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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Ratings: 597 |  Reviews: 337
Photo of oline73
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a finger of off white head that goes away and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Sweet with hints of dark fruit and brown sugar.

Taste: Very sweet with brown sugar and dark fruit notes. Mildly bitter at the finish with some alcohol present.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium body with a dry finish.

Drinkability: This one is just ok. It is very sweet, but it seems like it needs some more spices or something.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Jan 2010, opened Nov 2013.

A - Coca cola black brown with cranberry highlights. Mixed, light khaki head. Low retention. Light lace.

S - Huge, sweet brown syrup nose with licorice, plum jam, cherry wood, tootsie roll, and a touch of smoke.

T - Molasses, brown sugar, milk chocolate, tootsie rolls, buckwheat honey, chestnuts, raisins, burnt caramel.

M - Medium-full body, appropriately light carbonation, syrupy finish.

O - Incredibly sweet, but otherwise complex. Drinks like a fortified port.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 2010. Best after 29 January 2011.

A: Dark, impenetrable ruby. No head.

S: Sweet, boozy fruits. Spicy and dark. Loads of brown sugars. A little oxidized.

T: A bit flat, honestly. Old and mehhh. Strongly and pleasantly bitter (coffee? hops? alcohol?). It never really improves, but it is pleasant. Bright fruit and sharp alcohol.

M: Kind of flat and boring.

O: Disappointing after so many years, but not un-bad. Old ale-y.

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Photo of SilentBob2u2
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful ruby red/amber/copper color.

Smell is funky, musty, grape, boozy, sweet, spicy and earthy

Mouthfeel is very very thin, surprisingly thin

Taste is sweet, funky, winey, metallic, slight spice or every so slight burn from alcohol.

Overall: keeping this review pretty simple and to the point: it's just okay. Not great, not horrible. If this is supposed to be aged for 10 years, I don't see it happening. In my opinion, it's on the downward slope, but maybe it's on the upswing in a few years. Overall, slightly disappointed, but certainly drinkable.

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Photo of hughesm4
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a-Pours a deep red brown in color. With a very slight amount of head.
s-Very sweet malt smell and a little weak wine smell.
t-Sweet malt takes the lead in taste with a slight sweet wine taste towards the end of the gulp. There is also a slight coffee taste that pokes through intermediately.
m/d-A little thicker than average mouth feel with a sweet coating of the mouth. A little bit of a slow drinker but pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of GbVDave
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a black waxed 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Best After: 01/29/11

A: Pours a deep, rusty chestnut. Pretty hazy with some visible sediment. Barely any head formed on top...just a thick khaki collar. No lace.

S: Nice aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, pinot, and rich sweet caramel. Some fudge pops through as it warms.

T: Exactly as above. No real alcohol flavor...which is a good thing.

M: Wow. Too damn sweet during the beginning and middle and extremely drying and astringent for the finish. Tiring to drink.

O: We really struggled to share a bottle of this. It's saving grace are the smell and taste. Too bad the mouthfeel wasn't as enjoyable as those.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to psiweaver for this. BEST AFTER: 01/29/11. Oops.

3.5 A: Hazy purplish brown color. One finger of creamy head with not so great retention and spots of lacing.

4.0 S: Grape and cherry fruitiness off the top. Chocolate, caramel, molasses, and some booze. Not bad.

3.5 T: Cherry, grape, molasses, caramel, more grape. Soft woodiness and moderate hop bitterness with some citrusy hop flavor. Not horrible, but the base beer seems to clash with the pinot barrel rather than integrate with it.

4.0 M: Heavy chewy body. Good moderate carbonation. Super creamy, but not particularly smooth. Warming on finish.

3.5 D: I'm not that big of a fan of this one. Maybe it needs more time, but I doubt it. The wine flavors just didn't meld well with the rest of the brew. Worth the try anyway. I'll have no trouble waiting 10 years for the next release.

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Photo of Moose90
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from 22oz bottle

A — Pours a deep ruby amber hue, there is a puffy cream colored head on it, spotty lacing left behind.

S — Smells of rich and sugary dark fruits, plums, figs, dates, raisins, sugary sweet malts.

T — Exceedingly sweet and rich, lots of dark fruits and candy sugar. Bitter sweet coffee, but just a lot of sweet dark fruits.

M — Full bodied, long finish, lingering.

O — OK overall, may be a bit past its prime in 2015, but just came across as super sweet to me.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark appearance of dark body and a beige soapy head. Leaves good amount of lace.Aroma and toasty aromas. Creamy mouthfeel, taste like a strong brown. Elements of vanilla and caramel. Boozy this one. In a word, pleasant and nicely drinkable.Thanks JMBSH for hooking me up.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 3.2.13
Best after 01/29/11

A - Pours a super dark amber, almost brown with a soapy dark tan head with good retention.

S - Toffee, dark fruit, maybe a touch oxidized.

T - Carmel, toffee, raisin, brown sugar, ripe fruits.

D - Lower carbonation with a surprisingly thin body.

O - A bit past it's prime, but still drinkable and fun.

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Photo of degerbah
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark red brown with very little head. The aroma is all very sweet maltiness. The taste is straightforward and speaks of a tremendous amount of malt. There is a slight grainy taste that I think detracts from the beer a bit. Loses major points on mouthfeel because it is frankly not a very easy drinker.

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Photo of froghop
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear dark blood red with a small khaki head, and some lacing.

smell is of sour malt, a little cocoa, and dark fruits.

taste is strong, thick, dark fruit, pepper, cocoa, some spice, licorice, malt, graham cracker, and a few hops, ends dry and with an alcohol bite.

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Photo of Lukafer
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
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 HoppyMoth
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best after date: 01/29/11 - poured into a tulip, a bit overly chilled at first to around 40 degrees.

A: Deep amber/caramel red in color and gave a short lived light caramel colored head with light lacing. A great beer to look at.

S: At first the pour was cold and it gave me a heavy fruit delivered with a tiny bit of carbonation. As the beer warmed the oak aroma came through with a toasted malt smell similar to toffee/molasses and dried fruit (raisins/apricots/prunes). As I expected the alcohol is obvious on the nose especially as it warms.

T: A little sweet with a strong oak/pinot flavor. Tasted exactly as it smelled, the alcohol is reminiscent of drinking a wine by adding to the complexity of flavor. As the beer finishes there is a bitter sweetness that lingers and detracts a bit from my enjoying the aftertaste.

M: Lighter bodied than I expected, smooth and warm.

Overall: I enjoyed drinking this beer but it was a bit too sweet with lingering bitterness. There are better american strong ales, but this is still a great beer from Deschutes.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into my Narke Tulip...Dark brown color with lots of amber highlights. Very light carbonation...Aroma is light, barleywine quality but aged in a red wine....Taste is pretty good. Barleywine with light red wine.

Nothing bad, nothing good.

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Photo of billab914
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beenitty
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of zrab11
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Bammo22
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of yeaprolly
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterSki
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 597 ratings