Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available: October to December
Alc. by Vol.: 6.7%
IBUs: 60

216 calories per 12 oz serving

Label artwork changes annually.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,351
Reviews:
940
Ratings:
2,836
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
169
Gots:
536
Trade:
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Photo of redresonatedragon
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a smooth gem of a winter brew. At first glance the low ABV, and subtle smell don’t hint me with that warm darkness, but Deshutes seems to excel at how everything mingles on the palate. A dark cherry, creamy caramel with some tight mousse bubbles. The richness on the back of the tongue is wonderful, flavor moving toward an abbey dubble, and it’s sessionable!

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, dark mahogany. Small head that faded to rocky islands. lacing was good.

S---Dark fruits (plum, raisin). Sweet malts dominate. Aroma is not very strong, overall.

T---Sweetness is dominant, but complexly put together. There's some caramel & brown sugar. Dark fruits follow from the nose. There's also some vague (at least to me) spiciness.

F---Thick/full bodied & lightly carbonated.

O---A proper winter warmer, although the ABV is low for that. Hopefully there's still some left when I go back to the store.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown with red highlights. Moderate tan head, some lace.
Sweet malt, dark fruit, a little chocolate in the aroma.
Ditto for the taste, with a spicy finish.
Medium-bodied.

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Photo of Categart
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden colored. Very earthy malt flavor. Wonderful winter ale!

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Photo of beersampler6
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a nice beer from a new category for me. Tried this one on tap at local gastropub. Nice dark copper-amber color with just a little head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells nice, mainly medium roast coffee, milk chocolate and roasted grains. Tastes similarly, along with some vanilla and malt. There’s a nice roasted nuttiness flavor in the aftertaste. Smooth mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. A solid beer from a brewery I trust.

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Photo of Demi
2.25/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Roncedad
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Winter classic

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Photo of GratefulFC
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber. Smell is berries and pepper. Taste is bitter hops with berries and pepper. An odd combo.

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Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iguanodon
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

[Original rating 2012-11-29] Pours deep red/brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, stone fruit, malt, ab bit of earth, wood. Taste is sweet malt, nicely balanced with some bitter hops. Nice mouth feel, over all very nice.

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Photo of TeeCee
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dazedman
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Half-full
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had Jubelale every year for quite a few years, and I'm surprised to see I never rated or reviewed it before. Among a variety of winter beers from NW breweries, Jubelale eventually settled out as my annual go-to, and some others got left by the wayside.

That said, it's a very good beer, not a great beer. It's unexceptional in appearance (reddish copper, not much head) and aroma and mouthfeel. The taste is caramel, malty, and some hops for a slight bitter kick at the end. It's lightly spiced. There's a good balance to the flavors.

This was the last of my 2018 six pack. I look forward to next year.

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Photo of sb17
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grambo1234
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

‘‘This is our favorite winter ale right now.

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Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themayorkoch
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper hue, thick tan head that settles into a persistent lace ring. Aroma is a tad medicinal from the hops, beyond that you get some amber mal and toasted nut. Taste is good - again, it veers into a medicinal / herbal territory, also light elements of fusel alcohol, foundation of brown malt, wheat bread, hazelnut.

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Photo of jbundang9
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,836 ratings