Jubel 2015 | Deschutes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Affectionately referred to as “Super Jubel”, Jubel 2015 is an imperial take on our festive winter ale. Notes of toasted caramel, raisins, dates and figs are complemented by spicy and herbal hop aromas. Originally planned as a once-a-decade-ale; we just couldn’t wait another five years. (Released February 2015)

Added by jhartley on 12-14-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
94
Ratings:
401
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well aged 22 ounce bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown with scant light brown head. Aroma of molasses, caramel malt, dates, raisins, boozy plums. Taste follows with dark fruits, plums, a bit of sherry, and bourbon at the end. Full mouthfeel with warming sweetness balanced by just a touch of finishing boozy bitterness.

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Photo of chill-i-am
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just found at my local pub. They have had it cellared for 3 yrs. Nom nom nom.

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Photo of RandyV
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up when visiting Las Vegas recently. I am a big fan of Jubelale and look forward to it every year; this was my first Jubel. It did not disappoint. It has all the elements as described by the brewery, with the nice spicy kick in the end. The aging I'm sure has tamed the alcohol heat and is balanced well in the taste profile. No cloying sweetness with a relatively clean finish for this type of ale. Glad I found this.

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Photo of BKotch
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jgunther71
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 11-25-16 for $16.99 and stored in the wine fridge for most of the time since purchase. Best after 1-23-16. 50% aged in Pinot barrels...this should be nice!

Beer poured a murky brown with a very nice tan head with the initial pour.

Nose is dates, plums, and red grapes.

Taste is Jubelale on steroids. The dates and plums are magnified, with dark bread in the mix. Hops are gone for the most part. Catching a very light sour tang from the pinot barrels which lends a very nice touch. Alcohol heat with the first sips.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth, and satisfying.

Overall i am glad i picked this up as a splurge. This has aged well and is probably near or at its peak.

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Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dharmelink
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of philbe311
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle best after 1/23/16 poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a thin head
S: Cocoa, cherry, malt, raisin & bourbon
T: Matches the nose
M: Full-bodied, a touch sweet and a bit of alcohol
O: A solid dark ale that has aged well

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Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Came an amber tinged deep brown with a full finger off white head atop.Deeply fruity in the nose with cherries coming thru most of all,buttery caramel as well.Sweet alcohol with a tinge of leather up front on the palate,dark fruits and alcohol wich is quite big comes in late into the finish.A nice chewy feel goes well for such a bigger sweet beer,a great night cap for the holidays or sitting at the tasting room on a Sunday afternoon.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Pours a murky maroon-brown with a thin, creamy, off-white head.
S- Tons of carmel malt and dark fruits.
T- Follows nose. Dark fruit stands out and the pino aged oaked barrels brings a drying finish. Lots of spice.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky, chestnut brown color, tan head with gravitas. The wine and oak barrel aromas are very prominent on the nose initially, but the dark fruit aromas are also present.

The taste is a jubilee of flavors - there’s rich caramel, there’s raisins, there’s dark fruits (figs and dates are listed on the label, which seems accurate), there’s spices that resemble cinnamon and cardamom, but not Inman obtrusive way. And the barrels are also represented with a spritzy flavor from the wine and some vanilla from the oak. Simply delicious.

This is the winter warmer I’d like to drink every year for the rest of my life. I hope Deschutes releases this again. Soon.

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Jubel 2015 from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 401 ratings