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Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) - Deschutes Brewery

Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)

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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%


Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Released February 2010. This is, according to the brewer at the Portland Pub, the same recipe as 'Super Jubel', but was aged in pinot noir barrels for 13-months before the release.

Approx. 500 BBL produced.

10% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
55 International Bittering Units (IBUs)

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-27-2010)
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hayesez

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ladd for leaving this in my cooler after a long day at Dark Lord Day. It found its way to my fridge where it has been chilling ever since. Figured I break it out tonight and share with Ridgley and Kate. First time trying it for all of us. Split between three in the poker room.

Poured into my Portsmouth snifter. Dark translucent brown flow. I expected it to be a bit darker and thicker and was a bit surprised when first pouring it. Once sitting in the glass, it took on a dark cola appearance with a thick mocha head. This settled down quickly and left a bubbled ring around the edge. Small amounts of lace were left behind.

I must say that I was more impressed with this beer in about every aspect than I figured I would be. I'm not really sure why I thought I was going to be underwhelmed, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised. I am a huge fan of the Abyss, and was reminded of that fine brew both on the nose and the palate. The smell was very malty and sugary. Dark ripe fruits with syrup or molasses. I'm not generally overly impressed with beers that tend toward sweetness, but this one smells excellent!

The taste impresses just as much as I had hoped given the smell. Starts out with a sweet chocolate malty taste, almost like cocoa that cycles all the way to a slightly hoppy bitter finish. The first drink I took of this beer had a very distinct berry taste at the end. It was quite odd and the other two were not totally convinced I knew what I was tasting. I'm not talking about dark or overripe fruits which are also in there and remain throughout the session, but rather a sweet berry. Not a flavor that repeated itself, but it was definitely there in the beginning. The only detracting part of this beer was a slightly "off" bitterness at the end - maybe it's the 10% alcohol. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I'd prefer - medium bodied with little carbonation...I wish there was just a bit more to it.

Very pleasantly surprised with the Jubel 10. I only got a third of a bottle, but was definitely looking for some more when I had finished mine. I'm leaving in a few days for a road trip back to Montana and will definitely see if there is still some available out there. Yet another great brew by Deschutes.

Consumed: 6/16/2010

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 05:47:43 | More by hayesez
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Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.