Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by bamadog:
4.23/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I can't remember if I got this in a trade or if my buddy Jeff brought it back for me, but hey, I guess it doesn't matter. Review is from notes taken on 9/2/2012 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.
Appearance: The pour looks like a lot of strong ales -- nice dark, caramel brown with some ruby highlights and lighter mahogany hints on the sides where the light penetrates a little bit; starts with a short, light tan 1/4 finger head that fades to a thin wisp in the center; body is dark and murky, nearly opaque; moderately strong carbonation bubbling up near the sides;
Smell: Lots of dark fruitiness - overripe and of the fig/raisin variety; a bit of some sweet and bread-like yeast and maltiness; definite whiff of alcohol; reminiscent of a good strong ale blended with a dark red wine -- it's got some bitter tannin scent in ther.
Taste: Really nails the smell -- it's got a nice sweet maltiness with aspects of caramel and some light chocolate notes with a touch of earthy roastiness; bitter/tart fruitiness, not like an infection or anything but really more like a deep red wine holds some bitterness to it; definite presence of alcohol. Overall, it's pretty good, and more complex than I was expecting -- kudos to Deschutes (not that they don't know that they kick ass anyway).
Mouthfeel: Body is medium weight, a little slick but still leaves a nice thin stickiness behind; carbonation is solid and lively, but not sharp; carbonation brings about plenty of life along with the warming alcohol that leaves the gums tingly and belly quite warm. I love a big beer that does all of this.
Overall: It's a very good beer -- once a decade, I don't know about that, but it's definitely worthy of at least an every-other-year kind of bottling. I'm also just glad that it wasn't infected like the last couple of beers from Deschutes I've cracked. Definitely a sipper since it weighs in at 10%, but it's worth drinking a 22 on your own, but it's probably never bad to share -- I'm just greedy like that.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2012 01:42:33 | More by bamadog
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3.59/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottled Jan 2010, opened Nov 2013.
A - Coca cola black brown with cranberry highlights. Mixed, light khaki head. Low retention. Light lace.
S - Huge, sweet brown syrup nose with licorice, plum jam, cherry wood, tootsie roll, and a touch of smoke.
T - Molasses, brown sugar, milk chocolate, tootsie rolls, buckwheat honey, chestnuts, raisins, burnt caramel.
M - Medium-full body, appropriately light carbonation, syrupy finish.
O - Incredibly sweet, but otherwise complex. Drinks like a fortified port.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2013 02:58:44 | More by vfgccp
Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.