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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,794 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,794
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 108
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)
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really like this brewery, wish I could get them more. When I got this beer, for some reason I figured a festive winter ale should be aged... not realizing it was only 6.7%, so a 2009 vintage to try. I hope I didn't ruin it. Thanks to bendretread for this one.

A careful pour spares me the big sediment sludge on the bottom, and yields a nice fluffy 1/2 finger tan head that fades at a quick pace, decent lacing at least, a dark murky maroon black-raspberry reddish almost purply colored sediment laden depth of darkness.

Nose does have a slight tinge of oxidation, but I'll ignore that, and then turns to a nice malt, toasty reddish malt with lots of candy, toffee, caramel, a little molasses like syrup, a bit of a nutty note with nice candied figs, dates, trail mix like, some nice soft aged malt like notes too, nice dark syrup, touch of a biscuity malt too even. It has all the notes of a nice English old ale that's 15 years old, complete with the oxidation included. I eventually get hints of baking spices that are mostly muted by now.

Taste brings lots more syrupy malts, candy, caramel, toffee, lots of nutty flavors with a bit of fig and candied dates, etc. Just a bit of molasses syrup to go wtih the toffee and caramel like notes, and faint baking spices on the back end. A little aged soft malt feel too, but not much. Now the bad, that definite aged more than it should have taste, lots of cardboard and oxidation all over the place, even a little chalky. A hint of an earthy herbal hop note still comes through even... somehow. Not sweet really either, or very syrupy. Finish is drier but sticky, more oxidation, fair amount of herbal spicy hopsa nd bitterness, bit more dried fruits and nuts, and little dried molasses syrup.

mouth is med bod but a bit softer, stil pretty good carb.

Overall, I'll try to put aside the oxidation as that was my fault not the beer's. nice candy malt profile, nice dried fruits and nuts, sweet candy notes without too much sweetness or syrupy feel, faint hint of baking spices I'm sure was a lot more when it was fresh, and even still a decent hop profile in there somehow. Not bad, still not that great compared to many of the other Deschutes beers, but still good.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 02:24:55 | More by jlindros
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-24-2014 05:09:28 | More by Tafyob41
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-23-2014 20:06:57 | More by mattmarka1
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moochmonster

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-23-2014 16:58:38 | More by moochmonster
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-23-2014 07:33:12 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-22-2014 22:17:58 | More by afsdan
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-21-2014 06:29:01 | More by zestar
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MNMike

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-20-2014 02:28:47 | More by MNMike
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-18-2014 07:12:29 | More by RobertColianni
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MitchKrandle

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-16-2014 17:40:31 | More by MitchKrandle
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TooGood

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-16-2014 12:18:23 | More by TooGood
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-13-2014 18:58:52 | More by uturn
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-13-2014 06:12:45 | More by oso
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ms333

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-12-2014 02:23:39 | More by ms333
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-12-2014 02:22:30 | More by Zetcha7x
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-09-2014 06:22:52 | More by Holland
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pours a deep amber/ruby color with a thin, tan (almost yellowish) head. Minimal lacing. No noticeable carbonation.

Aroma:
A very sweet with a bit of spice with a tinge of cola. Dark fruit notes, bitter cherries and fig spring to mind. Light brown sugar and molasses and a hint of hazelnut.

Taste:
Beautifully balanced between bitter and sweet. A rush of slightly tart, dark fruit up front with dates and cherries. Sweetness brought to you by molasses with a bit of nice spicing that I can't seem to put my finger on. Tasty, this one is.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and super easy to drink. Medium bodied. Fizzy. Sweet finish.

Overall:
Another fantastic offering from Deschutes. Easy to drink and loaded with character. Definitely worth picking up!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 01:53:12 | More by alphagnome
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-08-2014 23:02:23 | More by kodt
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brewtalthrone

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-08-2014 22:40:31 | More by brewtalthrone
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-08-2014 20:49:26 | More by Karibourgeois
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Roger85

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-08-2014 04:33:04 | More by Roger85
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-06-2014 21:05:11 | More by bulldogg915
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BrandonSeal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-06-2014 18:49:51 | More by BrandonSeal
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-06-2014 15:00:15 | More by GRG1313
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Paccamacca

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-06-2014 14:27:53 | More by Paccamacca
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,794 ratings.