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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,819 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,819
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 110
Gots: 99 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Nerck93, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Cooper, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Kopfschuss, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jds8411, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

MAUEX_MFA, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

JohnBender, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12packpoet, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of stewart124
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark ruby red. Nice lace.

Nose has a roasted character and bold spicy hop note.

Tons of bitterness. This is a winter warmer? Well I guess this is a deschutes version...

Big chewy malt bill. Must be a Maris otter base malt. Raisin and fig push through the hops. Vanilla and caramel with a nice residual sweetness. Tasty and a very interesting. One for those hopheads to try.

stewart124, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

rfreed, Dec 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

zbooks, Dec 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

NeverSettle, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Tiernan, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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, Dec 06, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was one of the beers that helped ease me into malty goodness, after being a 5 star gold certified hop head (still am though).

Pours the deepest dark ruby, looks black when not lit well, nice tan half inch head.

Smells of candied toffee, mild coffee roast, raisins, and the hops are definitely there in the background.

First taste is pretty sweet at first, caramelly toffeeish flav

onemanarne, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dwtyler, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dmorgan310, Dec 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

mmilyko, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jmccraney, Dec 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

aanth, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

raulazzer, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

HKUSPC40, Nov 30, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A dark robust Christmas ale! Let the season begin folks. Scored this and was definitely a fan. Poured pretty dark and had a nice spicy twist to it.. Caramel malts on the nose. Drinks with a thick creaminess up front, quickly turning caramel hoppy bitter balance. It was a little hoppy for my liking but wth, still was a fan of the Schlafly Christmas Ale over this one I think....

Roland45s, Nov 30, 2012
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, Nov 29, 2012
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2.95/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a stemmed globed glass

A- Poured a very dark ruby red/brown color with a nice fluffy and frothy off-white head that left cascading lace.

S- Big malty aroma, red licorice, toffee, orange peel, and lots of spices (but nothing familiar that I can put my finger on)

T- Lots of breadiness, red licorice, orange peel, medicinal notes, lots of unfamiliar spices, maybe some chamomile

M- Very watery finish, lighter bodied, with some alcohol warming. The beer really lingers on the palate.

O- The mouthfeel on this beer was pretty disappointing and the flavor was ok. My least favorite from Deschutes so far. I had this on tap maybe a month ago and I remember it being different than this.

Hoptometrist, Nov 29, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a clean deep reddish brown with lots of foamy off-white head.
smells of black pepper, chocolate, raisins, nutty. the flavor commences with a roasted bitterness of coffee grains / tobacco, then goes into a sweet subtle plum flavor. a dark roasty bitter ale.

medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice creamy feel on the lips.

i like this one, it's different as far as winter seasonals go. not much of a fruity or sweet malt profile.. but very deliciously bitter.

facundoCNB, Nov 29, 2012
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.