Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.93 w/ 2,752 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: 2,752 |  Reviews: 917
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage. Best Before 03/18/13.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Very dark copper colour, almost opaque. One finger of tan coloured head formed with good lacing.

S - Big dark caramel, brown sugar and toffee aromas with a hint of vanilla and a nice spice bouquet that adds cinnamon and clove notes.

T - Sweet up front with dark caramel, brown sugar and toffee flavours. A big spice presence adds an array of flavours, including cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Slightly warming ABV is perfect compliment to the palate to make this taste like a true winter warmer. A slight bitterness is present throughout.

M - Medium body, creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of mkrass
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jubelale pours a hazy brown color with no head. There isn't much of an aroma, some spices, maybe some hints of cinnamon. The taste is nice and bold, lots of spices, good strong bold malty backbone, a nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. Good full flavors, rich taste. Overall a very nice winter warmer, must try.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of bambam2517
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark cherry red body, very appealing. Very little froth however, and no effervescence at all. Seems unfinished almost, too young.

S- Sweet with various spices intertwined, mostly nutmeg and allspice I'm picking up. Very light hop aroma.

T- Cloyingly sweet, the spices pick up a little more toward the finish and theres faint clove as well. Fairly uninteresting for me, especially considering the style this is supposed to fall under.

M- Disappointing. Theres an alcoholic burn sensation that begins in the mouth, perhaps more due to the spices since there are much higher ABV beers that hide their alcoholic warmth. However, just when that burn should be warming down the throat and into the belly, it stops and I'm left with a funky dry afterfeel on my palate. Very dulling on the tongue as well.

O- I'm a Deschutes disciple, but this one ought to be dismissed. I would prefer not to have another, too bad there are five more stashed in my cooler. I'll try and pair them with some holiday tamales and see if that heat balances these out somewhat...

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

my bottle looks different than the one on the picture of BA, and i am surprised at the difference in ratings of the BA score and 'the bros' . . . . but here goes....
pours a solid, thick dark brown with a nice oatmeal colored head and very respectable lacing down the side.
malty, darker fruit aroma, biscuit-y, and smells like it will fill you up like a meal. earthy smell, wonderful aroma, probably the best trait of this one.
taste definitely gives away the darker fruit. smooth, minor after-bitterness, and a little heavier than the brown ale and pils i just had. very 'earthy' and almost stout-like.
overall, i wanted to try this as deschutes seems to have some really good products and i wanted to see what they produced for a 'winter ale'. at 6.7%, it serves a purpose for the cooler evenings. it's hearty enough for the stomach and it's mellow enough for the palate. almost stout-like... this is a very good brew. a cross between a brown ale and a stout, if you will.... each aspect was very good- straight 4.5's in my book. but i really liked the aroma i got from it...

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of BenHesk12
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful robust copper with a rusty orange head. Thick, soft mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation and relaxing comfort in every sip. A mild but noticeable bitterness through and through, with mellow but well balanced hops in the background, and the kind of malty counterpoint you'd expect from a winter warmer. The alcohol is surprising here, for 6.7% one can barely taste it. Overall, a great session beer and even without spices, this beer represents the style well. Nothing too spectacular but not a beer that I would ever turn down. Another quality mark from Deschutes. Hope to see this on tap soon

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, dark burgundy color with a one-finger, khaki-colored head of foam on the glass. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled spicy with notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. A nice malty nose, too.

T - It tasted of roasted malt, pine, nutmeg and cinnamon. Some sweet toffee and caramel, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very nice winter ale. So glad Deschutes is in Missouri.

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 76% out of 100 with 2,752 ratings
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