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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: 561
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 120
Gots: 233 | FT: 13
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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Photo of kaseydad
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Best after 1/29/11. Me thinks today is as good as any day for consuming. Was a little troubled by the posts about this and it may have turned, etc....I press on.

Appearance - Pours a dark brown colored ale with a still decent one finger beige head. Touch of lacing.

Smell - The aroma is very fruit forward. Grapes, raspberries and dates. Whiffs of alcohol.

Taste - The taste is still nicely hoppy with a fruity and touch of booze on each sip. Getting some good plum juiciness. Minor lip numbing. A touch of oxidation is present but ever so slightly.

Mouthfeel - Decent. Still pretty full-bodied and carbonated.

Overall - I think this is about the time to drink this. I had one about a year after the release and followed it up two years later. Not a ton of difference from what I remember but still a complex brew worthy of cellaring.

kaseydad, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.21/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into a snifter. The brew appears a mahogany color with a khaki cream colored topping. 2 fingers worth of froth appear and slowly fade leaving a full wall of lace. Some ruby coloration is noted when held to the light.

The aromatics are caramel to candy-like with some citrus and fruity notes faintly like alcohol. Some mild toasty grain inclusion is also present. As it warms up, it gets raisony with a mild oxidative note somewhat like cardboard.

The taste includes the previously mentioned notes of raison mixed with a bit of milk chocolate which was not expected. More sips reveal some cardboard oxidation along with a backing of bready to biscuit grains. Somewhat fruity to floral alcohol tries to tie things back together towards the finish. Overall, this is a mild brew for 10%.

This is medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. It is not terrible by any means but is really lacking in complexity. To put it bluntly, it is mediocre to lackluster. Perhaps if you were looking for a simple, easy drinking 10% brew you might love this. However, to label a beer as the once a decade ale and then package it with wax and a "best after date" you would think this would have held up a little better after only 3 years.

stakem, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JulianB, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

BarrytheBear, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

madtowndmb1, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

rdooley, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Holmes698
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Holmes698, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Morey, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of rawfish
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

rawfish, May 30, 2013
Photo of jaasen64
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

jaasen64, May 27, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Rutager, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

drgonzo2k2, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

chippo33, Mar 25, 2013
Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.