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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,901 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,901
Reviews: 788
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 114
Gots: 120 | 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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eggfu, Jul 25, 2013
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heather625, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, another elusive entity for me, until my good man DoktorZee came through with a sweet Cali haul, in my version of a Charlie Brown Christmas.

This beer pours a clear, rusty orange brick hue, with two fingers of tightly foamy, somewhat creamy tan head, which leaves some intermittent pocked limestone lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of lightly toasted caramel malt, softly earthy anise, nutty dark chocolate, a bit of ashy tobacco, some muddled, but not lacking for it, savoury spices, and some mild, leafy hops. The taste is bready caramel/toffee malt, nutty cereal biscuits, a light mocha coffee essence, more understated tobacco, over-steeped (just the way I like it) black tea, and singed wet chlorophyll-laden leaves.

The bubbles are fairly soma-fied, but awaken here and there to keep things on the level, support-wise, the body a docile medium weight, and really quite smooth, in a sole survivor sort of way. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt still in contention with a lingering ashy/tea bag earthiness.

A decent winter warmer, the warming the least of the appreciable attributes, as the malt, hops, and grandfather's sweater essences hold the lion's share of character here. Good, and even better when I look past the glowing Christmas tree to the snowscape outside.

biboergosum, Dec 16, 2012
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hsus0225, Dec 10, 2012
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jh1982, Nov 26, 2011
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whatname, Thursday at 12:56 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, it's winter and what better to drink than another winter warmer? I don't think I've had one winter warmer that I've disliked. This will be the first Deschutes beer that I've had since drinking a year old Abyss (2010) and a two year old Black Butte (XXI) so this will obviously not be at that par. Still, this is a good beer.

The head on this is lovely. It forms a bit slowly, becomes a creamy blanket on top, is tan in color, and a fair amount of it stays on top throughout drinking. Lacing is good. I can tell when I took each gulp. The beer is clear and a reddish copper color. It looks delicious

There's a dominant fruity smell. Dark fruits like raisins. There's also a strong booziness to it but it is not off-putting. There's a sweetness from the fruits plus a sort of cookie sweetness. Bit of coffee too. A tad bit of piney hops.

Fruity, raisiny sweetness along with a bit of white sugar. Hoppy bitterness is very faint though present and it adds some pine flavor. It has a sort of raisin cookie and toasty bread flavor. It's a tad boozy too but nothing that dissatisfies.

Jubelale is pretty darn drinkable with a lighter medium body. It has decent carbonation that breaks up the smoothness a bit.

Nothing really exceptional about this beer but nothing to complain about. It's another good winter warmer.

BeardedRiker, Dec 17, 2011
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WoodBrew, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage
this beer pours out a ruby red amber color with a tan colored head that settles into puffy cloud like formations

the smell here is very nice for winter beer, a spicy herbal note with hints of cinnamon, cloves and a base of sweet malts to carry it all

the rich dark malts make the flavor very warming and pleasing. there is moderate bitterness and a slightly toasty/spicy note on the tail end

this beer finishes nicely with a good rich caramel malt that hangs on the palate and spicy floral notes of hops and classic winter spices. this is a great drinker for the winter months and will be enjoyed all through the season.

Brandt, Nov 17, 2009
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jheezee, Dec 08, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm in the process of clearing my fridge of the winter beers to make room for spring. As a result, I'm pressing on through the winter warmers and I'm disappointed I didn't make it to these when snow was down.

Anyway, on to the beer.

Another opaque mohagany color, but this one comes with a generous and dense tan head.

This one was an interesting winter warmer from the start, with a blast of cocoa aroma followed by a very light roast coffee.

The cocoa is balanced in the flavor by a crisp hop bitterness that finishes with walnut. The cocoa is not a cocoa that would be found in a porter or stout, but is more of a thin flavor, if that makes sense.

Mouthfeel is light for the style, but still filling. It has a nutty bitterness to it.

Overall, a good version of the style and a great beer for the colder months. I just wish I got to it sooner.

Vonerichs, Mar 17, 2011
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zonker17, Dec 18, 2012
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ThisMoonlife, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 01/27/11

Dark crimson color with a large, dense head that had excellant retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. Impressive. Malty aroma. Hints of chocolate, caramel, alcohol, and a little citrus. The hops make more of a showing in the taste as all 60 IBUs are detectable. One of the most bitter Winter Warmers I have come across. The bitterness balances out the sweet, chocolatety malt. Some fruity esters add a level of complexity. Alcohol is felt and adds some warmth. The body feels a little light for all the malt and flavor going on. Carbonation is nice. A truely warming Winter warmer. Hoppy and malty and fantastic looking.

morimech, Nov 18, 2010
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,901 ratings.