Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by jdklks:
4.75/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a super dark murky amber, more like mahogony with a dark tan/light brown head that lingers and laces the glass nicely. The smell is of sweet fruits (cherry, plum, raisins, figs, even strawberry) and dark malts. Some brown sugar and caramel notes.
This really is jubelale on steroids, and it is quite amazing, though I think some aging will make it even better. Super complex. Lots of chocolate up front, which came as a surprise. Some caramel and brown sugar up front too. The middle is all fruit and spices. Cherry, raisins, and figs. In the finish the hops and malts come together in great harmony. Bitter hops, like those of fresh jubelale, and roasty malts. Alcohol barely becomes noticeable in the aftertaste. It is well hidden though. The barrel aging is hardly noticeable with everything else going on.
Mouthfeel is a little light and a little too dry on the palate, but it is very well carbonated. Dangerously drinkable for a 10% beer.
Once again, Deschutes' reserve series comes through with a ridiculously well made beer. Bravo.
Serving type: on-tap
02-18-2010 05:12:49 | More by jdklks
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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.