Jubel | Privatbrauerei Franz Joseph Sailer

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Privatbrauerei Franz Joseph Sailer

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by mattmaples:
Photo of mattmaples
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a kick A_s Oktoberfest!! Evendently because they are not in Munich they are not allowed to call it an Oktoberfest but that's what it is. The head was a tad thin but it was a beautiful medium brown color. Rich, smooth, large malt presense without being at all sweet. A light bitternes for balance but no real hop character at all. Hands down my fav Oktoberfest.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Elegant 16oz swingtop bottle that looks like a mini growler complete with its own handle. Nice thwip as I pop it open. A gentle pour into my Franz Joseph Jubelbier glass brings a caramel brown appearance with hints of red coming through when held up to the light. An inch of off white head sits nicely atop as well. Splendid. Decadent caramel fruitiness wafts up into my nose. A roasty, nutty undercurrent is prevelant as well with a candy sweetness. Delightfully refined and inticing.

My first sip brings an upfront caramel maltiness that is surrounded by a myriad of fruity, roasty flavors. Rich and nutty on the back of the palate with a nice sweetness along the way. The lingering flavor of roasted nuts is nice. Just a wonderfully tasty brew here with a great balance of flavors.

Mouthfeel is smooth, rich and creamy. Very satisfying. This is amazingly drinkable and I could easily go for a few more. Well worth seeking out. Many thanks to my friend stonecrusher for giving me the opportunity to sample this one.

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Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive swingtop bottle, as pictured, purchased at the Keg Liquors in Clarksville, Indiana. Took several minutes on Google to find out what I had here. This festbier pours a clear, dark, coca cola brown body with a moderate beige head that eventually deposits a generous amount of lacing.

Aroma is caramel and spicy and earthy hops. A hint of fruity pears is picked up in the background.

Mouthfeel is light medium with good carbonation and a spicy hops bite.

Well balanced blend of Munich maltiness and noble hops. Spritzy carbonation enlivens the caramel malt flavor as it plays off the spicy hops bitterness. A note of pear or green apple comes out midway through. Finishes clean and dry.

A very nicely crafted Oktoberfest bier that is distinctly German. Very sessionable.

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Photo of ADR
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ah, another Sailer swing top...weird bottle with a handle...

Darker sienna-brown color with a skim like tannish head. Medium light transmission. Laces in comma-like punctuation marks. Malty aroma, sweet honey biscuits and jam-like fruit, quite nice. The taste was somewhat dissappointing and less complex, a sense of caramel in a rather straightforward manner from beginning to end. Medium mouthfeel and just a bit of herbal tea-like hops. Plenty dinkable but I was expecting more of a fruit sense or at least a Marzen-like toasty nuttiness.

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Photo of rastaman
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very clean tasting. sweet malty caramel, slight bitter finish, i liked it OK, but there is no standout features. A bit thin and perhaps too clean, simple , but enjoyable, more of a dunkel than a marzen though right?

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Photo of cokes
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, this is the coolest bottle ever. 16oz swing-top mini growler. If I could strap it to a chain and wear it around my neck, I would.

The beer itself is a deep copper with a healthy, lasting beige fuzz.
Germanic, molasses malts on the nose. A bit chocolaty with doppelbock impressions.
Taste is less full than the nose would suggest, but still satisfying in its own right. Toffee initially, fading to molasses. Hints of leather as the grungy malts linger and begin to disintergrate. Apple peel fruitiness mixes with a mellow chocolate powder. Hopping is there, but just barely. It serves as a grassy counter the malts. Lingering green tea at the end.
Not as full or robust as expected. Like a 50/50 dunkel lager and doppelbock. (actually, more like 75% dunkel, 25% doppel).

An interesting and downable fringe-styled brew.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear, deep chestnut body is topped by a full head of ivory foam that holds quite well and leaves some nice splotches of transient lace about the glass. Orange and crimson highlights are more than evident when held to the light. The nose is quite welcoming, and displays a toasted, sweet, and caramelish maltiness (from Vienna and Munich malts). In the mouth its medium body and fine carbonation combine to leave it gently tingly on the tongue. In the flavor, sweetish but not overtly rich malt dominates; balanced by a firm bitterness and herbal, leafy, and spicy hop flavor. It finishes with lingering sweet malt that's peppered with spicy hops. Quite enjoyable and very drinkable! This is an excellent beer that displays borderline rich maltiness while still retaining a perfect balance and great drinkability. Certainly worth trying!

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Photo of russpowell
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Swing top opened wit a reassuring woosh. Pours a ruddy brown, but with some haze. Nice 2 fingers+ light tan head. Good head retention & light lacing

Smell: Fruitiness, plums & raisins??

Taste: Strange tealike taste with fruitness up front. Some grainy& bitter notes, Finishes

MF: Under carbonated & sort if neutral

Not too drinkable, I'm quessing this was past its prime, so don't pay $4.50 for a pint of this or you may feel jipped. I think I might've had this in germany, but if I did; it left no impression..

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Photo of jackndan
2.81/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Jubel 2000: Wow, is this hugely malted . Sweet and low down is a fair description of this beer. It has that fairly aggressive brown ale taste to it. This feels and tastes kind of old, and not worth your time.

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Photo of hotstuff
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle poured very little head. It had fine carbonation. It had a very smooth and creamy mouth taste to it. It had an ever so slight aftertaste. It had some bitterness, but it was not an overwhelming bitterness which I enjoy. I really enjoyed drinking this particular brew and would drink it again if the opportunity presented itself.

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Photo of Zeitgeistmd
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great packaging with a flip top bottle of jug like design. It pours to a deep hazel brown hue with an inch¼ head. The nose of which comes out to a sweet caramely molasses with hints of toffee and rasin with a slight bitterness from fruity hops.

With sticky sweet malts followed by pleasent toasted grains, this is bar none the most enjoyable aromatic Märzen/Altbier I have encountered. All the toasted grains and fruitiness come together with light carbonation to form a sweet warm malty first sip with just enough bite, begging you to follow suit till the end.

The middle lends it's nice malted flavors to the back of your tongue. The last few sips finish out with a nice clean toasted flavor, which may have you partaking in another.

Mouthfeel was mediam to full bodied.

This was a fully enjoyably Märzen/Altbier which I would gladly purchase again and again.

Sadly this beer is hard if not impossiable to find. I suggest you enjoy these while they are still avaliable. !!Cheers!!

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, murkey brown with a minor head and no apparent lace.
Aroma of toffee, cracked grain, raisins and earthy, herbal hop tones.
Flavor of toffee, raisins, some tart green apple and other herbal hop notes.
Mouthfeel starts smooth and soft and moves to a slightly bitter finish.
Drinkability is decent nothing I'd seek out again.

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Photo of TexIndy
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An average beer from a great brewery. It comes in a cool juglike bottle with a flip top. If you like flip top bottles, they are a standard of the brewery. It has a very nice amber color with a decent amount of head. The smell and taste are towards the toasted malt side with a nice aftertaste. It was a little bitter compared to other Marzens I've tried. Overall, an above average beer but if wanting to try this brewery, I'd recommend the Oberdorfer.

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Photo of RyanMarshall27
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the maltiest beers I have ever tasted - The first taste was a shock. Of course I ahd no idea what to expect. My pre-formed expectations were different than what I got because of my pre-conceptions of this breweries style.

The basics of this is an exlelent malt - sweet on the pallate. the second sip was much better and kept getting better. Definately not for the average person though. This is an acquired taste beer. I though my wifes face was gonna turn inside out after she tasted it.

I highly recommend this to the adventursome beer drinker. You will either love it or hate it. I loved it. I will be drinking more. But at about $5.00 per bottle I will be conservative.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If we could rate the bottles themselves, this one gets a five! Dark brown short and stout half liter bottle with a swing top and a growler-like handle. All of the label information is on the neck and top. The body of the bottle has a great painting of what looks at first like three really old guys playing hide and seek. Closer examination reveals that they may actually be hunting each other. This is born out by the title of the painting: "Die letzte Stunde" ("The last hour"). Odd thing to put on a celebration beer. I saw this in a Moscow grocery store, and just had to buy it.

I kinda liked the contents, too! The bottle made a champagne-like pop when I opened it, and lots of malty smells poured out. The liquid is a love caramel amber color with a big bubbly tan head that stuck around long enough to leave very good (not excellent) lace down the glass. Once in the glass, the nose settled to a pleasant maple syrup malty smell. The mouth was a bit on the prickly side, albeit with some nice sweetness. The initial taste is sweet barley malt, with maybe a hint of chocolate and a touch of flower from the hops. The finish is long and smooth, with just a hint of bitter, but the aftertaste brings the hoppy bite roaring right back. Yum!

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Photo of Zorro
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled through dnrobert24 and 2MBBIF.

Pour from the rather cool looking flip top bottle gives me a mildly hazy deep brown ale with a small head and a low end carbonation level.

This is one odoriferous ale that you can smell at a distance and quite a good smell it is. Lots of toasted grains and a strong sweet molasses scent reminds me a lot of molasses cookies my mother used to make. There are some slight sour smells here that adds a fruity edge of prunes and figs. Scent is something like an alt in its sweetness.

Taste is sweet and figgy at the start with some very tasty roasted grain flavors. Caramel, figs, raisins, molasses, and chocolate all meld in to one downright tasty beer. Mild bitterness in the after taste cleans up the sweetness for the next taste again and again.

Mouthfeel is good.

This here is about as tasty a Märzen as I have ever tasted. Mild and tasty this is an excellent beer to convert others to better beer with. After you finish the bottle I guarantee that you will want another.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.48/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was a very dark brown brew with a very short head.

All I could detect in the nose was burnt sugar, not much else. Very small amounts of roasted malt, but overshadowed and not too well balanced.

The taste was... well, basically burnt. Not much else. I was less than impressed.

Not one I will try again.

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Photo of aracauna
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of really dark tea. The carbonation is fine, but the head is hard to form, although what does form does have decent lasting power. The aroma is clean and malty. The body has a bit of caramel, and something that's making me think of charcoal, although I wouldn't describe it as being burt, something else in the character of charcoal is in here. The hops are present but only lightly and provide a subtle spiciness. I think my bottle was a bit old as it had a flavor that I've come to associate with old beer (maybe it's oxidation, but it tastes nothing like wet cardboard to me, nor like a skunk). Fairly easy drinking and not bad for a dark lager.

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Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite liquor store just got this beer. I bought it despite the cheesy bottle and the hefty price...$5.00. I was surprised how great this beer tastes. I have had so-so luck with the brewers other beers. I was rewarded for taking a chance ;) It was a murky amber liquid with violent carbonation and a large foamy head. This is by far the most extreme Marzen I have ever tried.It had doppel bock/barleywine flavors. Burnt raisins,burnt sugars,caramel... Yum!
Still, this is a very confused beer, but it will still find it's way into my refrigerator.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a three-finger very light tan head, fades quickly but leaves some lace. Deep amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Nose is sweet, raisiny. Starts slightly sweet, raisin/caramel flavor, finish is slightly watery, but a good Oktoberfest. $3.30 for a 16oz flip-top jug from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of animal69
4.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is in my top 3 all time favs. It was served (along w/ all the other Sailer brews) at our local octoberfest in cocoa fl. for a few years.the color is a clear mahogany color w/ a frothy reddish head(if you wait to use a glass) a rich malty aroma w/ little hop aroma, the taste is incredible, the marriage of different malts combined w/ a buttery diactyl is balanced w/ just enough bitterness,a sweet caramel taste too,nice med mouthfeel, i could drink this beer everyday, but not all day....

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Photo of Suds
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the little milk-jug, swing-topped bottle. The beer is a dark, slightly hazy, auburn brown color. The head is light-tan and leaves an attractive, long-lasting lace. Vienna-like aroma…toasted, slightly sweet, caramel-like and malty. Taste is lightly-malty and bread-like. Slight yeasty flavors and very little hops. There’s a soft, medium-body mouthfeel. The finish is a little spicy…overall, the beer is very well balanced. It’s a wonderful brew.

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Photo of WesWes
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick off-white head. The aroma is decent. It boasts of pale and crystal malts, not much else. The taste is good. It has a nice malt palate that is light, but with good complexity. It goes down smooth with a breadlike finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This beer is pretty damn good; another fine product out of Germany. Those Germans' know their beer that's for sure.

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Photo of ypsifly
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very cool looking flip top with a milk jug like handle on the back. No dates. Purchased at Beer Depot in Ann Arbor and poured into a pint glass.

Very dark amber with a smallish head of light tan. Good retention and sheeted lace.

Smells toasty with caramel and what reminds me of noble hops...but I could be wrong. Slight graininess with some honey and pears.

Very roasty for the style. Almost stout like. Roasted malts and a suggestion of coffee with a slight nutty flavor. Hops come in for balance and have just enough bitterness to get the job done. The roasted notes linger for a bit in the finish and aftertaste. Not like any Marzen I've had before but I really like it.

The mouth is also fuller than what I'm used to for the style, but again, it fits. Overall a very drinkable beer that I will revisit.

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