Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,746 Ratings
JubelaleJubelale
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
Ratings:
2,746
Reviews:
915
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
167
Gots:
504
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,746 |  Reviews: 915
Photo of dcotom
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSiegs
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely perfect pour. Deep, dark muddy ruby in color with ample light brown head, with a slightly pink hue. Excellent retention and lacing. Nice aroma. Nutmeg, spices, fig, dark fruit, molasses. Taste follows, with more complexity. Some additional chocolate notes and lingering spices. Slight piney, bitter aftertaste. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Excellent brew, one of my favorite of the style.

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Photo of Calraven
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbyrd4088
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hutchmo
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illini99
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured translucent deep brown with a ruby hue and a frothy 3 finger tan head. Lots of lacing in this beer. Aroma was very faint brown sugar and spice. Probably too cold. Tastes of malt, toffee, brown sugar and allspice. Slight hop bitterness on the end. Medium carbonation and full bodied with a chewy feel. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of stanale
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagoPartisan
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Did a make-your-own six pack today with holiday seasonals that I have never tried.

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint.

A: Decent amount of smoke off the bat. Pours a transparent amber. One-finger head is bubbly and off-white.

S: Malts in the front on the smell. Fades to caramel and dark fruits.

T: Getting prominent dark chocolate initially. Some coffee notes as well. Hops are quiet but not missed. Malts not as present as the taste suggests. Alcohol bite is there as well. A "winter warmer" through and through.

M: Moderately dry. Medium body. Light carbonation.

O: I am a big fan of this one. Though it seems many brewers are replacing warmers for paler winter styles, I am still a big fan of the darker winter warmer. As Chicago bears down for a foot of snow tonight, I am happy that I picked this one up.

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Photo of gulli
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srfou
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.19/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with best by date of 05/12/17. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown with haze and 1/2 finger of head

Smell: toffee and spice

Taste: dark fruit and bananas foster with some alcohol in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and almost over carbed

Overall: An interesting blend of spice notes and booziness. I'd call this medicinal. Certainly a hearty ale but doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of jp32
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours auburn/brown in color with an orange-ish shaded head on top. Smells malty, lots of caramel, and something slightly bitter underlying everything. Caramel malts up front in it's flavor quickly give way to tart fruit (fig, green apple, dried apricots) and a hoppiness that seems a little to assertive for the style. These 3 main flavors seem to swirl around and leave the beer tasting off-balanced. Notable alcohol presence. Something earthy or herbal going on here as well.

Full, chewy-bodied mouthfeel. A beer that I did not enjoy as much as it looks like most people do, yet one I would try again.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMills52
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scott2269
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewman63
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tap at walnut grill. BEAUTIFUL color, first off. Leah had this one, and so much was going on at dinner that she doesn't have much to stay about this one except she really enjoyed it!

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurboBrew
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured best by 5/2017 .. 12 oz and its a bottle conditioned ale !

Look is perfect. Huge light tan head 2 finger by my count. Light red/brownish hue in color. Translucent. Leaves crazy lacing on my glass.

Aroma is huge. I get toffee, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, light piney hops.

Taste follows the nose, imagine that. Light roast and brown sugary malt. Some medium level of astringency as expected.. a small amount of lingering bitterness that sticks around for a little while.

Mouthfeel is a bit dryer / mild than I care for in a winter warmer. Drinks almost like an english mild.. which to me is great as it improves how fast it goes down.. smooth..... not so much for the true "style" so a few points dinged here.

Overall this is a must try and one of the best. It is a LOT Less spice and holiday cheer than most popular winter warmers so if thats your thing you will be disappointed. But I'm not. Cheers to Deschutes for brewing such a marvel.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,746 ratings.
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