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Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

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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:
#5,642
Reviews:
925
Ratings:
2,777
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
166
Gots:
511
Trade:
2
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Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear, almost opaque deep mahogany in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate to significant ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a couple of small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel + toasted + bready malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness as well as moderate aromas of dark fruity yeast (cherry) and spices (anise, cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, and pine). Hints of earthy + herbal hop aromas.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of caramel + toasted + bready malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness and some flavors reminiscent of brown bread. That is followed by moderate flavors of dark fruity yeast (cherry) and spices (anise, cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, and pine). Light flavors of herbal + earthy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades quickly leaving a spicy dark fruit flavor lingering.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Probably one of my favorite examples of the styles - wonderful flavors that remind me of fruitcake soaked in rum (and therefore the holidays). Drinks easily for the style + strength. Very enjoyable.

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

Photo of MMOSNN
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - a dark ruby with a khaki head that has excellent retention and dense long legs.
Smell - caramel, brown sugar, pine resin, figs, and sweet bread.
Taste - follows the nose, but the bitter pine resin hops are surprisingly strong and linger in the aftertaste. There are also some notes of cherry and vanilla as it warms.
Feel - high carbonation, thick somewhat chewy body for the ABV, and completely smooth.

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Photo of SirFolmarv
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaker07
3.14/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of _Adam_
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Katedraper84
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of csmrx7
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly clear, dark reddish-brown color with a thick, tan head that takes its time to fade. Scent has cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and a little bread. Taste is pine, cinnamon, molasses, raisin, and a little cocoa. Moderate bitterness. Medium body. I tend to think the flavors run a little together making them more muddled. Otherwise, it's a nice beer and quite festive.

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

Photo of argock
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2017 vintage poured into a snifter.

Ruby-brown with beige head and dots of lace.

Figs, dates, cocoa and toffee are strongest in the nose.

Flavor is subdued and a bit muddled with cinnamon, raisin, toffee, and cocoa coming through most. Low to medium bitterness and spicy yeast character.

A bit creamy with full body and mild carbonation.

A nice beer but flavors are not distinct enough for it to be top of the class.

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Photo of kell50
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bret717
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deschutes does not disappoint with this seasonal brew. The color, smell, and taste are enticing.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a deep brown ruby with a smallish head. The aroma features dried cherry, cinnamon, brown sugar, milk chocolate, nutmeg, raisin, melon rind, molasses, and walnut bread. The flavor starts with sweet milk chocolate and cinnamon, then a bitter hit of pine, followed by molasses, figs, dates, nutmeg, and clove, and it ends with the strong dried cherry quality. The mouthfeel is medium to rich with soft, fluffy carbonation. Overall this is a stellar beer - maybe because it is just what I fancy as it starts to snow here, but it truly does have exceptional balance and depth.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear garnet with a tan head. Smells of cocoa, spices, and caramel. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, slightly bitter hops, cinnamon nutmeg, allspice, and malt. Medium crisp/creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall an incredible winter ale.

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Photo of valkyre65
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deschutes Jubelale, 6.7% ABV, 65 IBU. Pours deep brown, with a one finger tan head. Nose is malty, apple, and moleasses. Taste follows, a bit sweet, with moderate bitterness. Quite smooth mouthfeel, excellent overall. Very nice winter warmer, after having just gotten our first snow of the season.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe I've never reviewed this beer. Time to change that.

The winter warmer classic beer, Jubelale, pours a rediculously beautiful and crystal clear deep beet red with brown undertones and a nice a rocky beige head. It leaves rings of sticky lace from beginning to end.

Banana clearly hits the nose first, but then an onslaught of aromas attack. Fig, juniper, cinnamon rolls, and tart apples not only come through in scent, but in flavor as well.

It feels right. Sticky and sweet, rich but not thick nor too thin, with a good long bitter finish. Though it's not a "strong" beer, it leaves a good warmth, just as it should.

I know my rating will be considerably higher, but 13 years ago, Jubelale showed me what a winter warmer is. It still stands true to the style, and it's about as good as it gets, and I never pass on it at least once a year. Cheers!

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Photo of CMC73
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,777 ratings
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