Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft pour into a half-pint goblet at Whole Foods in Tustin.
A: Opaque black color, showing garnet highlights around the edges, with one finger of diminishing parchment foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Earthy, with mild roasted malt, toffee, and a trace of dark fruit that seems both sweet and vinous. No alcohol is detected in the smell.
T: Begins off-dry, with umami, dark bread, and mild bitterness that leans toward the astringent. Sweetness peaks early in the middle, complementing dark, slightly vinous fruit that arrives as if on cue. Most remarkable is the finish, where elements from the entire flavor profile are combined with comforting earth, making for a spirituous but well-integrated conclusion. The presence of barrel character is subdued at best, encouraging overall synergy of the detectable qualities more than actually imparting woodiness to the flavor.
M: Medium viscosity, slightly syrupy and very smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.
D: Although more Belgian than American in style, as inspired by the prominence of the fruity qualities, this once-a-decade ale is nevertheless a tasty treat. It stands out among the other styles in the main Deschutes line-up: all robust American brews borrowing inspiration from English fore-bearers. For that discontinuity alone it is an odd choice, at first glance, for a beer to celebrate another decade of successful brewing in Bend. Jubel 2010 draws special attention to itself for that reason--it is the rarest of the series and it is also the black sheep--making it perhaps the perfect symbol for accomplishment. The final product is a pleasure to be enjoyed.
Serving type: on-tap
01-30-2011 01:32:17 | More by beagle75
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3.59/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 2010. Best after 29 January 2011.
A: Dark, impenetrable ruby. No head.
S: Sweet, boozy fruits. Spicy and dark. Loads of brown sugars. A little oxidized.
T: A bit flat, honestly. Old and mehhh. Strongly and pleasantly bitter (coffee? hops? alcohol?). It never really improves, but it is pleasant. Bright fruit and sharp alcohol.
M: Kind of flat and boring.
O: Disappointing after so many years, but not un-bad. Old ale-y.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 03:40:58 | More by AgentMunky
3.61/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Beautiful ruby red/amber/copper color.
Smell is funky, musty, grape, boozy, sweet, spicy and earthy
Mouthfeel is very very thin, surprisingly thin
Taste is sweet, funky, winey, metallic, slight spice or every so slight burn from alcohol.
Overall: keeping this review pretty simple and to the point: it's just okay. Not great, not horrible. If this is supposed to be aged for 10 years, I don't see it happening. In my opinion, it's on the downward slope, but maybe it's on the upswing in a few years. Overall, slightly disappointed, but certainly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 02:25:17 | More by SilentBob2u2
Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.