Deschutes Jubelale

Deschutes Jubelale

Rated 3.770 by BeerPals

Brewed by Deschutes Brewery

Bend, OR, United States

Style:  English Strong Ale

6.7% Alcohol by Volume

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Did you know that Jubelale was the first beer ever bottled by Deschutes Brewery? Highly anticipated every fall, Jubelale is in a category of its own with a flavor and following that is impossible to match. Dark crystal malt creates that “luscious” holiday note while the roasty flavor and bountiful hops excite your tastebuds, reminding you why Jubelale is the perfect holiday beer. Every year Deschutes Brewery selects a Northwest artist to create an image evocative of the season’s festive atmosphere.

ID: 2989 Last updated 5 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank655
Overall Percentile98.6
Style Rank4 of 349
Style Percentile98.9
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.832
Weighted Score3.770
Standard Deviation0.396

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  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.7 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured from brown bottle, a dark red-brown with a medium sized long lasting head the color of coffee with cream. Some notes of raisins and caramel. Very deep caramelized flavors with notes of bitter and molasses. Some interesting interplay between malt and fairly assertive hop character. Medium to light carbonation

  • RICHSBEER 1730 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pours a dark reddish brown like that of raw honey. Pours a nice medium sized head that retains very well. Darker than a lot of winter brews, and almost opaque. Head is a rich coffee and cream color. The aroma is slight medicinal twinge with significant malt character. Some notes of raisins and caramel. Aroma is “warm” like some fruit cake. The taste is dark and complicated malts blooms over the tongue with the first sip. Very deep caramelized flavors with notes of bitter pecan skin and molasses. Some interesting interplay between malt and fairly assertive hop character. A little bit brown, a little bit ESB with some extra bittering hops kick that lingers on your palate long after you swallow. The slightest bit metallic. The mouth feel is heavy bodied and very present when upon the first drink. Medium to light carbonation.

  • CHOPZ 5579 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Part of a mixed sixer at Albertsons in Vegas. Pours a clean copper colour with a big off-white head, great retention and loads of lacing. Beautiful nose with lots going on. Spicy aromas with chocolate malts and hints of bubblegum. With time, hops come out. Smooth, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Flavours are of roasted malts, caramel, grassy hops and again, feels like bubblegum. Quite an interesting brew that does well for christmas.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a burnt orange/amber with a nice fluffy head that seems to take its time. In the glass in some light it looks an almost ruby red. Decent amount of carbonation coming from the bottom. Aroma smells a tad dry but it has hints of hops and it is a tad medicinal like. Taste is more like a light IPA than an ESA. taste is slightly dry with a hint of fruit punch along with hops. Finishes off slightly dry. Feels very warm going down. This is one great looking beer and it tastes good. I like it.

  • ALEFAN 118 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    JUbalale, this was a viery refreshing Holiday brew that really was worth it. I was scared off by the Pale Ale they brew so I was skeptical a best. Opening the brew to a nice fruity malty note but then has a fragrant hop note that seemed to balance this out. It was clean and soft in the mouth and no alcohol notes were found. It does pack quite and punch after 6 ill tellyou but all in all i was very satisfiied!!

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    I had been anticipating this one, and ended up paying alot of duty crossing the border with it, and had the first one pretty warm, so maybe that made me love this less, but well... dark dark brown, a bit bitter, in a tannic, pine sap type way. Holiday spice like clove and nutmeg and all spice, some toffee. Light bodied I would say, and I don't love that part of it. I find it a strange sweet/bitter balance that I don't love either. Will have to try again next year and do a better job of being observant and balanced in my review.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    had this last night, sitting around in the high desert. Pored dark, not stout dark, but really dark for an ale. Nice head, decent aroma. Some, holiday spice (not overdone), and brown sugar. Hops are there, but meld really well. Alcohol hides well, perhaps a little thin, but I really appreciated the refreshing nature in my circumstance.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Fun! For 2011, my friends Cara and Louie (see beerpaintings.blogspot.com) painted the new label (hand with snowball), so that makes this beer especially special for me. This is a great drinking beer for the Holiday Season, so be sure to stock up.

  • FLASHPRO 1171 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    I just had a tall glass of this beer and enjoyed it the whole way down. Much more interesting than the blowout Monday Night Football game I watched with it. Great light brown head over a dark red beer. Full of malty sweetness and balanced with a non-overwhelming amount of hops. Not quite as much spice flavors coming out of this one compared to some other strong ales, but still very good. I haven't had a bad beer yet from Deschutes.

  • POPERY 212 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nice, malty ale. Jubelale is definitely among the better American Christmas beers. It looks and tastes rich and malty. The bottle art is always nice, as well. The aroma is a mix of hop flavors with a nutty, spicy malt note. The flavor has a good level of sweetness and a relatively clean, hoppy aftertaste. Feel is a tad thin but rather good. Solid winter ale.

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