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Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) - Deschutes Brewery

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

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552 Ratings
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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 119
Gots: 232 | FT: 13
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark appearance of dark body and a beige soapy head. Leaves good amount of lace.Aroma and toasty aromas. Creamy mouthfeel, taste like a strong brown. Elements of vanilla and caramel. Boozy this one. In a word, pleasant and nicely drinkable.Thanks JMBSH for hooking me up.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 18:29:02 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-19-2012 23:53:29 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I waited to open this beer until well after the "best after" date of 1/29/11. This has been sitting in my cellar since I first bought a few in February 2010 when it was released.

Pours a deep crimson/hazelnut color with a small 1/2 inch beige head that fades to absolutely nothing. Tiny spots of lace randomly left on the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, oak. Tastes much like the smell with plum, cherry, burnt sugar, toffee. A wine like bitterness on the finish from the barrel aging. Slight alcohol warming in the throat after each sip. Carbonation is light with a medium body. This beer sort of coats the mouth after each sip. Overall, this is a good beer that is a rare treat seeing as it is touted as being only brewed once a decade. I have 3 more of these in the cellar with access to more bottles in the future. I can't wait to see how much better this beer will get with some age on it.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 05:28:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-24-2011 01:19:47 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bmanning for sharing this at a tasting a while back.

Pours a dark brown with crimson hues. Tan head and a bit of lacing. Smells of caramel, sweet malt, some dark cherries, and a bit of bourbon. Good amount of chocolate as well. Taste is sweet and dry. Chocolate is pretty strong along with a nice cherry flavor. Fairly full bodied with good carbonation and low heat. Good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 02:10:54 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy mahogany with a very modest head that dissolves to a ringlet though it leaves some legs and dots of lace

Smell: Bourbon-soaked prune, Pinot Noir (cherry-nuanced grape) and caramel, with undertones of fusel alcohol

Taste: The Bourbon-soaked prune and Pinot Noir flavors jump out at the forefront and are joined by the caramel before that hops appear, at mid-palate, to add some balance; after the swallow, the alcohol becomes more apparent, as does the caramel, which lingers, in conjunction with the fruit flavors into the finish and beyond

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation

Overall: A lot of complexity that befits an ale brewed once in a decade; still tastes a bit young so it will be interesting to see how it develops over the next few years, though I don't have a spare bottle to make that judgment myself

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 19:36:23 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thrilled to finally try this one, i let it settle down a touch before i opened up last week. slowly decanted into my trust white birch glass.

pours out a jet black color with only a minimal head that does not stick around too long but what is there is clinging to the sides and nice ans sticky. aroma is warming, lots of boozy notes, vanilla and oak coming through the air very clearly now, really showing off what it can do for sure. a nice and well rounded mix of bourbon, caramel, dark roasted malts, nice hints of toffee, and vanilla and a light brown sugar that seems to pop up in the finish. really nicely blended and a well deserved finish was smooth, silky and full of sweet flavor.

truly a fantastic beer and i am soo happy i have more to sit on to watch this one grow.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 01:21:56 | More by mikesgroove
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-05-2011 01:46:03 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sharing a lot in common with Scottish Strong Ales and English Strong/Old Ales, this hoppy version weaves what's best about those into an American signature in hop flavor, bitterness, and dryish finish.

Pouring a true mahogany color and carrying a modest haze, the beer forms a terse lightly tanned head that struggles through about the first half of the session. Low on lace, the beer shows stickly legging- giving a brandy-like appearance.

Molassas and a plethera of fruits define the nose. Apples, cherries, dates, figs, give a melded scent of fruitcake, rum, and candied malts. Surprisingly, the citrus and pine notes from hops take somewhat of a backseat to the weight of the malts.

Syrup sweetness and estery fruitiness continue its dominance throughout the taste. Rum-soaked fruitcake, port wine, and balancing orange zest and spruce (both from hops) round out the complex taste.

Malty rich from start to finish, the early creaminess makes an even transition to a full and bolsterous mid palate before a sudden and unexpected dry-ish finish. Though not completely dry, the beer's end gives an airy and evaporative feel to accompany the alcoholic warmth and minty taste. A long linger of malt sweetness follows well into the next sip.

An extremely solid ale of any sort. The fruity notes make me think English; the malt complexity, Scottish; and the hops, American. But the blend and balance here is superb and a joy to sip.

Thanks BigBlueBeerGuy!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 03:41:28 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a dark mahogany color with a thin off-white head and some surprising lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has a slight oxidation note to it, which actually works somewhat well with the sugary, caramel, and dark fruit notes. There's some noticeable alcohol as well.

T: The flavor is also quite sweet. The caramel and toffee are the most present with the sugar more subdued. Unfortunately, I don't pick up quite as much in terms of fruit, but I do seem to notice some herbal and buttery qualities. Once again, the alcohol is present.

M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: This is a bit too hot for my tastes. Perhaps it might calm down in a few years, but just a couple ounces is fine for now.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 08:45:59 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

03-09-2013 21:30:57 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

09-22-2013 03:13:12 | More by kjkinsey
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-13-2013 03:11:15 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

01-12-2013 03:16:17 | More by spycow
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-29-2012 10:17:49 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-30-2011 08:35:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Half Acre shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to hopsbreath and the Support Your Team! BIF for this bottle!

I think I've finally finished taking down the beers from this BIF's haul. Damn. This one pours a hazed ruby topped by a finger or so of tan foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuits, toffee, wheat, rye bread, light vanilla, red grapes, and light cinnamon. The taste is much the same, though the butter is completely dropped and some light cocoa powder joins the fray. The body is a slightly hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a nearly syrupy feel. Overall, a very nice brew, but something seems eerily missing. i can't come close to pinpointing what, exactly, but without it this beer just falls short of greatness. I am still very pleased to have been able to sample it.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 09:58:26 | More by TMoney2591
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown/maroon color with a light khaki head.

Nose is big rich creamy carmel with sweet undertones of coconut and creamy whiskey.

Mouthfeel is rich, viscous and well balanced.

Flavors follow nose with rich carmel, toffee, sweet creamed coffee and creamy rich whiskey/malty tones. Some cooked stone fruit and cooked banana/clover character.

Finish is creamed bitter coffee. Flavor profile was a bit sweeter in earlier tastings. This remains a very nice drink and likely at its peak now, 4/11.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 06:29:22 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Eric for sharing this one, review from written notes.
Served in a goblet.

It pours a dark brown color, with tan bubbles that cluster to one side. Color is seemingly impenetrable by light, with reddish glints around the edges.

Belgian yeast aromas, dried prune and raisin. Bitter aftertaste, lightly sweet with a dry alcohol tang. Molasses and brown sugar bleed though. Big and burly, light carbonation. Not picking up any barrel character. This is showing it's age with some sherry notes, if you like that sort of thing. Can't say that time is treating this well.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 02:43:13 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out an opaque, dark brown color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left soapy, patchy lace all over the glass.

S - It smelled of bourbon, vanilla and some dark fruits - like raisin and plum.

T - Great flavors. Tons of malty sweetness, chocolate, toffee, vanilla and bourbon. Great balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a somewhat dry finish.

D - This is a really tasty brew. I am very glad I got the opportunity to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 02:09:23 | More by zeff80
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from Whole Foods for $12. Into a tulip, the beer pours a dark but perfectly clear amber, and in the glass it's a near-impenetrable cherry skin red. A small tan head tops the dark body, slowly receding to a small cap.

It smells of dates, plums, figs - the dark fruit aromas are prominent without overwhelming the senses - and there's a slight vinous quality along with some molasses. The aroma doesn't blow me away like some of their other Reserve Series beers; it's pleasant but muted.

On the palate it's much bolder, molasses, roasted malt, spice and dark fruit melding together harmoniously with a slight oaky and vinous backbone. My guess is that this is a blend of barrel aged and non-barrel aged beer, as the barrel character isn't particularly strong. The mouthfeel is full and rich, moderate sweetness balanced nicely by tannins, bitterness and faint alcohol. It finishes on a vinous and bitter note, red wine, plum, brown sugar and alcohol lingering on the tongue, amply bitter and roasty. A good beer overall, it met my expectations without necessarily blowing me away. It's worth trying at a very reasonable $12.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 03:37:03 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

11-14-2011 19:52:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the time of this review, this beer is the #18 beer on the "Top Beers - American Strong Ale" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a tulip.

Beer is brown and hazy with a nice two finger head of small tan bubbles, lots of lacing, moderate to low carbonation, not aggressive looking or overly carbed but nice.

Aroma is huge, I can smell it without picking up the glass. Malty sweet, strong booze.

Beer is sweet and light in body, thinner than expected. Beer has this mild roasty finish, a little dry but good. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:03:21 | More by drabmuh
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to Schmittymack for this one! Review based on notes. Drank about 3 weeks ago...

Pours a very effervescent chestnut with a pinky of brown head. Flecks of lacing & a touch of head retention

S: Much plummyness & some persimmons

T: Follows the nose, very rich with much dryness & cakeyness up front. Dark cherry & baker's chocolate as this warms, herbal hoppyness, a bit of cinnamon & pears too. Finishes dry,fruitty & cakey, almost pulled a 5.0

MF: Rich, chewy & warming with low carbonation

Drinks easy for the style & abv, but the dryness slows me down a bit too much...

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 18:48:17 | More by russpowell
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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

Quite the story behind this brew supposedly this one came around after a drunk patron tried to steal a keg of their Jubelale, evidently the caper couldn't get away with the goods and left the keg outside to freeze. The next day the brewers came in and found the keg and sampled, basically an eisbock version of their standard seasonal and loved it with some fortification. So they brewed a bigger version and it's released every year as Super Jubel and it's only been released in bottles back in 2000 and now in 2010.

Appears a molasses mahogany like hue with deep ruby highlights when held toward the light, the head is a deep tan hue with fine evenly dispersed specks on each side check things out okay. Herbal hops and citrus zest blend in with a touch of holiday spices.

Aroma is exuberant with malt sweetness layers of syrup drizzled over dark overly ripened alcohol soaked dark fruits like plums and raisins. A definite air of charred oak with herbal/mint hop expressions in the finish. Booze is hidden pretty well but the wood used at times give a pine mint expression that must be coming from the hops.

The flavor collides with dark fruit a touch of maple syrup, a mild citrus and herbal hop bitterness, holy malt monster batman! This one also has those backing hops to provide some bitterness for balance, a touch of booze maple syrup tree bark and herbs. Very festive big brew aged on Pinot wine barrels.

Mouthfeel is big bodied a bit cloying better to share this bad boy with some friends, alot of girth with some soothing alcohol tones about it. Carbonation is smooth and mellow, quite a treat definitely a unique experience for me.

Drinkability overall, this one is to be savored with friends around the holidays I hop to have more friends around next time a bottle of this comes my way. From the smallest beer to these bruisers that Deschutes has been releasing, everything from them is so damn drinkable it may be their best attribute overall. I again can't wait to show up at the brew house or one of their brewpub locales and do some sampling with my buddy Geof, who sent me this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 15:15:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.