Grab A Beer: Deschutes Jubelale

October 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries

Deschutes Jubelale
Alcohol by Volume: 6.7%
Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown.

Intro: A favorite Northwest winter seasonal returns once again. I’m an unabashed Deschutes fan, and this is one I’m happy to see return every year. Winter seasonals can be just about any style these days, but Deschutes sticks with a base winter warmer/strong ale style that is just big enough to give off some warmth, but not so big that it knocks you out after a single bottle.

Description: Pours a dark reddish brown with big light brown head. Caramel malt, chocolate, and lightly sweet raisins come through in the aroma. The taste is a mix of richly toasted malts, a little roast, some caramel and a light fruitiness. A moderately bitter finish balances well, and some  mellow alcohol comes through. It is medium bodied, very lightly sweet, slightly warming, and overall very drinkable. I’m sipping this on a rare perfect, sunny but chilly fall day here in Seattle, and this beer makes me as happy as the weather. This is a perfect beer to enjoy while watching football or to accompany your Thanksgiving feast.

Verdict: Buy it

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Commercial Description/Press Release:

A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. Jubelale pours deep garnet in color, medium bodied, with notes of chicory, earth, spice and fruit. To beer lovers, it’s like Yule fire and family.

The collaborative art of Central Oregon artists Cara Thayer and Louie Van Patten adorns this year’s label.


One Comment so far ↓

  • elvis

    good to hear. last year’s was the best they’ve had in years. i found previous years to be too malty and just not that interesting.

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