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Jubelale by Deschutes Brewery, Inc.
Winter Warmer
6.70 % ABV

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Review by tavernjef on 11/12/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 10 15 3 8 2010
Color is a rusty orangish brown, moderately deep and clearish with a muted glow, medium smooth tannish head that sits breifly fading to a thick cream colored skim and lots of intricately woven sheets of lace. Aroma has a good caramel top with some underladen tones of dried fruits and hops. Taste is slightly sweet, mild overall with a super fine blend of calming dried hop variants, both dulled and mild fruityness and woodsy sense in the hops. Malts lend the sweetness throughout which come through as well rounded and help keep balance. Finish has a lingering mix of dried hops first then the sweetness returns for a stint eventually breaking away into some light earthy tones, kinda nice in that department. But overall the flavors are short lived and not all that complex, seems a bit one dimensional, if it weren't for the finish this would have been average for me I think. Its very well balanced, but I was looking for more of a boost in the flavor dept. Slight chocolate tones show up as it warms which is a nice surprise.Feel is close to medium body with an overall light sweet twinge and mild dryness thats always mixing and giving way to one another. Pretty decent, good balance, but lacking some boldness and depth of lasting flavors, that said, it still makes for a good sessionable Old Ale, quite drinkable; the 6.7% may be a bit much for many of these though.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/15/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 17 3 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 11-29-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

2007 release. Thanks to Joey (KingG) for this one.

Jubelale pours a dark maple syrup hue with an off-white colored, two fingers thick, foam. Very good retention and also some lacing.

The aroma is of toasted malts, bread dough, brown sugar, ginger, nutmeg, a bit of cinnamon, and some earthy tones that are either from the hops or the yeast. For such a fresh brew it really has the spices well balanced. I also detect a bit of orange peel. As it begins to warm up there is more of a cinnamon presence and it smells like a cinnamon muffin, yum!

The taste is similar to the aroma. The toasted malts and maybe ginger upfront followed by some hop bitterness. The bread dough appears more in the finish and aftertaste. The spiciness is also well balanced in the flavor which is a plus for me.

A very good winter warmer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tangfoot on 01/03/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 9 14 3 7 0
Originally reviewed 12-20-2006

overall: 3.2
appearance: 4
smell: 3
taste: 3
mouthfeel: 2.5
drinkability: 3.5

Incidentals: Shipped from Cali (thanks, k3n!). Appears to not have been disturbed greatly during shipment.

Appearance: Good. Nice and dark, and kinda cloudy. Good head that clings to the sides of the glass and doesn't want to dissolve. I'm partial to unfiltered beers, so I prefer the look of this product to those that are filtered.

Smell: Average. Reminds me of a brown ale or a mild. Nothing overwhelming, or indicative of a seasonal.

Taste: Slightly above-average. Very quaffable, but not what I would go out of my way to offer as a holiday treat. It has a bit more bite to it than a mild, and I really don't taste the 6.7%.

Mouthfeel: Slightly below-average. Nothing particularly notable about it.

Drinkability: Slightly above-average. I think I could find myself nearly through a six-pack before noticing that I'm really hammered. I think that may actually be a bad thing.

Food accompaniment: Pretzels and mustard, perhaps something with a tangy tomato sauce. Would also be a nice "meal" beer, with chicken or beef.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/27/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 15 3 8 0
Review from 12/20/06

A - Bottle smoked like a gun for quite a while after I popped the top on this one. Pours a rich, garnet colored body. Thick tan one finger head is a bit fizzy.

S - Rich and vibrant. Big dark malts and dark fruit odor. Caramel and toffee are hugely present here. Peppery and fruity.

T - Rich and malty. Nice caramel sweetness along with a touch of bittering hops. Not overly complex, but a really tasty beer.

M - Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Would like this to be a bit fuller.

D - Easy drinking for the style. Nice beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/04/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 18 4 7 0
2006 Pours a very nice looking brown color. Nothing specal in the head, but it’s there. The smell is complex, but not overpowering. The flavor and drinkability are great for this brew. Almost a sweet taste at some points. Very good combonation between the sweet flavor and the hops/alcohol. Very, drinkable.

2007 version is weak sauce*

Served In: Pint Glass

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