Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

very good
2,751 Ratings

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Deschutes Brewery branded pint glass

Pours dark amber with ruby-red highlights capped with a bone-white two finger head. Excellent retention with significant sticky lacing. Caramel, cherry, bouquet of fruit. Opens with caramel joined by varied fruit notes including dried apricot, a hint of fig, prune, and add accents of date. Apple and pearskin also present. A hint of bitter citrus cuts through, fairly dry finish with slight chocolate notes. Warming alcohol becomes more evident as the brew warms. The heavier side of medium-bodied, smooth, hint of syrup on the edges, moderate carbonation. One of my favorite winter warmers. Thankfully this one is now available in Chicago.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No decipherable bottling date.

Look- Clear ruby brown with three fingers of loose beige head, brilliant red tint. Fair retention, Excellent lacing.

Smell- Fresh brown bread, ripe stone fruits, some spice, licorice. Swirling brings out an earthier, dank green aroma, tea or crushed undergrowth perhaps. Sweeter vanilla/toffee comes out as it warms.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, but better balance. Light sweetness on the sip that quickly turns into a rich brown bread/pumpernickel flavor that persists, taking on a slightly darker char/coffee tone after the swallow. Light toffee, but it's pretty subtle. Moderately bitter, very herbal, black tea and peppermint. The fruitiness is a bit lighter than expected after the aroma, definitely on the preserved dates/raisin side. Not particularly sweet, more balanced than expected. Aftertaste is lingering earthy greenness and that same fresh brown bread with the faintest hint of brown sugar. Very nice.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, light carbonation. Pretty smooth, a bit of a warming feeling. Hearty but not thick or syrupy. I could have a couple.

Overall- Nothing too flashy, but that's not what I'm looking for in a winter warmer. Robust, flavorful, well executed, tasty. Very nice. Lots of things going on and they come together nicely. Absolutely worth picking up and I'll be sure to have another sixer before the winter's out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown to garnet red translucent body with a sisal foamy head. Smell is caramels and chocolates with a faint fig. Very inviting. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, caramel, malty bread, dried dark fruit, dates, plums, fig newtons, just a cusp of sweetness washes across the tongue on a medium body that holds together solidly crafted with a clean lightly bitter, lightly chocolate finish. I can't stop drinking this! Really good. No question this is a world class winter warmer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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This beer pours a clear, rusty orange brick hue, with two fingers of tightly foamy, somewhat creamy tan head, which leaves some intermittent pocked limestone lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of lightly toasted caramel malt, softly earthy anise, nutty dark chocolate, a bit of ashy tobacco, some muddled, but not lacking for it, savoury spices, and some mild, leafy hops. The taste is bready caramel/toffee malt, nutty cereal biscuits, a light mocha coffee essence, more understated tobacco, over-steeped (just the way I like it) black tea, and a singed wet chlorophyll-laden leafiness.

The bubbles are fairly soma-fied, but awaken here and there to keep things on the level, support-wise, the body a docile medium weight, and really quite smooth, in a sole survivor sort of way. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt still in contention with a lingering ashy/tea bag earthiness.

A decent winter warmer, the warming the least of the appreciable attributes, as the malt, hops, and grandfather's sweater essences provide the lion's share of character here. Good, and even better when I look past the glowing Christmas tree to the snowscape outside.

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