Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,751 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,751
Reviews:
916
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
166
Gots:
505
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of mwar
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of kp29
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of ntalexan
2.31/5  rDev -41.4%
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.



-Cheers!

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Photo of shanegatter
2.33/5  rDev -40.9%
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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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.33/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of thesteve26
2.4/5  rDev -39.1%

Photo of dertyd
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Jules11788
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CUBeerBuff
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.55/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of otto251068
2.59/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Received as extra from Emmasdad, thanks!

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. "Best by" date of 01/08/11 on the bottle. Guess I'm drinking this just in time.

Appearance: Pour creates a great looking dense head, very dense. It fades slowly, but almost seems to disappear the way it dissipates, and the fact that the head is so dense and frothy. Some wispy swirls remain. The beer has a dark caramel color, very inviting.

Smell: Strong malt presence here, roasted malts and sweetness dominate the nose. After the pour is when the real aromas come out, mainly some fruitiness like pear, apple, and raisins. Plenty of alcohol. A little bit of spiciness in the middle comes out more as the drink warms.

Taste: Some fruity and citrusy flavors appear at first, only to be replaced quickly with lots of bitterness. The bitterness continues to dominate the rest of the flavor, it also has some burnt, smoky and roasted characteristics. Some alcohol at the finish. The bitterness fades as the drink warms, but it's still overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light carbonation. Very smooth, a little thin, but not in a negative way. I enjoy the level of carbonation. The bitterness sticks in the back of the throat.

Overall: The deep, smoky, burnt flavor is just a little too overpowering for me. It really becomes the focus of this beer for me, and I just don't like it.

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Photo of smodge
2.6/5  rDev -34%

Photo of Tabbrew
2.74/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not very impressed as a winter warmer. Not very warming at 5%. Was served on nitro which aided mouthfeel but not anything special

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Photo of SanFranJake
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of jessicapreuss
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of artoolemomo
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Hopstout
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Dude_Abides
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

I should have tried a sixer before barreling-up. Pleased with the deep opaque poor and two fingers of tight pleated khakis at the helm. Malty richness with a bit of toastiness, but finishes a bit bitter for my taste. Worse yet, and maybe I'm alone, but this one is a head-throbber. About thirty minutes after seeing the bottom of my glass, I am met with a dull headache.

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,751 ratings.
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