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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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Ratings: 553
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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Photo of whatthehull


4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted May 9th 2011 (from notes)

A - deep dark brown, one finger dark tan head and some lacing

S - very sweet, alcohol, caramelized brown sugar, desert wine, oak, sour, pungent, toasted malt and grains, sweet grass. Bitter sweet chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, honey and tree bark

T - this beer tastes exactly like the smell! Except for a apple juice like taste

M - sticky, low acidity, long finish, very sweet

D - at 10% this beer is amazingly smooth. Tastes great, goes down nicely and hits you like a pound of bricks

Final thought - if you can get this beer, get it and save one and drink one! Stoked!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 17:31:03 | More by whatthehull
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Jubele 2010 – really dark mahogany brown, even more brown than mahogany, not much lace, not much head, swirls gets some action on the head. smell is maple syrup, nutmeg…not much going on but not bad. Taste is interesting, much like the nose, nutmeg and maple syrup with some caramel and vanilla maltiness, but there is an interesting bittery finish. mouth…thick, little bitter, not such a great after vibe, easy drinker overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 03:40:50 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of claspada

New Jersey

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

Big shoutout to hoppymcgee for generously offering this in trade. Was one of my most sought after beers since I first started to track down/trade for harder to find beers.

Pours a hazy dark reddish-light brown with no clarity and a nice 1-2 inch tan head that leaves some nice spotty lacing as it falls. Crazy bright red hues along the edges when held up to the light. Definitely one of the nicest looking beers I have ever seen.

Aromas begin with toffee and butterscotch maltiness coupled with a solid toasted bready maltiness. Vinous and dark fruitiness are apparent immediately and emerges more and more as you investigate further. Oaky vanilla and other light oak nuances continue to emerge as it warms

The tastes begin initially with dark fruit and a nice oak bite from the wine barrel. There is a noted tannic bitterness which I am also contributing to the Pinot barrel over any hop additions. As it warms a slight alcohol heat comes out in the beer with some more mild vanilla and wood notes but continues with the dry finish. I also continuing to get nice caramel and butterscotch malt waves with more noticeable vanilla and more dark fruits. Really complex here.

The mouthfeel is full and kind of sticky with a nice amount of carbonation considering the high ABV and barrel-aging. The finish is awesome thanks to the wine barrel aging; pleasantly dry and almost tannic like a red wine.

Overall this is a really great complex beer that I will imagine will continue to change and age gracefully. Glad I have more to sample down the road. Highly recommended. Over the last year I have sampled some really great barrel aged beers and to have found the one that involve wine or port barrels are just so complex and add such a crazy new dynamic to barrel-aging beers. It gets me excited to think of what new frontier American craft brewers will adventure into next.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 21:04:08 | More by claspada
Photo of Azurescens


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

22oz wax dipped bottle with best after date 1/29/11 printed on label, poured into Maudite stemmed glass, reviewed on 7/1/11.

A: Pours a deep dark purple red with light brown head, leaves a bit of lacing around glass.

S: Dark malts and dark fruit, raisins, figs, molasses and caramel, only a hint of alcohol.

T: Dark malt, caramel, molasses, cherries and other dark fruit notes with some oak and vanilla. Only hints of alcohol, delicious and sweet blend of different fruits and malts.

M: Smooth medium-full body with low-moderate carbonation, finishes on the sweeter side.

O: Really tasty and drinkable, especially given the high ABV. Hope they decide to make this again before 2020.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 05:05:45 | More by Azurescens
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 6/27/11

A hazy reddish brown with no clarity and a giant three finger tan head that leaves some random lacing as it falls

S toffee and butterscotch with some earthy hops and candied fruit

T not far from the smell but more soft caramel and a little earthy aspect that's rather nice, not much from the barrel much to my surprise but some faint wood is there but not sure what the Pinot Noir is doing

M thick and a little syrupy a high point in a solid beer

O no problems with this one at all, not crazy complex but quite solid in all areas

I expected more from 13months in a barrel but quite tasty, thanks Adam (alpineclimber) for bringing it over

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 02:02:19 | More by wordemupg
Photo of tat2dhllblly


4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a burnt sienna with suprisingly a very small head produced. The head is less than a 1/8 inch to start and reduces to a minimal lacing across the top of the beer.

S- Very oak laced with the heft of a english barleywine. Dark figs and almost burnt toffee.

T- Initially dark fruit with a spice that is noticed early in the profile but lost at the end to a dry finish. There is a noted bitterness but this I believe comes more from the wine barrel tones than any hops. As it warms more heat comes out in the beer quality with mild oak notes but continues with the dry finish.

M- Middle of the pack weight in the mouth with minimal carbination. I am glad the carbination is down played is this beer because with any higher carbination it would be destracting.

O- This was a damn fine beer that I was really glad that I could track down in a trade. I could say with no question that this has becaome one of my top 10.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 20:55:12 | More by tat2dhllblly
Photo of samie85


3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes; originally 6/11.

Best after 1/29/11.

A-Pours a burgundy hue cola color with a finger of brown head.

S-Smells of sweet vanilla and bourbon-like notes with some dark fruit notes.

T-Dark fruit with some vanilla notes and a drying wine-like finish.

M-Rich and full-bodied with moderate carbonation.

D-Very rich and decadent brew... a great beer for a nightcap, but the price-point was very high for this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 03:27:08 | More by samie85
Photo of stupac2


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

Poured into a snifter, pours a deep brown with a very small amount of creamy brown head. Smells very sweet, with hints of spice and a lot of plum. Taste is similar to smell, sweet, fruity (mostly plum, maybe a bit of cherry), and with a small amount of spice in there. Full-bodied with just enough carbonation.

A solid beer, if a weird choice for mid-June.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 01:23:34 | More by stupac2
Photo of HoppyMoth


3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best after date: 01/29/11 - poured into a tulip, a bit overly chilled at first to around 40 degrees.

A: Deep amber/caramel red in color and gave a short lived light caramel colored head with light lacing. A great beer to look at.

S: At first the pour was cold and it gave me a heavy fruit delivered with a tiny bit of carbonation. As the beer warmed the oak aroma came through with a toasted malt smell similar to toffee/molasses and dried fruit (raisins/apricots/prunes). As I expected the alcohol is obvious on the nose especially as it warms.

T: A little sweet with a strong oak/pinot flavor. Tasted exactly as it smelled, the alcohol is reminiscent of drinking a wine by adding to the complexity of flavor. As the beer finishes there is a bitter sweetness that lingers and detracts a bit from my enjoying the aftertaste.

M: Lighter bodied than I expected, smooth and warm.

Overall: I enjoyed drinking this beer but it was a bit too sweet with lingering bitterness. There are better american strong ales, but this is still a great beer from Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 07:30:49 | More by HoppyMoth
Photo of bsp77


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

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter. Best after January 29, 2011.

Appearance: Very dark maroon-mahogany with thin light tan head and minor lacing rings.

Smell: Major molasses - sweet and almost salty, a little soy sauce like. Toffee, caramel and cherry round out the fantastic malt aroma. Touch of English hops.

Taste: Malt onslaught of molasses, toffee, soy sauce and some nice fruity notes (plum, cherry, figs). There is a nice English hop flavor (but not bitterness) toward the finish that becomes more noticeable as I make my way through the bottle.

Feel: Very thick and full body. Quite smooth and warming. Not much carbonation, which is good for this beer.

Overall: So happy I finally got a hold of one of these bottles, as it is fantastic. I can definitely tell that this is based off of Jubelale, but it is even better (and I love Jubelale). Guess I have to wait until 2020 for them to make another batch.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 02:10:20 | More by bsp77
Photo of mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A viscous, hazy ruby brown beer with a dense latte colored head and hick rings of lacing.

S - Alcohol, peppery hops, caramel, faint chocolate, butterscotch and citrus pith.

T - A bit boozy. Flavor is smooth though, dates, caramel, butterscotch, pepper and citrus pith. The aftertaste has a bit of lingering pepper, alcohol and sweetness - not very strong.

M - Smooth, thick, refreshing - except my tongue seems to dry out a tiny bit.

O - I've been saving this one for a while. I am pleased. Very pleased. I can't wait till 2020...

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 05:45:33 | More by mrasskicktastic
Photo of GbVDave


3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a black waxed 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Best After: 01/29/11

A: Pours a deep, rusty chestnut. Pretty hazy with some visible sediment. Barely any head formed on top...just a thick khaki collar. No lace.

S: Nice aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, pinot, and rich sweet caramel. Some fudge pops through as it warms.

T: Exactly as above. No real alcohol flavor...which is a good thing.

M: Wow. Too damn sweet during the beginning and middle and extremely drying and astringent for the finish. Tiring to drink.

O: We really struggled to share a bottle of this. It's saving grace are the smell and taste. Too bad the mouthfeel wasn't as enjoyable as those.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 23:57:46 | More by GbVDave
Photo of pmccallum86


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

Pours a deep ruby color with a light brown colored head.

Aroma is very malty with dried fruits also in the aroma. Light hops come through as well.

Taste is rich and malty, very sugary with tons of dried fruit. Almost like a barleywine. Very tasty beer, not hot at all.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with medium carbonation.

Overall a good beer, I wish I had more in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 04:25:45 | More by pmccallum86
Photo of dvsbizzyb


3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep plum color with a thin light tan head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell - Sweet smell of fruits and oak.

Taste - Strong hoppy/alcohol flavor overpowers the hints of brown sugar and dark fruits.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation and full body that leaves me with cotton mouth after a few sips. Was not very pleased having a very dry mouth after finishing the glass.

Overall - Almost turned into Bruce Lee as the more I sipped the more I wanted to break boards from flexing from the harsh bitterness this had.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 05:21:37 | More by dvsbizzyb
Photo of DovaliHops


4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown that appears dark red in the light. There is a medium-sized tan head. Scent is quite winey with some nice caramel and toffee notes. Some lovely dark fruit aromas with fruit cake and oak. Taste is initially quite oak-forward with delicious dark fruit and chocolate flavors. Then you get some more of the wine flavors with toffee and vanilla. There are hints of rum as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with just a bit of alcohol burn. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is one amazing beer that I wish I had purchased more of.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 06:39:32 | More by DovaliHops
Photo of Devi0us


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

Best after 01/29/11. Poured into a Tulip.

A- Pours a dark murky brown. Had a 1 finger tan head that melted away quickly leaving scattered lacing.

S- Has alot of mixed fruit going on. You can tell this has been aged in Pinot Nior Barrels. Vanilla hits you at the back end.

T- Tastes just like it smells. Dark fruit, vanilla and some caramel. Alcohol is almost unnoticed. This is a truly tasty brew and tastes better with each sip. 

M- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Subtle sweetness left on the palate.
O- This is a well crafted brew. Truly amazing and enjoyable. The complexity of all the flavors mesh into 1 cohesive unit creating balance. I'm glad that I was able to try this and can't wait to see what the rest will taste like with a  little more age on them. 

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 18:08:36 | More by Devi0us
Photo of Rangerator


4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cutting through the wax drenched cap built all the excitement. It opens with a sweet molasses rich body with many other aromas that cant be explained but they are freakin good! I poured it into a pint glass, a very small dark cream head was produced which quickly dissipated. The taste very full it is thick but is not unbearable and goes down very nicely. The abyss is next for another night but these guys make a damn good beer worth every dollar paid

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 05:45:51 | More by Rangerator
Photo of BeanBone


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

Appearance: A thick, thoroughly dark brown body capped by a little less than a finger of golden-brown head that burns off quickly and leaves only the barest patches of lacing (not a big surprise given the double-digit alcohol content).

Aroma: A rich mix of dark fruit, sticky toffee pudding, herbal hops, oak, vanilla, and a trace of booze. I can already tell this is going to be special. It just gets more and more complex as it warms.

Flavor: Wow, this is bursting flavor, with many layers of distinct elements. Nicely bitter and herbal hops get the party started. Underneath, a massive malt body absolutely dripping with caramel, earthiness, and rum-soaked dark fruit. Plenty of oak comes through, but there’s a little less vanilla than usually shows up in barrel-aged beer. The alcohol is present throughout, but instead of dominating, it just contributes a light spiciness. There is a hell of a lot going on here, but each element plays nicely with the others, resulting in a well-balanced behemoth. Dark fruit, bitter hops, caramel, oak, and subtle booze in the lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: A chewy and sticky medium-full body with smooth medium carbonation and a drying finish. Subtle warmth from the alcohol throughout.

Drinkability: At first, it feels like it drinks a little faster than a massive ten percent brew, but eventually the pace slows to what you’d expect.

Verdict: What can I say? I just adore this beer. It’s massive, absolutely packed to the gills with character, but everything comes together in a perfect way to create something almost transcendent. I’m so glad I invested in a case.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 00:30:07 | More by BeanBone
Photo of 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
Photo of greenmonstah

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into tulip. Best after 1/29/2011

A - Deep ruby with a thin off white head. Poor retention and no lacing.

S - Raspberries and some spiciness. Sweetly fruity and very appealing. Some raisin or prune, maybe.

T - Prune, raspberry, cherry, perhaps some vanilla. Plenty of sweet chocolate too. So complex and so delicious. Like a chocolate fruitcake. Finish of cherries with a long tail of flavor.

M - Creamy smooth, little carbonation. Just a touch of alcohol heat and a bit too sticky. Aftertaste for ages.

O - Really something special. So delicious, with complexity and drinkability to match. Flavors go together perfectly and create what is undeniably a brilliant beer. I'll see you guys in 10 years when the next version comes out!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 23:34:47 | More by greenmonstah
Photo of gford217


3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz waxed bottle.

Pours deep, clear mahogany that shows brighter amber when held up to light. The head is small and tan, but does stick around as a thin cap for a while.

Aroma is almost like a booze-soaked fruitcake. It's got cherries, apples and raisins with some toasted malts and toffee. There is also caramel, chocolate and molasses with a touch of spices.

The taste is fruity with some more of the doughy malts. Raisins are present with some tart cherries and semi-sweet chocolate. There is more spiciness in the finish with cinnamon jumping to the top.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation and equal parts sweet and roasted in the finish.

This is a nice and complex winter-style ale with strong fruity notes mixed with chocolate and toasted malts. Good.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 03:27:52 | More by gford217
Photo of CruisaC


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

Many thanks to mnbearsfan for this want. Check this one off the list.

After I got the wax off (any one have a super easy way for this I'm all ears), it pours a dark mahogany with an inch of caramel head

smells of grapes and raisins and cinnamon cloves, slightly medicinal on the end. Very Belgian Strong Ale

Taste follows with some oak, dark fruits, almost bourbon with some red wine notes. I do detect some of the alcohol, but it's not burning.

A little thin on the mouthfeel, which doesn't necessarily work against this beer. Almost allowed me to sip it a little faster than I probably should have.

Overall another solid offering from Deschutes. I've had the Dissident, and I've got a Mirror Mirror and an Abyss to add to the repertoire. So far so good

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 05:00:50 | More by CruisaC
Photo of HoustonTX


4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of those beers. The kinds you see in the display case of high end expensive goods. The ones with high quality wax that you struggle with to even break into the thing. Yeah, one of those kinds.

Being that this is my pre-birthday celebration, I am a bit drunk anyways. Getting the wax off was like James Franco surgically cutting his arm off in 127 hours. Time seemed to slow down, and insanity pursued.

Thank god those 127 hours were worth the wait.

Deep brown body, with some off white sticky lacing.

The aroma is wonderful, just like something out of a bakery. Dates and raisins, molasses, brown sugar. Cinnamon, apple, oranges, and plenty of tart dark fruits. Very nice, just like a fresh out of the oven warm apple pie. Well balanced.

Dark fruits dominate the flavor, with amazing complexity. Plums, raspberry, prunes, and fresh squeezed white grapefruit. Notes of bitter, earthy, tangy, sweet, spicy, neutral, cloying, and assertive all blend together nicely. The complexity is almost too much at once to describe. The deepness of the fruits, and the very well pronounced earthy malt and floral hop background to support it is truly something to behold.

There is just a whole lot going on here, and the amazing this is my arm is still stuck in between a rock and this is the best beer I've had in a long time.

Now you might not know this about me, but I will say it anyways.

You know, I've been thinking. Everything is... just comes together. It's me. I chose this. I chose all this. This rock... this rock has been waiting for me my entire life. It's entire life, ever since it was a bit of meteorite a million, billion years ago. In space. It's been waiting, to come here. Right, right here. I've been moving towards it my entire life. The minute I was born, every breath that I've taken, every action has been leading me to this crack on the out surface.

It's time to say goodbye now, I'm running out of things to say. Mom, Dad, I really love you guys. I wanted to take this time to say the times we've spent together have been awesome. I haven't appreciated you in my own the way I know I could.

And Deschutes, this is one hell of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 04:37:53 | More by HoustonTX
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Have wanted to open this one on numerous occasions... Finally said "Screw it, I'll dirnk it myself". Best after date of 1/29/11. Poured from a 22oz. black waxed and capped bomber into a Southampton oversize snifter.

A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger semi-coarse off-white colored head with decent retention. Beer is a clear dark brown. Lacing is spotty and stringy with decent cling. Nice legs too.

S: Nose is very unique. Notes of oak, fresh purple grapes, fresh prunes, fresh plums, cinnamon, brown sugar, and bourbon. Purple fruit abounds. Some sweet spices hide out in the background also. Appetizing and it gives me something to look forward to.

T: Opens brown sugar and prune pulp. Some purple grapes and more brown sugar towards the middle with a touch of molasses and tea leaves. Bourbon hits towards the end providing an accented and sweet finish enhanced by a touch of honey. Finish is sweet iced tea and aftertaste is the same with more molasses and brown sugar. This isn't bad but its not too appetizing either. A strange brew.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Smooth in the mouth with some lingering bubbles and goes down a bit watery with a touch of heat. Finish is messy with an aftertaste that lingers. A bit thin overall for the style.

O: I'm not sure what to make of this beer but I'm pretty sure that it won't hold up for another 9 years. Body is a bit thin and the flavor is awkward if anything. Worth a try for the novelty of it... I can't recall ever having a beer that taste's like this... but its not worth the effort to age in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 21:35:02 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of brotherloco


4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber. Best After 01/29/11. Bought this over a year ago and have been aging it patiently in the old beer fridge. Poured into Tulip.

Pours a deep dark brownish red. Hard to see any light coming through this one. A finger of beige foam fades away to a medium ring. Some slow cascading carbonation around the edges.

Initial smell is of berries and various dark fruits. Also some vanilla, apple, and cinnamon.

Initial taste mixes sweet malt with vinegary red wine tannins. Taste tilts more towards raisins than the sweet berries on the nose. The red wine/grape juice flavor lingers through the middle accompanied by some biting carbonation and hop bitterness. Getting more of an oaky barrel aged note in the flavor than the nose. (OK, just read that this was aged in Pinot Noir barrels, duh, that explains a lot.). Alcohol mixes in with the flavor near the finish, but isn't overly strong.

Body is quite thick and syrupy, encourages slow sipping.

I like this beer a lot, although the cloying sweetness knocks the score down a bit. It is very much a beer-wine hybrid, much like Dogfish Head Red & White, which is one of my favorites out there.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 02:42:26 | More by brotherloco
Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.