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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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip from a 12 oz bottle on a rare rainy and cold winter's day in Southern California. The beer pours a deep garnet color; held to the light, some shines through, and it's beautiful. The aromas and flavors of this beer are unmatched as it warms up. Malts, dried fruits, figs, raisins, a subtle hop earthiness, slight alcohol warmth, some notes of toasted bread and coffee and chocolate, but just whispers. Medium-bodied; let it warm-up and sip it, really take this beer in. Would pair excellently with gamey meats and holiday-inspired desserts.

The perfect winter warmer? I haven't had many, but it must be close to what the style should be.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to whiskey for the bottle.

Appearance: Deep garnet with some darker browns thrown in for depth. Head is light-tan and drops to a small creamy cap in short order. Decent retention with a moderate carbonation. Some specks and spots of lacing.

Smell: Toasty nutty burnt caramel. Deeply bready with fresh brown bread and some biscuit dough. Toasted element is quite nice. A soft spice runs through the back, but it hits more like hop spicy than spices. Some caramel and molasses. Mildly leafy with some underlying earthy notes. Follows a typical Deschutes malt profile, which is never a bad thing. A bit of candied and caremlized sugars.

Taste: Mild earthy and herbal hops sit atop a slightly toasted malt body. A touch of light roast coffee bean. A touch of cocoa buried in the back. Soft spice element adds a nice compliment to a deeply bready malt backbone. Toasted brown bread with some sweeter biscuity notes. A touch of alcohol and some caramelized malts. Something almost candied. A bit of a floral edge. A mix of spiciness, alcohol and hop. Some apple skin and mealy pear as it warms, A bit more assertive on the hops than the style normally gets, but it's a welcome addition.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body with a moderate carbonation. A touch creamy on the front, with a slightly dry finish. Lingering alcohol.

Overall: Hells yeah holiday spirit.

Sign me up for more of this next year. Add this to my case(s) of Celebration and winter just got even better. A nice unspiced take on the style.

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4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the first time I had ever tasted this beer. I noticed the liquor stores in Vegas carrying more and more of the Deschutes product; I'm guessing the huge success they have been having contributes to his decision.

This turned out to be a wonderful treat, to say the least! I poured this into a Stout glass. The head isn't super thick and just barely hangs around enough for you to finish the brew but the lacing isn't bad considering a real lack of head. The color might remind some of iced tea, but I think it's kind of nice considering the time of year its consumed. Some might say it appears like iced tea others along the lines of a single malt scotch, either way I like it. The scent is really nice. You get a layer of malt, caramel, spices, and hops but no one thing is overpowering. Now the mouth feel is just perfect! Kind of creamy but all very very pleasant and it all adds to incredible drinkability. The taste is full of flavor and it all seems to work in "waves". First thing you get is some malt, followed by some great floral spices maybe (cinnamon?) I even got very very very... subtle notes of chocolate. In the end you get a little "baby punch" of hops, which was kind of a pleasant surprise. Guys, this is not a "hoppy" beer but they come out in the end. All very very smooth and extremely pleasant. Anyone can enjoy this as it's subtle enough for a newbie, but complex enough for the beer snob. Deschutes hit this one out of the park!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,800 ratings
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