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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,903 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,903
Reviews: 788
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 114
Gots: 121 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: October to December
Alc. by Vol.: 6.7%
IBUs: 60

216 calories per 12 oz serving

Label artwork changes annually.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001)
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

DoubleSkunk, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

JRod1969, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

unclekeith, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Danobold, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of mfavoino
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep red, almost brown color with minimal head.

S: Some light winter beer spice, brown sugar, dark malts, and a touch of chocolate. Very appealing aroma.

T: Light malty sweetness and spices come through with a hint of nutmeg. Dark fruits provide sweetness along with caramel notes. Finishes dry and spicy.

M: Medium body, but on the lighter side. Lightly carbonated and easy to drink.

O: Great winter beer that is well-balanced with a lot of complimentary flavors.

mfavoino, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

joshwalt, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Idris
4.61/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is long overdue. Quite simply, I consider Jubelale to a benchmark of the style and my one of my favorite beers. I've been enjoying this beer for years and finally decided to review it.

A garnet hued beauty hides gentle ruby highlights. A lovely two finger tan head that lasts and lasts. Seductive. Dark malt presence, but enough of a spicy hop on the edges to keep the aroma balanced. This beer just smells like winter. Broad malt profile that has hints of chocolate, a touch of tobacco, and coffee. Gentle hops on the crisp finish that makes me beg for more.

Idris, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

OMsweetOM, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JarMills, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of SPThirtyThree
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not bottle conditioned, served at fridge temp. $6.50 per six pack.

I'm comparing this beer to Old Jubilation from Avery, as they were side-by-side at the store as winter beers. This one has a higher score than Avery's entry, and is lower in price.

A: Similar to Old Jubilation: dark and dim, but more clear, lighter red. Darker cap. Sandstone. Produces a five-finger head. Creamy with windex bubbles in the center. Gums itself onto the glass. Not super-persistent, but falls to nice amount quickly. Quite nice, actually, it makes a prominent display, and then gets out of the way for consumption. Layer of cream, collar, and crescent-shaped bubble-field.

S: The nose of this beer is more phenolic, and hints at banana, and grapefruit. It's juicy, with citrus and spice. Malty. Banana and spice, very nice.. honey. Sweet. Fresh hops, but not bitter. Toffee. Cayenne pepper. Cinnamon banana. Enticing, makes you keep whiffing throughout.

T: Neither weak nor strong. Good for a full-strength beer. Spicy brown. Malts. Spicy. Caramel.

M: Full body, a little sticky, but tnot too much. Good astringency. Med-high carbonation that tries to escape from my belly.

D: Easy to drink, probably the best in the winter categrory ive tried. Doesn’t strive to be extraordinary, yet succeeds immensely at not being good, as opposed to great. Doesn’t push the envelope.

This could be my go-to in the winter warmer category, despite it's mildness.

SPThirtyThree, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

fivetime, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

leedorham, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Craft + Commerce in San Diego. Served ice cold in a glass I've never encountered before-- I'd have to describe it as a chubby champagne flute.

A grainy, tangy brew with a robust hoppiness. Sharp sensation along with plenty of bitterness. I remember this as being maltier in bottles tasted over the years. Lots of roasted flavors with a darker, bitter aftertaste.

Resins in the nose, a little hot and spicy, and some buckwheat. A hard flavor to leave behind you. Not my choice in the winter beer competition, but its austere lines may appeal to some in search of a less malty Christmas brew.

mactrail, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sevenshubby, Jan 18, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this! Drinking 2012 batch, A favorite from the season. A wonderful and unique balance of roasted, toasty, and hoppy flavors. Delicious velvety bittersweet chocolate with a very subtle hint of coffee, then toffee and subtle caramel malt, touch of dark fruits, crisp hops! a hint of bubble gum in there. Finishes a little crisp hoppy and roasty, kind of bittersweet chocolate. Medium-bodied, crisp and full mouthfeel. A great winter session or night cap. Doesn't seem like much of a typical spiced Winter Warmer to me, but sure has a lot of great flavors that I want in a winter beer.

evanforbeer, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jspriest, Jan 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

michaeljasinski, Jan 16, 2013
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,903 ratings.