Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

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Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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1.16/5  rDev -70.5%

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1.24/5  rDev -68.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

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1.88/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Rivarol
1.9/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tried it on a cold, boring night when I was itching for a winter ale. Half of it still went down the drain.

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1.92/5  rDev -51.1%

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1.98/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2006 bottle poured into my De Struise glass...A dark mahoany that is almost clear, very dark in the middle. A huge light tan head rises about four fingers. There is great retention, half the head falls fass, but a full two finger frosting like cap stick around. GREAT lacing. Certainly looks the part...The aroma is ROUGH with a capital R. Way too sweet with toffee then plums and winter spice. It teases because at first its almost nice, but its inappropriately strong. Weirdly reminds me of Lime Gatorade, how?...The taste is equally poor. Its incredily light in taste after how strong the aroma is. The feel is way to light, almost water. The taste is light toffee, coffee, gatorade, with chalk and alcohol.

This is horrible and needs to be dumped, even more opening it.

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Photo of Ottoj55
1.99/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Looks great, a nice dark brown with off white foam and incredible lacing. Sadly this is the last nice thing I have to say about this beer. The smell was average, malty, indistinct spices, subdued hops. The taste was bad, astringency from the chicory I think. This clashes with the malt and makes for a terrible flavor. The mouthfeel was dry and thin. Just a bad attempt to cash in on the holiday themed beer market.

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2.06/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The this ale had little to offer and had a flat finish. This is not a favorite

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2.11/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

A little bit too toasty,smokey for my taste. Probably a great beer for someone else, but not my style.

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2.15/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.16/5  rDev -45%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I hate to write bad posts, especially since I am new, but this beer is horrible. I do not understand how people can drink this beer. It has a very sharp, bitter, sour taste, with no real redeeming qualities.

A: It has a common pour from this style of beer.

S: I knew it was not going to be pleasant, too many conflicting textures.

T: I could barely make it thru a bottle. I would say I had this 5 years ago, but it has burned a horrible memory in my mind.

M: Quite pungent.

D: I refuse this beer whenever it is offered. I would rather go sober than drink this beer again.

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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.31/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

-Color: Light Brown with a nice head that lasted throughout the pint. Little to no carbonation and fizz after the initial pour.

-Nose: Nutty. A bit of brown sugar and bananas. A sweet smelling yeastiness almost reminiscent of a dark Belgian.

-Flavor: All malt with just a enough hops to make it bitter on the back-end of things. Light toffee notes a bit of banana and baking spices. It does a good job of representing its seasonal flair. The flavor doesn’t lead me to Belgium as much as the nose did. Think more of the dark German beer side of things with that Northwest American beer style at the end with the hoppy bitterness. That bitterness stays with you more so than spices that they were intending with a beer of this style to have.

-Rating: 2.5/5: Nothing that exciting here. It’s almost like they felt obligated to put out a seasonally appropriate beer. It is bottle conditioned so maybe this just needs to be bought, stored, and unwrapped next holiday season? I will say that it is very easy to drink but certainly not as good as some of the stouts and IPAs that Deschutes puts out.


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2.33/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

More of a bitter taste that has a rough feel

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,825 ratings