Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery

very good
2,751 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: 2,751 |  Reviews: 916
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.98/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of nathanm
4.97/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been tasting Jubelale for a while now, and have a vertical tasting since 07 lined up soon.

This is a good year, not that any particular year is not very good, but I rate this year as exceptional. I thought it was good and then compared it against the brewery down the river, Full Sail Wassail, and Great Divide's Hibernation Ale, which I bought based on the A- it received here. Jubelale is the hands down winner.

Jubelale is: Not syrupy, Not astringent, Not to thin or thick. It is a great blend of malts and hops and the english ale yeast they use as their house yeast makes the most drinkable winter/strong ale i've tried in the last few years.

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Photo of gwfrankpsu
4.94/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A gift from the Gods - This is an incredible, complex beer - saving some for my wedding. If you can find it call me.

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Photo of TheFlern
4.92/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a dark coffee color. Lots of creamy colored head that laces finely.

Smell: Lots of strong barley and malt notes overshadow some fine hops.

Taste: This is a nice dark fruit and bready tasting barley brew. Hops carry the malt flavors for this fine winter warmer.

Mouthfeel: Very heavy and strong. Perhaps too much alchohol.

Overall: Check this brew out!

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4.92/5  rDev +24.9%

Photo of Deeter
4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Today, my brother brought me a "box full of beer my neighbor gave me". This box contained wonderful surprises. I now have Black Butte and Obsidian Stout circa 2001/2 (which I will report on later), and some old Mirror Pond and Avalanche (Breckenridge Brewing) bottles -- which I will not. The crowning find, however, was several bottles each of Jubelale 2000, 2k1, and 2k2. Naturally, I shall start by reviewing the 2000 vintage in short form.

Now, I have no idea how/where these were kept, but I poured a slightly chilled bottle into a pint glass (down the middle). What resulted was a one finger head, and somewhat less carbonation than you would expect of a fresh Jubel. The smell is wonderful, a more pungent version of what you've come to expect.

Taste? The raisin (strong) and black licorice (more muted) really come through in the aged beer. They combine with the malty smoothness and the right touch of hops to really make you want to throw a sixer of Juble 09' into a vault and just wait. To summarize: My brother is a good person, and Jubelale ages really, really well.

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Photo of Takahiro
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: brilliant, dark amber - ruby red with a tan, creamy head, which dissipated in a shot time.

S: malt, dark fruits, caramelized sugar. I don't know what it is, but i smell a "soft" yeasty smell, which is pleasant

T: chewy malt, prune and caramel/creme brulee :) The hop bitterness, which can be found behind the malt is rather subdued, but i would say it's very well in a balance. also pleasant alcohol sweetness & warmth present. very tasty.

M: medium body.

D: highly drinkable.

can down couple of pints easily. very very tasty brew

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Photo of ricke49
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2015 version is superior. Figs, malt, seasonal goodness abound. Hard to think of a better rich winter beer available for 6.99 (sale price at BiMart). This awesome taste at a poor mans price point make winter a wonderland.

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4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: three fingers of an inviting, cream-colored head with a frothy and bubbly texture; beer is deep brown with some red hues; immense retention on the head, leaving lace all the way 'til the last drop.

Aroma: malty, lightly roasted toffee and coffee aromas; hint of spice and zest

Taste: sweet malts and hops fighting it out for dominance on the palate; earthy malts with a hoppy bite near the end of the sip; roasted aroma delivers on its promise; hints of dark chocolate and caramel.

Mouthfeel: light in body, but certainly not in flavor; carbonation feels just right.

Drinkability and other notes: texture and body gives this a major thumbs up on drinkability. I have to say that I even enjoyed the taste and feel of the creamy head. In some moments, the hops bit through the malts more than others, but I wouldn't call it overwhelming or unbalanced. I wouldn't have more than one, but I would easily recommend it to anyone who enjoys this style.

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4.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,751 ratings.
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