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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: 587
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 122
Gots: 235 | FT: 15
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Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-27-2010

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)
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3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Jan 2010, opened Nov 2013.

A - Coca cola black brown with cranberry highlights. Mixed, light khaki head. Low retention. Light lace.

S - Huge, sweet brown syrup nose with licorice, plum jam, cherry wood, tootsie roll, and a touch of smoke.

T - Molasses, brown sugar, milk chocolate, tootsie rolls, buckwheat honey, chestnuts, raisins, burnt caramel.

M - Medium-full body, appropriately light carbonation, syrupy finish.

O - Incredibly sweet, but otherwise complex. Drinks like a fortified port.

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich dark brown with a nice one finger tall cocoa coloured head that dissipates shortly. Reminds me of a lot of common English barleywines in colour.

Smells of dark fruits with a rich complex blend between brown sugar, molasses, burnt cookie, and some charred oak.

Tastes come through similarly as the smell. Lots of burnt brown sugar/caramel with a nice raisin/prune character. Sweetness of molasses paired with the malty roasted nutty character.

Mouthfeel is fairly rich and has a syrup quality that coats the tongue. Medium amount of carbonation helps it from feeling too viscous. A great sipper.

Overall, this is a fantastic once a decade beer. Great smell, flavours, and feel that all comes together to create a rememberable beer. Definitely glad to have tried this one and I would recommend this to anyone who really enjoys English barlywines and American strong ales. Celebration ale indeed.

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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened on my 2nd wedding anniversary, ~June 2012. Wrote the review on paper for lack of internet access, and am just getting around to putting it down here.

Appears dark int he glass, but bursts into a fiery crimson ruby when backlit. Small 1/2 finger of dense, light tan head. Poured into a Swiss wine snifter. Look about as good as any beer can in my book.

Fantastic aroma. Dark dried berries in a cookie crust, deeply baked bread (like smelling the loaf right out of the oven when the crust is dark brown). The hops have melded into a rather warm firelight sort of aroma.

The flavor is layered and dynamic- still packs weight. Starts with substantial bitterness from the fading hops. One can almost taste their slow transformation into molasses and burnt caramel. The malts are coming through with serious form. Richly layered and deep: Free from the meaty notes that tarnish some aged beers, but present in the sweet glory that seldom is seen in aged beer.

Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Alcohol burn is nowhere to be found.

I wonder, will this aged like the classic English barleywines? Time will tell. I am scheduled to open another on our 5th anniversary.

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3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled January 2012
A solid pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces an initially three-finger thick, pale-brown / amber tinged, tan colored head. The head leaves some nice, open lacing patterns on the sides of my glass as it subsides. The beer is a dark, concentrated amber-brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry-juice-red hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a rich, sweet, but complex, concentrated malt character to it that almost approaches a savory quality. Deeply rich, brown bread, toasty grain aromatics also play a dominant role here. The sweet, deeply caramelized malt notes that are found here in the nose almost have a red-wine and oak like character to it; in fact, the red wine character seems to be where most of the sweetness is coming from. The deeply caramelized, Maillard rich brown maltiness is really what dominates the nose though. There is a lot of toasted character to this beer, it is not just malt though, after recognizing it in the flavor, the oak also contributes to the toasted character in the aroma as well.

As the beer first hits my palate it is not that sweet, it has more of a toasted, brown grain character to it, but it does pick up some rich sweetness as it rolls across the palate. The finish has a bitterness / astringency to it that seems a mix of alcohol, hops and dark malt; it even gets a touch more aggressively, almost harshly bitter than I was expecting. Rich, brown bread flavors, mix with brown caramelized malt, a husky whole grain quality, and even some brown cracker like notes; there is a fair amount of almost spicy, whole grain character that usually is contributed by caramelized malts. Ah, I just got it, this beer has been oaked, which explain the astringency and alcohol enhancing spiciness that is in the finish. The oak also contributes a toasted character to it as well as a touch of woody-oak flavors. As the beer warms up a soft fruitiness really becomes more noticeable, this contributes notes of berry like red wine, some concentrated current notes and even some fresh, dark skinned, tannic, red wine grape fruit flavors. There is an almost roasted quality to this beer that seems to be brought out by the toasty malt and the toasted oak character. As the beer warms up it gets less harsh, and quite a bit smoother in the finish. The body is certainly rich and viscous, though I wouldn’t call it overly heavy or anything near cloying (this assumes you were expecting a rich beer to begin with though); this is most definitely a sipping brew, but finishing off this bottle over a slow, long evening is not a chore. There is something about the alcohol and a certain smoothness to the malt character (especially as this warms up significantly) that reminds me of a huge Bock; it isn’t nearly as simplistic as young Samichlause (as there is a lot more complex, toasted, malt character here)

This is quite a bit tastier than I was expecting, for some reason I was resisting cracking this beer open since its release. I don’t know how much it has changed since it was younger, but it certainly hasn’t picked up any noticeable oxidation yet; I can see this ageing quite well, and even doing well with some oxidation.

Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.