Jubilee | AleWerks Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in premium Bowman's bourbon barrels for over a year.

Added by facesnorth on 06-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
17.44%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
For Trade:
2
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Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.99/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am a big fan of this style - bourbon barrel aged beers - and this is easily the best one I have tried. They absolutely nailed the flavors here - vanillas, oaks, cherries... The mouthfeel was also spot on - unlike others I have tried, this one is not too thick and syrupy. On the other hand, it also isn't lighter than you would expect from this style.
Fantastic

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.67/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Dark brown body with no head at all. No head obviously means no retention and no lacing.

Aroma: It has a pleasant bourbon and oak aroma but it is very very faint.

Taste: It has a soft sweet edge to the beer. The flavor is comprised of very faint bourbon and oak...it is extremely soft and mellow. What is notable is that at 10% I taste no alcohol at all. There is a candy-like sweetness to the beer.

Mouthfeel: The beer has zero carbonation...I mean completely still. This greatly degrades the overall mouthfeel but the beer is still very smooth and extremely easy to drink.

Overall: I really wasn't impressed by the beer. It is supposed to be this special anniversary beer and it was pretty much a letdown. As a BSDA it really didn't give any strong Belgian character so that was disappointing, and it seems like the only real character you get is this generic muted bourbon barrel flavor. I don't recommend it. The yearly offerings by AleWerks are head and shoulders above this beer.

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4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.96/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Jubilee from AleWerks Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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