Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) | Deschutes Brewery

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

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

Appearance is a dark brown and has a finger width dark tan head and minimal lace. Smell of rich caramel and roasted malts, dark friuts, molasses and light chocolate. Taste has a rich sweetness of the above aromas with a nice balance of the hops with alchohol present, but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is thick and full with good carbonation. A bit rich for me to go beyond one bottle in a night, but a good sipper.

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

Appearance; deep dark ruby pour, almost opaque but not quite.

Smell: Dark fruits (plums, raisins), toffee, caramel, oak, molasses, brown sugar, faint chocolate, tons of dark malts

Taste: Again, tons of dark malts, dark fruits (plums, raisins), oak, molasses, and syrup. A bit of a sherry/port element to it.

Mouthfeel: think and nice, but you don't choke on it.

Drinkability: This was actually good and rather drinkable, I was surprised.

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Photo of DanOLeary
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Rich and sticky notes of vanilla and molasses with a nice undertone of oak supporting them both. Dark cherries lie in the background. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Holds the light with a deep cherry to redwood color. While the light is quite restricted through this one, the beer is not opaque by any means. Brilliant clarity presents the deep red hue in this beer. Head pours thick but drops quickly to a nut brown ring. Some lacing.

Flavor: The dark fruits come out initially on the tongue bit there is a pronounced 'twang' that could be perceived as a touch of sourness. This is a very sweet beer with the alcohol presence bringing in a spice character through the middle. White pepper comes to mind. Citric hop flavor and bitterness arrive near the finish, but the flavor is greatly focused toward sweet malt and alcohol. Finishes tart with lingering malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Meduim-light body with light carbonation. Alcohol warmth holds the palate through the middle but the tartness offsets this warming effect with a nearly balancing cooling character. It's an interesting opposition.

Overall: The mouthfeel of this beer is most surprising here. While I wouldn't classify it as light bodied, it seems to lack when compared to how sweet and rich the malt character of this beer is. Very nice aroma with a lot of complexity, and that complexity carries into the flavor. A nice winter warmer, or in this case a fine sipper on a cool summer evening.

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Photo of pastradul
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

When a brewery only makes a beer once a decade you better bet it is going to be pretty damn good! This pours a mild brown with a red tinge to it when held up to light. The smell is very sweet, that of grapes, cherries, even candy sugar. At the initial taste the mouth feel is a bit on the light side...which is kind of refreshing at this point in the evening. Great malt flavor with just enough carbonation and a great mild dry wine finish!!! This beer is meant to be aged for up to ten years and I think it will do so very well. I look forward to getting some more bottles and tasting them a couple of years from now! Give this beer a solid 4.5 at this stage in its development!

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Photo of digitalbullet
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep brown with a light tinge of rouge. Thin wispy head with minimal lacing.
Smell: You can defiantly smell the vinous qualities that came from the pinot noir barrels. Sweet malts, oak and strong alcohol presence.
Taste: Sweet malts, bready/biscuity flavors. Definite port like qualities with slight tannin presence. Some vanilla and oak is noted as well. Slight alcohol bite.
Mouthfeel: lightly carbonated. slightly chewy
Drinkability: Damn good beer. I am certainly lucky to try this brew. Luckily I bought two and want to see how age treats this fine beverage.

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Photo of riored4v
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 4/10/10

Poured into a tulip with a dark brown, non-transparent body. 1 finger, tan head that fades to 1/4 finger.

Smell was of toffee and caramel. Some burnt aromas as well along with a slight breadiness and some mild sweet maltiness.

Taste was amazing. Some hints of vanilla, bourbon and oak. Toffee and caramel are mirrored in the flavor from the aroma. Some mild raisin flavors along with a mild sweetness and hints of honey. Good maltiness as well. Not to much bitterness but enough to help balance the flavor.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation followed by a mildy sticky finish.

Good drinkability although there were some signs of ABV.

I can't wait to see how some age effects this beer. Very good already but I see it being very very smooth in a year or two.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This poured a rich, deep burgundy brown in color with surprisingly large head for a 10%'er. The head was a light brown in color and tightly arranged.

Smell - There are some big wine and port notes in this ASO questioning the classification, but the rich alcohol aroma puts that worry to rest. There's a very complex malt base to this nose accentuated with a strong oaky character but not that fake wood smell that you get with pretenders of the style. There is a light sugar touch as well but definitely not the super-sweet profile I remember from 2000.

Taste - The wood comes on strong at the taste and again I feel the need to stress that this is an authentic, raw wood and not that cheap imitation flavor that you find so often in the big beer genre. The alcohol comes across almost like a mild whiskey and the sugar is plain table and very very mild.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with little carbonation, a poignant alcohol sting, and a slight bitter finish.

Drinkability - I don't know that this will hold up to aging like the 2000 did so I'd say to definitely drink it now. It's not as complex as the previous iteration but a wonderful beer nevertheless.

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Photo of Arenbeer
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks a million to Loki83 for this great brew!!!

22oz bomber into a Snifter glass. Shared with BeermasterD

A- Pours a darker brown with a slight off reddish hue, almost purple in the light. On top is probably the craziest head I've ever seen. A fluffy 1 finger off yellowish head that's overall pretty small and doesn't last too long. It appeared as though someone floated eggnog on top of my beer.

S- Dark sweet grainy malts with some wood notes, and a fair amount of alcohol but very well balanced. As it warmed some darker fruits like plum and raisin as well as a good amount of spiciness.

T- Such a complex brew. Creamy malts hit your tongue first with a great fruit sweetness that blends well with a slight alcohol sting. Get a lot of wood flavor and caramel. The grape flavor from the wine barrels comes out quite a bit as it warms as well as a good amount of spiciness.

M- An almost syrupy body with lower carbonation. Just enough to tickle the tongue on the way down leaving little bitter dryness in the finish.

I have two of these so I am greatly looking forward to drinking and reviewing this beer again in another year or so.

Thanks again Loki83!


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Photo of misinformed
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep, dark mahogany brown. When held up to the light it appears more of a clear, dark bing cherry color. Poured with a small brown head that disappeared quickly. I did not notice any carbonation. A lightly syrupy consistency that left behind a coating on the glass, but no lacing.

S- Sweet, roasted grain, malts. Slightly bready with strong alcohol present.

T- Lots of different tastes at once with different notes coming through as the temperature changed. Sweet malts and caramel. Faint grape/raisin flavor when it was colder. Roasted grains. Alcohol was definitely present, but not obtrusive. The alcohol blended with the other flavors very well. Dark fruits, mostly cherries. The cherry and alcohol flavors coupled with the slightly syrupy consistency reminded my wife of cough syrup. I catch the resemblance, but not enough that it was off-putting to me or even crossed my mind again after she mentioned it. Nice mild hop finish.

M-Medium to syrupy. Very smooth. Light carbonation. I did pick up some heat now and then, but not very much. I almost wish there had been a bit more heat. But very nice and smooth.

D- Complex. Huge flavor profile that was fairly well balanced. Not something I could drink very fast, but I had no problem finishing the whole bomber myself. One reviewer mentioned this would be nice in the winter and I think I agree with that assessment. This would be great to sip on a cold day. I will definitely go back for more of this and probably drink another bottle or two fresh before revisiting it in a year or so.

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Photo of msimmons32
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just drank this beer from a 22oz bomber from bevmo. I grabbed the last four bottles and had to drink one for a pre-lim tasting. I have three more that will age and reach their best after date.

The initial pour was a dark traslucent body with redish hues due to extensive pinot noir barrel aging.

The taste was great and undescribable. There was so much going that I could not even define what I was tasting. This was not a bad thing however, the tastes I could not describe were absolutely great. This beer will be even better when it has a chance to age several years due to the pinot noir barrel aging. The tannis will soften the beer ginving it more nuiances as it ages for several decades.

I highly recommend this beer and hope anyone will get to try this beer in the next decade.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a mahogany reddish brown color with one to two inches of off white head. Moderate carbonation and lacing evident.

s - Smells strongly of dark fruits and oak. Also smells a little bit of vanilla and than hints of alcohol. Very nice.

t - Tastes mostly of dark fruits and oak again. Also some smooth caramel malts. As it warmed up there was some cream or vanilla to it as well.

m - Low carbonation and medium to full body. Smooth and creamy, but a little bit of alcohol warmth.

d - I thought this smelled amazing and the taste was pretty good too. I thought when it warmed up a little some more flavor came out. There was a little bit of alcohol warmth to the taste but it wasn't too bad. Going to hold onto my other bottle for a while and see how this one ages, but worth checking out fresh as well. Might even try and grab another bottle or 2 to add to the cellar.

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

A - Poured a dark ruby color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - All sorts of things are going one here sweet caramel malt then dark fruits with some oak

T - One of the most interesting tasting beers I've had sweet malt with dark fruits slight oak

M - This beer has a full body with lighter carbonation to it

D - For a big beer this is pretty drinkable its one of the most interesting and flavorful beers I've had in a while definitely worth picking up a bottle if you see it

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Photo of champ103
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours nearly opaque brown with a little bit of light coming through to show some ruby highlights around the edges. A two finger beige head forms with excellent retention. Lots of sticky lace is left behind.
S: An incredibly complex aroma. Toasted and sweet caramel malt is up front. Lots of dark chocolate. Dark fruits of cherries and plums. An oak and slightly vinous grape aroma lingers on. This is excellent.
T: Again, excellent. The complexities follow the nose. Toasted malt and sweet caramel. Chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, grape tannins and oak are all inter bedded together that makes for an awesome experience. There is a lingering spicy hop bitterness that I did not get in the nose. More and more flavors come out with each sip.
M/D: A full body that is low on the carbonation. Creamy and velvety smooth. There is some rum like and warming alcohol. Though not hot at all. A really good beer to sip on.

This is awesome. A woody oak flavor continues to develop as this warms up. So much is going on, I can not describe everything. I need to get some more bottles to age, though it is drinking great right now. All around excellent, and highly recommended. Further proof that Deschutes is one of the best breweries around.

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Photo of mikey711
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep mahogany color with some light getting through and some carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Pours a decent sized heat with no lacing.

S: huge biscuity sweet note to start. plenty of toffee caramel and breadiness, very barleywinish. Some oak comes through and provides a bit of vanilla.

T: Again heavy on the sweet side but not cloyingly sweet. Vanilla, caramel, toffee and some toastd flavors are the most prominent. Some fruitiness at the back end, plums and figs mostly.

M: Nice creamy feel with some noticeable heat.

D: It will be interesting to see what his one does over time

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can not think of a more enjoyable beer drinking experience in the past few months than Jebel 2010.

Had it on tap at the Verdugo in Glassell Park here in Los Angeles about a month ago and went and bought two bottles at Whole Foods soon after. For a 10% beer I found it an exceptionally drinkable and well-rounded beer. Taste was dark fruits with the aging of the beer in Pinot noir barrels evident.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up the other day at work.

Appearance- dark brown color, thin but lasting head

Smell- bready malt, dark fruit

Taste- dark fruit, malt, oak, bit of alcohol

Mouthfeel- full bodied

Drinkability- pretty good, I really enjoyed it. Gonna get some more to age

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Photo of mothman
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Bruery Snifter

Pours a very light layer of light tan head. Settles to a thick ring with a small amount of lace left. Color is a dark copper brown with a ruby hue to it.

Aroma: Mainly malts here. I get some bready and caramel notes, a lot like a bwine. I also get some musky grapes and oak flavors from the penot barrels. It also has some dark dried fruits. Maybe some plum flavors. Brings a little heat as well.

Taste: Big dark dried fruit flavor. Plums, grapes, and molasses. A decent amount of spice flavors. A little bit of alcohol. I get a decent amount of oak, but this beer is still fresh. This beer is definitely malty. Caramel malts stick out the most.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, and warm. Medium to full bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. A little hot on the tongue. Ends malty and dry.

Overall, this is a pretty big beer. A little young yet, but not bad. This beer is going straight to my head. A lot of booze here. Decent drinkability with some nice flavors. I think time will do this beer wonders.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle....thanks to Justin for sharing this with Luke and I!

A- Pours a dirty brown with some light red hues when held to the light. Little off white head that just gets to maybe half a finger before dying to a wisp on the top of the beer. Nice streaking lacing as I drink it down.

S- Big darker fruits hit the nose in a alcohol soaked aroma. Nice hints of vanilla and oak notes in there as well. Caramel malts in the underbody of the aroma making me think it's the backbone of this beer.

T- This is still a little too hot for me but here goes. Big darker fruits with some caramel malts on the front end of this beer. Light oak flavors along with some vanilla in here. There is a light bitter hopping in the back end that doesn't take away from the beer at all...actually I didn't really notice it at all toward the end of the beer.

M- Heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Big dark fruits on the palate ending with some sweet alcohol in the aftertaste. Flavors come about together blending wonderfully. Alcohol drying a lot on the palate.

D- A beer that I need a couple of in the cellar. I think this one is only going to get better with age. Although this beer drinks good now. The ABV is well hidden on this beer and makes it a smooth drinker for the most part.

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Photo of Jessee
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Waxed 22oz.
Good color, slightly dark with a red tint around the edges. Head disapeared quickly and left little traces of itself. Very smooth on the mouth with a nice sweetness on the finish. Overall nice.

Aging a holiday beer in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels sounded strange at first, but I did enjoy it and have 2 more in the cellar.

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Photo of Destral
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had several bombers of this, and fresh off the tap. Great both ways.

I love the color of this. A nice deep dark ruby color, with a decent reddish/pink head. Plenty of lacy. Looks wonderful!

The pinot barrel really comes through. Malty and fruity. There is a slight alcohol smell on the end, but not too hot.

I honestly can't make out even a fraction of whats going on in here. Very complex, but delicious. Dark fruits, oak, creamy, a touch of bitterness. I'm loving every bit of it.

I think this is perfectly carbonated. Not as heavy as you'd think. No alcohol burn either.

Such big flavors and balanced mouth feel really help hide the alcohol. This might be the most sessionable 10% beer I've ever had. Bombers of this have gone down very easy, and I went through about 4 goblets of it without blinking on another occassion.

I was never a fan of Jubelale, but this is a completely different beast! I need to pick up a few more bottles of this to cellar!

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Photo of sisuspeed
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark crimson hue with a decently sized reddish-tan head on top. Waves of lacing left behind on the glass. Looks very elegant.

On the nose are sweet malts, red licorice, cherries, strawberries and grapes soaked in alcohol. Oak chips and vanilla mingle in the background. Light hops.

Creamy, sweet malts mix with slightly charred wood. Vanilla and light chocolate notes. Some port like characteristics come through. Malts come across with a bready quality, almost Belgian like. The flavor continues on with creamy oakiness, cherries, grapes and a touch of alcohol. The finish is bittersweet with cherry.

Mouthfeel is somewhat chewy, smooth and rich with light carbonation. Medium bodied with warming alcohol.

Drinkability is good, because the flavor is tasty, but the sweetness and ABV keep it from being exceptionally drinkable. This is a big beer and a sipper. Definitely split the bomber with a friend or two.

Overall, this is another excellent addition to the Reserve series. Big flavor, smooth body and lots of wood presence. I've got two more bottles in the cellar and it should be interesting to see how they turn out. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Lukafer
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, thanks jdefont!

Pours a dark reddish amber, with a pinky of tan head. Smells like alcohol and caramel, definitely hot right now. Tastes like caramel, toffee, plum, raisins with a lot of alcohol burn at the finish. Mouthfeel is good, nice and thick. There were three of us that split a bottle, I can't imagine drinking even half of it myself right now, it will be interesting to see how this beer turns out with some age on it.

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Photo of jjanega08
2.43/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A= pours a nice deep deep amber color with a nice tan head on it that's a little lighter than brown and mocha. The head is about a half finger high. Not much carbonation at all and the lacing is there but pretty minimal.

S= Nice barrel smell to it. There's a lot of sweetness and some boozyness to it. Little Pinot Noir smell to it. Little rasiny sort of dark fruit smell to it as well. Not that pungent though.

T= The taste is similar to the smell. Really sort of light tasting. Mostly tastes a lot like barrel, sweetness, and just a little touch of booze. Nothing spectacular to tell you the truth. There is a little bit of a belgian sugar sweetness to it and some nice dark fruit flavor. Really nothing that great however.

M= Feels light and has low carbonation. One of the biggest dissapointments.

D= I dunno why this beer gets such high reviews. This beer is really sort of a let down. Not even close to my favorite strong ales.

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Photo of Chelsea1905
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Deschutes pint glass.

Appearance is a dark Mahogany colour with amethist highlights around the edge. The head is tanned, and fades away quite quickly yo leave a lacing ring that leaves spotty rings as the glass goes down.

Smell hits you as soon as you open the bottle. Very boozy, figs, dried stone fruit, leather. Very nice fruit and malt combination.

The taste actually has similar notes to the nose, but I get a light aftertaste that is almost vanilla like. There is certainly something sweet in there, perhaps licquorice. Very nice

Slight carbonation, and very smooth despite the high ABV.

I can finish one of these nicely, very enjoyable.

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Photo of alcstradamus
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Overlord for the trade

Pours an awesome, deep crimson color that almost appears black. The head is two fingers and sticks around for a little while.

The aroma is lightly toasted malts, caramel sweetness, biscuits, earthy hops, and nougat.

The flavor is a nice blend of the above mentioned characteristics. Mostly biscuit and caramel maltiness with a toasty finish. Some coffee bean bitterness at the end, but not much. The flavor profile here is very nice. It is not brash in any way, and there are no off-flavors. Although there is some noticeable alcohol, it doesn't really strike me as a 10% ABV beer....perhaps I am just getting too used to big booze bombs.

The body is medium, I wish it was a bit fuller but considering the flavor profile I suppose it works well. Carbonation is about perfect. Drinkability is very high...I found myself pounding through this bottle with a quickness and before I knew it, the 10% ABV really started to show :)

This is a very good beer, dare I say a great beer. It is not going to seperate itself from the pack in terms of flavor, but I appreciate it for what it is.

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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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