Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) - Deschutes Brewery
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4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
Decided to finally crack open my bottle after seeing the thread that this is going downhill really fast. Never tried it fresh and traded for it >6 months ago. Poured into Lawson's tulip, served at cellar temparature.
A- Pours a dark but translucent ruby red/mahogony brown with about a half finger of brownish/yellowish slightly yeasty looking off-white head that has about average retention and recedes to a flat top leaving some light spotty lacing. Not overly carbonated, but nice consistency.
S- Dark fruits of cherries, raspberries, plums, grapes, chardonnay, and a nice rich malt backbone. Fairly aromatic and smells fairly pleasant with absolutely no alcohol present. For a strong ale the nose on this is fantastic.
T- Dark fruits, cherries, plums, molasses, raisins, dark malts, finishes with cherries and plums with a hint of alcohol and a faint presence of oxidation. I never had this fresh, but I can't imagine this has gone downhill too much since being released. All the flavors were still nicely pronounced and the slight oxidation didn't detract too much from the beer.
M- Very smooth for a strong ale, medium bodied, fairly low carbonation, light syrupiness that doesn't impede drinkability at all.
O- I decided to finally crack this open after never having had it fresh and I wasn't dissapointed at all. There was a hint of oxidation but plenty of flavor (especially in the nose) of dark fruits, molasses, etc.- pretty much everything that I love in a strong ale. It might just be personal preference, but I don't mind a bit of oxidation. This beer is still definitely worth checking out but I don't think it will improve much.
05-27-2013 22:22:59 | More by jaasen64
British Columbia (Canada)
3.76/5 rDev -10.3%
Appearance. Pours a deep brown with some nice red at the edges and topped with almost a finger of orange-tan head.
Smell. Caramel, red wine, a little cherry and chocolate.
Taste. Caramel, raisins, coffee, red wine and dark berries, woody vanilla, slight oxidation.
Mouthfeel. Fuller body, sticky on the lips, low carbonation.
Overall. This one was a little oxidized. I thought it was built for the long haul, but I'm glad I didn't wait any longer to drink it.
05-27-2013 03:27:24 | More by Rutager
3.66/5 rDev -12.6%
Bottle opened on 3.2.13
Best after 01/29/11
A - Pours a super dark amber, almost brown with a soapy dark tan head with good retention.
S - Toffee, dark fruit, maybe a touch oxidized.
T - Carmel, toffee, raisin, brown sugar, ripe fruits.
D - Lower carbonation with a surprisingly thin body.
O - A bit past it's prime, but still drinkable and fun.
03-23-2013 16:53:30 | More by HuskyinPDX
Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.