Cherries Jubelale
Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
Winter Warmer
Ranked #50
Ranked #17,819
3.87 | pDev: 4.91%
Jan 15, 2022
Nov 07, 2021
Very Good
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3.75 by Birdlegs from Washington on Jan 15, 2022
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

there are some nice dark fruit and coffee notes on the mid-palate, but also for me is a slightly sour taste up front that I cant seem to get past in order to really enjoy this

Jan 08, 2022
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

If the dog days of summer are saved by festbiers and pumpkin ales, then the dark days of post-holiday winter needs a reprieve as well. Part cordial, part dessert and all beer, Deschutes steps up to the glass with a cherry infused winter warmer that puts a sparkle on an otherwise gloomy season.

Medium brown with burdundy highlights, Cherries Jubelale gets going with a creamy froth that floats the rim. A tangy scent of cherries hit immediately while a softer but more hearty backdrop of chocolate, toast, coffee and caramel lurk closely behind. Sweet in its initial sip, the flavors of toffee, coffee cake, chocolate and sorghum strike the fancy of the sweet tooth early and often to set a malty-rich tone.

And that tone continues through the middle palate where flavors of coffee and toast add layers of flavor to complete the malty picture. With hints of orange peel, spruce and allspice dancing about the peripheries of balance, its the cherries that set a larger tone as the beer balanced with tartness, tanginess and the robust fruitiness of cherries. A light and woodsy bitterness complete the tangy and bitter tandem with the late palate showing peppery dryness for drinkability.

Full bodied but lightened in the finish by those wood tannins, cherry tartness and broad bitterness, the finish is a complex medley of flavors even while the toast and sweetness plays a moderate role in a long linger of cherry and toast.

Jan 04, 2022
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz bottle. Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of tart, dark cherries, roasted malt, toffee and caramel. It had a nice subtle sour cherry taste with roasted malt and toffee.

Jan 02, 2022
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3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by RJLarse from Washington

Holiday 4-pack poured in to a pint glass. Pours a mahogany brown color with a thin beige head. Smells like dark fruits and molasses. The taste is very strong, dark dried fruits, brown sugar and booze. It has a boozey slightly cloying aftertaste. A good beer with strong flavors and a high ABV.

Jan 01, 2022
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3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours a very effervescent brown with a pinky of fast falling head. Okay head retention & lacing

S: Brown bread, cherries

T: Boozey cherries, brown sugar, very dry, a little fig, cinnamon & leafy hop up front. Brown bread, raw barrel notes, figs & dark cherries once warm. More leafy hops along with wood hops notes, raw booze & brown sugar in the finish

MF: medium body, low carbonation, warmth from raw barrel notes

A sipper, this is &the barrel is felt & tasted. I will try to age my other to bottles to see if this smooths out

Dec 18, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DefenCorps from Oregon


A very dark brown with a brown head with good retention and decent lacing. The nose is compelling. Sour cherry, mild almond marzipan, a pronounced Nordic spice vibe with juniper, clove and nutmeg, a noticeable tannin character with a lot of wood. Vinous. Mildly medicinal. Vanilla is restrained. Brown sugar sweetness. The palate opens with a blend of cherry, cherry skin tannins and spices. Bitter and rooty. Medicinal again. Dark fruit heavy red wine , rich and thick. Drying, fruity with a mild sweetness on the finish. Interesting, compelling stuff, though 12oz is a bit of an overkill.

Dec 13, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jonphisher from New Jersey

Pours a murky dark brown, like dark wood brown. Held up to light only the edges light up ever so slightly with a hint of red. The head recedes slowly to a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

Rich dark fruit aromas, spices, those necco wafer candies (the chocolate one), black licorice, I even want to say a smell something reminiscent of coke without the sugary sweetness. There is a lot going on here all in harmony and it makes for an interesting beer.

Tastes is a rich malty strong ale at first, it’s like a spicy fruit bread. Then the cherry hits, not so much in your face but the aftertaste and feel is of cherry skins. There is not much barrel present, it more adds oak than anything else for me.

Medium body beer, a pleasant very subtle sour feel from the cherry, and a grain/husk like bitter note. There is no heat but their is a very subtle alcohol feel in the nasal cavity. It makes for a pleasant beer to take small sips of.

Dec 13, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by backblast from Alaska

Pours a dark amber with a light tan head and medium carbonation.

Taste is roasty-biscuity malt, nice cherries and nice vanilla notes, mild dark chocolate, toffee/caramel and a barrel influence that balances nicely.

Dec 12, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Iamaskier from Idaho

Creamy head. Smell is very boozy, sweet cherries, dark chocolate, a bit of malty biscuit. Taste is similarly boozy, lots of cherry, sweet, vanilla notes, moderate tartness, like pie cherries, followed by caramel notes and roasty malt. Very interesting, in a good way. Feel is something else- its light and wants to stay at the front of my mouth. Overall, it tastes like a cherry pie that’s heavy on boozy brown sugar. Really good, dig the tartness, but I wish it felt a bit heavier.

Dec 10, 2021
4.1 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon on Dec 09, 2021
3.84 by kjkinsey from Texas on Dec 04, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEER88 from Washington

For the style it is pretty solid! See my Untappd for picture and full review @c b

Nov 12, 2021
4.11 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Nov 10, 2021
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