | 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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Photo of JohnG190
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Valentno7
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of klub24
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mingsngerbs
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a quality holiday beer, never too sweet, but still complex in terms of spice flavor.

Photo of mcouillard
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of infinitebruner
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

January 19, 2015

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – A half-inch of thick, khaki foam sits on top of a deep mahogany/copper liquid. Moderate head retention. Beer is somewhat thick in appearance, little light passes through, but seems to be pretty clear.

S – Chocolate and light vanilla with a touch of dried fruit, ruby red grapefruit, cherry pits. Malty-sweet toffee and thick caramel. Minor herbal hop aroma.

T – Sweet toffee and vanilla, with some hints of fruity spice, nutmeg. Darker cherry impression. Hops are herbal, medicinal, and spicy. Bitterness from hops is strong in the finish and aftertaste.

M – Carbonation is high, sudsy, and provides a bite. Sweetness is lower than suggested by the aroma and does not last, as bitterness takes over through the finish and aftertaste. Dry throughout.

O – Very interesting, comparable to Belgian quad in aroma and flavor but with lower alcohol and a more dry, carbonic bite. A lot to like here.

Photo of MrJuengling
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaximalC
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transparent, burnt caramel color with a large head of soapy, khaki foam. Mild aroma smells of toffee and cherries.

The taste is malt-forward, featuring caramel, nuts, grain husk, and toasted bread. Balancing hops are on the piney side, but not aggressive. Tart cherries alluded to by the nose sneak up on you in the finish, though they aren't prominent. A vague spiciness ties everything together without seeming contrived. The aftertaste manages to avoid being cloying despite the full flavor, while a sticky sweetness coats the lips between sips. The flavor profile is reminiscent of a brown ale, just with a bit more character. Medium body and carbonation facilitate a delightfully soft, creamy mouthfeel that is the highlight of this beer.

Overall, this is a light, flavorful brew that would be perfect for fall sessioning--a pleasant surprise.

Photo of Bajastrole
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wiegs4life
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer from a nitro tap. I haven't had that many nitro beers before, but this one was surprisingly very good. It is worth a shot.

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice hoppy winter warmer. Not really my style, but a fine example of this variety.

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frinknasty
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of snarygare
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERWOLF1951
2.11/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

A little bit too toasty,smokey for my taste. Probably a great beer for someone else, but not my style.

Photo of jak
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierwolf
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy orangish red with a finger of nice tannish foam.

Smells sweet and malty, bready and some vanilla.

Coffee and caramel flavors with a little alcohol.

Medium light body with a dry lingering finish

Good winter offering but there are a lot of good ones out there.

Photo of Gmartin75
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunny289
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WillWillows
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwhancher
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear garnet amber with large offwhite head. Good carbonation. Initial nose has some gentle spices: clove, pepper, brown sugar. Underlying malt smells of some light chocolate. As it warms, the chocolate & caramel aromas really shine through and come to he forefront. Tastes of sweet caramel malts with some chocolate & cocoa. Upfront spiciness - not sure from hops or actual spices. Medium high bitterness. Feels medium full to full with no hot alcohols. Overall, a nice malty beer for the cold winter nights. Subtle spiciness lends some complexity but doesn't distract. Very solid winter ale overall. Great to pair with dark chocolates.

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,323 ratings.