Thursday, December 22, 2011

Deschutes Brewery Jubelale - A Festive Winter Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Deschutes Brewery Jubelale - A Festive Winter Ale. Keeping with the Holiday beer theme I thought it was time to review this seasonal favorite.
From the Deschutes Brewery website:” 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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a deep dark amber with a cream colored head, excellent head retention and good sticky lacing.
Aroma: Broad malt character with roasted toffee and coffee aromas. Dark fruits, hop spice and earth notes.
Taste: Chocolate, toffee and caramel malts, hops, dark fruits and coffee. Did I mention hops? Very complex.
Overall: Very enjoyable and drinkable, at 6.7% ABV Deschutes Brewery Jubelale is a beer I seek every season.  Well worth grabbing this Holiday season.


Mark Harvey

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