Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

very good
2,745 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

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Ratings: 2,745 |  Reviews: 915
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2.96/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a stemmed globed glass

A- Poured a very dark ruby red/brown color with a nice fluffy and frothy off-white head that left cascading lace.

S- Big malty aroma, red licorice, toffee, orange peel, and lots of spices (but nothing familiar that I can put my finger on)

T- Lots of breadiness, red licorice, orange peel, medicinal notes, lots of unfamiliar spices, maybe some chamomile

M- Very watery finish, lighter bodied, with some alcohol warming. The beer really lingers on the palate.

O- The mouthfeel on this beer was pretty disappointing and the flavor was ok. My least favorite from Deschutes so far. I had this on tap maybe a month ago and I remember it being different than this.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a clean deep reddish brown with lots of foamy off-white head.
smells of black pepper, chocolate, raisins, nutty. the flavor commences with a roasted bitterness of coffee grains / tobacco, then goes into a sweet subtle plum flavor. a dark roasty bitter ale.

medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice creamy feel on the lips.

i like this one, it's different as far as winter seasonals go. not much of a fruity or sweet malt profile.. but very deliciously bitter.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Nugganooch
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a sixer – standard pint glass
*Notes from 11/21/12

A: Pour is an almond brown with a nice garnet red hue when held to the light. Mostly opaque with some clearing towards the edge. Thick persistent head of taupe colored shave cream. Impressive cascading sheets of lace.

S: Smells of gooey caramel and rich toffee with a considerable infusion of orange peel. There are some earthy spiced grains and a soft chocolate note paired with dried fruits/berries. Very nice and inviting.

T: Tastes of caramelized figs, warm bread, toffee, cardamom and candied citrus peel. Subtle influence of milk chocolate melds with plums, dates, figs, and raisins. This is respectfully hopped with a higher level of resinous bitters. Lingering with some dry peppery spices and organic herbs. Alcohol adds a soft warmth. Really quite a wonderful winter brew.

M: Moderate in body with a somewhat creamy consistency. Feel is a little wet and watery with a dry resinous pucker towards the end of the drink. Lingering viscid hop oils.

D: Really warms my cockles. Everything I look for in a Winter Warmer and extra hoppy to boot. Full of toffee, bread, citrus, and spice flavors but not heavily constructed. Maintains that light approachable drinking quality.
Very commendable to the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a dark burnt-cinnamon mahogany. A frothy, sea-foam head slowly recedes as tons of spotted, webbed lacing coat the glass.

The aroma is earthy, woody, spicy, and not without hints of raisins, bread, nuts, and perhaps vanilla and black licorice.

This is what I look for in a winter offering. It's a malty, spicy affair that warms the heart. The brew is not absent hops, it has a really bitter citrus rind finish. The body is centered around solid burnt oak and cinnamon with traces of orange citrus.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and slightly sticky.

Overall, a solid malty sipper with good balance and complexity.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a deep ruby with a thick, rocky, two-finger head of egg shell colored foam. Moderate lacing.

S - Mild aroma of toasted grains, sandlewood, and pipe tobacco. Smells decent.

T - Taste matches the nose with toasted (but not burnt) caramel malt forward, some bitter chocolate, and a few woodsy notes. Hops and spices carry the finish with an earthy, cinnamon kick, and the overall aftertaste is pleasingly bitter. Slight bit of nut in the finish as well.

M - The low end of medium bodied, with prickly carbonation.

O - A really solid winter warmer, decently rich and flavorfull while maintaing drinkability. Nothing exceptionally memorable, just a solid brown/winter ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a deep, ruby brown with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Caramel and subtle, underlying roasted malts; hints of coffee and chocolate.

Taste - Follows the nose to some degree: caramel, more pronounced layers of chocolate bitters and coffee. A touch of spice, then a bit grassy and somewhat citrusy hop bitterness peaks near the finish. Aftertaste rings of coffee and mild, grated orange rind.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a creamy finish. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and utterly drinkable.

Overall - One of the most impressive winter warmers I've ever had. Shares some of the similar basic flavors as that of their Black Butte, but in pure winter warmer form. Great balance. I can't believe I've been drinking Deschutes beers for as long as I have, and I've never tried the Jubelale before; I assure you it won't be my last.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,745 ratings.
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