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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

2,297 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,297
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 136
Gots: 283 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of charlzm
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on December 12th, 2013. Poured into a Firestone Walker tulip from a 12 oz bottle of 2013 vintage at approximately 45 degrees F.

Beer is a very deep and clear maroon with deep garnet highlights. Two fingers of pale beige head well up from a controlled pour, providing nice lacing on the glass during consumption.

Aroma is a fairly tame juicy, melanoidin scent. Not really getting any hop or malt notes. Some fall spice in there: nutmeg, cinnamon.

Flavor is malty, however. Woody and deep, the malt character is somewhere between caramel and chocolate. Reminds me of slightly burnt toast as well. Some spice notes as notes. Some powerful bitterness emerges at the end, lingering a good long while after the beer has left the mouth.

Mouthfeel is smooth, almost velvety. Lush carbonation is smooth, not prickly.

This beer is aimed at easy drinking for its size and is just that. I like it!

Photo of barnzy78
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Best By 03/30/14
A - a creamy, frothy, beige head tops a brown ale leaving chunky lacing as it gradually fades
S - huge malt nose with caramel, toffee, bread, earthy, spicy, faint anise
T - full flavored with plenty of malty goodness - toasted grain, caramel, toffee, bread crust, burnt sugar, fruit, molasses, earth, spice, and anise, nice semi-bitter finish; excellent complexity
M - full bodied, sweet but amply balanced, alcohol is warming
O - the definition of winter warmer in my books

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

We did a blind taste test between this and 4 other Winter Seasonals to objectively determine which one was best. They beers were: Deschutes Jubelale, Anderson Valley Boont Winter Solstice, Big Sky Powder Hound, Alaskan Winter Ale, and Redhook Winterhook. Check it out:


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4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a walnut brown body beneath the fair tan head which dissolves slowly to leave a sticky ring of lacing about the glass.

Generous sweet malt and winter spice aromas. There is a fair amount of sweet nutty aroma as well as a touch of toffee to accompany the cinnamon and nutmeg.

The flavor is similar with the nutty sweetness becoming even more pronounced. The winter spices are a touch more subdued than in the aroma.

Medium to fuller in body with generous carbonation and a nice winter spiced yet sweet finish.

Tis reminds me of a nut brown ale wi winter spices. Great combo mingling of the character in this beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,297 ratings.