Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

very good
2,746 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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3.64/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deschutes Jubelale has a medium, beige head, a rust-red, opaque appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, full, fruit cake, dates, dried fruit, some alcohol, cocoa powder, and cookies. Taste is of all those elements, plus strong hop bitterness and dark bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium, and Deschutes Jubelale finishes on the dry side and sip-able.


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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Bottle, best by 3/16/15. Pours a dark amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is raisin with slight banana, some mild fruit and caramel/molasses. Taste is sweet and malty, not much spice that I could make out, maybe towards the end with the slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is skickey and slightly thick, lots of residual sugars. Overall a decent beer, not in my wheelhouse, would like more spice, less malt/sugar.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Color is dark mahogany with a thin tan head and ample lacing. Smell is roasted malt and dark fruits with some citric hop presence and winter spices. Flavor is very nice, lots of malt, plums, and spices. FInish is refreshing and a touch bitter. Body is medium-full with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a great winter warmer with a lot of complexity and style. I really enjoy this beer. It's really even better on nitro if you can find it.

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4.32/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.64/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -9.6%

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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%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jubelale, though indeed a dark and wintry looking beer, still has enough bright flash to act as a tree ornament; its roasted chestnut colour has a splash of cranberry shine and a fine powdering of snow atop. It's so appropriately designed you'd think the folks at Hallmark were behind it.

First and foremost, the vital ingredients for a good-quality Winter Warmer are: a) good-quality malt; b) a big proportion of it; c) holiday spices subtly blended into it. Jubelale smells like it fits the bill, with a crunchy caramel maltiness and hints of gingerbread, cinnamon, and chicory.

I'd even entertain a notion of milk chocolate, though it's not present on the palate where there's instead an abundance of fruity flavours focused primarily on raisin and dried apricots, as well as a pinch of butterscotch pudding and maybe a distant hint of peat. Plenty characterful but still a bit milder, this will certainly suit those who prefer the English style of doing things.

In true Christmas spirit, this ale prefers to make peace. I mean, not a creature is stirring - not a drop of the 6.7% alcohol nor a single one of the 60+ IBUs (nor even a mouse). It has 'ale' in the title but it drinks more akin to a lager: restrained nuttiness and a smooth, sessionable profile.

Like all Deschutes offerings, Jubelale is a more mainstream-minded one that still has more than what it takes to stand up on its own. Provenance may ensure this brewery's commonplace and mass-produced brands are still revered, but truth be told they haven't compromised an ounce and are as deserving of love now as ever before. Jubelale is a great holiday tipple!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -10.7%

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