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Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,704
Reviews:
930
Ratings:
2,796
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
166
Gots:
517
Trade:
2
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Photo of Katedraper84
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of csmrx7
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly clear, dark reddish-brown color with a thick, tan head that takes its time to fade. Scent has cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and a little bread. Taste is pine, cinnamon, molasses, raisin, and a little cocoa. Moderate bitterness. Medium body. I tend to think the flavors run a little together making them more muddled. Otherwise, it's a nice beer and quite festive.

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Photo of tshute
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2017 vintage poured into a snifter.

Ruby-brown with beige head and dots of lace.

Figs, dates, cocoa and toffee are strongest in the nose.

Flavor is subdued and a bit muddled with cinnamon, raisin, toffee, and cocoa coming through most. Low to medium bitterness and spicy yeast character.

A bit creamy with full body and mild carbonation.

A nice beer but flavors are not distinct enough for it to be top of the class.

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Photo of kell50
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bret717
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deschutes does not disappoint with this seasonal brew. The color, smell, and taste are enticing.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a deep brown ruby with a smallish head. The aroma features dried cherry, cinnamon, brown sugar, milk chocolate, nutmeg, raisin, melon rind, molasses, and walnut bread. The flavor starts with sweet milk chocolate and cinnamon, then a bitter hit of pine, followed by molasses, figs, dates, nutmeg, and clove, and it ends with the strong dried cherry quality. The mouthfeel is medium to rich with soft, fluffy carbonation. Overall this is a stellar beer - maybe because it is just what I fancy as it starts to snow here, but it truly does have exceptional balance and depth.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear garnet with a tan head. Smells of cocoa, spices, and caramel. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, slightly bitter hops, cinnamon nutmeg, allspice, and malt. Medium crisp/creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall an incredible winter ale.

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Photo of valkyre65
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deschutes Jubelale, 6.7% ABV, 65 IBU. Pours deep brown, with a one finger tan head. Nose is malty, apple, and moleasses. Taste follows, a bit sweet, with moderate bitterness. Quite smooth mouthfeel, excellent overall. Very nice winter warmer, after having just gotten our first snow of the season.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe I've never reviewed this beer. Time to change that.

The winter warmer classic beer, Jubelale, pours a rediculously beautiful and crystal clear deep beet red with brown undertones and a nice a rocky beige head. It leaves rings of sticky lace from beginning to end.

Banana clearly hits the nose first, but then an onslaught of aromas attack. Fig, juniper, cinnamon rolls, and tart apples not only come through in scent, but in flavor as well.

It feels right. Sticky and sweet, rich but not thick nor too thin, with a good long bitter finish. Though it's not a "strong" beer, it leaves a good warmth, just as it should.

I know my rating will be considerably higher, but 13 years ago, Jubelale showed me what a winter warmer is. It still stands true to the style, and it's about as good as it gets, and I never pass on it at least once a year. Cheers!

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Photo of CMC73
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2016 version - ageing nicely in my cool basement since winter ended and last few days in northern Alberta feel like the season is on the way... so break out the winter warmer. Pours a clear dark copper to brown. Aroma is molasses brown sugar sweetness with ginger spice. Taste follows sweet caramel malt with fruitcake - the bitterness is seemingly subdued from months ago when fresh. Highly recommend a few quality months of ageing - thought was good 6 months ago but verging on great now! Look forward to 2017 version.

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Photo of Raime
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kkenagy
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petrusek23
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwmoore
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a stiff burnt dark amber close to dark brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy to semi-fizzy little head. Lace speckled for a little bit and then slid off at a moderate pace.
The aroma had a shapeshifting blend of ginger, allspice, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, dark fruits, light spruce, dark bread, clean caramel/toffee malt smoothness, and some pecans.
The flavor took the prior mix and stuffed in some peaches and nutmeg. All seemed to meld together to ride on into the aftertaste and follow through on the finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Though all of those spices were smelled and tasted, most of them allow for anything to be distracting to scrape any harshness felt along my tongue. Carbonation seemed to done well for this beer as even that doesn't seem to offer any harshness along my tongue.
Overall, despite the date it's currently reviewed on Beer Advocate, this was reviewed from fresh notes and honestly, if you're looking for a Winter Warmer that will definitely warm you up during the Winter holidays, this is one to seek out.

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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,796 ratings
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