1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,789 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,789
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 107
Gots: 93 | 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)
View: Beers (134) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Jubelale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,789 | Reviews: 774 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Nugganooch


4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a sixer – standard pint glass
*Notes from 11/21/12

A: Pour is an almond brown with a nice garnet red hue when held to the light. Mostly opaque with some clearing towards the edge. Thick persistent head of taupe colored shave cream. Impressive cascading sheets of lace.

S: Smells of gooey caramel and rich toffee with a considerable infusion of orange peel. There are some earthy spiced grains and a soft chocolate note paired with dried fruits/berries. Very nice and inviting.

T: Tastes of caramelized figs, warm bread, toffee, cardamom and candied citrus peel. Subtle influence of milk chocolate melds with plums, dates, figs, and raisins. This is respectfully hopped with a higher level of resinous bitters. Lingering with some dry peppery spices and organic herbs. Alcohol adds a soft warmth. Really quite a wonderful winter brew.

M: Moderate in body with a somewhat creamy consistency. Feel is a little wet and watery with a dry resinous pucker towards the end of the drink. Lingering viscid hop oils.

D: Really warms my cockles. Everything I look for in a Winter Warmer and extra hoppy to boot. Full of toffee, bread, citrus, and spice flavors but not heavily constructed. Maintains that light approachable drinking quality.
Very commendable to the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 21:25:48 | More by Nugganooch
Photo of ReeseMax3


3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-26-2012 07:05:15 | More by ReeseMax3
Photo of Chuck_25


4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-26-2012 07:02:45 | More by Chuck_25
Photo of JuicesFlowing


3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a dark burnt-cinnamon mahogany. A frothy, sea-foam head slowly recedes as tons of spotted, webbed lacing coat the glass.

The aroma is earthy, woody, spicy, and not without hints of raisins, bread, nuts, and perhaps vanilla and black licorice.

This is what I look for in a winter offering. It's a malty, spicy affair that warms the heart. The brew is not absent hops, it has a really bitter citrus rind finish. The body is centered around solid burnt oak and cinnamon with traces of orange citrus.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and slightly sticky.

Overall, a solid malty sipper with good balance and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 12:13:24 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of andrewkgray91


2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

11-25-2012 03:08:02 | More by andrewkgray91
Photo of MarioM


3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-24-2012 05:54:03 | More by MarioM
Photo of TempeBeerMan


3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a deep ruby with a thick, rocky, two-finger head of egg shell colored foam. Moderate lacing.

S - Mild aroma of toasted grains, sandlewood, and pipe tobacco. Smells decent.

T - Taste matches the nose with toasted (but not burnt) caramel malt forward, some bitter chocolate, and a few woodsy notes. Hops and spices carry the finish with an earthy, cinnamon kick, and the overall aftertaste is pleasingly bitter. Slight bit of nut in the finish as well.

M - The low end of medium bodied, with prickly carbonation.

O - A really solid winter warmer, decently rich and flavorfull while maintaing drinkability. Nothing exceptionally memorable, just a solid brown/winter ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 01:07:53 | More by TempeBeerMan
Photo of Braz


4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-23-2012 15:47:17 | More by Braz
Photo of sh00ky


3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-22-2012 09:03:22 | More by sh00ky
Photo of MacStinson


4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-22-2012 07:55:33 | More by MacStinson
Photo of quetzal013


3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-22-2012 05:06:22 | More by quetzal013
Photo of TheSixthRing


4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a deep, ruby brown with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Caramel and subtle, underlying roasted malts; hints of coffee and chocolate.

Taste - Follows the nose to some degree: caramel, more pronounced layers of chocolate bitters and coffee. A touch of spice, then a bit grassy and somewhat citrusy hop bitterness peaks near the finish. Aftertaste rings of coffee and mild, grated orange rind.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a creamy finish. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and utterly drinkable.

Overall - One of the most impressive winter warmers I've ever had. Shares some of the similar basic flavors as that of their Black Butte, but in pure winter warmer form. Great balance. I can't believe I've been drinking Deschutes beers for as long as I have, and I've never tried the Jubelale before; I assure you it won't be my last.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 06:41:22 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of irishgreensoda


4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-20-2012 21:38:27 | More by irishgreensoda
Photo of nyclee

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-20-2012 18:35:43 | More by nyclee
Photo of archero


3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-20-2012 05:35:29 | More by archero
Photo of Nzinger


3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-19-2012 06:59:44 | More by Nzinger
Photo of siddhartha


4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-19-2012 02:57:10 | More by siddhartha
Photo of JD4003

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-18-2012 22:17:19 | More by JD4003
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage. Best Before 03/18/13.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Very dark copper colour, almost opaque. One finger of tan coloured head formed with good lacing.

S - Big dark caramel, brown sugar and toffee aromas with a hint of vanilla and a nice spice bouquet that adds cinnamon and clove notes.

T - Sweet up front with dark caramel, brown sugar and toffee flavours. A big spice presence adds an array of flavours, including cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Slightly warming ABV is perfect compliment to the palate to make this taste like a true winter warmer. A slight bitterness is present throughout.

M - Medium body, creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 20:44:41 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of mkrass


3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-18-2012 19:14:38 | More by mkrass
Photo of vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jubelale pours a hazy brown color with no head. There isn't much of an aroma, some spices, maybe some hints of cinnamon. The taste is nice and bold, lots of spices, good strong bold malty backbone, a nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. Good full flavors, rich taste. Overall a very nice winter warmer, must try.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 03:45:41 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of aflies


4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-18-2012 01:45:45 | More by aflies
Photo of taspence


4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-18-2012 00:06:21 | More by taspence
Photo of Avaak


5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-17-2012 16:11:27 | More by Avaak
Photo of bambam2517


3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark cherry red body, very appealing. Very little froth however, and no effervescence at all. Seems unfinished almost, too young.

S- Sweet with various spices intertwined, mostly nutmeg and allspice I'm picking up. Very light hop aroma.

T- Cloyingly sweet, the spices pick up a little more toward the finish and theres faint clove as well. Fairly uninteresting for me, especially considering the style this is supposed to fall under.

M- Disappointing. Theres an alcoholic burn sensation that begins in the mouth, perhaps more due to the spices since there are much higher ABV beers that hide their alcoholic warmth. However, just when that burn should be warming down the throat and into the belly, it stops and I'm left with a funky dry afterfeel on my palate. Very dulling on the tongue as well.

O- I'm a Deschutes disciple, but this one ought to be dismissed. I would prefer not to have another, too bad there are five more stashed in my cooler. I'll try and pair them with some holiday tamales and see if that heat balances these out somewhat...

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 04:04:23 | More by bambam2517
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,789 ratings.