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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,892 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,892
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 112
Gots: 119 | 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%

pukahi91, Jan 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

jason_nwx, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

caseyscarb, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

zaptone, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of TWStandley
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my over-sized HF wine glass.

Appeared a crisp looking dark brown color with a 2 finger slightly tan head. Head retention was great. Overall a a nice looking ale.

Smell was relatively generic to the style. Some malted notes with a very light honey/sugar smell.

Taste was solid. Nothing crazy going on in this one. A bit on the "lighter" side than most winter warmers I have tried. Regardless, you can tell this is a well crafted beer as there are no signs of issues.

Mouth-feel was spot on for the style. Smooth and creamy, a bit thicker than most ipas/ales.

This was a solid beer. However, I am not sure that I would seek this out if I was looking for a winter warmer...almost reminded me more of an Oktoberfest type beer.

TWStandley, Jan 04, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

hoppygal, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

davelag, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Omensetter, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Beercounter1, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Strychn9ne, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sbanacho, Jan 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

sappypine, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

KingStephenR, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

RoryOMoore, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

cschneid138, Dec 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

captainbearcat, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Mahogany body with an amber rim and ruby highlights. Light cap of white foam. Ok retention and poor lace.

S - Grains of paradise, hazelnut, touch of vanilla, little bit of booze, cardamon.

T - Spicy with a nice hop character. It's a tough profile to nail down; hazelnut, malt, spicy grains of paradise, bitter cilantro, a little vanilla, warm nutmeg, and charred roast grain.

M - Warm, smooth, medium body.

O - A great winter ale, one of my favorites.

vfgccp, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

WizzardOfHops, Dec 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

ScorpyX, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

csmartin6, Dec 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

JakeH3K, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Kips, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

acashk, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label says best by 03/25/13.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish copper amber with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: Aroma is a complex mix of malts with a sizable earthy hop presence for the style. Dark roasted barley malts with good hints of cocoa, caramel, toffee, and nuts. Some brown sugar and a light hint of molasses. Subtle hints of apple and dark fig, dates, raisin, and plum. Very earthy with a big presence of earthy hops along with some piney spices. Slight scent of citrus. Not really any of the typical winter spices. A pretty good balance of malts and hops.

Taste: A nicely rich and creamy mix of dark malts and earthy hops. Sweet roasted malts with a taste of chocolate, baked biscuit, caramel, toffee, and a mix of nuts. Some burnt sugar sweetness. Subtle undertones of dark fruits including dates, raisin, fig, and prune. A nice hop presence that is fairly strong for the style but balances out the malts well. Hops are earthy with a little spicy pine. Definitely tastes like a West Coast version of a Winter Warmer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good take on the style. Very different but good. Nice balance of sweet malts and hoppy bitterness.

MattyG85, Dec 24, 2012
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,892 ratings.