Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) | Deschutes Brewery

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Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Released February 2010. This is, according to the brewer at the Portland Pub, the same recipe as 'Super Jubel', but was aged in pinot noir barrels for 13-months before the release.

Approx. 500 BBL produced.

10% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
55 International Bittering Units (IBUs)

Added by msubulldog25 on 01-27-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of drpimento
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa, incredible stuff! I let it warm a bit out of the fridge and then poured a glass of huge thick, foamy, frothy, sudsy, light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a very cloudy orange brown. Aroma is heavy on dark ripe fruit, yeast, toffee, malt. and a hint of cocoa. Flavor is similar to nose, but in some odd way, more muted and balanced; all of those characteristics are there but in a seamless whole. Body is voluptuous and carbonation is spot on. Finish is like flavor, with an emphasis on yeast, longish, and without much alcohol. Good and gnarly.

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Photo of mjyoung
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A murky, dark brown color that's almost entirely lacking in head. That's all I've got to say 'bout that.

S: Whoa! I've been sitting on this bottle since it's release hoping it would cool down. It hasn't. Almost overwhelmingly boozy but and with a dark undercurrent of fruit and malt. I'm gonna wait for it to warm up a bit before continuing.

Ah. Much better. A nice deep, dark pool with fruit, caramel, and a hint of bourbon. Also a bit of oak coming through as well.

T: A sugary combination of caramel and toffee(?). Definitely the slightest hint of roasted something hiding in the back, but it's got a lot of that dark sugar and plum. Definitely still some booze, but better now than when I had it fresh.

M: Good body, and nicely smooth (aside from the heat of course).

O: A really good beer, typical of the reserve series. That said, it can use another year and it's ever-so-slightly on the boozy side for me.

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3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Thanks to mjyoung for sharing this one! Reviewed on 11/11/11.

A - Almost jet black with only a slight brown coloration. Thin layer of light tan colored head.

S - Incredibly strong scent of molasses and roasted malt. You can smell the alcohol a little as well it seems like.

T - Soft bitter cocoa and coffee flavor of roasted malt mostly. Hints of plum and bourbon. Not as harsh as I was expecting since it has been aged for about a year.

M - Slightly watery, which was kind of a disappointment. Low amount of carbonation.

O - A great strong ale, still, just slightly disappointing because it is not as thick and flavorful as I was expecting.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured cola brown with garnet highlights and a finger of light khaki head. Gentle aroma of nutmeg and spice, caramel, and fig.

Moderate carbonation and a full, very creamy mouthfeel. Dark fruit and toffee biscuit up front followed by oaky vanilla with some light tannin bitterness, mild earthy spice, and a little bit of warming booze.

Always been a fan of regular Jubelale and this one was certainly a special treat -- a touch sweet but with a nice complexity and well-balanced flavors. Really nice brew!

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle of Jubel 2010, poured into a wine glass. Thanks Greg !

Appearance is dark brown w/ a small off-white head. Its` nose contains raisins, carmel, spices, malt. The taste is a mix of toffee, molasses, roasted malts and dried fruits. It is a very enjoyable taste, without being overpowering in any aspect. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a medium carbonation level to it. Jubel 2010 was a very good beer and I am glad that I had the opportunity to enjoy it.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – A very dark amber red. Head is a finger thick, and disappears after a few minutes.

Smell – Unusually sweet for a strong ale. Not quite brown sugar, molasses, or honey; maybe a sweet bourbon or port with caramel. Definitely some oaky red wine notes as well.

Taste – A sweet bourbon is the first thing I notice. Also some oaky red wine. A bitter bite is also present that I’m not fond of, which remains in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – A light burn from the 10% abv. Creamy and very lightly carbonated. Very syrupy if swooshed in your mouth.

Drinkability – A decent strong ale, but a bitter aftertaste detracts from the drinkability.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber beer with honey colored head. Quickly subsiding head

S - Dark fruit aroma with alot of plum and fig. Vanilla, oak and maple syrup coming through.

T - Plum and custard sweetness. Tartness of the pinot comes through in the back. Medium body, with a juniper-like bitterness.

M - Medium body with alot of tannin. A delicate carbonation is here, leaving you to desire the next sip.

O - Interesting beer. Very tasty. So many contrasts here make the beer desirable.

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Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to DmanGTR for sending me this bottle.

A: Pours a medium amber, in the glass it is deep amber color with a nice medium tan colored head.

S: Maple, molasses and oak. Theere is a nice fruitiness to this as well. Some nice caramel scents as well.

T: Burnt sugar notes, and a very interesting bitterness. There is a touch of pine perhaps juniper, or citrus. Sweet and tart at the same time. The aftertaste has a bit of a dark fruit flavor. There is almost a cherry cider note to the finish, slightly astringent.

M: Medium in body with decent carbonation, if anything the carbonation feels a tad low to me, but perhaps that is just personal preference.

O: Overall good, although perhaps not great. The aftertaste leaves a lingering bitterness that I am not really a fan of. This is certainly a very interesting beer. Something that almost has too many flavors to quantify at one time.

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4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best after 1/29/11, served at cellar temperature

A_Pours a very dark brown with a light beige two finger head. This settles down after a couple of minutes to nice wispy cap.

S_Potent, you can smell this from 8 feet away. The alcohol leads into a deep dark chocolate smokey aroma. The complex aroma reveals molasses and some dark fruits. Plums, dark cherries and blackberries. The only slight flaw is a bit too much alcohol. I am sure this would tame itself after a couple of years.

T_A bracing soft but aggressive carbonation pushes this sweet fruity liquid throughout the mouth. Lots of the same note as in the aroma come through here. The aftertaste is particularly interesting as there is a nice bitterness, reminiscent of dark chocolate. It lingers on the palate and invites another sip.

M_See above for the initial feel. The aftertaste lingers on the mouth with a medium thickness and slight trace of oil.

D_Very well done. This is a beer I am very lucky to have had and well done at a warmer temperature. Complex and thoughtful. Would love one of these next to a roaring fire on a snowy night.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy mahogany with a very modest head that dissolves to a ringlet though it leaves some legs and dots of lace

Smell: Bourbon-soaked prune, Pinot Noir (cherry-nuanced grape) and caramel, with undertones of fusel alcohol

Taste: The Bourbon-soaked prune and Pinot Noir flavors jump out at the forefront and are joined by the caramel before that hops appear, at mid-palate, to add some balance; after the swallow, the alcohol becomes more apparent, as does the caramel, which lingers, in conjunction with the fruit flavors into the finish and beyond

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation

Overall: A lot of complexity that befits an ale brewed once in a decade; still tastes a bit young so it will be interesting to see how it develops over the next few years, though I don't have a spare bottle to make that judgment myself

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Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 595 ratings.
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