Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

very good
2,749 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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Photo of JamesMN
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark caramel with good clarity. Light brown/tan head.

Aroma: Sweet caramel malt with a touch of earthy hops.

Taste: Very roasty to the point of being a little smoky. A little bitterness on the finish. Earthy hops like in the nose. Good and interesting taste to this one. Some red apple or other nice flavor in there as well.

Mouthfeel: Thick. Feels bigger than its 6.7% ABV.

Final Thoughts: I'm pleasantly surprised with this one. Definitely a warmer. Would I drink it again? Yes, in the dead of winter on a cold night by the fire.

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Photo of Ltserge10
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of craigreno
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of throwerbri
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of reviticus
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jesus808
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mattdbh
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TakiSC
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark, amber color with a caramel—colored head that has an orangish hue. Aromas are comprised of an earthiness and brown sugar. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Toasty, butterscotch, and toffee flavor with a piney bitterness at the finish. Average to slightly above average.

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Photo of foxyaardvark27
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ThePawtucketPatriot
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of umdterps2005
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of denver10
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber with an off white head. Aroma offers some caramel and toffee mixed with some winter spicing and a touch of earthy hops. Flavor follows suit. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, not my favorite style and would prefer less spicing but still decent. Worth a try when I am in the right mood.

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Photo of coryscanes
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jnoelani
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of bifrost17
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- nearly opaque ruby brown with a thin tan head that lingers the whole glass

S- a little spicey and grainy, nearly no yeast smell at all. slightly Vinous

T- Dark stone fruit and slight toffee With a bit of a wine-y finish. I was definitely expecting some spice seeing as this is a holiday ale. Didnt really taste that.

M-silky and a little boozy in the finish.

O- good strong winter warmer imho especially if you are NOT into the whole spiced beer thing. very drinkable and with the high % it almost drank like a mellowed out bigfoot ....

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Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a dark brown with some ruby. One finger of tan/khaki head.

S - Lots of sweet malts: caramel, toast, brown sugar, and a hint of cocoa.

T - Big nutty caramel malt flavor which is followed by sweet brown sugar, a bit of roastiness, a little coffee, and some cocoa. A great mix of sweet and roasty flavors.

M - Smooth, moderate body with low-to-moderate carbonation. This is very creamy and easy to drink.

O - Deschutes has impressed me greatly again. Definitely my favorite winter warmer; the amount of complexity is great and the various sweet malt flavors complement each other perfectly.

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Photo of fishguyac
3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of theHoff77
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bit of a head cold when I had this, so my taste and smell were a bit thrown off.

A - Poured into a pokal glass. Deep dark brown and surprisingly dense khaki head that had better than average retention. Great lacing on this.

S - My smell is practically nonexistent but I'm getting notes of maltiness.

T - Tasting the malts, nuts, and slight spice note. This reminds more of a brown ale.

M - Medium body. Quite pleasant and I get a warmness from the alcohol in it.

O - Hard to say I got the whole picture on this, but I was surprisingly pleased with this. Great beer all around and think I'll have to get more of this to enjoy. Some brownie points for having an awesome label art.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,749 ratings.
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